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Ryanair CEO Has Some (Bleeped) Words for Boeing

Michael O'Leary is fed up with delays

(Newser) - It might be a bit of an understatement to say Ryanair is not happy about the delays it's experiencing with the planes it's ordered from Boeing. In what CNN describes as a "scathing," "expletive-ridden," "obscenity-laden" tirade Monday, the discount airline's CEO, Michael...

Boeing Plans to Move HQ to Virginia

Office will be near the Pentagon, a major customer

(Newser) - Boeing Co., a leading defense contractor and one of the world's two dominant manufacturers of airline planes, is expected to move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, DC, area, according to two people familiar with the matter. The decision could be announced as soon as Thursday, according to...

Trump Really Did Strike a Good Deal for the 'American People'

Word to the wise: think twice about long-term, fixed-cost contracts

(Newser) - It seems these inflationary times have taught Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun a lesson about fixed-cost contracts. He may have also learned a thing or two about negotiating with Donald Trump. Four years after Boeing agreed to convert two 747s into suitable Air Force Ones, Calhoun openly regretted the deal in...

Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot Indicted on Fraud Charges
Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot
Found Not Guilty 

Boeing 737 Max Test Pilot Found Not Guilty

Prosecutors accused Mark Forkner of withholding 'critical information' from FAA

(Newser) - Update: Mark A. Forkner, a former Boeing test pilot, was acquitted Wednesday of four counts of wire fraud by a Texas jury, the AP reports. Prosecutors said Forkner, the chief technical pilot for the development of the 737 Max, lied to the FAA about how much pilot training would be...

At China Eastern Crash Site, Only Remnants of Lives Lost

No survivors found at remote crash site that left a pit in a mountainside

(Newser) - Mud-stained wallets. Bank cards. Official identity cards. Some of the personal effects of 132 lives presumed lost were lined up by rescue workers scouring a remote mountainside Tuesday for the wreckage of a China Eastern plane that one day earlier inexplicably fell from the sky and burst into a fireball...

Passenger Jet With 132 Aboard Crashes in China
Boeing 737
Crashes in China

Boeing 737 Crashes in China

132 people were aboard, but there's no word yet on casualties

(Newser) - A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the crash occurred near the city of Wuzhou in Teng county, per the AP . The flight was traveling from Kunming in the...

Dreamliner Delay Cuts Into American's International Flights

Boeing hasn't delivered any of the jetliners in a year

(Newser) - American Airlines is dropping some international flights for next summer because Boeing has failed to deliver planes that the airline ordered, according to an internal memo Thursday. Boeing has been unable to deliver its 787 jetliner, which it calls the Dreamliner, for about a year because of a series of...

Boeing to Employees: Get Vaccinated by Dec. 8

Company could face pushback

(Newser) - The latest company to announce a vaccine mandate: Boeing. The aerospace company told employees Tuesday they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8, the Seattle Times reports. "Compliance with these requirements is a condition of employment," reads the internal message, and any unvaccinated workers without an...

Boeing Up 4.2% After First Profit Since 2019
Boeing, Pfizer Rise
After Profit Reports

Boeing, Pfizer Rise After Profit Reports

Markets had mixed reaction to latest Fed statement

(Newser) - Stocks ended a wobbly day with mixed results Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was seeing improvement in the economy , but not enough to start dialing down its support for it. The S&P 500 ended little changed after giving up a brief gain in the afternoon. The latest...

United Airlines Just Made a Huge Bet on Travel

Company orders 270 new planes, most in its history

(Newser) - Air travel is back. Just ask United Airlines. The company has placed the biggest jet order in its history, and the biggest for any US airline since 2011. The purchase of 270 new single-aisle planes from Boeing and Airbus has a two-fold purpose: to replace some aging aircraft as well...

Aboard That Scary Flight: 'Don't Look ... Let's Just Pray'

Investigators trying to understand why fan blades broke, and not for the first time

(Newser) - It's a small miracle nobody was hurt or killed in Colorado over the weekend after an engine blew on a United jet and rained huge pieces of debris on neighborhoods near the Denver International Airport. In fact, one of the engine's fan blades came down on a soccer...

After Plane Disaster in Denver, Bad News for Boeing's 777s

Company calls for 128 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines to be grounded

(Newser) - It hasn't been a good couple of years for Boeing , but the beleaguered airplane manufacturer had just started to turn things around, getting its Boeing 737 Max back up in US skies and trying to move on from the crisis surrounding that plane model . Now, a backslide after a...

Boeing's 'Slap on the Wrist' for 737 Max Debacle: $2.5B

Company will avoid criminal charges from DOJ if it adheres to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. Under the settlement announced Thursday, Boeing will pay a $243.6 million fine, $1....

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route
Boeing Max Is
Back on US Route

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route

Plane was grounded last year after two crashes

(Newser) - American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in US skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American Flight 718 carried about 100 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman, and landed Tuesday afternoon...

More Good News for Boeing on the 737 Max

European regulator declares the aircraft safe

(Newser) - A month after the US cleared the Boeing 737 Max to fly once again under certain conditions, Europe is expected to soon do the same. The head of the EU's aviation safety agency says he is "certain" the aircraft is safe to fly after the EASA completed a...

Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared for Takeoff

After fixes, issue with plane's nose 'can no longer happen'

(Newser) - Following two fatal crashes and 20 months on the ground, the Boeing 737 Max has been cleared to fly in the US. The FAA said Wednesday that a review process was complete and the plane could take to the skies—but only after necessary changes are made, pilots receive simulator...

Boeing Astronaut Pulls Out of First Starliner Mission

Chris Ferguson doesn't want to miss daughter's wedding

(Newser) - The commander of the final space shuttle mission has decided against becoming one of the first "corporate astronauts." Chris Ferguson tells the Washington Post that he has stepped aside as commander of the first crewed mission of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft because he has a "lot of...

Report on 737 Max: 'Horrific Culmination' of Missteps

'Grossly insufficient oversight' by FAA and 'lack of transparency' by Boeing cited by House committee

(Newser) - As regulators get closer to OKing recertification for Boeing's beleaguered 737 Max planes, what CNBC calls a "damning" report from a Congressional committee that took a year and a half to complete was released Wednesday, pointing to a series of fails during the development of the aircraft. The...

New Boeing Plane Name May Be Subtle PR Move

737 Max is called 737-8 in new announcement from Boeing, but it's not clear if that's an official rebrand

(Newser) - Boeing announced an order Wednesday from Polish airline Enter Air for up to four 737-8 airplanes, with the airline's general director asserting he's "convinced it will be the best aircraft in the world for many years to come." For those curious what this new jet is...

Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs
Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs

Boeing Slashes 12K Jobs

CEO cites pandemic's 'devastating effect on the airline industry'

(Newser) - Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. The company, one of the nation's biggest manufacturers, said Wednesday that it will lay off 6,770 US employees this...

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