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EASA frames conditions for 737 MAX return

EASA frames conditions for 737 MAX returnPARIS - European regulators on Tuesday began the timetable for a return of the Boeing 737 MAX to Europe's skies early next year after an almost two-year flight ban caused by fatal crashes. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) set out conditions for putting the grounded jets back into service.
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FAA has cleared Boeing 737 MAX for return to skies

FAA has cleared Boeing 737 MAX for return to skiesSEATTLE - After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co has won approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters.
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Canada's Bombardier faces UK bribery probe over plane sales

Canada's Bombardier faces UK bribery probe over plane salesMONTREAL - The UK Serious Fraud Office announced on Thursday it was investigating Canadian industrial group Bombardier over suspected bribery in airplane sales to Garuda Indonesia, widening a global anti-corruption drive in aerospace.
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Mitsubishi to freeze Spacejet program

Mitsubishi to freeze Spacejet programTOKYO  - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will freeze development of its SpaceJet regional jet as the Covid-19 pandemic squeezes finances and erodes prospects for Japan's first passenger aircraft in half a century - the launch customer reportedly balked at accepting the new jets any time soon.
Crisis
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Airbus takes heavy restructuring charge

Airbus takes heavy restructuring chargePARIS - Airbus said on Thursday it expected to reach cash breakeven in the fourth quarter, giving investors the first glimpse of future performance since the start of the coronavirus crisis after halting the bleeding of cash in the third quarter. The planemaker hopes to melt its backlog of undelivered jets.
Share issue
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Make-or-break moment for Rolls-Royce

Make-or-break moment for Rolls-RoyceLONDON - Aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce will ask shareholders on Tuesday for 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) in a make-or-break attempt to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, which has stopped planes flying and hammered its finances. Investors are expected to back the recent rights issue.
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How Airbus and Boeing got locked in a trade war

How Airbus and Boeing got locked in a trade warGENEVA - The World Trade Organization on Tuesday gave the European Union permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion of U.S. goods, but Washington said there was no legal basis to do since a state tax break for Boeing had been repealed. The ruling closes a legal battle fought over 16 years.
First flight 2021
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Boom reveals XB-1 supersonic demonstrator

Boom reveals XB-1 supersonic demonstratorDENVER - Boom Supersonic on Wednesday unveiled its first demonstrator aircraft XB-1, which is scheduled to begin flight testing next year, in a milestone for the U.S. startup planning a commercial airliner that can conquer the sound barrier. British Virgin Group pre-ordered the jet.
Pandemic
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Boeing cuts jet demand forecast

Boeing cuts jet demand forecastSEATTLE - Boeing cut its rolling 20-year forecast for airplane demand on Tuesday, sending its shares lower as the Covid-19 pandemic lays waste to deliveries over the next few years. While long-term outlook remains solid, Boeing expects a short-term shift away from longhaul aircraft.
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Rolls-Royce struggles to cope with industry crunch

Rolls-Royce struggles to cope with industry crunchLONDON - Rolls-Royce plans to raise a total of 5 billion pounds, including 2 billion from shareholders, to cope with a "worst case scenario" as the coronavirus travel crisis crushes the British engine maker's cashflow. The engine maker saw its credit rating downgraded to "junk" earlier this week.
Aerospace
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Boeing to consolidate 787 production in South Carolina

Boeing to consolidate 787 production in South CarolinaSEATTLE - Boeing said on Thursday it will move the rest of its 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina in 2021, a cost-cutting strategy that raises questions over the future its giant Everett plant north of Seattle. Washington politicians called the decision "shortsighted and misplaced".
Equity raise
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Rolls-Royce shares hit 2004 low

Rolls-Royce shares hit 2004 lowLONDON - Shares in Rolls-Royce sunk to their lowest level since 2004 after the British aero-engine company confirmed it was considering a rights issue of up to 2.5 billion pounds ($3.23 billion), following months of speculation about its finances. Year to date the shares lost about three quarters of their value.
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Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered plane

Airbus unveils concepts for hydrogen-powered planeTOULOUSE - It is the planemaker's latest effort to draw public attention to its "zero-emission" ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to put a carbon-free commercial aircraft into service, a target engine makers described as ambitious.
Crisis deepens
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Airbus CEO warns of compulsory layoffs

Airbus CEO warns of compulsory layoffsTOULOUSE - The head of European planemaker Airbus has warned staff of compulsory layoffs as air travel fails to recover as quickly as expected from the coronavirus crisis. The warning in a letter to its 130,000 staff from Chief Executive Guillaume Faury, seen by Reuters, marks a more pessimistic tone from the planemaker.
Safety
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Boeing in talks with FAA about 787 production issue

Boeing in talks with FAA about 787 production issueSEATTLE - Boeing said late on Thursday it was in discussions with U.S. safety regulators about a manufacturing issue found last year in its 787 Dreamliner. KOMO News Radio in Seattle reported the issue involved the vertical tail fin on the 787, citing federal records, and could affect 680 airplanes.
China
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Zhuhai airshow to go ahead as originally planned

Zhuhai airshow to go ahead as originally plannedBEIJING - China's International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, the country's biggest airshow, will go ahead in November, the organiser said on Wednesday, backtracking on an earlier announcement the 2020 event had been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Quality issues
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Boeing expects 787 delivery delays

Boeing expects 787 delivery delaysSEATTLE - Boeing warned on Tuesday of delays in deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner, as three separate production flaws over the past year hamper efforts to develop an alternative cash cow to its grounded 737 MAX. The 737 MAX secured its first firm order in 2020, Boeing said in separate news.
Trade war
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U.S. leaves tariffs on Airbus aircraft unchanged

U.S. leaves tariffs on Airbus aircraft unchanged WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would maintain 15% tariffs on Airbus aircraft and 25 percent tariffs on other European goods, despite moves by the European Union to resolve a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies - a step Airbus "profoundly regrets".
EASA
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Rolls-Royce reveals A350 engine issues

Rolls-Royce reveals A350 engine issuesLONDON - Britain's Rolls-Royce will carry out extra inspections on some of its Trent XWB engines which power the Airbus A350 airliner. Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday that the issue would not cause significant customer disruption or material cost, as it affected a small number of XWBs of a certain age.
Sunday Times
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Private sector to lead British aerospace bailout

Private sector to lead British aerospace bailoutLONDON - Led by Airbus the British aerospace industry plans to put aside one billion pounds to bail out struggeling suppliers, the Sunday Times reported without revealing sources. The private sector initiative hopes to be matched by additional government funds to keep supply chains alive.

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