Boeing reports full-year commercial orders, deliveries for 2022

Last year saw Boeing stabilizing 737 production, resuming 787 deliveries and launching its new freighter aircraft.  


United Airlines invests in record purchase of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing, United Airlines finalize 737 MAX and 787 order, including purchase of 100 Dreamliners, said to be the largest in Boeing history.  

Boeing to move headquarters from Chicago to Northern Virginia

In addition to proving a more strategic proximity to its global customers and stakeholders, Boeing’s transition serves to develop a research and technology hub to harness and attract engineering and technical capabilities.  


Boeing all-composite cryogenic fuel tank proves technology readiness

Ultra-lightweight tank passes critical test campaigned  by NASA, intended for a variety of aerospace applications and beyond.


Boeing Q4 2021 results demonstrate 737 MAX recovery, 787 rework, record freighter aircraft sales

Q4 reports $14.8 billion in total revenue, reflecting progress in returning the 737 MAX to service and discussions with the FAA to resume 787 deliveries. 


Aviation Week survey shows airlines want Boeing to develop modern 757 replacement

Need for long-hauler with up to 250 seats and 20% cost reduction could open door for composites. Boeing is already preparing via new digital engineering chief and integrated product team.

Carbon Fibers

Boeing ecoDemonstrator tests recycled carbon fiber sidewalls, acoustic upgrades for aeroengines and more

Eight aircraft since 2010 have demonstrated new technologies to reduce noise, improve efficiency and minimize aviation’s environmental footprint, with potential impacts for future wings, interiors, engine nacelles and vertical tail design.


Designing for automated composites manufacturing of low-volume aerostructures

The commercial aerospace industry is heavily focused on design for efficient high-rate manufacturing, but there is still need for automated, affordable fabrication of low-rate aerostructures.


Boeing projects demand for 1,540 new aircraft in the Russia, Ukraine and CIS aviation market through 2040

Forecast anticipates that Russia, leading all regions in domestic air travel recovery, will see additional growth in leisure and business travel.


Boeing announces third quarter deliveries for 2021

Boeing released major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations, noting increased 737 MAX deliveries and a focus on inspections, rework and 787 production rates.


Hexcel signs long-term manufacturing contract with Boeing

Hexcel will produce HexPEKK-100 manufactured-to-print aerospace structures, including various air flow ducting applications and other supporting elements, for the Boeing 777X.


Boeing to build new factory to produce MQ-25 Stingray

Located in Illinois, U.S., the facility will use digital design and production for the composites-intensive unmanned Navy aircraft. 


Boeing releases annual long-term forecast

The 2021 Boeing Market Outlook states that commercial airplanes and services are showing signs of recovery, while the global defense, space and government services markets have remained stable.

Boeing, SAMPE renew ongoing partnership providing opportunities to more than 400 members

Partnership focuses on connecting Boeing experts with students and trainees, increasing access to education, accelerating skills development and enriching educational experiences.

Avcorp announces contract extension with Boeing

The composite aerostructure fabricator grows total order backlog to $486 million.


Composites in aircraft fuselage — now and in the future

What do some of the challenges of composites use on the 787 teach us about composites use on next-generation aircraft?


Magnolia Advanced Materials selected for Boeing Premier Bidder Program

The program recognizes high-performing Boeing Commercial Aircraft suppliers and offers an opportunity for increased business with Boeing.

Boeing announces second quarter 2021 deliveries

Aerospace company details major program deliveries and an update on its assessment of 787 production.


United Airlines ramps up orders for Boeing, Airbus aircraft

The purchase of 270 jets from Airbus and Boeing, including the 737 MAX and A321neo, will require about 2.12 million pounds of composite materials.


Boeing 737-10 completes successful first flight

Per the successful flight, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family begins comprehensive test program.


Kaman Composites Wichita announces contract with Boeing

Kaman Composites to manufacture the refueling boom assembly for the MH-47 program and expand facility to accommodate production scale.


Boeing Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft completes first flight

Successful test progresses Royal Australian Air Force’s teaming aircraft program. The Loyal Wingman has been manufactured from design to flight in three years.

Carbon Fibers

Invar, wire additive manufacturing expand aerocomposite tooling options

Invar facesheets and backing structures are candidates for large-format 3D printing to more quickly and efficiently produce aerostructures tooling.


Boeing said to be evaluating new twin-aisle program

Aviation Week reports that Boeing is in the early stages of developing a twin-aisle in response to the Airbus A321XLR that will use composite wing and fuselage structures.

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