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04 JUL 2019

Embattled Boeing to give $100 mn to 737 MAX crash victims' families

Boeing, under scrutiny after two crashes that claimed 346 lives, announced Wednesday it would give $100 million to communities and families affected by the 737 MAX disasters.Describing the sum as an "initial investment" over ... More
27 JUN 2019

Weak aircraft sales send US durable goods orders to 16-month low

The crisis at Boeing over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft weighed on US durable goods orders in May, helping push the closely watched economic indicator to its lowest level in 16 months, government data ... More
27 JUN 2019

Bombardier sells regional jet division to Mitsubishi for $550 mn

Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier is effectively exiting the commercial airline manufacturing sector with the sale of its CRJ Series regional jet program.Announced Tuesday, the deal would transfer the program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which ... More
21 JUN 2019

Pilots tell US Congress more training needed on 737 MAX

US pilots, including Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, called Wednesday for enhanced training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service following two deadly crashes.Sullenberger, who famously landed a damaged plane ... More
06 JUN 2019
Dassault develops its next generation of maintenance tools

Dassault develops its next generation of maintenance tools

Just as it is turning its MRO strategy upside down - with the consecutive buy-outs of Execujet and TAG Aviation at the start of the ... More
23 MAY 2019

FAA chief says no 737 MAX fix yet ahead of fence-mending summit

The head of the US air safety agency said on Wednesday his agency hadn't yet evaluated Boeing's patch for its 737 MAX 8 jet, ahead of a Thursday summit of global aviation regulators.The 737 ... More
22 MAY 2019

Will FAA's plan for 737 MAX fly outside US?

Getting Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX back in the skies faces a critical test this week as the company and US regulators each seek to restore their reputations after two deadly crashes.The US Federal Aviation ... More
17 MAY 2019

Boeing says 737 MAX software update is complete

Boeing said Thursday that it completed its software update on the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes resulted in a global grounding of the aircraft.The proposed fix, which addresses a problem with a flight ... More
16 MAY 2019

FAA grilled again over Boeing 737 MAX crisis

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration faced another grilling in Congress on Wednesday following revelations that pilots complained to Boeing about the 737 MAX in the aftermath of the Lion Air crash.The hearing ... More
16 MAY 2019

Flying cars mooted for Paris' public transport network

European aerospace giant Airbus and Paris underground operator RATP will study the viability of adding flying vehicles to the city's urban transport network, the companies said Wednesday.The firms will "explore the feasibility of urban ... More
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