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Boeing says 737 MAX may not win FAA approval until mid-year

Boeing says 737 MAX may not win FAA approval until mid-yearCHICAGO - Boeing said on Tuesday it does not expect to win approval for the return of the 737 MAX to service until mid-year due to further potential developments in the certification process and regulatory scrutiny on its flight control system. Still, the planemaker had also positive news to share.
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Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue

Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issueWASHINGTON - Boeing said on Friday it is addressing a new software issue discovered in Iowa last weekend during a technical review of the proposed update to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, a development that could further delay the plane’s return to service.
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FAA should mandate new safety management systems

FAA should mandate new safety management systemsWASHINGTON - An expert committee on Thursday recommended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety management tools in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. Delegation of parts of certification process can continue.
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Boeing chief executive: planemaker can be much better

Boeing chief executive: planemaker can be much betterCHICAGO - Boeing`s new chief executive, David Calhoun, assumed the job on Monday as the U.S. planemaker battles to recover from two fatal crashes of 737 MAX planes that killed 346 people in five months and led to the model's worldwide grounding in March. His job starts with a payment controversy.
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Chinese bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus falters

Chinese bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus faltersPARIS - Development of China’s C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the programme told "Reuters", as the state-owned COMAC struggles with a range of technical issues that have severely restricted test flights.
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Boeing 737 MAX "designed by clowns"

Boeing 737 MAX SEATTLE - Boeing on Thursday released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 MAX, including one that said the plane was "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys". The correspondance is evaluated by the FAA.
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Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator training

Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator trainingCHICAGO - Boeing said it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 MAX, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training. Boeing has been working on revised pilot training and software updates to win regulatory approval for the 737 MAX to fly again.
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Boeing reassigns 3,000 workers to interim tasks

Boeing reassigns 3,000 workers to interim tasksSEATTLE - Boeing will reassign 3,000 workers to other jobs as it halts production of the grounded 737 MAX in mid-January. The announcement came after American Airlines and Aeromexico disclosed they were the latest carriers to reach settlements with Boeing over losses resulting from the grounding.
Safety
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FAA reviewing wiring issue on grounded 737 MAX

FAA reviewing wiring issue on grounded 737 MAXSEATTLE - Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Sunday they are reviewing a wiring issue that could potentially cause a short circuit on the grounded 737 MAX. The short circuit risk may become the latest setback in Boeing`s efforts to gain re-certification for the troubled program.
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Ryanair braces for additional MAX delays

Ryanair braces for additional MAX delaysFRANKFURT - Ryanair is prepared for further delays to the delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX airliners, its chief executive Michael O'Leary told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, adding that he would only discuss compensation after the aircraft had been delivered. Deliveries might slip into the next winter season.
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Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019

Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019PARIS - Airbus made it fly in December and has become the world's largest planemaker for the first time since 2011 after delivering a forecast-beating 863 aircraft in 2019, seizing the crown from embattled U.S. rival Boeing, airport and tracking sources said on Wednesday.
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Boeing-Embraer tie-up face EU scrutiny

Boeing-Embraer tie-up face EU scrutinyBRUSSELS - As Boeing's new boss tackles the immediate crisis over its grounded 737 MAX jet, he also faces pressing questions from European regulators over a deal to buy the commercial arm of Brazil's Embraer - seen as key to its longer-term strategy. The tie-up might be delayed by EU scrutiny.
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New 737 MAX documents show employee concerns

New 737 MAX documents show employee concernsSEATTLE - Boeing documents under review by a U.S. congressional panel appear to point to a "very disturbing" picture of commentary from the planemaker's employees over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg quits

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg quitsSEATTLE - Boeing has fired Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg after repeatedly failing to contain the fallout from a pair of fatal crashes that halted output of its best-selling jetliner and tarnished its reputation with airlines and regulators. CFO Greg Smith will take intermediate control at Boeing.
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Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space station

Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space stationCAPE CANAVERAL - Boeing's new astronaut capsule failed after liftoff on Friday to climb high enough in orbit to reach the International Space Station, cutting short a critical unmanned test mission in the embattled aerospace giant's race to send humans to the orbital outpost.
Strong Asian demand
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Airbus sees strong sales haul this year

Airbus sees strong sales haul this yearTOULOUSE - Airbus is on course to end 2019 with a rise in its order backlog after netting more sales than deliveries across its major products, a senior executive said on Wednesday, thanks partly to strong demand in Asia. Airbus expects to log more than 1,000 gross order this year.
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Boeing 737 MAX freeze divides suppliers

Boeing 737 MAX freeze divides suppliersSEATTLE - Boeing`s board decision to suspend aerospace`s biggest production line exposes contrasts in the U.S.-dominated 737 MAX supply chain, severely straining some niche machine shops while giving engine giants time to iron out their own wrinkles. Some companies with a high exposure to Boeing business mull furloughs.
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Boeing pauses 737 MAX production

Boeing pauses 737 MAX productionWASHINGTON - Boeing said on Monday it would suspend production of its best-selling 737 MAX jetliner in January, its biggest assembly-line halt in more than 20 years, as fallout from two fatal crashes of the now-grounded aircraft drags into 2020. The move is deemed "inevitable".
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Boeing considers 737 MAX production halt

Boeing considers 737 MAX production haltSEATTLE - In the wake of new regulatory scrutiny Boeing is considering whether to cut or halt production of its grounded 737 MAX after the Federal Aviation Administration said last week it would not approve the plane's return to service before 2020, a person briefed on the matter said on Sunday.
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Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flight

Long wait seen for electric planes despite historic first flightVANCOUVER - The pioneers behind the world's first fully electric, commercial flight say they have made history, but climate-change activists see electric air travel as a dream yet to come true. The Harbour Air seaplane - which seats six - took off close to Vancouver in Canada on Tuesday and flew for less than 15 minutes.

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