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China: No information provided about March plane crash

May. 18, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that U.S. investigators haven’t released any information about the cause of a China Eastern Airlines jetliner crash in March after The Wall Street Journal reported its flight data recorder indicated someone pushed the Boeing 737-800 into a steep dive. ...

Hawaiian Airlines exploring electric aircraft technology

May. 12, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is exploring electric aircraft technology with a company based in Boston. The airline is interested in using the vehicles for travel between Hawaii's islands, Hawaii News Now reported. The company called REGENT is designing...

Boeing will move its headquarters to DC area from Chicago

May. 05, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials. The company said it will use its campus in Arlington, Virginia, as its new headquarters, and it plans to...

US investigators fly to China to aid in plane crash probe

May. 05, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. accident investigators arrived in China on Saturday to help authorities look for clues into what caused last month’s crash of a Boeing jetliner with 132 people aboard. The seven-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board will participate in...

Airbus posts profit, plans new jet assembly line in Alabama

May. 04, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Airbus said Wednesday that its profit in the first three months of 2022 more than tripled to 1.22 billion euros ($1.28 billion), helped by an increase in aircraft deliveries as airlines recover from the worst of the pandemic. Airbus said it plans to speed up production of its A320...

Connecticut lawmakers OK $75M in tax incentives for Sikorsky

Apr. 27, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut legislators on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that will provide up to $75 million in tax incentives to Sikorsky under an agreement Gov. Ned Lamont has said will keep the helicopter maker’s headquarters in the state for the next two decades. ...

Boeing CEO laments deal with Trump for Air Force One planes

Apr. 27, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

Boeing’s CEO is lamenting the deal that his company cut with former President Donald Trump to produce new Air Force One jets. David Calhoun said “it was a public negotiation” and “we took some risks” in accepting a fixed-price contract that made Boeing responsible if it...

Boeing posts $1.2 billion loss in Q1, worse than expected

Apr. 27, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

Boeing said Wednesday that it lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter as it took large write-downs and lost money in both its civilian-airplane and defense businesses. The loss was bigger than Wall Street had forecast, and the company's quarterly revenue also fell short of...

Red Bull pilots and skydive masters plan weekend plane swap

Apr. 22, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A pair of pilots and skydiving masters who are cousins are planning a weekend stunt to swap planes in midair in hopes of setting a new aviation milestone. Red Bull Media House is a global multi-media company that has organized the Sunday event over Phoenix. The...

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

Apr. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic. American Airlines is the latest carrier to give a rosy outlook for the rest...