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Real Values vs. Shareholder Value

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

When Boeing merged with McDonnell-Douglas in 1997, there ensued a cultural power struggle between Boeing engineers and McDonnell-Douglas bean counters. If I say Wall Street won this battle, will that tell you who came out on top?

So THIS Is Where Flight Attendants Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel

Flight attendants. Love 'em or hate 'em, they can be your best friend during a flight. While they're walking the aisles repeatedly (fun fact: Virgin A...

Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When it comes to the Dreamliner design, the FAA and the NTSB do have very different perspectives. But unlike the couple in Annie Hall, both sides cannot be right.

Etihad Finds a Seat Between Prudent and Audacious

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When I told my friend the other day that I'd be traveling on Etihad she asked, "What's that?" In the United States, the 10-year old airline is not a h...

Another Airline Pulls Dreamliner From Flight

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Saturday became the latest airline to ground a Boeing 787 so that officials from the American comp...

Airlines Check For 787 Wiring Issue

AP | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

TOKYO -- All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said Wednesday they are checking their Boeing 787 fleets for wiring problems unrelated to battery defec...

Boeing 787 Returns To Boston After Mechanical Issue

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

BOSTON -- A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo's Narita Airport returned to Boston's Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on th...

Tokyo-Bound Dreamliner Diverted To Seattle

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel

SEATTLE — An indication of an oil filter problem prompted the crew of a Boeing 787 flying from Denver to Tokyo to divert to Seattle-Tacoma Inter...

Grounded Airliner Takes First Flight Since Suspension

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya's capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since ...

I Flew the Dreamliner... and I Can't Wait to Again

Billy Kolber | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

After months of grounding by the FAA, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is poised to take flight again in the next few weeks. And that's great news for those ...

Congress Stays Silent As Major Project Struggles

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As Boeing, its airline customers and federal safety regulators struggled over the past two months to solve problems with the new 78...

787 Battery Finally Tested

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business

By Alwyn Scott and Peter Henderson NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 (Reuters) - To get its 787 Dreamliner flying again, Boeing Co is t...

Boeing CEO Scored Huge Pay Boost In Months Before Disaster

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

-- Boeing CEO Jim McNerney's compensation rose 15 percent last year to $21.1 million, as the company rewarded him for better-than-expected profits an...

Airline Ditches Dreamliner Due To Battery Problems

AP | JOSHUA FREED and JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

United Airlines cut the grounded Boeing 787 from its flying plans at least until June and postponed its new Denver-to-Tokyo flights on Thursday, as ai...

Boeing Working To Fix Fire-Catching Battery

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

* Changes not finalized - paper * Best-case scenario has flights resuming next month * FAA clears one-off 787 "ferry" fl...

787 Batteries Not Necessarily Unsafe

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.08.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — Despite a battery fire in one Boeing 787 Dreamliner and smoke in another, the type of batteries used to power the plane's electrica...

787 May Be Grounded, But Batteries Can Still Fly

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — At the same time the government certified Boeing's 787 Dreamliners as safe, federal rules barred the type of batteries used to powe...

787 Cancellations Persist

Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel

The Dreamliner drama continues. Airlines that have grounded the Boeing 787 continue to cancel flights as safety officials continue to investigate t...

FAA Grounds Dreamliners

Posted 01.17.2013 | Travel

UPDATE 1/17 11:58am: Ethiopian Airlines announced Thursday that they are grounding the four Boeing 787s in their fleet for "precautionary inspection",...

Asking Hard Questions Of The 787

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like I've read the same glowing write-up 50 times. There's so much buzz about the plane it seems almost suspicious.

Poland Gets Europe's First Dreamliner

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's national airline LOT welcomed its first Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" into its fleet Thursday, becoming the first European c...

PHOTOS: United's 1st Dreamliner Touches Down In Chi-Town

AP | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel

CHICAGO -- United Airlines' inaugural flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has touched down at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. United is the fir...

WATCH: United Airlines' 787 Dreamliner Assembled In Time-Lapse

Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel

A new, enchanting time-lapse video shows the process of assembling and painting a United 787. The carrier is the first to fly the composite aircraft i...

United Gets America's First Dreamliner

travel.usatoday.com | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel

For the first time ever, there's a Dreamliner in the fleet of a U.S. airline. That became official over the weekend, when United Airlines officiall...

Inspections Recommended For Dreamliner Engines

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Even as I was grumbling about the seat pitch on the Japan Airlines Dreamliner where I was otherwise enjoyably ensconced in row 48 for 13 hours on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board was poised to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to order emergency inspections of all the General Electric GEnx-1B and -2B engines powering the Dreamliner and the newest Queen of the Sky, the Boeing 747-800.