June 26, 2011 |
In the quaint old days, even the most ravenous publicity hounds in Congress would hold off announcing a big investigation until they had something to investigate. As is shown by the furor enveloping a National Labor Relations Board case involving Boeing Co., those days are gone. The NLRB is looking into whether Boeing chose to establish a manufacturing plant for its new 787 airliner in South Carolina to punish its unionized workers in Everett, Wash., which would be illegal.
October 1, 2005 |
Boeing Co. apologized Friday for a mistakenly published ad for its V-22 Osprey aircraft that showed troops dropping onto the roof of a mosque in what appeared to be a simulated battle scene. The ad, coming amid concern among Muslims over U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, prompted immediate complaints from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. But Chicago-based Boeing, which created the V-22 with Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc.
January 29, 1985
Boeing Co. reported sharply higher earnings for the year, citing an extraordinary gain for much of the improvement. For all of 1984, the aircraft maker said earnings from operations rose to $390 million from $355 million in 1983. But last year, a $397-million gain related to a change in tax law lifted 1984 net income to $787 million. The tax-law change, affecting certain companies with export operations, forgives taxes on previously tax-deferred earnings of export units.
November 3, 2008 |
Factories at Boeing Co. were expected to start humming again after machinists union members voted to end an eight-week strike that clipped profits and stalled deliveries by the world's No. 2 commercial airplane maker. Workers were expected to return Sunday night to Boeing's commercial airplane factories, which have been closed since the Sept. 6 walkout. The strike cost an estimated $100 million a day in deferred revenue and production delays on the company's highly anticipated next-generation passenger jet. Members of the union, which represents about 27,000 workers at plants in Washington state, Oregon and Kansas, ratified the new contract Saturday, voting about 74% in favor five days after the two sides tentatively agreed to the deal and union leaders recommended its approval.
May 24, 1989 |
All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. said today it ordered 10 Boeing 767-300 airliners and took options to buy 10 more in a deal potentially worth $1.5 billion. The first plane was scheduled for delivery to ANA in 1990, with deliveries through 1995, airline spokesman Tim Winship said in Los Angeles. Boeing and its sole U.S. competitor in the civilian airliner market, McDonnell Douglas Corp., are awash in big orders prompted largely by growth in the international airline business. In February, ANA ordered 20 747-400s for $3.2 billion.
June 22, 2003
Many will find it ironic that Boeing Co. is playing the ethics card ("Boeing Goes on Offensive in Ad Campaign," June 9) in view of the company's record of breaking promises to thousands of retirees. While management is in the mood to defend its record of "integrity and fairness" and to "strive to reinforce a culture where business is conducted honestly," it would be a good time for it to go ahead and restore the retiree health-care benefit so many of us relied upon after long careers.
October 29, 2006
Although I certainly agree with David Ohman about the fate of the Airbus A380 and the use of taxpayer money to fund the airport improvements to accommodate that monster, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is not a replacement for the 747 (Letters, Oct. 22). The 787 and 747 are not in any way equivalent aircraft. The 747 weighs about 800,000 pounds plus takeoff weight and will carry more than 400 passengers. The 787 Dreamliner is about one third of that, though the 787 has a much greater range of flight.
November 10, 2010
Boeing 787 jetliner on a test flight over Texas made an emergency landing Tuesday after smoke was detected in the main cabin. It was the latest of several setbacks in the development of the new plane. The plane landed safely in Laredo and the crew was evacuated, Boeing spokeswoman Loretta Gunter said. Boeing is still gathering information about the incident, she said. The smoke appeared in the rear cabin of the plane, farthest from the cockpit, said Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
March 1, 2010 |
For sale: a mammoth four-engine plane that can haul 60-ton tanks, troops and medical gear across continents and still land on short, shoddy runways. Price: about $240 million; volume discounts are available. If interested, please contact Boeing Co. at your nearest air show. That's the sales pitch that Boeing officials have been making worldwide recently, in hopes of keeping its sprawling C-17 assembly line in Long Beach from closing in two years. The plant, adjacent to Long Beach Airport, employs about 5,000 people and is one of the last remaining aircraft plants in Southern California.
May 24, 2012 |
A company headed by cellphone pioneer Craig O. McCaw asked the California Supreme Court to reinstate a $603-million fraud and breach-of-contract verdict against Boeing Co., alleging that two appellate justices had conflicts of interest. ICO Global Communications, a subsidiary of Pendrell Corp., said in its appeal filed Wednesday that two state 2nd District Court of Appeal judges considered Boeing's petition to toss out the trial court verdict even though they owned stock in Boeing.