Airbus http://kplu.org en Wash. State Courts Airbus Amid Boeing Tension http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-courts-airbus-amid-boeing-tension <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Even as they try desperately to hang on to Boeing Co., officials in Washington state have been courting the main competitor of the aerospace giant.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">During the past several months, state officials have traveled to the U.S. headquarters of Airbus SAS in Virginia, moved to connect Airbus with Washington state suppliers, and signed a five-year confidentiality agreement with the company to allow further exploration of business opportunities, according to records obtained by The Associated Press under public disclosure laws.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:38:51 +0000 Mike Baker 11794 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Courts Airbus Amid Boeing Tension Boeing deliveries top Airbus so far this year in spite of 787 problems http://kplu.org/post/boeing-deliveries-top-airbus-so-far-year-spite-787-problems <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing has topped Airbus in airplane deliveries so far this year in spite of the </span>Dreamliner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grounding that forced Boeing to stop delivering </span>787s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for several months.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The 787 grounding lasted three months, but it seems to have had little effect. Boeing kept producing new Dreamliners in Everett and in South Carolina during that time, then started handing them over to customers as soon as regulators gave the OK, with the newly-modified battery, of course.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:13:57 +0000 Ashley Gross 9254 at http://kplu.org Boeing deliveries top Airbus so far this year in spite of 787 problems Will Airbus build an engineering center in Washington state? http://kplu.org/post/will-airbus-build-engineering-center-washington-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airbus is reportedly considering expanding its presence in Washington state. Aviation analyst Scott Hamilton says, if it happens, that kind of investment here by Boeing’s </span>archrival<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;would help the state solidify its status as an aerospace </span>mecca<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:47:38 +0000 Ashley Gross 9121 at http://kplu.org Will Airbus build an engineering center in Washington state? Wash. state courts Airbus, other European companies at air show http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-courts-airbus-other-european-companies-air-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington’s delegation to the Paris Air Show is trying to persuade more European aerospace companies to do business here. They're finding that European companies are receptive, in part because they want to do business in dollars.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Ashley Gross 9108 at http://kplu.org Wash. state courts Airbus, other European companies at air show Washington aerospace companies celebrate Airbus test flight (quietly) http://kplu.org/post/washington-aerospace-companies-celebrate-airbus-test-flight-quietly <p>Each maiden voyage of a Boeing airplane has been cause for much celebration in Washington state. But now there’s a big chunk of the local aerospace industry that also supplies Boeing’s main rival, Airbus. So when a new Airbus plane takes to the skies – like the A350 earlier today – a large contingent of workers here in Boeing’s backyard watches with pride.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 9068 at http://kplu.org Washington aerospace companies celebrate Airbus test flight (quietly) Boeing likely back on top as #1 airplane maker http://kplu.org/post/boeing-likely-back-top-1-airplane-maker <p></p><p>Boeing appears to have reclaimed the crown from Airbus as the world’s top commercial airplane maker.&nbsp;</p><p>Much of that stems from strong execution on the&nbsp; 787 Dreamliner, a plane that until recently was the butt of jokes for being three years late. Yair Reiner is an analyst with Oppenheimer &amp; Co. in New York.</p><blockquote><p>"For an industry that had grown really accustomed to having the 787 perpetually miss its targets, in 2012, it hit them," Reiner said.</p><p></p></blockquote><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:01:01 +0000 Ashley Gross 7485 at http://kplu.org Boeing likely back on top as #1 airplane maker Boeing wins big 737MAX order from United http://kplu.org/post/boeing-wins-big-737max-order-united <p>Boeing had a triumphant announcement today - a big order from United Continental for its 737 narrow-body airplanes, which are made in Renton. United is buying 150 737s, Boeing&#39;s popular single-aisle jet. Two-thirds of those planes will be the newest version &ndash; the 737MAX, which Boeing announced last August.</p><p>Boeing was rushing to catch up with its rival Airbus, which had already announced hundreds of orders for its new narrow-body plane, the A320neo. Randy Tinseth is a vice president of marketing for Boeing.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 23:10:56 +0000 Ashley Gross 5581 at http://kplu.org Boeing, Airbus both claim WTO victory http://kplu.org/post/boeing-airbus-both-claim-wto-victory <p>NORMANDY, France &ndash; Both U.S. and European officials are claiming victory after a global trade court ruled in a long-standing dispute over claims of illegal government subsidies to Boeing and European rival Airbus.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 22:48:00 +0000 Liam Moriarty 4413 at http://kplu.org Boeing promises fuel efficiency, snags new orders for 737s http://kplu.org/post/boeing-promises-fuel-efficiency-snags-new-orders-737s <p>American Airlines placed the largest aircraft order in history &ndash; 460 new planes. It split those orders between the European aircraft maker Airbus and Washington&rsquo;s own Boeing. But whether or not it&rsquo;s a good thing for the local aerospace company is all in how you look at it. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 01:20:35 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2136 at http://kplu.org Boeing promises fuel efficiency, snags new orders for 737s Another production slowdown for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner http://kplu.org/post/another-production-slowdown-boeings-787-dreamliner <p>For the fifth time, Boeing has stopped deliveries of airplane sections for its 787 Dreamliner from suppliers to the assembly line, once again slowing production. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:02:17 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2074 at http://kplu.org Another production slowdown for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner WTO rules Boeing received illegal government subsidies http://kplu.org/post/wto-rules-boeing-received-illegal-government-subsidies <p>The World Trade Organization has ruled that some&nbsp;U.S. government aid to aircraft maker Boeing Co. is illegal.&nbsp;</p><p>The WTO&#39;s report details findings first issued in private to the&nbsp;EU and U.S. in January. It says the EU has demonstrated the U.S. gave Boeing &quot;export&nbsp;subsidies that are prohibited&quot; and recommends the U.S. either&nbsp;withdraw them or &quot;take steps to remove the adverse affects.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:24:10 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1114 at http://kplu.org WTO rules Boeing received illegal government subsidies Senator Cantwell demanding answers in tanker competition after latest Air Force blunder http://kplu.org/post/senator-cantwell-demanding-answers-tanker-competition-after-latest-air-force-blunder <p>US Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) says the US Air Force contract for the next generation of refueling tankers should not be awarded until questions are answered about the military's latest snafu.&nbsp;</p><p>A decision on who wins the $35-billion contract is expected as early as next month.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>In November, the Air Force admitted that it had inadvertently mixed up two packages of information.&nbsp; It sent details of Boeing's bid to Airbus-parent EADS and of <a href="http://www.kc45now.com/index/">EADS's bid</a> to Boeing.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:50:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 600 at http://kplu.org Senator Cantwell demanding answers in tanker competition after latest Air Force blunder Trusted analyst fuels rumor: tanker bid will go to EADS, not Boeing http://kplu.org/post/trusted-analyst-fuels-rumor-tanker-bid-will-go-eads-not-boeing <p>A leading defense analyst who had previously predicted a Boeing win in the competition to build the US Air Force's next generation of refueling tankers now says Airbus parent EADS will likely get the $40-billion contract.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 01:23:35 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 297 at http://kplu.org Trusted analyst fuels rumor: tanker bid will go to EADS, not Boeing