Aviation: 3,000 claimants, 12 international airlines get onboard class action lawsuit against Boeing

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A class action lawsuit against American aviation giant Boeing now has 3,000 pilots from 12 international airlines onboard, said the Australian newspaper on Tuesday. Filed to the United States District Court in Illinois on June 21, the action led by Australia’s International Aerospace Law and Policy Group (IALPG), in partnership with American firm PMJ PLLC, is seeking “compensatory and punitive […]

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Aviation: Boeing demonstrates folding wingtip on its new Boeing 777-9 model

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On 8 August, Boeing demonstrated the folding wingtip on its Boeing 777-9 (N779XW) test aircraft during a ground test. The new feature is the first of its kind on a commercial aircraft reducing the wingspan from 72 meters to 65 meters, allowing the aircraft to fit at airport gates. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had to make new arrangements in […]

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Africa: Boeing may have sold unsafe plane to Ethiopian Airlines, victims lawyers

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Boeing may have conspired with American regulator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sell an unairworthy plane to Ethiopian Airlines. The American aircraft manufacturer, the largest in the world, has been sued in the US by Kenyan families affected by the 737 Max plane crash in which all on board died. In a pre-trial conference that kicked off in Seattle, the […]

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Aviation: Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane

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A Boeing 737 Max due to be delivered to Ryanair has had the model’s name changed on the nose of the aircraft, it has emerged. Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeing’s manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200. It has fuelled speculation that the troubled Max will be rebranded after two […]

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Aviation: Boeing shares compensation plans after fatal Ethiopian, LionAir crashes

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American plane maker Boeing says it will tailor its compensation to airlines for the 737 MAX grounding around customer preference, and might actually pay back in services rather than cash. Boeing’s planes of the model in question were grounded all over the world after an Ethiopian Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed killing all 157 people on board, less than […]

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Aviation: Desperate Boeing Bets on American Racism Being More Powerful Than the Fear of Flying 737 MAX 8

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Because of class struggle, Boeing has two main parts: a head and the rest of its body. The latter is mostly in Seattle; the former is now located in Chicago (the two were joined up until 2001). And so it is not surprising that the Chicago Tribune, on one side, and the Seattle Times, on the other, are closely monitoring […]

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Aviation: A curious comparison of beleaguered corporates, Tiger Brands and Boeing

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When an outfit that prides itself on being a global, high-flying regulatory trailblazer suddenly finds itself losing altitude and credibility, there’s only one thing it can do. Subject itself to the global review of its peers, however painful that may prove. That’s what the Federal Aviation Authority, FAA, is doing by convening a week long summit of civil aviation regulators […]

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Aviation: Boeing said that 737 Max 8 is ‘not suitable’ for certain airports

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Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports.” At an elevation of 7,657 feet – or more than a mile high – Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport falls into that category. High elevations require longer runways […]

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Aviation: Boeing CEO seeks to reassure 737 Max jet changes will work

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Boeing is extensively testing the proposed software changes in its 737 Max jetliners that figured in two crashes and is reassuring airline executives about safety, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Thursday. He said engineers have taken 96 test flights – a total of 159 hours of flight time – to make sure the changes in the jetliner’s automatic anti-stalling system are […]

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Aviation: Max Disaster Pits Boeing Against Ethiopia’s Prized Carrier

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African air disasters always used to lead to the same conclusion — with the airline blamed for poor maintenance, ancient planes or poorly trained pilots, and often a combination of all three. But when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Co. 737 crashed near Addis Ababa last month, a curious thing happened: Industry experts immediately began to question the safety not of […]

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