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Britain rockets into unknown with OneWeb

Britain rockets into unknown with OneWebTOKYO - Internet for remote regions: Britain is betting that Airbus co-sponsored satellite operator OneWeb will help it boldly go into a post-Brexit era. But it faces formidable challenges to complete a working constellation and rebuild a collapsed venture that has proved a money pit for investors.
JetZero
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UK wants to be first with carbon zero Atlantic plane

UK wants to be first with carbon zero Atlantic planeLONDON - The United Kingdom wants to be the first to develop a commercial jet plane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean without any carbon emissions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson surprised some in the aviation sector on Tuesday when he promised the United Kingdom would produce the world’s first zero emission long haul passenger plane.
737 MAX
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Boeing completes FAA certification flights

Boeing completes FAA certification flightsWASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co have completed certification test flights on the 737 MAX, a key milestone toward the plane's return to service, the U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. The MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people.
Report
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Boeing kept FAA in the dark about MCAS

Boeing kept FAA in the dark about MCASWASHINGTON - Boeing failed to submit certification documents to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing changes to a key flight control system faulted in two fatal crashes, a long-awaited government report seen by Reuters has found. The FAA currently evaluates an update to the system.
Aerospace crisis
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Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs

Airbus to cut 15,000 jobsPARIS - Airbus on Tuesday unveiled plans to shed around 15,000 jobs including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future was at stake after the coronavirus pandemic rocked the air travel industry. An additional 900 jobs are at stake at Airbus tier 1 supplier Premium Aerotec.
FAA
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Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for 737 MAX

Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for 737 MAXSEATTLE - Boeing began a series of long-delayed flight tests of its redesigned 737 MAX with regulators at the controls on Monday, hoping to win approval and rebuild its reputation after fatal crashes that toppled its leaders and grounded the jet worldwide.
FAA
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Boeing starts 737 MAX certification flight tests

Boeing starts 737 MAX certification flight testsWASHINGTON - Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Regulators abroad will watch the flights and data closely.
Aerospace
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Mitsubishi Aircraft to focus on SpaceJet certification

Mitsubishi Aircraft to focus on SpaceJet certificationSYDNEY - Japan`s Mitsubishi Aircraft said it will focus on certifying its SpaceJet M90 this fiscal year, and announced executive changes as it seeks to weather challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic. The delivery target for the regional jet has been pushed back six times upon a series of design missteps.
Aerospace
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Airbus to extend furloughs in UK and Spain

Airbus to extend furloughs in UK and SpainBROUGHTON - European planemaker Airbus said it is extending furlough programs for 5,300 of its employees in Spain and the United Kingdom in its latest effort to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. In the UK 2,200 workers will be on leave from July 20th to August 9th.
Superjumbo
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Last A380 convoy in French village spells end of an aviation era

Last A380 convoy in French village spells end of an aviation eraLEVIGNAC - The last convoy of outsize parts for the world's largest airliner crawled towards an assembly plant in southwest France late Wednesday, applauded by residents and production workers as Europe's Airbus prepares to build the last A380 superjumbo.
Re-certification
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Boeing aims for key 737 MAX certification flight in June

Boeing aims for key 737 MAX certification flight in JuneWASHINGTON - Boeing is aiming to conduct a key certification test flight on its grounded 737 MAX jet in late June, two people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.
Strategy
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France frames green deal in aerospace rescue

France frames green deal in aerospace rescuePARIS - France launched what it billed a 15-billion-euro ($17 billion) support plan in a bid to "save" its aerospace industry on Tuesday, accelerating research on a green jetliner and warning 100,000 French jobs could be lost due to the coronavirus crisis. The plan also involves aircraft financing for airlines.
Row over undelivered jets
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Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Airbus threatens to sue airlinesPARIS - A stand-off over undelivered passenger jets is intensifying after Airbus signalled it would sue airlines refusing to honour contracts in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The warning by CEO Guillaume Faury in a news interview came as Airbus announced May deliveries well below normal, despite a partial recovery to 24 jets.
Rumors
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Embraer draws foreign interest after Boeing rift

Embraer draws foreign interest after Boeing riftPARIS - Aircraft makers are circling Brazil's Embraer weeks after Boeing ditched plans for a historic commercial aviation tie-up, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing axed plans to buy 80% of Embraer's commercial unit in April, ending a planned move into regional jets that mirrored rival Airbus' CSeries purchase in 2018.
Fleets
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Air France axes A380, Emirates seen cutting deliveries

Air France axes A380, Emirates seen cutting deliveriesPARIS - The world's largest airliner, the Airbus A380, took a step closer to the aviation archives on Wednesday as Air France said it would permanently axe its grounded fleet and sources said Emirates was in talks to reduce remaining deliveries. The global A380 fleet nears its end of operation.
Production cuts
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Airbus braces for second wave of corona crisis

Airbus braces for second wave of corona crisisPARIS - Planemaker Airbus has told senior staff the company must be "resized" in plans to be set out around end-June and is ready to cut jet production again to tackle any second wave of the coronavirus crisis, people briefed on the matter said. The company declined to comment.
Aerospace crisis
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Airbus mulls significant job cuts

Airbus mulls significant job cutsPARIS - Airbus is exploring restructuring plans involving the possibility of "deep" job cuts after furloughing thousands of workers, industry sources said, though no decision is imminent. Europe's largest aerospace group has not ruled out layoffs, while signalling that no decisions will be made before the summer.
WTO
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U.S. and Europe spar over next stage of aircraft subsidy dispute

U.S. and Europe spar over next stage of aircraft subsidy disputeWASHINGTON - The U.S. said there was "no valid basis" for the European Union to retaliate against U.S. goods in a long-running subsidy row after Boeing lost state tax breaks, but the EU said it was pressing ahead with its demand for tariffs. The WTO is expected to issue a decision on the EU tariff request in June.
Sources
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Boeing eyes major bond issue to raise funds

Boeing eyes major bond issue to raise fundsCHICAGO - Boeing Co reported a loss for the second straight quarter and said on Wednesday it would further reduce production of 787 Dreamliner to seven jets a month amid a slump in travel demand. The company is working with investment banks on a multibillion-dollar bond-fueled financing package.
Covid-19
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Airbus profits tank in "gravest" aerospace crisis

Airbus profits tank in PARIS - Airbus on Wednesday posted a 49% slump in first-quarter core profit and called for an industry-wide campaign to restore confidence in flying after the coronavirus pandemic triggered the "gravest crisis the aerospace industry has ever known".

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