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The Latest: Pro-Navalny protest in Geneva on eve of summit

Jun. 15, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to Europe: GENEVA — A few dozen supporters of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny have staged a colorful, cheeky rally in Geneva, in the hope of sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of his...

Airbus-Boeing deal eases US-EU tensions but conflicts remain

Jun. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The deal the United States and the European Union reached Tuesday to end their long-running rift over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus will suspend billions in punitive tariffs. It will ease trans-Atlantic tensions. And it will let the two sides focus on a common economic...

Longtime Sandia Labs airline safety research center moving

Jun. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old program at Sandia National Laboratories that focused on new innovations in airplane inspection will be taking flight elsewhere. The Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility announced Tuesday that the Federal...

United Airlines sees a supersonic future

Jun. 03, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet. The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for...

FAA safety official retires; was criticized over Boeing jet

Jun. 02, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that its top safety official will retire at the end of June. Ali Bahrami had come under sharp criticism from lawmakers and relatives of passengers who died in the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets, who accused him of being too cozy with...

FAA questions lead to new halt in deliveries of Boeing plane

May. 28, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has again halted deliveries of its 787 jetliner after federal regulators asked for more information about production flaws, including small gaps where panels of the fuselage are joined. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company is working...

Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues

May. 27, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

Federal officials say Boeing will pay at least $17 million and take steps to fix production problems on its 737 jets, including the Max. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on...

Louisiana oilman dies when kit-built jet crashes into lake

May. 24, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana oilman who survived a fatal explosion and house fire in 2019 has died in the crash of a one-seat jet plane assembled from a kit. Fred L. Phillips of Shreveport died Sunday afternoon when his single-engine SubSonex plane with tail...

Air-France-KLM launches first long-haul flight with eco-fuel

May. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM sent into the air Tuesday what the company called its first long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel - petroleum mixed with a synthetic jet fuel derived from waste cooking oils. The fuel used for the Paris-to-Montreal flight is...

Romania-built plane used by Ceausescu going up for auction

May. 18, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — An airplane used for official trips by late Romanian communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu will be put up for auction on May 27 with a starting price of 25,000 euros ($30,000), an auction house said Tuesday. The 119-seat Rombac 1-11 was one of nine such...