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Boeing prepares plant for likely Air Force F-15 orders

Apr. 22, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Boeing is preparing to build F-15 fighter planes for the U.S. Air Force at its St. Louis County plant even though the military branch hasn't bought the jet in over a decade. The Chicago-based company began ramping up its F-15 production line near St. Louis after the Air Force submitted a...

Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls

Apr. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have confirmed participation in a technical review promised...

EU threatens to tax $20 billion of US goods over Boeing aid

Apr. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday. The commission said the EU could tax the products , which range from aircraft parts to frozen fish,...

Panel: Pilots won't need simulator training for Boeing jet

Apr. 16, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

A group of technical experts appointed by federal aviation regulators says pilots won't need new training on flight simulators to learn how to operate the Boeing plane that was grounded after two deadly crashes involving a new anti-stall system. The group says there should be computer and classroom instruction...

United Airlines' profit doubles despite shutdown, 737 woes

Apr. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit doubled to $292 million as it carried more passengers and limited costs other than fuel. The results beat Wall Street expectations for a quarter that began with the partial government shutdown, which dinged travel by federal...

Judge clears way for lawsuit by Muslim engineer in Kansas

Apr. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled Tuesday that there remains a genuine issue of...

Defense awards Boeing $14.3B bomber maintenance contract

Apr. 16, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Boeing Co. has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration management,...

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

Apr. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second major carrier to cancel Max flights through the busy summer season. Southwest Airlines, the...

In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

Apr. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Stratolaunch Systems Corp. chief executive Jean...

Southwest doesn't plan to use Boeing Max jets until August

Apr. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines customers relaxing on Thursday evening got an email that may mean their summer vacation could be more stressful and expensive than they planned. Southwest, the biggest operator of Boeing jets, is removing the grounded 737 Max from its schedule until at least Aug. 5, well...