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WTO to rule in Boeing-Airbus battle

Sep 3, 2009
The World Trade Organization will rule tomorrow on the epic dispute between Boeing and Airbus, with Boeing expected to be the winner. Stephen Beard reports why this may be just the beginning.
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Dreamliner faces manufacturing woes

Aug 14, 2009
Boeing's new Dreamliner is facing another setback -- a problem with the plane's high-tech skin. Joel Rose reports on Boeing's manufacturing challenges as it switches from aluminum to composite materials.
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Boeing's Dreamliner delayed, again

Aug 14, 2009
Alex Hamilton, director of research at Jesup & Lamont, talks with Bill Radke about the latest setback Boeing faces with its long-delayed new jet, the 787 Dreamliner.
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European airline perks may fly away

Jul 31, 2009
British Airways has announced a big loss, and many of Europe's other so-called full-service carriers are also reporting lower earnings. Stephen Beard reports this may force Europe's airlines to fly the American way.
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BA needs nearly $1 billion to survive

Jul 17, 2009
British Airways lost $650 million last year, and it revealed today it's lost another $160 million in the first quarter. The carrier is also facing the additional threat of strike action this summer. Stephen Beard reports.
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Airlines use discounts to prop up losses

Jul 15, 2009
Airlines like Southwest and AirTran have been forced to offer deep discounts to leisure travelers to account for a drop in business travel. Some experts worry these revenue losses could lead to a wave of bankruptcies. Sam Eaton reports.
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Little airline preparing to fly higher

Jul 13, 2009
The small airline Republic consistently ranks amongst the most profitable airlines in the world, but in this economy, its business model is due for change. Jeremy Hobson explores the company's bids for larger carriers.
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To save cash, Ryanair gets creative

Jul 7, 2009
Air carrier Ryanair says it can cut another 20 percent off ticket prices by creating a "standing-room only" space. Christopher Werth explains how the airline CEO is using wacky ideas and headlines to the company's advantage.
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The science of airplane interior design

Jul 2, 2009
Airplane designers are finding ways to squeeze in as many seats as possible to sell more tickets. Kai Ryssdal talks to Paul Wylde about the science, and economics, behind airplane design
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Boeing's Dreamliner is dream deferred

Jun 30, 2009
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
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