Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner cleared another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumed flights today after the jet’s lithium-ion battery flaws forced a three-month grounding.
Airbus SAS is in discussions with Japan’s two biggest carriers about an order for its A350-1000, a long-range plane aimed at eroding Boeing Co.’s dominance in wide-body aircraft, three people familiar with the talks said.
Boeing Co.’s effort to get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air is headed for a challenging final hurdle: It needs approval from the U.S. agency that’s already been burned by signing off on the plane’s safety.
Boeing Co. arrives at the Farnborough air show, where billions of dollars of jet orders may be unveiled next week, lacking a sales chief as it fills the job for a ninth time since John Leahy took his post at Airbus SAS.
Battery incidents that prompted the grounding of Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner are “unprecedented” safety breaches that should have been prevented by the aircraft’s design, the U.S. investigation’s leader said.