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Wide-Body Jet Orders Jump at Airbus and Boeing in July

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August 18, 2019 The safety crisis surrounding the 737 MAX this year has put a damper on order activity for the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse single-aisle jet. More surprisingly, Airbus has also reported fairly weak order activity for its competing A320neo aircraft family during 2019. Those trends continued last month. Nevertheless, July could be considered a successful […]

Ural Airlines crash lands in cornfield after dual bird strike and engine failure

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August 15, 2019 An Ural Airlines Airbus A321 was substantially damaged in the early hours of this morning when it was forced to land in a cornfield shortly after take-off due to a dual bird strike and engine failure. The aircraft was operating from Moscow Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia to Simferopol Airport in Ukraine […]

Boeing to change 737 MAX flight-control software to address flaw: sources

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August 2, 2019 Boeing Co plans further changes to the software architecture of the 737 MAX flight-control system to address a flaw discovered after a test in June, two people briefed on the matter said late on Thursday. The redesign, first reported by the Seattle Times, involves using and receiving input from both flight control […]

Boeing posts biggest loss on 737 MAX, may have to halt production of jet

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July 24, 2019 Boeing Co posted its largest-ever quarterly loss on Wednesday due to the spiraling cost of resolving issues with its 737 MAX, warning it may have to shut production of the grounded jet completely if it runs into new hurdles with global regulators getting its best-selling aircraft back in the air. Boeing Chief […]

Grounding the 737 MAX to cost Boeing $5 billion

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July 19, 2019 Grounding the 737 MAX is likely to cost Boeing $5 billion, the aircraft giant has announced a week before it releases its second quarter results. Boeing says it will record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion due to delayed aircraft deliveries and associated issues, resulting in a $5.6 billion reduction in revenue […]

Boeing set to lose biggest planemaker title as deliveries fall 37%

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July 9, 2019 Boeing Co is set to lose the title of being the world’s biggest planemaker after reporting a 37% drop in deliveries for the first half of the year due to the prolonged grounding of its best-selling MAX jets. Boeing deliveries lagged those of Airbus SE, which on Tuesday said it handed over […]

Pilots Flagged Software Problems on Boeing Jets Besides the Max

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June 27, 2019 Pilots flying Boeing aircraft in recent years have reported flight-control problems they blamed on malfunctioning software — not on the company’s maligned 737 Max jets, but widely used earlier versions of the plane that are still in the air. Commercial pilots flying Boeing’s NG, or “Next Generation,” models have registered concerns on a variety […]

FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

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June 26, 2019 The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its […]

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to acquire Bombardier’s CRJ program for $550m

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June 26, 2019 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has signed a deal to acquire Bombardier’s regional CRJ jet program for US$550 million and the assumption by MHI of liabilities of about $200 million. Under the agreement, Bombardier’s net beneficial interest in the Regional Aircraft Securitization Program (RASPRO), valued at approximately $180 million, will be transferred to […]

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 […]