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US warns airliners about risks of flying over Persian Gulf

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US diplomats have warned that US air carriers and commercial operators flying over the Persian Gulf face a risk from being “misidentified” as tensions between US and Iran continue to escalate. The warning relayed on Saturday by officials in Kuwait and the UAE came from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice to pilots published on Read More

Boeing says it has corrected simulator software of 737 MAX jets

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson (Reuters) – Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and Read More

Fears of flying Boeing’s 737 MAX won’t get in way of price conscious ticket shoppers: Reuters/IPSOS poll

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NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. fliers still consider ticket prices the most important factor when choosing a flight, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, suggesting two fatal crashes of Boeing Co 737 MAX jets have had little impact on consumer sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts are shown Read More

Google reveals lower-cost Pixel 3a phones and Nest Hub Max

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Google is to sell a range of lower-cost smartphones as part of an effort to jump-start sales of its Pixel brand. In addition, the company has shown off its first voice-controlled smart screen for the home to feature a camera. This allows it to offer more personalised features Read More

Germany’s Lufthansa bids for Thomas Cook’s Condor

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BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Lufthansa will make an offer for Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor with an option to acquire the remaining airlines of the British travel group, Lufthansa’s CEO said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A Lufthansa Airbus A321-100 airplane takes off from the airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File Read More

Germany’s Lufthansa will bid for Thomas Cook’s Condor: CEO

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FILE PHOTO: A Lufthansa Airbus A321-100 airplane takes off from the airport in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 29, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna/File Photo BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s largest airline Deutsche Lufthansa will make a non-binding offer for Thomas Cook’s Condor with an option to acquire the remaining airlines of the British group, Lufthansa’s CEO Read More

Healthcare, bullish bets dominate hedge-fund Sohn Investment Conference picks

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(Note: story contains offensive language in paragraph four) David Einhorn, President, Greenlight Capital, Inc. speaks during the 2019 Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid By David Randall (Reuters) – Big-name hedge fund managers, including David Einhorn and Larry Robbins, pitched stock ideas ranging from airplane lessors to biotech companies Read More

Greenlight’s David Einhorn pitches long on AerCap, short on GATX at Sohn Conference

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FILE PHOTO: David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, Inc., presents during the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – David Einhorn, president of Greenlight Capital, at the Sohn Investment Conference said his firm is positive on airplane leasing company AerCap Holdings and negative on railcar Read More

Missing safety alarm on crashed 737 MAX was ‘not necessary,’ FAA didn’t need to know, Boeing claims

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Boeing has claimed that a safety warning light packaged as an optional extra on the 737 MAX 8 was not “necessary for safe operation,” even after the light’s absence had been blamed for two fatal crashes. Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 has been involved in two deadly crashes in less than six months, killing a combined Read More

Boeing did not disclose 737 MAX alert issue to FAA for 13 months

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CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) did not tell U.S. regulators for more than a year that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737s, but insisted on Sunday the missing display represented no safety risk FILE PHOTO: Read More