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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

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

U.S. lawmaker urges FAA, Boeing employees to disclose details on 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 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Peter DeFazio on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration employees to come forward 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

Frankfurt air traffic suspended after 2 drones spotted

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Air traffic to and from Frankfurt Airport in southern Germany was suspended for half an hour, after two drones were seen in the vicinity, an airport spokesperson said on Friday. : Drones temporarily ground takeoffs at Dubai Airport, leaving thousands stranded Flights were suspended from around 5.15pm local time after the two unmanned aerial vehicles were Read More

Danger zone: 64yo civilian injured after fighter jet ejector seat triggers during takeoff

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A 64-year-old civilian passenger suffered serious back injuries and was hospitalized after being accidentally ejected from a French Air Force Rafale B fighter jet during take-off. The incident took place at around 2pm local time on Wednesday at the Saint-Dizier air base in northeastern France during a routine training mission. The pilot managed to safely Read More

WATCH: Explosion at Chinese chemical factory shatters windows miles away

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Incredible video footage of the explosion at a Chinese chemical plant shows how the sheer force shattered windows miles away. The death toll from the blast has risen to 47, with more than 600 people injured. The explosion rocked the Chenjiagang Industrial Park in the city of Yancheng, in east China’s Jiangsu province, on Thursday Read More

Rescuers dig for survivors after deadly Africa cyclone, Beira 'desperate'

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Shortages of water and food stoked frustrations in Mozambique’s Beira city on Friday as a swathe of southern Africa scrambled for survival following a powerful cyclone that killed hundreds of people and may have affected hundreds of thousands more. Survivors of Cyclone Idai, listen to a volunteer from Mozambique Red Cross, Read More

Norwegian Air says its Boeing MAX fleet doesn't have cockpit warning light

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian Air’s fleet of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is not equipped with a cockpit light warning of discrepancies between angle of attack sensors, the company said on Friday. “We have chosen not to fit this particular optional extra to our Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which is a decision other airlines 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