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Boeing 777 Freighter Completes 2 Years in Service

o A total of 39 freighters now operated by nine airlines o Customer is 'absolutely delighted with this airplane' EVERETT, Wash. - Hauling everything from giant panda bears to high-performance race cars the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 freighter in its first two years in service is earning the reputation as the work horse of the industry. The growing fleet of 777 freighters has flown approximately...

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Boeing Celebrates Premiere of New 747-8 Intercontinental

o Thousands gather for unveiling of only airplane to serve 400-500 seat market o New 747 delivers unrivaled efficiency, new benchmark in environmental performance, welcoming interior for passengers EVERETT, Wash. -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental, the new high-capacity passenger airplane that offers airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any...

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Boeing Submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal to U.S. Air Force

ST. LOUIS - The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers - 767-based, multi-mission aircraft that deliver superior capabilities to U.S. warfighters and burn 24 percent less fuel than the competing European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) Company's tanker. If selected, the...

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Fifth Boeing 747-8 Freighter Enters Flight-test Program

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing (NYSE: BA) successfully conducted the first flight of the fifth 747-8 Freighter Thursday. The airplane, coded as RC523, took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., for a 3-hour, 30-minute flight before returning to Paine Field. The flight included a standard 2-hour, 30-minute B1" flight profile that Boeing conducts on all production airplanes prior to delivery, plus an...

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Boeing Sets 787 First Delivery for Third Quarter

EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it expects delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner in the third quarter of this year. The new delivery date reflects the impact of an in-flight incident during testing last November and includes the time required to produce, install and test updated software and new electrical power distribution panels in the flight test and production...

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Boeing Initiates Changes to 787 Power Panel, Updates to Software

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 24, 2010 - Boeing (NYSE: BA) is developing minor design changes to power distribution panels on the 787 and updates to the systems software that manages and protects power distribution on the airplane. These changes come as the result of what has been learned from the investigation of an onboard electrical fire on a test airplane, ZA002, earlier this month in Laredo, Texas....

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Boeing Delivers First 737 Boeing Sky Interior

Dubai-based flydubai receives first interior on Next-Generation 737-800 SEATTLE - Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Dubai-based flydubai today celebrated delivery of the first Next-Generation 737 with the new, passenger-inspired Boeing Sky Interior. The superior passenger experience of this exciting new interior is the result of many years' work by Boeing employees and suppliers," said Beverly Wyse, 737 vice...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Boeing Launches InFlight Optimization Services

Real-time fuel-saving opportunities with Direct Routes and Wind Updates SEATTLE - Boeing (NYSE: BA) is introducing new subscription-based services to help airlines save fuel and increase environmental efficiency. InFlight Optimization Services are designed to be implemented within current air traffic and airline operating procedures using existing communication channels. No regulatory changes and...

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Boeing Joins Fuselage Sections for First 747-8 Intercontinental

EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 15 - Boeing (NYSE: BA) moved closer this week toward completing assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental as mechanics in Everett, Wash., loaded the forward and aft fuselage sections to join with the wing and center section. The 747-8 fuselage is 250 feet 2 inches (76.3 meters) long, which is 18 feet 4 inches (5.6 meters) longer than the 747-400. The stretch provides space...

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Boeing Assembles First 747-8 Intercontinental Forward Fuselage

EVERETT, Wash. -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) achieved another significant milestone for the first 747-8 Intercontinental Sunday night with the assembly of the airplane's forward fuselage. The 89-foot, 2-inch (27.2 meters) fuselage section, featuring the airplane's signature upper deck, was moved from the assembly tool for sealing and testing before beginning systems installation. The 747-8 features a...

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