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Boeing to Move Headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia

Boeing to Move Headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia

Boeing said that it will relocate  its headquarters, currently in Chicago, to Arlington, Virginia.
The move “makes strategic sense … given its proximity to our customers and stakeholders,” said Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun in a statement.
An Arlington location would place Boeing near federal government decision-makers in Washington, D.C.
The planemaker moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001 after an unusually public search that also considered Dallas and Denver.  Boeing has …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2022

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day, and intended to commemorate …

Boeing Defense and Space CEO to Retire, Global Services Head to Assume Position

Boeing Defense and Space CEO to Retire, Global Services Head to Assume Position

Boeing announced two executive appointments on Tuesday.
Ted Colbert was named to the position of CEO of the company’s Boeing Defense, Space and Security unit, and Stephanie Pope was named to succeed Mr. Colbert as president of Boeing Global Services.
Mr. Colbert’s appointment comes as the unit’s CEO, Leanne Caret, retires after 35 years with the company.  He will oversee the operation of Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, a unit with $26 …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2022

March, the third month of the year, is the month when, two years ago, the World Health Organization proclaimed on March 11, 2020 that the novel coronavirus was now a pandemic. The travel industry just two years ago began to reel from the impact of the pandemic as major hotel chains shut down thousands of properties, banks closed an equal number of branches, airlines reduced schedules by up to 50%, …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2022

February is the shortest month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and has 28 days in common years – that is years with 365 days – and 29 days in leap years, such the year 2020.  It is also the month of love, as Valentine’s Day falls exactly in the middle of the month.
The month’s name, February, is a divisive issue when it comes to pronunciation, …

Great Moments in Travel History – December 2021

December, the first month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, was the tenth month of the Roman calendar, and derives its name from decem, “ten” in Latin.  It is now the 12th and final month of the year, and is associated with multiple holidays including Krampus, Christmas, and Hanukkah as well as  New Year’s Eve.
The Anglo-Saxons called both December and January – the entire winter solstice period – “Ġēolamōnaþ,” …

Boeing Faces New Dreamliner Challenge with Titanium Part Defect

Boeing Faces New Dreamliner Challenge with Titanium Part Defect

Boeing said on Thursday that it was informed that certain parts from a supplier for the 787 Dreamliner aircraft were improperly manufactured.  The news is the latest in the challenges that the high-tech airliner has faced practically since launch in 2011.
The Chicago-based company did not specify the part or supplier but the Wall Street Journal said that it involved certain titanium parts that were weaker than they should be, based …