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Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Mar. 26, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The Netherlands and Australia have confirmed three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. The two countries announced last year they were holding Russia responsible for providing the missile...

FAA to revamp aircraft construction oversight, official says

Mar. 26, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry, according to testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The testimony by Calvin Scovel...

Southwest 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando

Mar. 26, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50 p.m., and...

Insurance company files suit in deadly Georgia plane crash

Mar. 26, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An insurance company is suing a business whose chief executive was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing him and three passengers. Federal court records show Zurich American Insurance Co. of Illinois is suing Sunshine International Corp. in relation to a plane crash that...

Business Highlights

Mar. 25, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

___ Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been arrested on charges that he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike and embezzled a client's money to pay his own expenses....

The Latest: US setting up expert panel to review FAA, Boeing

Mar. 25, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Plane Crash (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The Transportation Department says it's creating a special panel of experts to review Federal Aviation Administration procedures for approving new planes including the Boeing jet involved in two deadly crashes. The department...

Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

Mar. 25, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators," rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that the...

5 questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

Mar. 25, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly airline crashes. Both accidents involved a Boeing jet green-lighted by the U.S. regulator, which relied...

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations

Mar. 24, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. Southwest Airlines is also continuing to make cancellations. American has 24...

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

Mar. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. The company is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane's nose...