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Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

Jun. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it's the first sale of the jetliner...

AP Interview: Airbus is ready for pilotless jets - are you?

Jun. 17, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday...

The Latest: Airbus is ready for autonomous planes; are you?

Jun. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The Latest on the Paris Air Show (all times local): 7 p.m. The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea. Christian Scherer also...

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Jun. 17, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. Some victims' families welcomed Boeing's gesture....

France, Germany sign European jet fighter deal

Jun. 17, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — France, Germany and Spain agreed Monday to develop a European fighter jet and air combat system, as they bolster efforts to reduce their dependency on the United States. Defense ministers from the three countries signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show that lays out how the...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Jun. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the...

FAA proposes $715,000 fine for Allegiant over engine work

Jun. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $715,000 against Allegiant Air, saying the discount airline failed to properly fix an engine that put out hotter-than-normal exhaust fumes. Allegiant said Friday that it followed a procedure approved by the manufacturer and the...

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

Jun. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week's Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in...

US warns Turkey it may lose jets for buying Russian system

Jun. 7, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday told Turkey that it is cutting off Ankara's purchase of F-35 fighter jets if the Turkish government goes ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, ratcheting up what has been a lengthy, heated dispute between the two NATO allies. In a sharp two-page...

Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737 Max

Jun. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

Boeing planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes. The company acknowledged that it originally planned to fix a cockpit warning light in 2020 after two key lawmakers disclosed the...