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WATCH small doglike Italian robot tow 3-ton aircraft across airfield

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Although a Piaggio P.180 Avanti plane weighs around 3.3 tons, four-legged robot HyQReal managed to pull it across an airfield and made the stunt look almost effortless. A video shared by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab (which is run by the Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology), starts with scientists carefully attaching a rope to the Read More

U.S. regulator sees approval of Boeing 737 MAX to fly as soon as late June: sources

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MONTREAL/FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jet to return to service as soon as late June, representatives of the U.S. air regulator informed members of the United Nations’ aviation agency in a private briefing on Thursday, sources told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo Read More

Exclusive: U.S. airlines expect Boeing 737 MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Once regulators approve Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that operate the MAX told Reuters. American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets sit parked at a facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., Read More

FAA chief calls eight-hour meeting on Boeing 737 MAX ‘exceedingly positive’

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FILE PHOTO: Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testifies during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Aviation Subcommittee hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) – The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Read More

Exclusive: FAA tells U.N. panel it expects Boeing 737 MAX approval as early as late June – sources

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo MONTREAL (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives told members of the United Nations’ aviation agency they expect approval of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets to fly in the Read More

FAA chief has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX approval

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo FORT WORTH, Texas/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable to approve Boeing Co’s 737 MAX for Read More

Airbus prepares counter-punch to new Boeing mid-sized jet

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TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Airbus hinted on Tuesday at a price battle and imminent aircraft revamp to counter a possible new Boeing mid-sized jet, promising a “left hook, right hook” from two of its established models. FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Read More

Major Chinese airline demands compensation from Boeing over 737 MAX grounding

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China Eastern Airlines has requested compensation from the US aerospace giant Boeing over financial damages the carrier had to sustain over the compulsory grounding and suspended delivery of 737 MAX aircraft since March. “The grounding of 737 MAX aircraft since March 11, 2019 has caused relatively big losses to China Eastern. With the passing of Read More

Airbus pledges boxers’ counter-punch to new Boeing mid-jet

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TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) – Airbus held out the prospect of a clash over prices to counter any decision by Boeing (BA.N) to launch a new aircraft in the middle of the jet market, by promising a “left hook, right hook” counter-punch with two of its existing models. FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Read More

‘Miracle’ there was no blast as F-16 fighter jet crashes into warehouse

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A fire official has said it is a “miracle” there was no explosion after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near a Southern California air base. The Air National Guard jet reported hydraulic problems during a training drill at March Reserve Air Force Base, east of Los Angeles, yesterday. The pilot safely ejected Read More