The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago.

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(via Pentagon’s experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane contract secured by Boeing - Washington Times)

Boeing gets 82-plane order from BOC Aviation - Manufacturing News - Crain's Chicago Business

(Bloomberg) — Boeing Co. won an order for 82 jets from BOC Aviation as Asian aircraft leasing companies boost their fleet amid a surge in travel demand across the continent.

BOC Aviation ordered 50 737 Max 8 and 30 Next Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing, the lessor, a unit of Bank of China Ltd., said in an e-mailed statement today. The Singapore-based company also agreed to buy two 777 wide-body aircraft. The single-aisle planes are for delivery between 2016 and 2021, BOC said in the statement.

All Nippon Airways Begins Revenue Flights with the Boeing 787-9

Several weeks ago, Air New Zealand became the first airline to take delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 — the stretched Dreamliner. With much pomp & circumstance, they took ownership of their “All Blacks” livery aircraft and flew it away back to New Zealand.

Then, just before the end of July, the second 787-9 was delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA) (JA830A), and it quietly slipped away into the night off to Japan. At the time, it was unknown who might commence 787-9 flights first.


(via All Nippon Airways Begins Revenue Flights with the Boeing 787-9 - AirlineReporter.com)