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Hard times for Boeing, long a symbol of American might

by Luc OLINGA Faced with the calamitous fallout from the coronavirus on airline customers and the broader economy, Boeing found itself in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position in March. The company, a longtime symbol of American industrial power, was unable to raise the funds to finance...

SIA to take on Emirates and Etihad for India-Europe-US market

Singapore Airlines, through its Indian joint venture Vistara, is beefing up its fleet to take on Emirates and Etihad Airways, according to Bloomberg on Thursday. The latter two now dominate flights between India and Europe and the United States. Bloomberg says the airline is considering ordering more aircraft...

Rouhani says Iran must ‘punish’ all responsible for air disaster

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that everyone responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner last week must be punished. "For our people it is very important in this incident that anyone who was at fault or negligent at any level"...

‘Damning’ Boeing documents show employees mocked US regulators

Boeing's 737 MAX plane is "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys", a company employee wrote in one of a trove of newly published internal messages. The communications were released on Thursday by Boeing, whose 737 MAX plane was involved in two...

Boeing recommends 737 MAX simulator training before return to service

by John BIERS / Luc OLINGA Boeing on Tuesday endorsed simulator training for pilots of the 737 MAX prior to resuming flights, a change likely to further delay the aircraft's return to the skies. The aviation giant, which has been roiled by a nine-month crisis after...

Mass prayer at sea on first anniversary of Indonesia jet crash

Grieving relatives tossed flowers into the sea Tuesday where an Indonesian Lion Air jet crashed a year ago, killing all 189 on board, after a final accident report pointed to plane design flaws as a key factor in the disaster. The crash on October 29...

Experts to criticize US aviation authority over 737 MAX: source

A panel of global civil aviation authorities is expected to criticize the US Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 MAX, which has been grounded for six months following two crashes, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The panel, known as the Joint...

Boeing suspends test on long-haul 777X aircraft

by Luc OLINGA Boeing has suspended a test on its new long-haul 777X aircraft, the company said Friday, a setback that comes as it battles to rebound from the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX. The so-called "final load" tests are part of the aircraft certification process,...

Singapore suspends all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after recent Ethiopian Airlines crash

Singapore – Singapore has suspended all its Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes as of 2pm March 12 in the wake of the Ethiopian Airline crash on March 10. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) released a statement on Tuesday morning regarding the temporary suspension...

Air Mauritius overcharging or AirAsia X operating at loss?

The cost of flight operations may vary between aeroplanes and airlines, but proper calculations could reveal the real cost of a flight journey from one destination to another. The question is whether AirAsia X's low-cost flights to Mauritius were total losses as claimed by some...