The National Labor Relations Board on Friday dropped its politically charged unfair labor practice case against Boeing over the aircraft maker's plan to move 787 Dreamliner production to a new nonunion plant in South Carolina.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner makes its first passenger flight Wednesday, carrying about 250 passengers from Tokyo to Hong Kong on Japan's All Nippon Airways. Boeing has spent years and billions of dollars developing a plane with what it calls "visionary design." As the first customers prepare to fly on the Dreamliner, CNN looks at what sets the 787 apart from the planes before it.
The long-delayed and much-awaited Boeing 787 aircraft has finished testing and will see its first customer delivery next month to All Nippon Airways. Soon, you'll be able to hop on board this bird yourself, but would you even know it if you did?
Now that Spirit Airlines has done the unthinkable, announcing plans to begin charging for carry-on bags this summer -- that's right, carry-on bags -- the question everyone seems to be asking is: What's next?
Oil is on its way out. That journey will take several decades, but it's begun. Mindful markets and civil society will complete it as inexorably as innovators and capitalists got America off whale-oil lamps in the 1850s.
Inside a freezer in a research laboratory at the University of Washington are blood and blood plasma samples from 92 people who suffer from mysterious illnesses, including tremors, memory loss and severe migraine headaches.
We now know that Boeing's super-cool, and super-late, 787 Dreamliner is going to be earthbound a bit longer. The world's largest commercial aircraft maker announced that during "static" testing they noticed stress where the wings are joined to the body of the plane, a factor that hadn't been predicted in computer models.
Stocks fell Wednesday amid a bleak outlook for corporate earnings made worse by a profit warning from United Parcel Service, more signs of weakness in the financial services sector and a surge in oil prices.
The Boeing Co. delayed its 787 jetliner program again, pushing back its expected debut in commercial service to the third quarter of 2009 as it continues grappling with problems involving its supply chain and the need to redo work done by contractors
Airbus' new A380 "superjumbo" hauled its gargantuan frame off the tarmac and into the skies this week and began its 7½-hour maiden commercial flight from Changi Airport in Singapore to Sydney International Airport in Australia.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is aptly named. When it lifts off the runway at PAE Paine Field in Everett, Wash. for its first test flight this summer, it will carry the dreams of more than 900 small subcontractors that helped create it. With 584 copies on order as of June, it's the fastest-selling new plane in the history of commercial aviation and will keep Boeing and its suppliers busy for a decade or longer.
Boeing Co. unveiled its lightweight, carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner Sunday in front of 15,000 cheering employees, customers and suppliers, capping a weekend of hype and a flurry of orders for the new fuel-efficient plane.
Stocks turned mixed Monday, with the Dow struggling to keep gains, but the other major gauges slipping, as traders tried to stay positive ahead of what they hope will be a healthy earnings reporting period.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is poised to start replacement of its widebody fleet, and will likely decide by the end of the year whether to go with Boeing Co.'s popular 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus A350 XWB, a top Delta executive said at the Paris Air Show.
Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing band of airlines snapping up the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At a press announcement on Tuesday the airline's chairman Sir Richard Branson also indicated that Virgin aims to be the first airline to power its aircraft with alternative fuels.
Speculating on how we're going to be living in 2020 is best left to the futurists and to science fiction; instead, TIME's "What's Next?" feature offers a sneak peak at the technologies that are just around the corner, and at the trends, events and people that will matter in 2006. And it explores how some of America's finest minds contemplate and plan for the immediate future.