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Boeing behind schedule in gaining approval for new Max jets

Sep. 30, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Federal officials say Boeing has completed little of the work necessary to certify new versions of its 737 Max jetliner by a year-end deadline, and the aircraft maker is lobbying Congress for more time. If the Federal Aviation Administration does not certify the planes by year end,...

Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the...

Advanced anti-aircraft weapons head to Ukraine in 2 months

Sep. 27, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deliver the first two advanced NASAMS anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine in the next two months, providing Kyiv with a weapon that it has pressed for since earlier this year. Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder told Pentagon reporters on Tuesday that...

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

Sep. 24, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large...

Boeing pays $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max

Sep. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

Boeing Co. will pay $200 million to settle charges that the company and its former CEO misled investors about the safety of its 737 Max after two of the airliners crashed, killing 346 people. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it charged the aircraft maker and...

Boeing to resell some Max jets ordered by Chinese airlines

Sep. 15, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

Boeing officials said Thursday they will find new buyers for some Boeing 737 Max jets that were built for Chinese airlines but can't be delivered because China's aviation regulator has not cleared the plane to fly after two deadly crashes. Boeing hopes the move will reduce its...

UPS order for cargo planes helps boost Boeing's sales book

Sep. 13, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — UPS is delivering for Boeing, helping boost the aircraft maker's August sales numbers with an order for cargo planes. Boeing said Tuesday that it took orders for 26 planes net last month, with the biggest being a United Parcel Service Inc. order for eight...

Treasury sanctions Iranian firms for drone sales to Russia

Sep. 08, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday that it is levying sanctions against four Iranian companies that it says were involved in sending drones to Russia last month for use in Moscow's war against Ukraine. Tehran-based Safiran Airport Services, Paravar...

United makes 'conditional' order for electric air taxis

Sep. 08, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines thinks that in a few years, plenty of big-city customers will pay $100 or more for a one-way ride to the airport in a four-seat, electric-powered air taxi. The Chicago-based airline said Thursday that it invested $15 million in a startup manufacturer,...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 24, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. August 22, 2022. Editorial: So, will this idea fly? As more hopeful news emerges on the Boom Supersonic front, some skeptics still wonder whether the upstart passenger aircraft manufacturer is talking faster than it ever will fly. ...