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FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

Sep. 19, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing's effort to get the...

France floats tariffs on US goods amid Airbus-Boeing dispute

Sep. 19, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's finance minister says Europe is ready to impose retaliatory tariffs next year on U.S. goods as part of a long-running dispute over subsidies to plane makers Airbus and Boeing. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told reporters Thursday that "trade wars are good for no one," noting damage...

Wright brothers factory put on historic places register

Sep. 17, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio factory where the Wright brothers built many of their planes has been added to the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Wright Company Factory in Dayton was added to the National Register of Historic Places...

Indonesians bury former president Habibie at state funeral

Sep. 12, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following the ouster of dictator Suharto, was buried on Thursday in a state funeral with full military honors. Thousands of mourners lined the...

Friendly fire: In trade fights, Trump targets US allies, too

Sep. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has risked turmoil in the financial markets and damage to the U.S. economy in waging his trade war with China, America's top strategic rival. But Trump hasn't exactly gone easy on America's friends, either. From Europe to Japan, the president has stirred up...

Russian, Italian accused of trying to steal GE trade secrets

Sep. 5, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men from Italy and Russia have been charged with trying to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company, U.S. prosecutors said Thursday. The Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint Thursday accusing the two of plotting to steal intellectual property, including...

French judges drop case against Air France for 2009 crash

Sep. 5, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French judges dropped a decade-long investigation into Air France and planemaker Airbus over the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, which killed all 228 people aboard and led to new aircraft safety regulations. The decision infuriated victims' groups in France and Brazil that...

United removes Boeing Max from schedule until mid-December

Aug. 30, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

United Airlines is again delaying the expected return date for its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets. The airline said Friday that it has removed the Max from its schedule until Dec. 19, six weeks longer than previously planned. United owns 14 Max jets, which have been grounded since March after the second of two...

Father, son plead guilty to selling substandard titanium

Aug. 29, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A father and son authorities say knowingly sold substandard titanium to a Connecticut defense subcontractor for use in military jet engines have been sentenced to prison. A federal judge Wednesday sentenced 64-year-old John Palie Jr., of Tiverton, Rhode Island, to 10 months in...

Russian firm sues Boeing over Max jet, says defects hidden

Aug. 27, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian aircraft leasing company that ordered 35 Boeing Max jets is suing the U.S. aircraft maker and seeking to cancel the deal, accusing Boeing of hiding defects in the plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes. The Miami-based lawyer for the leasing company said Tuesday it is the...