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Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet

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June 17, 2019 Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, based on a global study it is conducting of consumer and airline responses to an aircraft name that’s been tarnished by two fatal crashes and a three-month grounding. “I’d say we’re being open-minded to all the input we […]

Airbus to launch A321XLR with nearly 200 orders at Paris Airshow-sources

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June 17, 2019 Airbus will launch a long-range version of its A321neo passenger jet at Paris Airshow and will announce close to 200 orders over the week, sources familiar with the matter said. Airbus is set to formally launch its A321XLR airplane on Monday, aiming to carve out new routes for airlines with smaller planes […]

Brazil planemaker agrees $1.9 billion deal with United Airlines for up to 39 jets

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June 17, 2019 Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA has signed a contract with United Airlines worth $1.9 billion for the delivery of up to 39 E175 jets, the company said on Monday. The agreement, signed at the Paris Air Show, is for 20 firm orders for the 70-seater aircraft and an option to buy on the […]

Airbus delivers first A350 to Japan after landmark deal

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June 13, 2019 Airbus delivered its first A350 aircraft to Japan Air Lines on Thursday, saying the specially tailored version would start operating on Japan’s busy domestic routes. The aircraft is also expected to serve demand during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, Japanese officials said. Airbus clinched its first jet order from Japan Air Lines […]

Some Boeing 737 MAX planes may have faulty parts -U.S. FAA

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June 3, 2019 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday some Boeing Co 737 MAX and NG planes may have parts that were improperly manufactured and that it will require their replacement, the latest issue to hit the plane manufacturer. The FAA said up to 148 leading edge slat tracks manufactured by a Boeing […]

EU reserves right to take own decisions on Boeing 737 MAX

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June 3, 2019 The European Union will work with other regulators on the approval of new software for the Boeing 737 MAX but reserves the right to take its own decision on when to return the grounded jet to service, the bloc’s transport chief said on Sunday. “Certainly EASA will take a very close look […]

Azerbaijan cancels $1 billion contract with Boeing for safety reasons

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June 3, 2019 Azerbaijan airline AZAL has canceled a $1 billion contract with Boeing to purchase 10 737 MAX jets, a spokesman said on Monday, following the fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Ethiopia and Indonesia. “AZAL refused to buy 10 aircraft from Boeing due to safety reasons,” Pasha Kesaminsy said. Boeing’s top-selling aircraft, the […]

Boeing aims for first flight of 777X in late June: sources

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May 29, 2019 Boeing Co is looking to make the first test flight of its 777X twin-aisle jet as soon as late June, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, slightly later than the planemaker had planned, but still on track for putting the plane into airline service in 2020. Boeing hopes the […]

Boeing completes 737 MAX software update, working on pilot training plan

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May 17, 2019 Boeing Co said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes. The planemaker said it was in the process of submitting a plan on pilot training to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration […]

Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix

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May 17, 2019 Once global regulators clear Boeing Co’s 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crashes, airlines which have put their fleets into mechanical hibernation since March will scramble to begin the biggest ungrounding effort in history. Quickly reintegrating Boeing’s 737 MAX, a fast-selling model because of its fuel efficiency, longer range, and passenger […]