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Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests to begin on Monday

06 June, 2020 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The test is a pivotal moment in Boeing’s worst-ever corporate crisis, long since compounded by the … Read More

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Boeing’s 737 crisis deepens as production stops for first time in two...

12 December, 2019 9:09 am 9:09 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Monday it would suspend production of its best-selling 737 MAX jetliner in January, its biggest assembly-line halt in more than 20 years, as fallout from two fatal crashes of the now-grounded aircraft drags into 2020. Boeing, which builds the 737 south of Seattle, said it would not lay … Read More

Boeing partners with Porsche on electric flying car

10 October, 2019 10:22 pm 10:22 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US planemaker Boeing Co said on Thursday it was working with Volkswagen’s  sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings. Boeing is already competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and other companies to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and … Read More

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Planemaker giant Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

07 July, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover costs related to the worldwide grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world’s biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week. In a statement, Boeing also said its “best estimate at this time” is … Read More

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Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded jet with 200-plane order

06 June, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) – Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX jets that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes. News of the deal, worth more than $24 billion … Read More

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Boeing 737 MAX joint governmental review will begin April 29 – FAA

04 April, 2019 8:24 am 8:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Federal Aviation Administration said that a joint governmental review of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on April 29 and will include 9 other aviation regulators from around the world. The FAA said earlier this month it was forming an international team to review the safety of the … Read More

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Kenyan family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

04 April, 2019 10:50 pm 10:50 pm

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against American aviation giant Boeing over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, lawyers and family members said on Tuesday. Siblings of 29-year-old engineer George Kabau said they wanted to force the company to release documents and emails relating to … Read More

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American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations through April...

03 March, 2019 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

AUSTIN (Reuters) – American Airlines said Sunday it will extend flight cancellation through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes since October and cut some additional flights. American, the largest US carrier, said it is cancelling about 90 flights a day. American is the second-largest US operator … Read More

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Boeing inquiry hinges on Ethiopia black box secrets

03 March, 2019 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. The voices of Captain Yared Getachew and First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed could reveal what led to the … Read More

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Europeans join wave of Boeing suspensions

03 March, 2019 10:28 pm 10:28 pm

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Major European nations Britain, Germany and France joined a wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump fretted over modern airplane design following a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people. Suspension by respected European regulators was the worst setback yet for US planemaker … Read More

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Boeing speeds 787 line to prepare for output of 14 jets a month

01 January, 2019 9:31 pm 9:31 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co has started boosting 787 Dreamliner production to 14 jets a month from 12, Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Wednesday, putting the US planemaker within reach of a key target designed to boost cash and lower costs. It expects to complete the increase in production in the second quarter, Muilenburg … Read More

Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid US-Sino trade war

12 December, 2018 9:43 am 9:43 am

ZHOUSHAN, China (Reuters) – Boeing Co  opened its first 737 completion plant in China ,a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus  in one of the world’s top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the US-China trade war. The world’s largest planemaker also delivered the first of its top-selling 737s … Read More

China will buy 7,690 new airplanes over next 20 years: Boeing

09 September, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese airlines are likely to buy 7,690 planes worth $1.2 trillion over the next 20 years, Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday. Boeing’s latest estimate for the period to 2037 is 6.2 percent higher than the US planemaker’s previous prediction of 7,240 planes last year. China will also need over $1.5 trillion … Read More