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More Boeing 737 Concerns

Boeing has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that certain 737 Next-Generation aircraft and 737 MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured. As a result, these may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability. In a

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Air New Zealand Selects 787-10

Pacific carrier Air New Zealand (ANZ) is to bolster its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet after signing a letter of intent to purchase eight 787-10s, plus options for a further 12 examples. The firm commitment is valued at $2.7bn at current

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Why Delta is Returning to Mumbai After Ten Years

A decade after dropping the route, Delta Air Lines is poised to restart nonstop service between New York/JFK and Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The Atlanta-based carrier says a 2018 breakthrough in talks between the US, UAE and Qatari governments has helped

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First Dash 10 Dreamliner for ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first Asian carrier to take delivery and operate all three Boeing 787 Dreamliner variants following the handover of its initial 787-10. The Japanese airline, the original launch customer for the 787, took delivery

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Boeing Chief Pens Open Letter

Dennis Muilenburg, the chairman, president and chief executive of The Boeing Company has published an open letter “to airlines, passengers and the aviation community” as the firm seeks to reinforce the aerospace giant’s commitment to safety. The message comes as

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Major Boeing and Airbus Orders from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a further 20 Airbus A350-900s as it looks to expedite the removal of older, four-engined types from its fleet. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between late 2022 and

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737 MAX Groundings Add Pressure on Boeing and FAA

Both operators and civil aviation authorities have grounded Boeing 737 MAXs following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft on March 10. It is the type’s second hull loss in five months, a Lion Air example having been lost on

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RR Withdraws from Mid-Size Airplane Project

Rolls-Royce is withdrawing from the competition to power Boeing’s proposed middle of the market – or New Midsize Airplane (NMA) – platform. The engine manufacturer said it believed the NMA complements Boeing’s existing product range, but it was unable to

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British Airways Orders 777X

British Airways (BA) has committed to purchasing 42 Boeing 777-9s, with the carrier signing a firm deal for 18 aircraft, plus options for a further 24. The February 28 contract, valued at up to $18.6bn, is part of the airline’s

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US/Brazilian Partnership takes Huge Step Forward

Embraer shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in support of the proposed strategic partnership between the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer and Boeing. At an extraordinary general shareholders meeting, held at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil, they voted 96.8% in favour of the proposal that

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