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Op-Ed: U.S. biz pays CEOs more than taxes, and no questions asked?

Sydney - Generosity to oneself is pretty normal. When U.S. corporations who refuse to consider raising minimum wage and audit staff toilet time start giving their pet high flyers more money than they pay in taxes, questions need to be asked. Nobody's asking.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

Alberton - The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.

U.S. missile defense system strikes target in test

Washington - The Boeing-managed ground-based system intended to shield the continental United States intercepted a simulated incoming missile over the Pacific Ocean for the first time Sunday, the Pentagon said.

Search for missing plane to shift further south in Indian Ocean

Perth - A new search for the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is scheduled to resume this summer, hundreds of miles south of where an underwater drone scanned the Indian Ocean seabed for weeks earlier this year but found no trace.

Aerial search for missing plane over, Australia says

Canberra - An international aerial search involving more than a dozen planes looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Monday but high-tech underwater search operations are being expanded, Australian officials leading the effort said Monday.

Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Perth - Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.

US allows Boeing to sell plane parts to Iran

Washington - The United States has issued a license allowing Boeing to do business with Iran for the first time since the US embargo of 1979, a company spokesman told AFP Friday.

Flight 370 transcript reveals different cockpit chatter

Kuala Lumpur - The last transmission from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was different from what authorities have been saying since the jetliner disappeared last month with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

Boeing books 71 orders for 737s in week

Washington - US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it had won 71 new orders for its best-selling 737 commercial jetliner in a week, with more than half for its new 737 MAX.Boeing did not disclose the name of the buyer or the buyers of the short- to medium-haul ai...

FAA review says Boeing 787 Dreamliner is safe

The Boeing <BA.N> 787 Dreamliner, grounded for months last year after battery overheating problems, is soundly designed and safe to fly, a joint review by the planemaker and the Federal Aviation A...

Review finds Boeing 787 meets expected safety levels

Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday a joint review with Boeing has found that the 787 Dreamliner's design, manufacture and assembly processes met the aircraft's intended safety level.The FAA-Boeing review team was formed after two bat...

Boeing CEO McNerney earns $23.3 million in 2013

Boeing Co's <BA.N> Chief Executive W. James McNerney earned $23.3 million in 2013 compared with $27.5 million in 2012, as the value of his pension was unchanged last year.

Boeing says talks with India's Jet on 'right' track

New Delhi - Aviation giant Boeing said Thursday talks appeared on track for the multi-billion-dollar sale of its 737 MAX planes to India's Jet Airways, a day after sealing a major transaction with another domestic carrier.Sale discussions with Jet -- India's leadi...

India aviation market set to be 'number one' globally: KPMG

New Delhi - India's fast-growing civil aviation sector, already among the top 10 globally, could be number one worldwide by 2030, said a report Thursday by global consultancy KPMG.Even though most Indian airlines face hefty losses this year and huge debts in the f...

U.S. regulators warned of problems on Boeing 777s

Washington - Months before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously vanished, US regulators warned of a "cracking and corrosion" problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to a mid-air breakup and drastic drop in cabin pressure.The revelation comes amid a desperate ...

India's SpiceJet places $4.4 bn order with Boeing

New Delhi - Indian budget airline SpiceJet has placed an order for 42 Boeing 737 MAX planes in a deal worth $4.4 billion, the companies announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.Delivery of the single-aisle planes will begin from 2017 as the cash-strapped SpiceJ...

Boeing delays decision on 787-10 production site

Boeing Co <BA.N> has delayed a decision on where it will build the 787-10, the newest version of its 787 Dreamliner, a spokeswoman confirmed on Monday.

Boeing starts streamlining effort for military aircraft unit

Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Monday it was launching a "business optimization" effort for its military aircraft division, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters and confirmed by the company.

Boeing 777 plane had strong safety record

Hong Kong - The Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing Saturday on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was a Boeing 777, a model which up to now has seen only one fatal crash.The popular family of long-range, wide body, twin-engined planes have a solid safety...

Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

New York - Boeing said Friday that hairline cracks have been found in the wings of some of its 787 Dreamliners still in production due to a manufacturing problem.Boeing told AFP the cracks were found in the wings made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, but ...

Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production

Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company's newest jet.

Boeing to end pension plans for nonunion employees

Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 nonunion employees, including its chief executive, marking the latest step in the company's shift away from defined-benefit plans.

Boeing may slow F/A-18 plane output to keep line going longer

Boeing Co is considering a slower build rate and other options to keep production of its EA-18G electronic attack planes running into 2017, and give Congress time to add more orders, a top company ex...

Boeing unveils self-destructing smartphone for spies

Aerospace giant Boeing has created a smartphone designed for handling top secret communications which self-destructs if tampered with.

Boeing self-destructing smartphone: do not try to open

New York - Boeing is launching a self-destructing smartphone to help spies, diplomats and others keep secrets secure.Don't even think about trying to open or tamper with the Boeing Black phone, the company warns."There are no serviceable parts on Boeing's Black p...

Boeing making ultra-safe smartphone

New York - US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed a smartphone geared mainly toward people working in defense and homeland security, the company said on its website.Boeing filed papers this week with the Federal Communications Commission describing the pho...

Boeing Black: This smartphone will self-destruct..

Boeing Co <BA.N> on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie.

Boeing wins $2.1 billion contract for 16 more P-8 spy planes

Boeing Co <BA.N> has been awarded a contract valued at $2.1 billion to build 16 P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime spy planes for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday.
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US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co...
US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co. at its manufacturing facility in Houston last year.
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Boeing factory in Everett Washington state.
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An American Airlines Boeing 757 jetliner
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Drone swarm: A ScanEagle drone  made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu  in mid-flight
Drone swarm: A ScanEagle drone, made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, in mid-flight
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Artist's concept of an aircraft that could enter service in 2025 from the team led by The Boeing Company
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A QF-16 full scale aerial target from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during its first unmanned flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 19.
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Boeing Chairman James McNerney (L) shows United Arab Emirates' Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (2nd R) a model of the new version of its 777 long-haul jet during the Dubai Airshow November 17, 2013
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SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in...
SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in May.
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A Boeing built bomb known as MOAB
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Emitting radiowaves  the CHAMP missile can target and destroy an enemies electronic infrastructure.
Emitting radiowaves, the CHAMP missile can target and destroy an enemies electronic infrastructure.
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Boeing's sleek new aircraft, the Dreamliner.
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A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
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Bomb threat is investigated at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park
Bomb threat is investigated at the Boeing plant in Ridley Park
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The truck-mounted laser weapons system by Boeing
The truck-mounted laser weapons system by Boeing
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Boeing B-29-90-BW (44-87775) Superfortress USAF
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An illustration of the X-37B, the unmanned successor to the space shuttle.
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