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Air Pacific cancels order for 8 Boeing 787s

NEW YORK — Fiji’s Air Pacific has canceled its order for eight Boeing 787 aircraft, the US aerospace giant said Wednesday, the latest blow for its delay-plagued Dreamliner program. “Boeing confirms that Air Pacific no longer is a Boeing 787 customer,” the Chicago-based firm said in an email to AFP…

Boeing wins massive Air Force tanker contract

WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday awarded Boeing a massive contract to supply aerial refueling tankers to the Air Force, defeating European rival EADS. The Pentagon announcement capped a nearly 10-year attempt by the Air Force to begin to replace an aging Boeing-built fleet of tankers dating back to…

Boeing inks deal to put tourists in space by 2015

WASHINGTON — US aerospace giant Boeing has forged an alliance with marketing firm Space Adventure to put tourists into low-level orbit in a futuristic capsule by early 2015. The announcement is a boost to President Barack Obama’s vision of a private space industry after he scrapped NASA’s ambitious but costly…

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