US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

The administration is proposing the packages as President Trump’s strategists try to paint him as being tough on China despite soft actions earlier.

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

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I Study Corporate Welfare. Even I Was Shocked by This Cronyism.

A privately owned entity created by the Export-Import Bank allows its customers to also be its owners.

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North Korean Hacking Group Attacks Israeli Defense Industry

Israel says the attack was thwarted, but a cybersecurity firm says it was successful. Some officials fear that classified data stolen by North Korea could be shared with Iran.

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Storm, Runway and Perhaps Pilot Error Are Cited in India Air Crash

As investigators sought the cause of a jetliner accident that killed 18 people, blame began to fall on the pilot and the hilltop runway.

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Ending an Era, British Airways Retires Fleet of Boeing 747s

The disruption of travel during the coronavirus pandemic hastened the company’s plans to pull the iconic aircraft from commercial service.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-company, #british-airways-plc, #london-england

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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Return to a Devastated Aviation Industry

Airlines have canceled orders for hundreds of the troubled jet because of its safety problems and the pandemic, but others are still eager to buy them.

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Boeing Communications Chief Resigns Over 33-Year-Old Article

Niel Golightly stepped down after an employee complained about an article he wrote in 1987 that said women should not serve in combat. He said he regretted writing it.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #boeing-company, #calhoun-david-l, #golightly-niel, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls

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Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.

#boeing-company, #computers-and-the-internet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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The Swamp Is Coming From Inside Trump’s Campaign

Lobbyists like David Urban, whose connections start at the very top, are thriving as they help the president’s re-election effort while aiding corporate clients.

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Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know.

The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, but could fly again by the end of the year. Answers to questions about the process.

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U.S. Watchdog’s Report Faults Boeing’s Disclosures on 737 Max Software

Boeing has completed a series of test flights, but a return to the skies will depend on more safety milestones.

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Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs

The European aircraft giant said it didn’t expect air travel to return to pre-virus levels till perhaps 2025.

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Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

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As Workers Fall Ill, U.S. Presses Mexico to Keep American-Owned Plants Open

Multinational corporations with factories in Mexico have remained open, even after coronavirus outbreaks hit their facilities.

#boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hisense-co-ltd, #honeywell-international-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #lear-corporation, #mexico, #parker-hannifin-corporation, #safran-sa, #schneider-electric-sa, #united-states-international-relations

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Boeing, Expecting a Long Slump, Will Cut 16,000 Jobs

The company, which saw sales plunge in the first quarter, said air travel might not recover for years.

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As States Push to Reopen, Business Leaders Say Not So Fast

“Shutting down was hard, but opening up is going to be harder,” one C.E.O. said of balancing public health and a damaged economy.

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Boeing Terminates $4.2 Billion Deal to Buy Stake in Embraer Unit

The U.S. aviation giant, struggling with the 737 Max crisis and canceled orders, no longer wants Embraer’s commercial jet business.

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Some Companies Seeking Bailouts Had Piles of Cash, Then Spent It

They poured the money into stock buybacks and dividends. Now, those hurting from the pandemic want government aid.

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Boeing to Restart Production in Washington State With 27,000 Workers

The aerospace giant said employees in the Puget Sound area would begin manufacturing commercial planes by the end of next week.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-company, #factories-and-manufacturing, #production, #puget-sound

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Boeing’s Problems Predate the Virus. Should the U.S. Come to Its Rescue?

The nation’s largest aerospace company is in discussions about three different federal aid programs amid confusion created by its new chief executive about its intentions.

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Boeing Mirrors the Economy. It Doesn’t Look Good.

The grounding of the 737 Max after two deadly crashes had already strained the company. The coronavirus is pushing it to the brink.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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