Thursday , February 22 2018

Aviation

Boeing to gain as China agrees to recognise US safety approval

Bloomberg The US and China agreed to recognise the other’s aircraft safety approvals, which may boost the Asian nation’s burgeoning aviation industry and make it easier for companies like Boeing Co. to sell products there. The US-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement was announced before President Donald Trump is set to ...

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American Airlines leads US in passenger racial complaints

Bloomberg American Airlines passengers have filed 29 complaints of racial discrimination in the last 20 months, the most of any airline flying in the US, according to data compiled by the US Department of Transportation. While air travellers are often unhappy, American’s treatment of African-American passengers has recently come under ...

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Boeing invests in drone startup in push for automated technology

Bloomberg Boeing Co. is investing in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy, a self-guided drone startup, marking its first financial backing for a company specialising in autonomous technology since establishing the HorizonX venture fund in April. Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, declined to specify the size of the investment. Near Earth ...

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F-35s hobbled by parts shortages, slow repairs, audit finds

Bloomberg The Pentagon is accelerating production of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet even though the planes already delivered are facing “significantly longer repair times” than planned because maintenance facilities are six years behind schedule, according to a draft audit. The time to repair a part has averaged 172 days—“twice the ...

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Ryanair pilots demand double pay offered by airline at Stansted

Bloomberg Ryanair Holdings Plc’s pilot uprising shows little signs of abating, with an ad-hoc group demanding that a wage increase offered to crews at London Stansted airport be doubled and extended across the budget airline’s European bases. The unofficial European Employee Representative Council made the proposal to pilots after cockpit ...

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For C Series jet, Airbus puts price tag on ‘made-in-US’ label

Bloomberg Securing a “made-in-US” label for Bombardier Inc.’s C Series jet by building another assembly line in Alabama would cost only “a few hundred million dollars,” Airbus SE’s No. 2 executive said. The new facility is crucial to Airbus’s strategy for increasing US sales of the Canadian plane while avoiding ...

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