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Boeing to build first foreign production plant to perform final assembly work in Australia

Boeing, an American aircraft manufacturer announced plans on Wednesday for its first foreign production plant to perform final assembly work. The plant, to be built in Toowoomba, Australia, will assemble military drones, not commercial jets, which is Boeing’s primary business. But it is an interesting step away from the United States for the company. Boeing’s […]

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Boeing expects air travel to reach pre-pandemic levels by end of 2023, early 2024

Boeing says it expects that it will take another two and a half years for global aviation to return to pre-pandemic levels. Its vice president of commercial marketing, Darren Hulst, said: “The industry recovers to 2019 levels of traffic by the end of 2023, early 2024” and domestic flying would be at the forefront of […]

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Boeing detects structural flaw while manufacturing 787s, cuts production rate

Boeing cut its 787 production rate as it works through a new production-related structural defect in its troubled twin-aisle airliner program. The company now forecasts delivering fewer than half of the lingering 100 or so 787s in its inventory this year as it continues forensic inspections and costly repairs to address quality flaws in the […]

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Boeing 737 cargo jet crashes into the sea off the coast of Hawaii after experiencing engine trouble

A Boeing 737 cargo jet with two people on board has drowned in the sea off the coast of Hawaii after experiencing engine trouble. The aircraft was en route from Honolulu to the island of Maui, but went down in the water soon after taking off from Daniel K Inouye International Airport. The Coast Guard […]

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Australian airline sold out tickets to watch full super moon from over 40,000-feet in the sky

Australian airline Qantas said it has sold the tickets for the upcoming “flight to nowhere” in a record 2.5 minutes. The May 26 event will allow travellers to gaze at the full super moon and lunar eclipse from over 40,000-feet in the sky. Qantas is known for operating such special trips, and in October last […]

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Boeing reports new ‘electrical’ problem with troubled 737 Max

American plane manufacturer Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max – issue with its electrical system. “Boeing has recommended to 16 customers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 Max airplanes prior to further operations,” the company said. Airlines need to verify that one of the […]

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Indonesian divers retrieve cockpit voice recorder of crashed Sriwijaya Air jet 3 months later

Indonesia recovered the cockpit voice recorder of Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off on January 9, killing all 62 people on board. In a press conference on Wednesday, Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the recorder was found late on Tuesday. Divers found the casing and beacon […]

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Donald Trump’s private Boeing 757 jet is ‘broken’ and sitting idle at New York airport

Former President Trump’s personal Boeing 757 is sitting idle, at an Orange County, New York airport, unable to fly. The passenger plane that bears Trump’s name in large block letters has fallen into disrepair. One engine is shrink-wrapped and the other is missing parts, according to the CNN. The jet was 20 years old when […]

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American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight makes emergency landing after engine shutdown

An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX passenger flight bound for New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine due to a possible mechanical issue. AA Flight 2555 from Miami with 95 passengers and six crew landed safely at Newark without incident, the airline said. The possible issue […]

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Crises stricken Boeing cites risks in design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest jet

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks. The plane giant’s intervention is not without precedent in a global system that regularly allows manufacturers to chime in whenever safety rules are being interpreted in a […]

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Boeing 777 cargo plane makes emergency landing in Moscow after detecting engine trouble

A Rossiya Boeing 777-300ER cargo plane made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Friday due to a problem with an engine control sensor, the airline said. The 15 year-old plane according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24 was fitted with General Electric engines. Those are different from the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines under […]

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Boeing recommends grounding of 128 Boeing 777 jets after Denver engine failure

American plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding of all 777 model aircraft which have the same type of engine that suffered failure and shed debris over Denver on Saturday. Boeing said 128 jets should be suspended until inspections are carried out worldwide. United Airlines and Japan’s two main operators have already stopped using 56 planes […]