Aircraft manufacturer Boeing keeps coming across unexpected hurdles. Now they have detected a quality problem with the 787 Dreamliner model, which has led to delays in the delivery of the newer units, in addition to drawing increased scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The era of the Superjumbo is coming to an end as the last Airbus A380 ever built has taken off for the first test flight time, departing from the company's headquarters in Toulouse, France, headquarters on Thursday.
Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft.
Boeing Co will pay over US$ 2.5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into criminal conspiracy charges related to two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, the Justice Department said, but the plane maker will not be required to plead guilty.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer reported second-quarter losses of US$ 315 million on Wednesday, as sales plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic and a proposed joint venture with Boeing collapsed.
Boeing customers cancelled orders for 355 of its 737 MAX jets in the first half of 2020, the US planemaker said on Tuesday, as the damage done by the jet's grounding and the coronavirus crisis to the airline industry continued to mount.
A union representing workers at planemaker Embraer filed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to dismiss the company's board, after a US$4.2 billion deal with Boeing Co collapsed amid the pandemic, leaving the Brazilian jet-maker scrambling for a new path forward.
Norwegian Air Shuttle has notified Boeing that it is terminating purchase agreements for all 97 of its remaining jets on order with the US planemaker. The decision covers 92 of Boeing's 737 Max planes, five 787 Dreamliners and a related maintenance pact, Norwegian said in a statement on Monday.
Boeing confirmed it was eliminating more than 12,000 US jobs, including 6,770 involuntary layoffs, as the largest US planemaker restructures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Boeing also disclosed it plans several thousand remaining layoffs in the coming months but did not say where those would take place.
Brazil airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes said on Wednesday it will receive a total of 2.4 billion reais (US$412.03 million) from Boeing Co as compensation for the grounding of the 737 MAX plane, which has not flown in over a year.