Boeing Says 737 Delivery, Production Ramp Plans Are On Track

By Sean Broderick May 26, 2023
Boeing delivered 131 737s in the first four months of the year, including 18 in April.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing’s MQ-28 Makes U.S. Debut

By Brian Everstine May 25, 2023
A Boeing MQ-28 Ghost Bat has arrived in the U.S. for testing.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing’s Phantom Works To Build New Advanced Coatings Facility

By Brian Everstine May 25, 2023
Boeing will build a new manufacturing facility to focus on advanced coatings as part of a large push for upcoming secretive military programs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Why China Can’t Write Off Boeing As A Supplier Of New Airliners

By Henry Canaday May 25, 2023
Boeing’s prospects for aircraft sales in China remain stronger than might be apparent.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Safety Push Includes Growing Flight Operations Field Support

By Sean Broderick May 24, 2023
Boeing’s new flight operations field service program has grown to 125 pilots helping customers around the globe.
Aircraft & Propulsion

BAE Wins Development Extension For Extended-Range Projectile

By Steve Trimble May 24, 2023
BAE Systems will continue developing a ramjet-powered, 155-mm artillery shell for the U.S. Army.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Recaro Sees Seating Market Comeback, Operational Challenges

By Jens Flottau May 24, 2023
Recaro Aircraft Seating, a market leader for economy-class seats, has seen demand return following the pandemic, but parts shortages are an everyday challenge.
Interiors & Connectivity

USAF, Boeing In Early Discussions For MH-139 Change

By Brian Everstine May 23, 2023
Boeing has delivered four of the six aircraft ordered under the research, development, test and evaluation contract, with two more set to come this summer.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Video: In Conversation With Joe Benson, BBJ President

By Guy Norris May 22, 2023
Joe Benson, the new president of Boeing Business Jets, updates Aviation Week's Guy Norris on BBJ MAX 7 certification hopes and a commitment for the BBJ 777-9.

Blue Origin Wins NASA Moon Lander Contract

By Irene Klotz May 19, 2023
Blue Origin has succeeded on its second try to win a NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from lunar orbit and the Moon’s surface.

First Take, May 22, 2023

By Graham Warwick May 19, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.

Can Boeing And Suppliers Keep The B-52J Transformation On Track?

By Steve Trimble May 19, 2023
Several upgrades are making the B-52 relevant for the 2030s and beyond, but they require sweeping changes to internal structures and electronics.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Headaches Escalate For India’s Smaller Airlines

By Adrian Schofield May 19, 2023
Go First and SpiceJet grapple with legal and financial challenges, while Jet Airways faces relaunch hurdles.
Airlines & Lessors

T-7A Escape System, Software Fixes May Be Years Away

By Steve Trimble May 18, 2023
The Boeing T-7A could receive a limited military flight release this summer, but faces the risk of new schedule delays as software and escape concerns linger.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

Maintaining Airbus, Boeing Balance ‘Really Important,’ Delta CEO Says

By Christine Boynton May 17, 2023
Delta Air Lines does not currently have plans for an aggressive shift in its fleet makeup between Boeing and Airbus, its top executive says. 
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing Targeting August For 737-7 Approval, Southwest CEO Says

By Sean Broderick May 17, 2023
“Everybody knows it’s not within our control. It’s really a Boeing issue,” Southwest CEO Bob Jordan said at the carrier’s annual shareholders’ meeting May 17.
Airlines & Lessors

Rolls-Royce Details Tech Insert Package For A330neo And 787 Engines

By Guy Norris May 17, 2023
A new cooling strategy for the high-pressure turbine is at the heart of the plan to boost Trent 1000 and 7000 durability.
Aircraft & Propulsion

New Life For Old Space Telescopes?

By Irene Klotz May 17, 2023
A second Great Observatory catches the eye of the fledgling in-space services industry.

Singapore Airlines Reconfigures Its Boeing Order, Posts Record Profits

By Chen Chuanren May 16, 2023
Singapore Airlines has reached an agreement with Boeing to swap three 787-9s for three 787-10s, and will cancel eight 737-8s.
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing Seeks Supplier Input To Accelerate SAF Testing

By Guy Norris May 16, 2023
Boeing is asking suppliers for help defining a SAF type fluid for testing a wide range of components from simple seals to entire engines.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FAA Orders 787 Cargo Hold Panel Replacements

By Sean Broderick May 15, 2023
The U.S. FAA is giving operators three years to replace decompression panels on certain Boeing 787s.
Airlines & Lessors

Airlines Look For Ways To Build Capacity Amid OEM Constraints

By Christine Boynton May 12, 2023
Supply chain problems and delayed deliveries from aircraft OEMs are pushing carriers to turn elsewhere to secure sufficient capacity for long-term demand.
Airlines & Lessors

Boeing Business Jets Names New President

By Jeremy Kariuki May 11, 2023
Boeing has tapped Joe Benson as president of Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Boeing 737-10 Order Upgauges Ryanair’s Growth Plans   

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 11, 2023
Ryanair plans to drive growth across the region by cutting air fares further, having made the decision to move up the scale in seats per aircraft.
Airlines & Lessors

Opinion: Why Civil Aviation’s Recovery Is Taking Longer Than Expected

By Sash Tusa May 11, 2023
The civil aerospace industry is suffering from an institutional form of “long COVID.”
Aircraft & Propulsion