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New Black Boxes Won't Slumber on the Ocean Floor

Airbus' next generation is designed to float

(Newser) - There have been a number of instances where a plane has gone down at sea and the black box was never found—most recently in the case of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 . When it comes to avoiding that fate, the ultimate goal is to get the flight recorders off the... More »

Boeing Looks to Old 777 Model in Airbus Battle

Will re-tool tanker to compete for Pentagon refueling contract

(Newser) - With its 787 Dreamliner delayed, Boeing is turning to its 14-year-old 777 to compete with Airbus’ next plane, Bloomberg reports. At the Paris Air Show today, Boeing said it may make a new wing for the 777 in an effort to boost fuel efficiency, and will also showcase a 777-based... More »

Strike Grounds Dreamliner to '09

Test flight for Boeing's first new jet in 14 years pushed back for a fifth time

(Newser) - The maiden flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has been delayed for the fifth time, reports the AP. The company says the 8-week strike by its workers means the next-generation passenger jet now won't take off until an unspecified date next year. Canceled orders are unlikely despite the delay, says an... More »

Dreamliner Delays May Drive JAL Away

Longtime customer weighs defecting from Boeing to Airbus

(Newser) - Japan Airlines may abandon its plan to stock up on Boeing Dreamliners because of tie-ups in production of the new 787, Reuters reports. The carrier, a loyal Boeing customer, planned to buy 55 Dreamliners, but the delivery date has slipped again, to early 2009. Now JAL is checking out the... More »

Boeing Sees More Delays for New 787

Production glitches might force another postponement

(Newser) - Boeing is expected to announce soon that it will delay yet again delivery of its 787 Dreamliner, the Wall Street Journal reports. Production is already 6 months behind schedule, and the goal of finishing 109 by the end of next year looks impossible. Boeing may have to pay millions in... More »

Emirates Air Inks $35B Order With Airbus

Boeing passed over for not launching its new 787-10 soon enough

(Newser) - Airbus got a huge boost from Emirates Airline on the first day of the the Dubai air show yesterday, winning a record $35-billion order for 81 planes. Emirates ordered 11 A380 super jumbos and 70 mid-sized A350 XWBs in the largest-ever single purchase of aircraft. Boeing got a consolation prize... More »

Singapore Airlines Sends Airbus Skyward

Huge order of planes puts Airbus ahead of rival Boeing

(Newser) - With a $3.78 billion order from Singapore Airlines as the Paris Air Show wrapped up today, Airbus regained the lead over archrival Boeing, Bloomberg reports. The carrier ordered 20 new A350s from the world's largest maker of commericial aircraft, bringing the total of the company's record number of firm... More »

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