Air Force Accepts Flawed Boeing Tanker in a $44 Billion Program

The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first delivery of Boeing Co.’s long-delayed aerial refueling tanker despite flaws that remain to be fixed, the service said Thursday. The first eight of 179 planned KC-46 aerial tankers in the $44 billion program will be accepted from now through February. That’s more than two years late — […]

Is 767 production ramp-up a precursor to new orders?

Boeing increased 767 production from one per month to 1.5 per month (18 per year) in October 2014, and previously announced plans for an increase to two per month (24 per year) early in 2016. The Seattle Times reported on Wednesday that Boeing has announced internally that the production rate will be raised further, to […]

Good news/bad news from Boeing

First, the good news: The US-based manufacturer reported strong second-quarter results, with revenue up 1% to $22.05 billion and net income up 52% to $1.65 billion. The gains were driven by the company’s Commercial Airplanes division, as the Defense and Space division saw revenue fall. The Commercial Airplanes division delivered 181 airplanes in the quarter, […]
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