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FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Dec. 6, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty. Boeing said Friday that all the affected planes in use have been inspected and fixed. A spokesman said the company is not aware of any incidents involving the...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Boeing chief engineer who defended Max airliner is retiring

Dec. 4, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boeing engineer who has played a key role in the company's response to the grounding of the 737 Max is retiring. Boeing said Wednesday that John Hamilton planned to retire last year as chief engineer of commercial airplanes, but he stayed on to help get the Max back into service. ...

United buying 50 Airbus jets to replace older Boeing planes

Dec. 3, 2019 7:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines will replace some of its older Boeing planes with 50 new Airbus jets starting in 2024. Chicago-based United announced Tuesday that it placed an order for Airbus A321XLR jets, a long-range version of the European company’s single-aisle A321neo. They will eventually...

Lawmakers will quiz new FAA chief over review of Boeing jet

Dec. 2, 2019 8:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions next week from a congressional panel about the agency’s review of the Boeing 737 Max, which has been grounded since two crashes that killed 346 people. The House Transportation Committee said Monday that FAA...

WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus

Dec. 2, 2019 6:02 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel ruled Monday that the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for plane-maker Airbus, which prompted the Trump administration to impose tariffs on nearly $7.5 billion worth of EU goods in October. In its ruling, a WTO compliance...

Norwegian ends some long-haul flights to US, Thailand

Nov. 27, 2019 7:07 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it is ending some of its long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand from Scandinavia, citing technical issues with the Rolls Royce engines on Boeing 787s and low demand. Norwegian Air said it would not resume flying to...

FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets

Nov. 26, 2019 8:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators indicated Tuesday that they will keep full control over approvals of each new Boeing 737 Max built since the planes were grounded in March, rather than delegating some of the work to Boeing employees. The Federal Aviation Administration said it told Boeing on...

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

Nov. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...

Boeing names space test dummy Rosie after WWII riveter

Nov. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX had Ripley. Now Boeing has Rosie. As Boeing moved its Starliner crew capsule to its pad Thursday for a launch next month, the company revealed the name of the test dummy on board. Rosie the Astronaut is named after World War II’s Rosie the Riveter. The dummy has...