Has aviation turned the GFC corner?

After a disastrous start to the year when only a total of fewer than 50 orders have been reported by the two aircraft makers in the first two months of 2010, both Boeing and Airbus have announced plans to now ramp up production.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner grounded

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner grounded

Boeing has announced that the first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft.

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Boeing down but soldiers on

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Boeing down but soldiers on

Boeing has reported a 58 per cent drop in 1st quarter 2009 earnings and has lowered both its forecast twin-isle aircraft production and anticipated price rises.

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Qantas to shed hundreds of jobs, planes, cuts profit forecast

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has faced up to economic reality and began a drastic round of cost cutting measures, which will see 1,750 jobs cut, 10 planes sold and profit forecast slashed by several hundred millions of dollars.

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Boeing cuts production, profit forecast

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Boeing cuts production, profit forecast

Following a quarter where it had received more cancellations than new orders, Boeing has announced that it will adjust its twin-aisle aircraft production plans for 2010, and cut its profit forecast.

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Boeing delivers first 777 Freighter

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Boeing delivers first 777 Freighter

Boeing has delivered the company’s first 777 Freighter to launch customer Air France in a ceremony at the Future of Flight Aviation Centre and Boeing Tour near Paine Field.

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Boeing crashes into the red after strikes

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The Boeing Company’s fourth-quarter net income declined to a loss of $56 million, or $0.08 per share.

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Qantas sends the A380 to London

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Qantas is extending its A380 network to Singapore and the United Kingdom later today, with its inaugural A380 service between Sydney and London last Friday.

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Boeing to sack 4,500 despite healthy order book

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Boeing said employment at its Commercial Aeroplane business is expected to decline by approximately 4,500 positions in 2009, while reporting that its unfilled order book has reached 3,700 units.

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Boeing disappointed at another production delay

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Boeing has delayed the production and delivery schedule for the first 747-8 freighter, as a result of the recently ended industrial action.

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