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United States LIFTS 20-month-old flight ban on Boeing 737 MAX

United States lifted a 20-month-old flight ban on Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, easing a safety crisis that left its top exporter with a tarnished reputation and hundreds of idle jets. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order lifting the longest jet grounding in commercial aviation history, and the agency released final […]

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Unused mobile phones around the world weigh more than 54 Boeing 747-8 jets

The number of mobile phones lying dormant in our closets and drawers is equal to the weight of about 54 Boeing 747-8 aeroplanes or more than 138 blue whales. According to a recent study covering 27 countries worldwide, the cumulative number of shelved cell phones per capita accounts for some 23,964 tonnes of e-waste. Leaving […]

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Asteroid the size of Boeing 747 jet to collide with the Earth’s outer orbit

An asteroid the size of Boeing jet plane is moving towards Earth’s orbit next week. Centre for Near-Earth Objects at NASA is tracking asteroid 2020 RK2. The space rock is set on a trajectory that will collide with the Earth’s outer orbit on October 7. It is said to be “bigger than Boeing 747 jet” […]

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Debris found in fuel tanks of undelivered Boeing 737 Max Jets

Boeing vowed on Tuesday to tighten controls after potentially dangerous debris were found in fuel tanks of undelivered 737 MAX aircraft, a plane that has been grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes. Due to the halt in service, the company has stopped delivering the jets and temporarily ceased production. After repeatedly missing its goals for […]

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Turkish plane skids off runway, splits into pieces

An airplane careened off a runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport on Wednesday evening, dropping more than 100 feet to the ground where it broke into pieces. Turkish authorities say that at least three people were killed and 179 others were injured. The plane, from a Turkish low-cost carrier called Pegasus Airlines, was coming from the western […]

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Australia: C-130 Hercules water-bombing plane crashes while fighting blaze

Three American crew members have died after an RFS aerial water tanker crashed in the Snowy Monaro area on Thursday afternoon. The wreckage was located by search crews and early reports suggest only the plane’s tail section is intact, while the remainder broke up on impact. Crews say the crash site is surrounded by difficult […]

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Boeing holds production of 737 Max airplanes

The production of Boeing 737 Max is now on hold. The assembly line in Renton, Washington, has temporarily stopped building Boeing’s bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday. Boeing announced plans to pause production for an undetermined period in December, but it had not previously announced a precise day for the shutdown. Boeing will not furlough or […]

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Missile or terror attack? what brought down jet, Ukraine probes

The Ukrainian government is looking for possible causes for the sudden crash of a passenger jet in Iran, including a possible missile strike. Oleksiy Danylov, secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, said Ukrainian investigators wanted to search for any missile fragments after information “appeared on the internet” suggesting debris from a Russian anti-aircraft missile was […]

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Boeing fails to dock Starliner at International Space Station

The uncrewed Boeing Starliner spacecraft launched on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Friday from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a flight test to the International Space Station (ISS). The Starliner did not reach the planned orbit and will not dock to the space station. […]

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Boeing could curb production of 737 Max airplanes

American multinational corporation, Boeing, is considering curbing production of the troubled 737 Max. The company could either suspend production or further reduce the production level. An official announcement is expected on Monday, after the US markets close. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg warned in July that Boeing would be forced to consider slowing or shutting its […]

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At least 50 Boeing 737 NG aircrafts grounded due to cracking

Boeing faces a fresh safety concerns on Thursday, the firm admitted after finding cracks in at least 50 of its popular Boeing 737 NG planes following worldwide inspections. The cracks were found in the “pickle fork” – a section of the plane where the fuselage binds with the wing. Last month the US Federal Aviation […]

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Boeing completes 737 Max software upgrade, asks regulatory to review

Boeing announced on Thursday that it had completed fixing it’s software troubles for the 737 Max. The manufacturer said in a statement that it had flown the aircraft with the updated software on 207 flights for more than 360 hours. The software will now head to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its counterparts […]