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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.

Qantas grounds Boeing 737 plane with crack, inspects others

Sydney - Australian flag carrier Qantas said Thursday it had grounded one Boeing 737NG due to a structural crack, and was urgently inspecting 32 others for the flaw.

Boeing CEO grilled again amid calls for resignation

Washington - Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg faced another round of tough questions on Wednesday, with US lawmakers calling out the aerospace giant for not holding top leaders accountable after two deadly crashes.

Boeing chief faces questions about accountability

Washington - Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg faced another round of tough questions on Wednesday, with lawmakers calling out the aerospace giant for not holding top leaders accountable after two deadly crashes.

Boeing 737 MAX flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash

Jakarta - Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing 737 MAX flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air jet last year, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on their findings Wednesday.

Boeing flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash: investigators

Jakarta - Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air plane last year, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing Wednesday on their findings.

Will 737 MAX crisis take down Boeing CEO?

New York - The crisis over the 737 MAX that has tarnished Boeing's image has finally cost Dennis Muilenburg his title as chairman.

Boeing 777X test halted after reports of cargo door failure

Boeing on Saturday announced it has suspended load testing of its new widebody 777X aircraft as media reports said a cargo door failed in a ground stress test.

Major fall in global aircraft production following 737 grounding

Aircraft production around the world has dropped by over 25 percent, much of this driven by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft following tow major air accidents during 2018 and 2019.

Op-Ed: Deregulation strikes again – FAA, Boeing and 346 737 Max deaths

Seattle - The Boeing 737 is a well-known design, used worldwide, and a natural choice for many airlines. When the 737 Max arrived, the FAA allowed Boeing to guide the management of the MCAS system which later caused crashes.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.

Ryanair closing bases due to Boeing 737 MAX crisis

London - Ryanair said Tuesday it will close some of its bases because of problems with Boeing's crisis-hit 737 MAX jet, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents.

Boeing loses $5.9 billion 737 Max order to Airbus

On Sunday, Boeing officially lost its first order to European rival Airbus in the aftermath of two deadly 737 Max crashes and the subsequent grounding of the plane by global regulators. Some analysts think this cancellation won't be the last.

New safety flaw discovered in Boeing's grounded Max 737

The US Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) which has been investigating the grounded 737 Max after two disastrous crashes that were caused by its on board systems has now discovered an unrelated safety flaw.

Boeing moving space division headquarters to Florida

Boston - Aerospace giant, Boeing Company announced on Wednesday that it will be moving its Space and Launch Division headquarters from Arlington, Virginia, to Titusville, Florida.

Boeing out and Raytheon in with new US acting defense secretary

Washington - In a sudden change of positions Patrick Shanahan, the acting Defense Secretary announced that he would be withdrawing from consideration as a permanent Secretary.

Boeing's embattled chief faces tough crowd at Paris Air Show

Paris - Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and industry partners over the fate of its flagship 737 MAX plane, indefinitely grounded after two fatal crashes.

Boeing CEO on 737 MAX problems: 'We clearly fell short'

New York - The head of Boeing acknowledged Wednesday that the company "clearly fell short" in dealing with the accident-ridden 737 MAX and said that it had not adequately communicated with regulators.
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