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Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Oct. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the...

Boeing names new board chairman in setback to CEO

Oct. 11, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has lost his title as chairman of the troubled aircraft manufacturer, nearly a year after the first of two crashes of its 737 Max that together killed 346 people. Boeing announced late Friday that company directors decided to separate the two jobs and elected one...

Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Oct. 8, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark. The aircraft maker reported Tuesday that its deliveries of airliners to customers in September plunged 70% from the level of a year earlier. It did say, however, that it booked the first...

France delivers first Rafale fighter jet to India

Oct. 8, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

MERIGNAC, France (AP) — India's defense minister took a flight in a Rafale fighter jet as France delivered the country its first aircraft from a series of 36 purchased in a multibillion-dollar deal in 2016. Following an official ceremony at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation's facility in Merignac,...

Spanish farmers fear 'unfair' blow of US tariffs

Oct. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

CÓRDOBA, Spain (AP) — Olives are harvested the old-fashioned way on Juan Luque's farm in southern Spain, as men thrash the gnarly tree limbs with poles, raining the small green fruit into the motorized collector waiting underneath. But for Luque and thousands of other farmers scattered across Europe's...

Spirit churns out fuselages despite 737 Max grounding

Oct. 4, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems has seen its stock price decline by 20% since the Boeing 737 Max jet was grounded but continues to churn out fuselages in anticipation of a rebound when the plane returns to the sky. Spirit’s president and CEO Tom Gentile said Thursday...

US-Europe dispute threatens main artery of world trade

Oct. 3, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s biggest trade relationship. After the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on $7.5 billion in...

Uber expands helicopter service in New York

Oct. 3, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is giving riders the option to skip the traffic jam and hail a helicopter to the airport instead _ provided they can shell out the money. The ride-hailing company expanded its helicopter service Thursday between lower Manhattan in New York City and John F. Kennedy International...

The Latest: French wine exporters rue ‘hostages’ to US

Oct. 3, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. decision to put tariffs on EU goods (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Exporters of French wines and spirits say they rue Washington’s latest decision to impose trade tariffs on European imports. Federation of French Wines and Spirits Exporters President Antoine Leccia...

WTO: US can put $7.5B in tariffs on EU goods for Airbus case

Oct. 2, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says the United States can impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion worth of goods from the European Union as retaliation for illegal subsidies that the bloc gave to plane-maker Airbus — a record award from the trade body. The move green-lights the Trump...