McNerney on unions and other stuff; where will 777X be built?

Note to Readers wishing to comment: See this article and our Comment #35 and be forewarned. Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is cited in the Puget Sound Business Journal on labor unions, China and other stuff from his appearance… Read More

Odds and Ends: 787 service return; LionAir’s A320 order; race to Paris; 777X v A350

787 to fly soon: Jim McNerney, CEO of Boeing, says the 787 will be back in service soon. Tests should be completed within days and he is confident in the fix. LionAir’s A320 order: In case you wondered… Read More

Odds and Ends: Post-SPEEA Vote; LionAir and RyanAir; ANA skeptical of Boeing timeline

Post-SPEEA Vote: The ratification of the contract offer by Boeing by the SPEEA technical workers is welcome news. It gives Boeing and its stakeholders certainty at a time when the 787 issues remain outstanding and the developmental programs… Read More

Odds and Ends: 777X ATO next month, says AvWeek; 787 and the FAA; A318

777X ATO: Aviation Week reports that Boeing’s Board will grant Authority to Offer the 777X at the next meeting, in April. Emirates Airlines has previously said it will order 100 or more of the X to begin replacing… Read More

Odds and Ends: Setback on 787 ETOPS; Ray Conner profile; 777X ATO near; CSeries

Since we were in transit yesterday, here are a number of articles that are a day late in being posted here. Boeing 787: New York Times: Setback in Boeing’s Hope for Longer Range Puget Sound Business Journal: Steve… Read More

Odds and Ends: 787-10/777X; 737NG engine issues; American-US Airways

787-10/777X: Aspire Aviation has this long analysis of the current status of these developmental programs. 737NG Engine Issues: Aviation Week on February 8 had a report of thrust irregularities on the Boeing 737NG. The Seattle Times reported it… Read More

Boeing conference call with 787 update

Boeing held its 2012 earnings call, and with it officials offered an update on the 787 situation. Jim McNerney (CEO) (JM) Greg Smith (CFO) (GS) JM: 787 Update– Job one on 787 is supporting the investigation on the… Read More

Looking ahead to 2013 in Commercial Aviation

Last year yielded a few surprises in an otherwise predictable year. Jim Albaugh shocked the aviation world when he retired unexpectedly at age 62. He was expected to remain in his position as CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes… Read More

Boeing’s Charleston land buy is bad news for Washington State

Update, Dec. 21: A story on this topic: Charleston Post-Courier: a much longer, in-depth piece than its original report linked below. Original Post: Boeing has agreed to buy a lot more land in Charleston (SC) to expand its… Read More

Odds and Ends: Boeing stock buyback; Charging suppliers for doing business; AA+US

Boeing Stock Buyback: Boeing announced a stock buyback of #3.6bn for next year. Wells Fargo has this to say in a research note issued today: Boeing had more than $11B of cash on the balance sheet at the… Read More