Julie Johnsson

Business, Safety

Boeing Inspects 737 Max for Fuel-Tank Debris in New Setback

Grounded Boeing 737 Max planes are seen in a lot in Seattle in December 2019. Grounded Boeing 737 Max planes are seen in a lot in Seattle in December 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags left in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
February 19, 2020
Business, Safety

Boeing Monthly Orders Fall to Zero for Second Time in Max Crisis

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max in March 2019. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max in March 2019. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. failed to sell any commercial planes in January, extending a slump that has strained the company’s finances since two deadly crashes grounded the best-selling 737 Max last year.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Jumbo 747s Get Extended Life as Airfreight Haulers

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Interest in Boeing’s 747-400 freighter family already was rebounding last year, even as Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. hosted nostalgic farewell tours to mark the end of U.S. passenger service on the four-engine behemoth nicknamed the “Queen of the Skies.” With Boeing’s factory-fresh models sold out through 2021, cargo carriers are snapping up jumbo freighters that were built from 1993 to 2009 — if they can find them.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Business

Boeing Makes Billion-Dollar Bet on 747 Hauling Cargo, Not People

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Boeing Co. has a temporary plan to save the iconic but slow-selling 747 jumbo jetliner: buying its own planes and leasing them to cargo haulers.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2017
Business

FedEx Agrees to Buy $10 Billion of Boeing 767 Jet Freighters

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FedEx Corp. agreed to buy 50 Boeing Co. 767 freighters with a list value of about $10 billion, the model’s largest-ever order, as it upgrades the fleet at the FedEx Express unit.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
July 22, 2015