December 10, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - The National Labor Relations Board on Friday officially dropped its high-profile case challenging Boeing's decision to open a nonunion aircraft manufacturing plant in South Carolina. The board acted after the Machinists union approved a four-year contract extension with Boeing earlier this week and agreed to withdraw its charge that the company violated federal labor laws. Lafe Solomon, the board's acting general counsel, said he had always preferred a settlement.
October 12, 1986 |
In a city where building big airplanes is the backbone of the economy, the cheap fares that airlines offer these days are not some isolated phenomenon, of interest only to travelers. For the Boeing Co., its 70,000-plus employees in the Seattle area and thousands of others who benefit from its presence here, what the airlines do - and how much money they make doing it - strikes close to the heart. The fate of the airlines and of Boeing, the world's biggest aircraft maker, are intertwined.
February 19, 1993 |
Boeing Co. said yesterday it will cut 28,000 jobs - nearly 20 percent of its work force - by the middle of next year, as the world's largest aircraft company retrenches in the face of slumping orders. The cutbacks will reduce employment at the company's Helicopters Division in Ridley Park, Delaware County, by 400 workers by the end of this year. Workers had been girding for the bad news ever since the company said late last month that it was slashing aircraft production by one-third over 18 months.
August 19, 2010 |
MASCOUTAH, Ill. - Chicago-based Boeing Co. says it plans to open a manufacturing facility at a long-struggling airport in southwestern Illinois. In a news release today, Boeing says that it will lease space at MidAmerica Airport for assembly work and that the facility will initially employ 75 people. Officials at a ceremony at the airport suggested there would be more. This will be Boeing's first manufacturing facility in Illinois. The company has 16,000 employees in nearby St. Louis.
March 22, 2001 |
In Chicago, Dallas and Denver - the three cities the Boeing Co. says it is considering for a new corporate home - efforts to land the aerospace giant have begun. Boeing stunned its hometown yesterday with the announcement it is moving its headquarters out of Seattle, where the aircraft manufacturing giant was founded 85 years ago. Chairman and Chief Executive Phil Condit said moving to either Chicago, Denver or Dallas-Fort Worth would save money and give the world's No. 1 maker of passenger jets a headquarters central to its operations, now spread over 26 states.
May 28, 1995 |
When Boeing's new 777 jets begin spanning the globe this summer, each of the twin-engine behemoths will contain parts made of fiberglass and glue with a distinctive number on them. The number is a code for "Made in Philadelphia. " More precisely, the various parts of the front edges of each 777 wing should be stamped: "Made in Ridley Township, Delaware County," the home of a large Boeing division that has been best known since the 1950s for making military helicopters. But with the defense budget shrinking or holding steady these days, a growing part of the Ridley workforce is kept busy with work for its commercial aircraft group.
May 20, 1988 |
Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John, the stars of the Korean War on nightly TV, never would have gotten a chance to yuk it up if Boeing Helicopter's V-22 Osprey were more than a science fiction writer's dream back then. The military says that the Osprey, history's first combination helicopter- airplane, could make obsolete the MASH, or mobile army surgical hospital, units, such as the one that set the stage for the "M A S H" TV show. One future role for the Osprey, part of which is being built at Boeing's massive manufacturing site in Ridley Township, Delaware County, could be to bring doctors and medical staff directly from hospitals to battle zones, eliminating the need for MASH units to operate as an intermediary.
January 5, 1992 |
The widow of a Doylestown man killed in a United Airlines crash in Colorado has sued the airline and plane manufacturer, contending that the plane had defective rudder controls and that the companies knew of the possible danger. Christine Bodnar, whose husband, Andrew, was killed in the March 3 crash, filed the suit Tuesday in Bucks County Court. She is seeking more than $20,000 in damages from the airline and the Boeing Co., which made the 737 her husband boarded that morning in Denver.
January 19, 1990 |
Boeing Co. said yesterday that because of a sharp downturn in military business, it would lay off about 1,700 hourly employees this week and cut up to 5,000 jobs, or 3 percent of its workforce, by year-end. The Seattle-based company, which had 164,600 employees worldwide at the end of 1989, cited the likelihood of lower defense spending in coming years. Boeing (NYSE) is one of the 10 biggest defense contractors in the nation and the world's largest maker of commercial planes. Boeing said another reason for the reductions was that it did not yet have enough orders to start making a new, larger version of its 767 twin jet dubbed the 777. Average mortgage rates were mixed this week in the Philadelphia area, Mortgage Reporting Services Inc., of Jenkintown, said.
January 27, 1988 |
Boeing Co. yesterday rolled out two new commercial jets, a stretched version of its 737 aircraft and a 747 jumbo jet able to fly nonstop from New York to Seoul or from London to Tokyo. Industry analysts said the two new aircraft should help the Seattle-based company retain its position as the world's leading commercial aircraft-maker. Boeing has said it has 205 advance orders for the aircraft and options for an additional 89, which should help its bottom line in the next few years.