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Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill

Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill WASHINGTON - Boeing will pay $6.6 million to U.S. regulators as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years, a setback that comes as Boeing wrestles with repairs to flawed 787 Dreamliner jets that could dwarf the cost of the federal penalty and last several years.
Guillaume Faury
6 days ago

Airbus CEO calls for trade war "ceasefire"

Airbus CEO calls for trade war PARIS - The head of European planemaker Airbus called for a "ceasefire" in a transatlantic trade war over aircraft subsidies, saying tit-for-tat tariffs on planes and other goods had aggravated damage from the Covid-19 crisis. Brazil ended its dog fight with Canada on aircraft subsidies last week.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Airbus to restore business after 2020 loss

Airbus to restore business after 2020 lossPARIS - European planemaker Airbus restored business targets after generating cash in the fourth quarter, but withheld a dividend as it posted a pandemic-driven loss for 2020. Airbus predicted flat 2021 deliveries and a core operating profit of 2 billion euros as rival Boeing grapples with production and certification issues.
Aerospace
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Boeing to kick off 2021 with 21 deliveries

Boeing to kick off 2021 with 21 deliveriesSEATTLE - Boeing delivered 26 aircraft in January, boosted by the clearing of the 737 MAX jet to fly again after a 20-month ban as it also won four new orders for its 747-8 freighters. Deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner remain suspended as Boeing tackles quality issues since November 2020.
Civil aerospace
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Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown

Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdownLONDON - Britain’s Rolls-Royce is proposing a two week operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit over the summer as it manages costs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The aero-engine maker has begun talks with unions on the shutdown and cost cutting at its civil aerospace unit, it said in a statement.
Aircraft subsidies
Older than 7 days

Britain and EU pitch to resolve dispute with US

Britain and EU pitch to resolve dispute with USWASHINGTON - "Far too long": envoys from Britain and the European Union on Monday underscored their willingness to negotiate with the new U.S. government to quickly resolve a 16-year dispute over aircraft subsidies that has triggered tariffs on other goods on both sides of the Atlantic.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Boeing defers 777-9 EIS to 2023

Boeing defers 777-9 EIS to 2023SEATTLE - Boeing took a hefty $6.5 billion charge on its all-new 777X jetliner as it posted a record annual loss on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath of a two-year safety crisis over its 737 MAX. The delivery of the first 777-9 will slip to the end of 2023 according to a Wednesday filing.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlook

Airbus slows A320 ramp-up on weaker outlookPARIS - Airbus has slowed a planned ramp-up of A320 aircraft production, the European planemaker said, as the coronavirus travel slump takes a growing toll on its airline clients. Output of the single-aisle A320 jet family will increase from 40 a month to 43 in the third quarter and 45 in the last three months of 2021.
Airlines, airports, manufacturers
Older than 7 days

Britain's aviation scene asks for government help

Britain's aviation scene asks for government helpLONDON - Britain's airlines, airports and aviation manufacturers pleaded for immediate financial support from the government to "protect companies" and a longer-term recovery plan after the most recent Covid-19 outbreak stopped travel and new testing requirements dashed bounce-back hopes.
Richard Branson
Older than 7 days

Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch

Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launchWASHINGTON - Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year.
Tim Clark
Older than 7 days

Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flaws

Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flawsDUBAI - "A good hard look at themselves": The head of one of Boeing's biggest customers, Emirates, wants the planemaker to demonstrate fundamental changes after producing a flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognize "culpability and accountability" from the very top.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Boeing deliveries drop in 2020

Boeing deliveries drop in 2020SEATTLE - Boeing delivered about 60 percent fewer aircraft to customers in 2020 than 2019 and less than one-third the deliveries of rival Airbus, the lowest in 43 years, company data showed on Tuesday. Jet deliveries are closely scutinized by investors as they generate much needed cash during the crisis.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Airbus keeps top spot despite drop in 2020 jet deliveries

Airbus keeps top spot despite drop in 2020 jet deliveriesPARIS - Airbus delivered 566 aircraft in 2020, maintaining its crown as the world's largest planemaker for a second year as U.S. rival Boeing remained mired for most of that period in the grounding of its 737 MAX, company data showed on Friday. Deliveries from the European planemaker fell 34% from a record 863 in 2019.
Job cuts
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French aerospace firms face industrial tensions

French aerospace firms face industrial tensionsTOULOUSE - Job losses are rippling through the French aerospace supply chain, prompting sporadic strike action in the traditionally strife-free sector as unions warn of redundancy notices. In Mondouzil near Toulouse, 20 employees of precision machining company Cauquil have staged strikes over the loss of 35 out of 76 posts.
Aircraft subsidies
Older than 7 days

U.S. slaps European aircraft parts with tariffs

U.S. slaps European aircraft parts with tariffsWASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would raise tariffs on certain European Union products, including aircraft components and wines from France and Germany, the latest twist in a 16-year battle over aircraft subsidies between Washington and Brussels.
First passenger flights
Older than 7 days

American Airlines returns 737 MAX to service

American Airlines returns 737 MAX to serviceCHICAGO - The Boeing 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport around 1:08 p.m after departing Miami about two-and-a-half hours earlier.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Pandemic delays Boeing's India plane-parts plan

Pandemic delays Boeing's India plane-parts planNEW DELHI  - Crisis crunch: Boeing has deferred its plan to make plane components in India's southern state of Karnataka from 2022, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, citing the impact of the coronavirus crisis on global aviation. The delay reflects Boeing's weak global order book.
Aerospace
Older than 7 days

Airbus stands to lose AirAsia X order

Airbus stands to lose AirAsia X orderKUALA LUMPUR - Planemaker Airbus has said it stands to lose more than $5 billion worth of orders if AirAsia X debt restructuring scheme goes through, court documents showed, joining more than a dozen creditors that have challenged the Malaysian low-budget carrier's plan.
Engine trouble
Older than 7 days

Pandemic tests Rolls-Royce resilience

Pandemic tests Rolls-Royce resiliencePARIS - Rolls-Royce may be the jewel in Britain's industrial crown, but the crisis has left the engine-maker facing one of the toughest challenges in its 114-year history. The Airbus and Boeing supplier bought itself time by raising 5 billion pounds, but is warning that 2020 will be even worse than expected.
Safety
Older than 7 days

Boeing to hire pilots for 737 MAX return

Boeing to hire pilots for 737 MAX returnSEATTLE - Boeing is hiring up to 160 pilots to be embedded at airlines in its latest bid to ensure its 737 MAX has a smooth comeback after a 20-month safety ban, according to a recruitment document seen by Reuters and people familiar with the move. A British company organizes the recruitment spree.

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