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FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in Boeing jet

Aug. 22, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal safety officials are recruiting pilots from airlines around the world to test changes that Boeing is making to the flight-control software on the grounded 737 Max jet, according to two people briefed on the situation. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking that some of the...

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

Aug. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. The announced reason for...

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines' profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That would...

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

Man dead, woman taken to hospital from crash in Everett

Aug. 17, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police say the man who crashed a van on Boeing company property died from what appears to be a medical emergency. Everett police Lt. Robert Goetz said the crash happened about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Boeing's recreational facility. The driver apparently lost control...

Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Aug. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

Airbus is stretching its lead over Boeing in aircraft deliveries as Boeing continues to be held back by the grounding of its 737 Max. Chicago-based Boeing said Tuesday it delivered 19 planes in July, down from 39 in July 2018. It also reported that it received no new orders for the Max in July — the fourth...

AP Sources: Boeing changing Max software to use 2 computers

Aug. 2, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in June with the grounded jet, two people briefed on the matter said Friday. When finished, the new software will give Boeing a complete package for...

GE swings to loss, but outlook is improving

Jul. 31, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric Co. swung to a loss during the second quarter of 2019, but its outlook improved as it continued to restructure the company and right its troubled power division. The company, which helps make engines for Boeing's 737 Max planes, took a hit after the plane was grounded...

Ryanair sees flight cuts, job losses from 737 Max grounding

Jul. 29, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

European budget airline Ryanair is looking at flight cuts, slower growth and job losses if deliveries of Boeing 737 Max jets keep being delayed. The airline was supposed to get 58 Maxes by next summer, but it now expects 30 before the peak summer travel season, CEO Michael O'Leary said on an earnings conference...

Asian shares fall ahead of US-China trade talks

Jul. 25, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are lower Friday as investors continued to watch the brewing trade conflict between China and the U.S., and any signs of what's in store from central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 0.6% to 21,637.21 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 6,792.20....