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Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates covers top industry events to bring you the latest news, highlighting how it impacts Boeing and its competitors.

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July 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Farnborough 2014: Boeing chief talks A330neo, Ex-Im Bank and a new MAX

On the eve of the Farnborough Air Show in London, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Ray Conner announced a new high-density version of the forthcoming 737 MAX family, something long requested by leading 737 customer Ryanair.

He also talked down the threat from the expected announcement by Airbus Monday that it will launch an update of its A330 mid-size twinjet with new fuel-efficient engines.

And Conner flatly rejected any compromise in the current political controversy over the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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June 14, 2013 at 2:01 AM

En route to France for the 50th Paris Air Show

I’m writing this in advance of leaving Seattle Thursday for Paris to cover the 50th Paris Air Show, the world’s oldest and largest aviation show.

Highlights this year are expected to include Boeing’s launch of its largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10, and a possible fly-by of Airbus’s all-new, all-composite twinjet, the A350.

50th Paris Air Show logoI’ll use this blog to deliver the news daily, starting in earnest on Sunday, the eve of the Show. That day, I’ll participate in a media roundtable in central Paris with Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Ray Conner, then later attend a reception hosted by Washington state to attract aerospace business.

I’ve written two stories ahead of time, based on pre-Paris briefings and tours at Boeing. Sunday’s paper will have a preview of what’s ahead. But first, Friday’s paper delivers good news from Renton:

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