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FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet

May. 22, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration. Representatives from 33 other global aviation regulators will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday to hear FAA...

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

May. 22, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With negotiations on hold and tariffs piling up, the United States and China appear to be bracing for a prolonged standoff over trade. Beijing is airing Korean War movies (antagonist: America) to arouse patriotic feelings in the Chinese public and offering tax cuts to software and chip...

3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 Max

May. 22, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. as its airlines demand compensation for the grounding of 737 Max jetliners after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Two of three major state-owned carriers — Air China Ltd. and China Southern Airlines Ltd. — said Wednesday they...

New lawsuit claims Boeing Max suffered from faulty design

May. 21, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

A new lawsuit says Boeing's design of the 737 Max was faulty and the company was able to rush the plane into production because it faced little oversight from regulators. The lawsuit says the plane could crash if a single part malfunctioned, that Boeing concealed problems and refused to ground the plane on its...

WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary

May. 21, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother." Seventy-five years later, in a confluence of history and...

Honda jet division expanding N Carolina production space

May. 20, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Honda's jet division is expanding its headquarters in North Carolina. Greensboro-based Honda Aircraft Co. announced Monday it is expanding its global headquarters with an extra 82,000 square feet for expanded wing assembly and more parts storage for the private jets rolling off the...

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing Max safety approval

May. 15, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency's safety certification of the Boeing 737 Max jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA's decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. During a...

Progressive and Coty rise while New Relic and Embraer fall

May. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: The Progressive Corp., up $3.86 to $77.50 The insurance company reported a sharp increase in premiums during its most recent quarter and reapproved a stock buyback plan. Tilray Inc., up 16 cents to $48.90 The cannabis company's...

The Latest: FAA acting head stands by safety certification

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigation into safety review of the troubled Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Boeing should have done more to explain an automated flight-control system on its 737 Max aircraft before...

Spirit AeroSystems faces more than $193K in OSHA fines

May. 15, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems faces more than $193,000 in penalties after government officials alleged the Wichita company exposed some employees to a known carcinogen. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Spirit AeroSystems...