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Boeing looms large over struggling U.S. manufacturing sector

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods fell for a second straight month in May as troubles at Boeing weighed on demand for aircraft, suggesting manufacturing could remain weak even as business spending on equipment appears to stabilize. FILE PHOTO – A Boeing worker is pictured in the wing system installation area at Read More

Airbus steals Paris Air Show with twice as many new plane orders than Boeing

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European aerospace company Airbus has dominated Le Bourget airfield as it easily outpaced US rival Boeing with the number of orders for its aircraft on the final day of trading at the Paris Air Show. The business program at one of the world’s largest aerospace-industry exhibitions closed on Thursday. Over the four days, Airbus secured Read More

‘It was to blame Russia from the beginning’: Malaysia PM fires back at MH17 probe

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Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s prime minister, voiced his unease after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) revealed the latest results Read More

737 Max pilots need new simulator training, Hudson hero ‘Sully’ urges Congress

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Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot famous for safely landing a plane on the Hudson River in 2009, told Congress that pilots of the troubled Boeing 737 MAX planes should get new simulator training. Sully was testifying in front of a congressional panel on Wednesday about Boeing Max safety, and also criticized the Federal Aviation Administration’s Read More

Turkey’s Erdogan says former Egyptian president Morsi was ‘killed’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi “did not die, he was murdered” while speaking at an election rally in Istanbul Wednesday. Morsi suffered a fatal heart attack following a court appearance Monday and now the Turkish leader has vowed his government “will do whatever it takes” to pursue Read More

Airbus attempts to sell the world on pilotless planes – or would you rather fly Boeing?

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says “the technology for autonomous flying” is already here, and the only obstacles to progress are regulators – and “the traveling public,” understandably wary of pilotless planes. Ever since two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft went down within six months of each other due to a glitch in the plane’s computerized flight Read More

Boeing says has no plans to change name of 737 max

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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/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Monday it had no plans to change the name of the 737 MAX after news reports that it would be Read More

Airbus launches new long-range jet as Boeing struggles

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By James Sillars, business reporter Airbus has launched a new long-range jet at the start of the Paris Air Show as main rival Boeing continues to face questions over the crisis for its 737 MAX fleet. Airbus said the single aisle A321XLR – an updated version of the existing A321 – would offer customers a Read More

Airbus launches new A321 jet, Boeing apologizes for MAX crisis

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LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) – Airbus launched a long-range version of its A321neo jet at the Paris Airshow on Monday, aiming to carve out new routes for airlines with smaller planes and steal a march on rival Boeing’s plans for a possible new mid-market jet. FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters Read More