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July 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Boeing Co. is studying extensive modifications to its workhorse 737 jetliner that could result in the introduction of another model of the aircraft, company officials say. Brian Boyd, a regional marketing director for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group's 737-757 programs, said that it is too early to tell whether Boeing might bring out a sixth version of the twin-jet that it has been building for a quarter of a century.
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October 20, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boeing Co. executives have delayed the start-up of a new 737 jetliner assembly line in Long Beach and are reconsidering the project altogether under a companywide review spearheaded by Alan Mullaly, the new head of Boeing's commercial airplane business. The Seattle-based aerospace firm is under pressure to reverse heavy losses and stabilize its mammoth commercial jet business, which has been faltering under production line woes and economic troubles in Asia.
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BUSINESS
August 13, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boeing Co. will announce as early as today a sweeping overhaul of its employment and facilities plans, and speculation is high that the company will add a new jet assembly line in Long Beach. But the aerospace company may spurn California efforts to host assembly of the potentially lucrative Joint Strike Fighter if it wins the project.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boeing Co. will announce as early as today a sweeping overhaul of its employment and facilities plans, and speculation is high that the company will add a new jet assembly line in Long Beach. But the aerospace company may spurn California efforts to host assembly of the potentially lucrative Joint Strike Fighter if it wins the project.
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May 2, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Damage to the crippled Aloha Airlines jetliner that landed here after a large section of its upper fuselage ripped away was even greater than originally thought, a federal official disclosed this weekend. Joseph T.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1998 | ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boeing Co. executives have delayed the start-up of a new 737 jetliner assembly line in Long Beach and are reconsidering the project altogether under a companywide review spearheaded by Alan Mullaly, the new head of Boeing's commercial airplane business. The Seattle-based aerospace firm is under pressure to reverse heavy losses and stabilize its mammoth commercial jet business, which has been faltering under production line woes and economic troubles in Asia.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1994 | STEVEN MUFSON, WASHINGTON POST
Seattle-based Boeing Co. announced Monday that it is contracting with Chinese aerospace authorities to build parts of the tail section for its 737 jets in central China at Xian Aircraft Corp. Ron Woodard, president of Boeing's Commercial Airplane Group, also said China is a possible production site for a 100-seat passenger plane Boeing hopes to make for the Asian market.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that all Boeing B-737 airplanes be fitted with a redesigned rudder part, manufactured in Irvine, because the part has been found to malfunction and could cause flight problems. The board said the rudder part is not known to have resulted in any injuries to passengers or damage to airplanes. The malfunction was discovered during a routine preflight check by a pilot, the board said.
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October 21, 1992 | ANNE BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Customs Service has more than doubled its seizures of marijuana at the five ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial counties, according to a Customs report released Tuesday. Nearly 40 tons of marijuana, 8 tons more than the weight of a 737 airplane, was seized by Custom's agents at the five U.S.-Mexico border checkpoints during fiscal year 1992, which ended Sept. 30. That contrasts with 15 tons taken in fiscal year 1991.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1998
Boeing's announcement that it will transfer several stages of production on the 737 airplane to the former Douglas production facility at the Long Beach airport is great news for both the South Bay economy and California ["Boeing Looks to Build 737s in Long Beach," May 13]. The Los Angeles region has seen a significant reduction in the aerospace industry this decade. Boeing's decision to shift 737 production to Long Beach, along with potentially a billion dollars in facility upgrades, means the industry has come roaring back.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1994 | STEVEN MUFSON, WASHINGTON POST
Seattle-based Boeing Co. announced Monday that it is contracting with Chinese aerospace authorities to build parts of the tail section for its 737 jets in central China at Xian Aircraft Corp. Ron Woodard, president of Boeing's Commercial Airplane Group, also said China is a possible production site for a 100-seat passenger plane Boeing hopes to make for the Asian market.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that all Boeing B-737 airplanes be fitted with a redesigned rudder part, manufactured in Irvine, because the part has been found to malfunction and could cause flight problems. The board said the rudder part is not known to have resulted in any injuries to passengers or damage to airplanes. The malfunction was discovered during a routine preflight check by a pilot, the board said.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Boeing Co. is studying extensive modifications to its workhorse 737 jetliner that could result in the introduction of another model of the aircraft, company officials say. Brian Boyd, a regional marketing director for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group's 737-757 programs, said that it is too early to tell whether Boeing might bring out a sixth version of the twin-jet that it has been building for a quarter of a century.
NEWS
May 2, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Damage to the crippled Aloha Airlines jetliner that landed here after a large section of its upper fuselage ripped away was even greater than originally thought, a federal official disclosed this weekend. Joseph T.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
General Dynamics Corp.'s Gulfstream unit said Sunday that it won an order from UAL Corp.'s United Airlines for as many as 35 business jets worth as much as $1.25 billion for the airline's new business-jet venture. United is buying 12 jets and taking options on 23 more, with deliveries beginning in the second quarter of next year, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Bill Boisture said at the Paris Air Show.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Boeing Co. confirmed Friday that it had pushed back the date for a possible replacement for its popular 737 line of jetliners by several years, saying it needed more time for technology advancement to occur. Chicago-based Boeing put together a team to "study the possibility of creating a new airplane for the narrow-body market" in 2006, Boeing spokeswoman Sandy Angers said Friday. Since the 737's 1967 debut, the aircraft has won Boeing more than 6,000 orders. Angers said conversations with airline customers made it clear that requirements for a replacement plane -- 15% to 20% better fuel efficiency, 25% lower maintenance costs -- would require major technological advances in aerodynamics, materials and the jet's engine and electrical systems, among other areas.
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