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Boeing Had Too Much Sway in Vetting Own Jets, FAA Was Told

March 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing […]


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Boeing Crisis Grows as 737 Max Blocked From Singapore, Australia

March 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Boeing Co. is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as airlines and regulators from Singapore to Australia move to ground or block the plane following two deadly crashes in five months. A day after U.S. […]


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Vietjet and Bamboo Airways sign lucrative deals following the United States – North Korea Summit

February 28, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The airline is set to acquire 100 new 737 MAX airplanes worth US$12.7bn, while Bamboo Airways will gain 10 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing, totalling close to $3bn. The move forms part of Bamboo’s long-term growth strategy and plans to provide […]


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Airbus breaks ground on A220 manufacturing plant in Alabama

February 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Airbus has broken ground on a new A220 aircraft manufacturing facility in Alabama, USA. Located in Mobile, Alabama, the new assembly line will be the company’s second US-based commercial aircraft production facility. The $300mn assembly plant is expected to assemble […]


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A Dual-passenger Success: Ariane 5 Delivers on Arianespace’s First Launch of the Year

February 6, 2019

Via: ASD News

Arianespace opened its 2019 mission activity by successfully orbiting a pair of telecommunications spacecraft – Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1) and GSAT-31 – using the company’s workhorse Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Today’s flight to geostationary orbit, performed from […]


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Musk Shows Off First Firing of Starship Raptor Engine

February 4, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted videos and pictures revealing the first firing of the new Raptor rocket engine that will power SpaceX’s prototype Starship, the vehicle designed to carry humans on quick hops across the world and eventually to Mars. […]


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Airbus unveils the construction of its new A220 manufacturing facility

January 22, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the US has stepped up a gear, launching a ground-breaking ceremony of its new A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The assembly line will satisfy growing demands across the US for the A220 aircraft, the newest […]


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Musk’s SpaceX Laying Off 10% of Workforce

January 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

SpaceX is taking the ax to its headquarters in California. Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10% of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. Stunned […]


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JetBlue Airways Firms Up Order for 60 Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

January 4, 2019

Via: ASD News

JetBlue Airways has firmed up an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, the larger model of the new, industry-leading A220 series. “As we approach our 20th anniversary, the impressive range and economics of the highly efficient A220, combined with the outstanding […]


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Gulfstream Makes First International Deliveries of All-new G500

January 2, 2019

Via: ASD News

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it recently made the first international deliveries of the clean-sheet, record-breaking Gulfstream G500. Qatar Airways received two G500 aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters. The aircraft will join the five Gulfstream G650ER aircraft already in service […]