Airbus secured its first-ever order from Japan Airlines on Monday, in a deal that undermines Boeing’s long-held dominance of Japan’s aviation market.
The second version of the efficient, mid-size, long-haul widebody is the 787-9 is set for its first flight Tuesday.
The union for Boeing Co.’s engineers and technical workers is counting ballots Tuesday on a contract offer and whether to authorize a strike.
Boeing conducted another 787 test flight on Monday as it tries to find out what caused battery problems that have knocked the plane out of airline service.
Boeing won permission on Thursday for test flights of its 787 as it tries to fix battery problems that have kept the plane grounded.
Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau is sending investigators looking into problems with Boeing 787 batteries to Seattle, where the aircraft are assembled.
Scott Mayerowitz chronicles the Boeing 787 Dreamliner project.
Some frequent fliers say they aren’t worried about safety aboard Boeing’s problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travelers are often unaware of what model of plane they’re flying on.
The government stepped in Friday to assure the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week.