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Czechs to acquire Israeli air defense system in $400M deal

Sep. 25, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic wants to buy a new air defense system for its military from the Israeli government, the defense ministry said on Friday. The Czechs want to acquire the SPYDER system, which is made by the Israeli state-run company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and is capable of...

A little girl holds palm oil fruit collected from a plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, Nov. 13, 2017. An Associated Press investigation has found many palm oil workers in Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia endure exploitation, including child labor. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

Sep. 24, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his...

FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington.  The Transportation Department’s Inspector General said in an audit report published Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, that the FAA and hasn't done enough research to evaluate the new risks. In addition, it says the FAA largely only updates standards after accidents and hasn't revised them since a 1991 accident. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

Sep. 18, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travelers have increasingly had to deal with tighter aircraft seats, more carry-on bags and support animals, a government watchdog says. The Transportation...

A sign stands at the road leading to the Raytheon facility in a Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, in Marlborough, Mass.Raytheon Technologies plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year in its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes announced the revised job cut numbers Wednesday during a Morgan Stanley analysts conference.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace amid the downturn in the airline industry, Chief Executive Officer Greg...

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. A U.S. House committee is questioning whether Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and if either organization will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms

Sep. 16, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

A House committee issued a scathing report Wednesday questioning whether Boeing and government regulators have recognized problems that caused two deadly 737 Max jet crashes and whether either will be willing to make significant changes to fix them. Staff members from the Democrat-controlled Transportation...

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm

Sep. 16, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced Tuesday that it...

FILE - In this June 29, 2020, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing’s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, that the review will start Monday at London’s Gatwick Airport and last about nine days. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Regulators to examine pilot training for Boeing 737 Max jets

Sep. 11, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing’s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the review will start Monday...

FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash. Boeing is dealing with a new production problem involving its 787 jet, in which inspections have found flaws in the way that sections of the rear of the plane were joined together. Boeing said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, it's not an immediate safety risk but could cause the planes to age prematurely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries

Sep. 8, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Boeing has recorded its first orders of the year for the grounded 737 Max, but a new flaw has surfaced in another of its planes, compounding the company's struggle to recover during a pandemic that has undercut demand for new jetliners. Boeing said Tuesday it is inspecting part of the tail of the two-aisle 787...

FILE - In this April 28, 2013, file photo, a Boeing 787 lands after a test flight at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Boeing has found manufacturing defects on some of its 787 long-range airliners in areas where parts of the fuselage are joined together, the latest setback for the aircraft maker whose 737 Max is still grounded after two deadly crashes. The company said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, that eight planes must be inspected and repaired before they are allowed to fly, and it contacted the airlines, which removed those planes from service.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground several 787 jets

Aug. 28, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

Boeing has found manufacturing defects on some of its 787 long-range airliners in areas where parts of the fuselage are joined together, the latest setback for the aircraft maker whose 737 Max is still grounded after two deadly crashes. The company said Friday that eight planes must be inspected and repaired...

Rolls-Royce closing Virginia jet parts plant where 280 work

Aug. 15, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Rolls-Royce will close its aircraft parts factory in central Virginia by the middle of next year, throwing 280 people out of work, the company confirmed on Saturday. The closing is the result of the decline in global travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richmond...