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US safety agency cites 'metal fatigue' in Boeing 777 incident

New York - A key US safety regulator said Friday initial investigations confirm metal fatigue was a factor in last month's scare when a Boeing 777 engine caught fire and rained debris on houses below.

Boeing studied 777 engine upgrade before Denver incident: report

New York - Boeing had been working to strengthen engine covers on the 777 for about two years before last weekend's scare on a United Airlines flight, according to a report Thursday.

Regulator orders deeper testing after Boeing engine scare

New York - US aviation regulators on Tuesday ordered inspections of all Pratt & Whitney engines similar to the one that broke up on a Boeing 777 passenger plane over Denver at the weekend, directing the tests be carried out before any return to service.

Metal fatigue suspected in United Airlines engine scare

New York - Metal fatigue has emerged as chief suspect in last week's spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of Boeing 777 aircraft being grounded worldwide.

US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s

Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration ordered extra inspections Sunday of some Boeing 777 passenger jets, after a United Airlines flight suffered engine failure a day earlier, scattering debris across a Colorado community.

US sticks by tariffs in Boeing-Airbus trade dispute

Washington - President Joe Biden's administration said Thursday it will maintain punitive tariffs on some European imports as part the long-running trade dispute between Boeing and Airbus.

Boeing 737 MAX returns to sky with Brazil commercial flight

Matupa - More than 20 months after it was grounded following two deadly crashes, Boeing's 737 MAX returned to the skies Wednesday with an incident-free commercial flight in Brazil, said AFP journalists on board.

Boeing scores first 737 MAX order since grounding

London - Boeing on Thursday picked up its first major order for the 737 MAX since the aircraft was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes, as Irish no-frills airline Ryanair signed a deal to acquire 75 of the planes.

Safe trip? Aboard the revamped Boeing 737 MAX's 1st public flight

Tulsa - Will this plane land safely?The question might have at least crossed the minds of the 87 passengers on the revamped Boeing 737 MAX's first public flight Wednesday following a 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes.

US regulators clear Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

Washington - US regulators on Wednesday cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to return to the skies, ending its 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes that plunged the company into crisis.

Boeing sees more cancelled orders as MAX nears return

New York - Boeing said Tuesday it was hit with another 12 cancelled orders for the 737 MAX, as the flagship aircraft is close to returning to the skies after being grounded since March 2019 following two deadly crashes.

Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

New York - Boeing's troubled 737 MAX airliner, grounded for 18 months after two deadly accidents, could receive certification to fly again in Europe "by the end of the year," the EU's air safety chief said Friday.

US aviation authority investigating Boeing 787 manufacturing flaws

San Francisco - The US aviation authority is investigating manufacturing flaws in the Boeing 787 after the company reported that certain plane parts did not conform to its production standards.

Boeing 737 MAX test flight takes off in Seattle

Seattle - US regulators launched a test flight of the Boeing 737 MAX on Monday, a key step in recertifying the jet that has grounded for more than a year following two fatal crashes.

NASA hits Boeing with 61 fixes after 'high-visibility close call'

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) joint investigation into Boeing’s failed December CST-100 crew capsule spaceflight mission came up with a long list of corrections needed before the Starliner flies again.

Boeing and Tesla manufacturer in ransomware attack Special

Visser Precision, a manufacturing company that makes custom parts for various industries, confirmed it was recently targeted in a ransomware attack. Stephan Chenette, Co-Founder and CTO at AttackIQ looks into the issue.

A year after Ethiopian crash, a new 'family' bonded by loss

New York - It is an unlikely friendship that grew out of grief and has become a source of support and activism in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines crash one year ago.

Boeing sounds alarm about virus impact on aviation

Fpo - Boeing issued a stark warning Wednesday about the impact of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, saying there was "no question" it would hammer the aviation industry and the broader economy.

Boeing stock falls as zero orders come in for January

Boeing stocks fell slightly on the stock market today after it was revealed the company posted a negative order rate in 2019 — for the first time in decades.

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft had major software glitches

Seven weeks after Boeing's CST-100 Starliner failed to reach the International Space Station as planned during its first orbital flight test, NASA and Boeing officials disclosed the preliminary results of an investigation into what went wrong.

Boeing CEO says 'confident' China can contain virus

Washington - Boeing CEO David Calhoun said on Wednesday he was "confident" China could contain a viral outbreak that has prompted airlines to cancel flights and governments to warn against travel to the country.

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed until mid-2020

New York - Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, sending shares plunging and overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.

'Damning' Boeing documents show employees mocked US regulators

New York - Boeing's 737 MAX plane is "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys", a company employee wrote in one of a trove of newly published internal messages.

NASA approves Dec. 20 Boeing CST-100 Starliner test flight

After an intensive review Thursday, NASA gave its approval to proceed with the launch on December 20 of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

United Airlines orders 50 Airbus aircraft to replace Boeing 757s

New York - United Airlines said Tuesday it had ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft, worth an estimated $6.5 billion, to replace an existing fleet of aging Boeings.

NASA's Orion capsule takes a ride on the 'Super Guppy'

Transporting NASA's Orion space capsule from one place to another can be a daunting task, especially when it has a mass of about 8.5 metric tons (19,000 pounds). But NASA also has a very big plane that can do the job.

US approves $830 million sale of 10 Chinook helicopters to UAE

The US Dept. of State has approved a possible sale of 10 Chinook heavy lift helicopters to the United Arab Emirates for more than $830 million, according to a release from the Defense Security Cooperation (DSCA).

Boeing still hopes 737 Max will fly again this year

New Delhi - A top Boeing executive insisted Wednesday the aviation giant was confident its controversial 737 Max jets could be flying again before the end of the year.

Boeing announces successful CST-100 Starliner pad abort test

A Boeing spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station shot off a launch pad at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range located in New Mexico Monday to test out its emergency abort system.

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Sydney - Boeing announced Thursday up to 50 of its popular 737NG planes had been grounded after cracks in them were detected, in another blow to the US aircraft maker following two deadly crashes.
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US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co. at its manufacturing facility in Houston last year.
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An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches Toronto Pearson International Airport on March 13, 2019, before a worldwide grounding took effect
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Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive and president of Boeing, announced the headquarters move from Arlington, Virginia, to Titusville, Florida, in a speech at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston that kicked off a day-long “Space Summit” at the library commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
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Boeing revealed a new name for its CST-100 on Sept. 4, dubbing its next generation human-rated spacecraft "Starliner.”
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