Monday, April 22, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration approves Boeing's design for modifications to the 787 battery system. The changes address risks at the battery cell, battery and aircraft levels.
The three-month grounding of Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner aircraft ended Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has rescinded the mandatory grounding of the 787 Dreamliner and said Boeing has demonstrated that redesigned batteries on the 787 are safe. The agency grounded all domestic Dreamliner aircraft in January after several overheating incidents involving the aircraft’s lithium ion batteries. European regulators soon joined the grounding, and the Journal reports they are expected to follow suit if the FAA lifts the order. Boeing made internal enhancements, including a new protective metal container, to prevent fires and remove smoke or toxic fumes from the aircraft. Engineers at Boeing's Defense, Space & Security location …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Both sides concluded first day of talks on Wednesday at 7 p.m. according to SEEPA's Facebook page.
Negotiators representing 23,000 Boeing Co engineers resumed contract talks on Wednesday after a review of the company's latest offer. The companies did not agree over a new contract as the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) posted on it's Facebook page Wednesday night, "Negotiations with Boeing concluded for the day. Will resume Thursday at 9 a.m." Wednesday was also a crucial day for Boeing as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounded all of Boeing's 787 aircraft, after fires and emergency landings. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) The latest Boeing offer increases pay raises for professional workers by 5 percent in each of the first two years of…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Boeing is predicting that the world's airlines will buy 34,000 new airplanes over the next 20 years, driven by strong growth in China, India, and other emerging markets.
The Boeing Co. projects a $4.5 trillion market for 34,000 new airplanes throughout the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook (CMO) released Tuesday. The company's annual forecast reflects the "strength of the commercial aviation market." Local Impact How much this will impact and/or grow jobs at its various plants including its Defense, Space & Security segment based in the City of Hazelwood is unknown. The Hazelwood facility is the second-largest employer in the St. Louis area with 14,730 local employees. "The world's aviation market is broader, deeper and more diverse than we've ever seen it," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of Marketing, Boeing Commercial …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Boeing’s Hazelwood-based Defense, Space and Security division helped design the Dreamliner.
Boeing is close to signing a $2 billion deal with an Indonesian airline, Lion Air, for 10 of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jets, according to Reuters. Lion Air is choosing between the Boeing jetliner and Airbus planes, but it is expected to sign the order with Boeing June 8 in Jakarta, Indonesia on the airlines 12th anniversary. Engineers and analysts from Boeing’s Hazelwood-based Defense, Space and Security division helped design the Dreamliner. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here.
Friday, February 3, 2012
The $32 billion plane arrived at Lambert St. Louis International Airport to pay homage to the engineers from the company’s Hazelwood-based Defense, Space and Security division who helped design the plane.