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Indonesian air carrier to ditch Boeing’s jets after crash, in favor of rival Airbus

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Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest privately run airline, has announced plans to replace its Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the Airbus 330-900NEO as part of its strategy in response to the dynamic aviation market. The air carrier is currently operating only one Boeing double-deck airplane, which has been part of its fleet since 2009. The aircraft has Read More

Indonesian air carrier to ditch Boeing’s jets after crash in favor of rival Airbus

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Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest privately run airline, has announced plans to replace its Boeing 747-400 aircraft with the Airbus 330-900NEO as part of its strategy in response to the dynamic aviation market. The air carrier is currently operating only one Boeing’s double-deck airplane, which has been part of its fleet since 2009. The aircraft has Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attack

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Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed it had started a bombardment of the territory after an overnight blast in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba, which left seven people wounded. An Israeli Read More

British-Israeli family injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip

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Benjamin Netanyahu has cut short a trip to Washington after members of a British-Israeli family were among seven people injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. The strike destroyed a home in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba. An Israeli government source confirmed to Sky News that six Read More

1,300+ people in distress as crippled cruise liner is battered by huge waves off Norway (VIDEOS)

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At least 10 people have been injured during an ongoing, high-risk evacuation of the Viking Sky cruise liner, which had engine problems and was forced to anchor in Norway’s Hustadvika Bay with 1,300+ passengers and crew on board. After suffering an engine failure, the Viking Sky sent out a mayday call on Saturday afternoon, requesting Read More

Boeing’s latest crashes pose serious risk to global AI development – analysts

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Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by the world’s top tech firms. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by global carriers were grounded earlier this month after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft Read More

Some Boeing 737 MAX orders in jeopardy, U.S. pilots try software fix

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JAKARTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal was already in doubt. Still, Garuda is the first airline to publicly announce plans to Read More

Boeing makes safety change, Indonesian airline cancels order

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JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as Boeing tried to quell safety worries by making a previously optional cockpit warning light compulsory. National carrier Garuda is the first airline to publicly announce plans to scrap Read More

‘Passengers have lost confidence’: Indonesian carrier cancels big order for Boeing 737 MAX

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Indonesia’s national airline Garuda has announced the cancellation of its multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in less than five months. In 2014, Garuda Indonesia signed a $4.9 billion agreement for the delivery of 50 of the Boeing planes, one of which was handed Read More

Boeing to mandate safety feature in MAX software upgrade: sources

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JAKARTA/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Boeing Co will mandate on MAX jets a previously optional cockpit warning light, which might have warned of problems that possibly played a role in the recent crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes, two officials briefed on the matter said. An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac Read More