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Electric air taxi company Archer plans $118M Georgia factory

Nov. 14, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A California company seeking to build small electric aircraft says it will invest $118 million to construct a plant near Atlanta, eventually hiring up to 1,000 people. Archer Aviation, based in Santa Clara, California, said Monday that it would seek to build its...

Some recent fatal crashes involving vintage aircraft

Nov. 14, 2022 11:00 AM EST

The collision between two World War II-era military planes at a Dallas air show on Saturday was the latest in a long list of crashes involving vintage planes used or designed for military purposes. Some recent fatal crashes in the U.S. and abroad: — Nov. 12, 2022: A P-63 Kingcobra...

Some recent fatal crashes involving vintage aircraft

Nov. 12, 2022 17:44 PM EST

Saturday’s collision between two World War II-era military planes at a Dallas air show was the latest in a long list of crashes involving vintage planes used or designed for military purposes. Some recent fatal crashes in the U.S. and abroad: — Oct. 2, 2019: A four-engine,...

Chinese maker announces 300 orders for new jetliner

Nov. 09, 2022 00:43 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese commercial jet manufacturer set up to try to compete with Boeing and Airbus says it has secured orders for 300 of its first long-range jetliners from Chinese leasing companies. Orders for the single-aisle C919 were announced Thursday by...

Air show seeks to position China as global competitor

Nov. 08, 2022 02:58 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is displaying its latest generation fighter jets and civilian aircraft this week as it looks to carve a larger role for itself in the global arms trade and compete with Boeing and Airbus. China is currently the world’s fourth-largest arms exporter and an...

Problem-plagued Boeing sets ambitious turnaround targets

Nov. 02, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Boeing officials vowed Wednesday to significantly increase airplane production and cash flow in the next few years as the company seeks to recover from two deadly crashes and years of mistakes in its airline and defense businesses. Boeing said it expects to boost revenue to $100...

Airbus 3rd-quarter earnings grow despite supply chain woes

Oct. 28, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Airbus reported Friday that earnings grew in the third quarter and revenue rose through the first nine months of 2022 as it benefited from a strong U.S. dollar despite supply chain issues. The Toulouse, France-based company said it has delivered 437...

Russian warplane falls on building in Siberia; 2 pilots die

Oct. 23, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian warplane slammed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, killing both crewmembers, authorities said. It was the second time in less than a week that a combat jet crashed in a residential area in Russia. The Irkutsk region's...

Amazon will use Hawaiian Airlines to operate cargo planes

Oct. 21, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines will operate 10 cargo planes for Amazon.com starting next fall under a deal that could eventually involve more planes and give Amazon a 15% stake in the airline. The airline’s parent company, Hawaiian Holdings Inc., said Friday that it will fly...

Philippines to buy US aircraft after scrapping Russia deal

Oct. 20, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday backed a decision by his predecessor to cancel a deal to buy 16 Russian military heavy-lift helicopters and said his administration has “secured an alternative supply from the United States.” ...