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Boeing MAX return will bring aviation turbulence

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January 15, 2020 A year after the grounding of Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX sent shockwaves across the aviation sector, its likely return in 2020 promises more upheaval, consultant IBA said on Wednesday. The industry faces market turbulence as the release of some 800 grounded jets reverses a surge in narrowbody aircraft values, with the […]

David L. Calhoun Begins Role as Boeing President and CEO

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January 13, 2020 David L. Calhoun today assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing […]

Muilenburg departs from Boeing

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December 24, 2019 Plane maker Boeing has named current chairman, David L. Calhoun, as CEO and president, effective January 13, 2020 to replace Dennis A. Muilenburg who has resigned from his positions as CEO and board director effective immediately. Calhoun will remain a member of the board. In addition, board member Lawrence W. Kellner will […]

Airbus delivers first A350s with touchscreen cockpit displays

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December 19, 2019 Airbus has commenced deliveries to airlines of the first A350s equipped with pioneering new touchscreen cockpit displays. Specially developed for the A350 together with Thales, they will confer enhanced operational efficiencies, greater crew interaction, cockpit symmetry and smoother information management. On 18th December China Eastern Airlines took delivery in Toulouse of the […]

Boeing board meets as company considers 737 MAX production changes

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December 16, 2019 Boeing Co is considering whether to cut or halt production of its grounded 737 MAX after the Federal Aviation Administration said last week it would not approve the plane’s return to service before 2020, a person briefed on the matter said on Sunday. The largest U.S. planemaker’s board of directors is holding […]

Boeing facing $3.9m fine for faulty slat tracks

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November 9, 2019 The Boeing Company is facing a $3.9 million fine from the Federal Aviation Administration for fitting non-conforming parts to 133 aircraft. The FAA allege that Boeing failed to ensure suppliers complied with it quality assurance system, resulting in slat tracks being installed that were weakened by hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium […]

Boeing 737 MAX 10 Makes its Debut

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November 25, 2019 Boeing marked a key milestone as thousands of employees gathered for the debut of the first 737 MAX 10 at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. During a ceremony, Boeing leaders highlighted the team’s accomplishments and recognized their efforts in completing production of the newest member of the 737 MAX family. “Today is […]

Airbus Orders & Deliveries – October 2019

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November 8, 2019 October was a landmark month for Airbus in terms of new business, with orders logged for 415 new commercial jetliners. This includes one of the company’s largest-ever transactions with a single airline operator, and overall bookings that significantly strengthened the extra-long-range A321XLR’s market positioning – while the 77 deliveries brought the total […]

Boeing says India will order 2,380 jets from planemakers over 20 years

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November 6, 2019 Boeing Co forecast Indian airlines will order up to 2,380 planes from global planemakers over the next 20 years, 80 more than it predicted last year. Darren Hulst, a senior marketing executive at Boeing, also confirmed to reporters on Wednesday that it was working with regulators on returning the 737 MAX to […]

ATR Launches the 42-600S

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October 10, 2019 ATR confirms its board of directors have given authorization for the launch of the ATR 42-600S. With the ‘S’ representing STOL, this version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions. The 42-600S is a new […]