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Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

Oct. 16, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. "It's kind of scary in the sense that we're getting to the holiday season," says Joseph Kakos, owner of Kakos Fine Wine & Spirits in...

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

Oct. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation in North America or Europe for travelers who are...

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case

Oct. 14, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling that European plane maker Airbus received illegal subsidies. The move by the trade body's dispute settlement body...

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Oct. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the...

Boeing names new board chairman in setback to CEO

Oct. 11, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has lost his title as chairman of the troubled aircraft manufacturer, nearly a year after the first of two crashes of its 737 Max that together killed 346 people. Boeing announced late Friday that company directors decided to separate the two jobs and elected one...

Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jets

Oct. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them, raising a new safety issue for the company already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane. Boeing said Thursday that airlines worldwide have inspected 810 planes following...

American pushes back expected return of its 737 Max planes

Oct. 9, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is pushing back the expected return of its Boeing 737 Max jets into next year and says the grounding of the planes cut its third-quarter pretax income by $140 million. The airline said Wednesday that it expects to slowly bring the plane back into its schedule...

Boeing delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Oct. 8, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing's troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark. The aircraft maker reported Tuesday that its deliveries of airliners to customers in September plunged 70% from the level of a year earlier. It did say, however, that it booked the first...

Airline went into records after Max crash, engineer says

Oct. 7, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating...

Southwest pilots' union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

Oct. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed Monday...