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Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers. A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in “several” planes but did not give a precise number. Boeing built about 400...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he boards Air Force One as he departs Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China

Feb. 18, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump's tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of engines jointly produced by General Electric and a French...

Vintage WWII fighter plane to fly sightseers over Hawaii

Feb. 18, 2020 9:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sightseers will soon have an opportunity to experience history while viewing Hawaii when a vintage World War II fighter plane begins passenger flights. A private company has modified a P-51D Mustang to allow space for the pilot and a backseat passenger beginning in March, The Honolulu...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during the 11th Biennial National Convention and 22nd founding anniversary of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines notified the United States of its intent to terminate a major security pact allowing American forces to train in the country in the most serious threat to the countries'f treaty alliance under President Rodrigo Duterte. (Toto Lozano/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Feb. 17, 2020 12:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a Boeing worker walks past a 737 model fuselage and a giant mural of a jet on the side of the manufacturing building behind in Renton, Wash. On Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US manufacturing output hit by Boeing troubles, slips 0.1%

Feb. 14, 2020 9:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output fell slightly in January, driven lower by Boeing's decision to halt production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory output declined 0.1% last month after eking out a 0.1% gain in December. Excluding the production of...

Bombardier completes its exit of commercial aviation

Feb. 13, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Bombardier Inc.said Thursday it is completing its exit from commercial aviation by selling its remaining stake in the A220 jetliner for nearly $600 million. Bombardier said it agreed with Airbus SE and the Quebec government to transfer its shares to Airbus and the province, its latest move...

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, an Airbus A380 takes off for its demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Commercial airliner maker Airbus is releasing 2019 earnings on Thursday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing MAX woes

Feb. 13, 2020 4:48 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Airbus' chief executive said Thursday that his company sees no short-term benefit from Boeing's troubles with its grounded 737 MAX because the competing A320 is sold out years ahead. CEO Guillaume Faury said that safety was a shared concern in the industry. He made the remarks at...

A static model of a Mitsubishi Aircraft Spacejet sits on display at the Singapore Airshow on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim)

Singapore bank clears office after virus case found

Feb. 12, 2020 11:07 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — The Singapore bank DBS on Wednesday cleared a downtown office and told some 300 employees to work from home after one of its staff was infected with the new virus, adding to concerns that also led authorities to scale back an air show drawing thousands of visitors. Singapore's Health...

FILE - This Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo shows Southwest Airlines planes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The Transportation Department's inspector general said in a report Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns, putting 17 million passengers at risk, while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

Feb. 11, 2020 7:44 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday. The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on the used-plane market and which had unconfirmed...

The Royal Malaysian Air Force personnel wear masks at the Static Aircraft Display area at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore's air show began Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting, but less typical warnings to industry and military figures attending to avoid handshakes and other close contact to avoid spreading a virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim)

Elbow bumps and bows: Singapore air show opens despite virus

Feb. 11, 2020 9:48 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's air show took off Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting and displays of aerial prowess, as many industry insiders shrugged off concerns over the virus outbreak that has decimated the regional travel industry. Some visitors heeded warnings from their Singaporean hosts to avoid...