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Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closure

Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closureBoeing Co’s South Carolina plant, where it assembles 787 wide-body jetliners, was set to reopen operations on Sunday night following a lifting of evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by deadly storm Florence, a Boeing spokesperson said on Sunday. Boeing had suspended operations at the North Charleston plant on Tuesday and flown several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing’s wide-body plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle.



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Boeing shuts 787 plant in South Carolina as hurricane approaches

Boeing shuts 787 plant in South Carolina as hurricane approachesIn advance of workers evacuating the facility, Boeing flew several 787 Dreamliners from the South Carolina factory across the country to an airport near Boeing’s widebody plant in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, Boeing spokeswoman Libba Holland said. Hurricane Florence grew on Tuesday and was expected to bring days of rain, deadly flooding and power outages lasting weeks after it slams into the U.S. Southeast coast this week. Winds of up to 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) and massive waves will pound coastal North and South Carolina when Florence makes landfall on Friday, and its rains will take a heavy toll for miles inland, the National Hurricane Center said.



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Here Comes the MQ-25A Stingray: Boeing Wins Big (And So Do Navy Aircraft Carriers)

Here Comes the MQ-25A Stingray: Boeing Wins Big (And So Do Navy Aircraft Carriers)If all goes as planned, Boeing will complete the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles—including integration into the carrier air wing—for an initial operational capability by 2024 under a fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $ 805.3 million. The service expects to buy 72 production MQ-25 aircraft at a total program cost of roughly $ 13 billion.



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Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flightsCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.



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Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019An engine flaw discovered during a launchpad test of Boeing’s Starliner spaceship, designed to carry humans to the International Space Station, has delayed its first crew test flight until next year. “We are confident we identified the root cause and are implementing corrective actions now,” said vice president and program manager of Boeing’s commercial crew program John Mulholland, indicating that “minor design changes” are under way. The setback means the first crewed test flight will be pushed back to the middle of 2019, he said.



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Boeing 737 crashes after takeoff in Havana, Cuba

Boeing 737 crashes after takeoff in Havana, CubaA Cuban airliner with 114 people on board plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport on Friday. There was no immediate word on casualties, though residents told The Associated Press they saw at least some survivors being taken away in ambulances.



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Boeing reports jump in 1Q profits, lifts 2018 forecast

Boeing reports jump in 1Q profits, lifts 2018 forecastBoeing reported a surge in first-quarter profits on Wednesday and lifted its full-year earnings forecast following a strong performance in commercial aviation and defense programs. The results again reflect broad health in commercial aviation as the airline industry enjoys a more stable financial period and as flying becomes much more common in the Middle East, Asia and other developing regions. A big player in China, Boeing has often been seen as vulnerable to a trade war between the United States and China, a possibility that topped Wall Street’s list of worries earlier this month but has receded of late amid softer rhetoric between Washington and Beijing.



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European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidents

European agency orders expanded Boeing 737 engine checks after accidentsPARIS (Reuters) – The European Aviation Safety Agency on Friday ordered emergency checks on some Boeing 737 jet engines, followed by regular inspections, in response to two Southwest Airlines engine blowouts including a deadly accident earlier this week. The order expands a previous European directive, issued in response to the 2016 incident, and was issued in coordination with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, making mandatory a fresh recommendation from engine maker CFM International. CFM is jointly owned by General Electric and France's Safran. …



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Indonesia's Lion Air buying 50 Boeing 737's in $6.2 bn deal

Indonesia's Lion Air buying 50 Boeing 737's in $  6.2 bn dealIndonesia’s Lion Air is buying 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 airplanes in a deal valued at about $ 6.2 billion, the firms said Tuesday, as the carrier looks to cash in on a transport boom in the Southeast Asian nation. The new single-aisle plane is the latest incarnation of Boeing’s 737 MAX series, which can accommodate between 130 and 230 passengers and fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometres), the companies said in a statement. The order — the largest to date for the MAX 10 — was valued at $ 6.24 billion, although multi-plane deals tend to end up costing carriers less than list prices.



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American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 orderAmerican Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $ 12 billion at list prices, while cancelling a major order for Airbus A350s. The sale brings American Airlines’ total number of 787s to 89 aircraft. American Airlines said: “As part of the strategy to simplify its fleet, American agreed with Airbus today to terminate its order for 22 A350s, which was originally placed by US Airways,” which it bought in 2013.



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