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Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

US planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief.  

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Solar plane lands in New York

An airplane entirely powered by the sun touched down in New York City late on Saturday, completing the final leg of an epic journey across the United States that began over two months ago. The Solar Impulse, its four propellers dr

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Boeing sees demand for 35,000 new planes

US aircraft maker Boeing expects more than 35,000 new airplanes worth $4.8 trillion to be ordered across the globe in the next 20 years, including 2,610 from the Middle East. The increased demand is mainly for single-aisle jets, the com

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Boeing begins 787-9 Dreamliner assembly

Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest member of the 787 family, in Everett in the US state of Washington. “From the start, the entire 787-9 team has focused relentlessly on execution so th

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Boeing ends 2012 with record 1,203 orders

US aircraft maker Boeing booked a record 1,203 net commercial airplane orders in 2012, the second-largest number in the company's history, besides delivering 601 new airplanes, its highest since 1999, said a senior official. A

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Iran ‘bans flights during prayer call’

Iran's parliament has banned airplanes from flying in the country during the Azan call to Islamic prayer, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday. "According to the new directive, airplanes are banned fro

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Alafco confirms $2bn order for Boeing 737s

Kuwait airplane leasing company Alafco and Boeing have finalised an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s valued at $2 billion at current list price. The order was first announced as a commitment at the Farnborough Airshow in July. &q

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Boeing delivers first 747-8 VIP plane

Boeing on Wednesday celebrated a major achievement delivering the first of the nine 747-8 Intercontinental VIP airplanes to an undisclosed customer. The airplane, which was delivered with a minimal interior, will enter service in 2014 afte

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Boeing orders up but Airbus still leads

Boeing lost the 2011 order race by a wide margin and lagged its archrival Airbus on deliveries for the ninth year in a row, figures showed on Thursday, but it pledged to fight back in 2012 with big sales of a revamped narrowbody. At Boeing

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Boeing delivers milestone 737 to flydubai

Boeing recently delivered the 7,000th 737 to come off the production line to Dubai-based flydubai, making the airplane flydubai's 14th next-generation 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior. The Boeing 737 is the best-selling commercial

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