Boeing CEO: For the First Time Ever We Have Backlogs of 7 Years Instead of 2

The CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, says that for the first time ever Boeing has airplane production backlogs of seven years instead of just two. He said that this demand is driven by the rising middle class throughout the world.

Boeing 767s Ordered To Be Inspected By FAA

Boeing 767s are typically known to be among the safest planes today, and are the most popular planes in the air. The plane’s reputation may be sparkling, but the Federal Aviation Administration is taking no chances. The organization is ordering…

Delta Stock Up After Strong Holiday, New Seats

Today Delta Air Lines announced that it will spend over $770 million through 2016 to refurbish 225 of its domestic narrowbody planes, including the Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, bolstering its stock price after seeing a strong…

Stuck Cargo Jet Finally Takes Flight

“Whoa.” Traffic jams, road closures, car accidents, and shocked spectators. A large Boeing cargo jet was the center of a bizarre scene on Wednesday when it accidentally landed at a small airport on Kansas. According to the Chicago Tribune, the…

Boeing 777X Contract Rejected By Machinists Union

Boeing has said that it has no plans to re-open talks with a union representing Washington state machinists after they soundly rejected an eight-year labor contract extension on Wednesday that would have seen the company’s newest jetliner built in Washington. The…

Lockheed Martin Announces SR-72, a Mach-6 Spy Plane

In 1998, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was retired from service, and no plane has come anywhere near serving a similar role. With an announcement from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week, the supersonic stealth spy plane is about to reach…

DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam

According to an article in Military & Aerospace Electronics, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given a total of $26 million in contracts to two U.S. defense companies to research a more efficient anti-missile defense system. Northrop Grumman’s…

Boeing 777X Aircraft to be Built in Multiple Locales

Since its inception in the 1910’s, Boeing airplanes have been designed, engineered, and constructed in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Over the years, Boeing has established factories in several other locations in order to produce more parts, but the…

Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new…

Airbus Lands Historic Deal with Japan Airlines

Boeing found itself losing its essential monopoly on the Japanese aerospace market Monday morning as Japan Airlines (JAL) signed a deal with Airbus worth $294.5 billion. The deal is for 31 wide-body A350 jets, with the future option to purchase…