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China hits back on tariffs, and Boeing weighs in

China took less than 24 hours to respond to proposed U.S. tariffs with a 106-item list of its own that could affect $50 billion worth of U.S. imports, potentially including some of Boeing’s 737 airplanes. The impact on Boeing isn’t yet clear, and the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin wins NASA’s nod for supersonic jet

NASA says Lockheed Martin will be its partner in building a supersonic test plane that’s designed to muffle sonic booms and clear the way for a new boom in faster-than-sound passenger flights. California-based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. won the $247.5 million contract … Continue reading

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Boeing delivers first 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing delivered its first stretched-out, wide-body 787-10 Dreamliner jet tonight, scoring yet another first in the process. The ceremonial handover to Singapore Airlines, attended by thousands of Boeing employees and VIPs, marked the first time that the first commercial jet … Continue reading

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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 9 to Lion Air

Boeing made its first delivery of a 737 MAX 9 jet to Lion Air Group today — less than a year after the same holding group got in on the debut of the plane’s smaller sibling, the MAX 8. Last year’s first-ever 737 … Continue reading

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Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 jet aces first flight

For its first test flight, the newest and smallest sibling in Boeing’s top-selling 737 family of jets, the 737 MAX 7, took a three-hour trip today from Renton, Wash., to Seattle’s Boeing Field, just eight miles away. Getting from Point … Continue reading

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Boeing (and Guinness) celebrate 10,000th 737 jet

Boeing 737 jets are rolling out of the factory in Renton, Wash., more than once a day, but the Southwest 737 MAX 8 jet that emerged today brought hundreds of Boeing employees outside to watch: It’s the 10,000th 737 jet to … Continue reading

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White House, Boeing reach $3.9B Air Force One deal

The White House says President Donald Trump has struck an “informal deal” with Boeing on a $3.9 billion fixed-price contract for two new Air Force One planes. “Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than … Continue reading

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