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Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing 'painful' past

Jun. 18, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal." President Donald Trump announced Shanahan's departure in...

Trump's Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

Jun. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist. Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army secretary, would...

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....

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran announced it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, further escalating tensions in the Mideast. The June 27 deadline comes ahead of another, July 7 deadline for Europe to come up with better terms...

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...

Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

Jun. 16, 2019 12:17 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Boeing CEO acknowledges 'mistake' in handling of cockpit warning problem before Max jet crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia.

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...