An artist rendering depicts a Boeing 737 MAX 9. Lion Air of Indonesia has agreed to become the first commercial customer for the plane.
February 14, 2012 When your products sell for more than $80 million, selling one of them is a big deal. Selling hundreds of them in one deal means they're probably feeling pretty good over at Boeing right now. The company has finalized a deal to sell 230 jets to Lion Air of Indonesia, with a list price of $22.4 billion.
Boeing plans to close its Wichita plant, where in 2005 members of the Machinists Union voted to go on strike, seen in this file photo.
Larry W. Smith/Getty Images
January 4, 2012 The Boeing Corp. says it will shut down the company's Wichita facility, which specializes in maintaining and modifying its commercial planes for military or government use. The plant, which has 2,160 employees, is slated to close by the end of 2013.
October 31, 2011 Boeing plans to build a new commercial spacecraft to take astronauts and into orbit. The company announced today it's leasing space at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to be close to its client, NASA.
July 20, 2011 The order for at least 460 "narrowbody" passenger jets is split between Boeing and Europe's Airbus. The planes are to be delivered between 2013 and 2022. And American has options on 465 more. Financing the first 230 alone will total $13 billion.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner during a flight in July.
Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
November 10, 2010 The high-tech, fuel-efficient jets are critical to Boeing's future. Until the cause of Tuesday's problems are determined and fixed, testing will be done on the ground.
October 21, 2010 Nothing says "vacation" like getting blown across a beach by the engine blast of a jumbo jet.
September 8, 2010 Citing the need for national-security secrecy, a U.S. appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against a Boeing unit for its role in CIA renditions.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor