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Boeing invites pilots, regulators to briefing as it looks to return 737 MAX to service

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SINGAPORE/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Boeing Co said it invited more than 200 airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an information session on Wednesday as it looks to return the 737 MAX to commercial service. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March Read More

Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' software

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about “aggressive” software that pushes a plane’s nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia this month. FILE PHOTO: Candle flames burn during a commemoration ceremony for the victims at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Read More

Flooding impairs drinking water treatment for Kansas City, Missouri

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Record flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising Health risks for infants, the elderly and other people with compromised immune systems, the municipal water service warned on Saturday. The Kansas side of the Missouri River is seen in Atchison, Kansas, U.S., March Read More

U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy

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WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) – A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under global regulatory scrutiny over software and 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

In foreboding sign for U.S. economy, factory sector softens

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity unexpectedly cooled in March, a troubling sign for the economy although the housing market showed signs lower interest rates were giving it a boost. A man walks his dog past a mural depicting factory workers in the historic Pullman neighborhood in Chicago November 20, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles Financial data Read More

Trump orders withdrawal of fresh North Korea-related sanctions announced earlier by US Treasury

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US President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the new round of North Korea-related sanctions that had been announced earlier by the US Treasury. The move was announced by the US President through Twitter on Friday. “It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale Sanctions would be added to those Read More

Global growth rebound hopes hit by weak factory data

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the United States suffered in March as surveys showed trade tensions had left their mark on factory output, a setback for hopes the global economy might be turning the corner on its slowdown. FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen at a factory at the Keihin industrial zone Read More

Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid Missouri River floodwaters that left ruins, death and drowned livestock across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday and threaten more towns and cities. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, in this still imgage taken from social 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