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Singapore and Australia Both Ground Boeing's 737 MAX Aircraft

Singapore and Australia Both Ground Boeing's 737 MAX AircraftBoth countries announced a temporary suspension on the plane model on Tuesday



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Brazilian airline Gol grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Brazilian airline Gol grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraftBrazilian airline Gol announced on Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash involving the same model that left 157 people dead. “Given security is the number one value at Gol… the company… is temporarily suspending its commercial operations with its 737 MAX 8 aircraft,” said a Gol statement. Of Gol’s 121 Boeing aircraft, with whom it has an exclusive agreement, seven are the 737 MAX 8 model.



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American Airlines cancels 40 flights amid aircraft issue, takes planes out of service

American Airlines cancels 40 flights amid aircraft issue, takes planes out of serviceThe airline is removing more than a dozen planes from service after discovering an overhead-bin issue that led to cancellation of nearly 40 flights.



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Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculationsThe investigation began in February 2018, and there have been no fines nor enforcement action from the investigation to date.



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US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela borderCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration is sending another large shipment of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia, for the first time using U.S. military aircraft as it increases pressure on Nicolas Maduro to give up power, according to a State Department email sent to Congress.



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Wreck of long-lost WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet found after 76 years, nearly 17,500 feet under water

Wreck of long-lost WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet found after 76 years, nearly 17,500 feet under waterFor 76 years, she lay on the ocean floor, a quiet tomb for 140 sailors who died the day she sank. Now, for the first time since then, humans have laid eyes on the Hornet.



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China's Worst F-35 and Aircraft Carrier Nightmare Is About to Come True

China's Worst F-35 and Aircraft Carrier Nightmare Is About to Come TrueJapan's cabinet on Dec. 18, 2018 approved a plan to modify the Japanese navy's two Izumo-class helicopter carriers to embark F-35B stealth fighters.



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US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missiles

US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missilesThe US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict between the world’s largest superpowers, which are currently locked in an escalating trade war and ongoing disputes over territorial claims in the South China Sea. Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway, which separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, three times last year, but has not dispatched a carrier in more than 10 years.



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One dead and five missing after US military aircraft crash off Japan

One dead and five missing after US military aircraft crash off JapanOne American Marine was killed and rescue teams were searching for five others missing after two Marine Corps aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during a refueling exercise, officials said on Thursday. Japanese and American officials said they had so far found two of the seven Marines who had been aboard the aircraft, an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet and a KC-130 Hercules. "One of the recovered Marines is in fair condition and the other has been declared deceased by competent medical personnel," a US Marine Corps statement said. Takeshi Iwaya, the Japanese Defence minister, said: "US military and the Japanese Self-Defense planes and vessels are searching for those still missing… I hope all the members will be rescued safely as soon as possible." The marines were conducting "regularly scheduled training" when the crash occurred around 2:00 am local time, the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force said in a statement. A Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel sails on the water at the area where two US Marine Corps aircraft are thought to have crashed Credit: REUTERS The F/A-18 fighter jet with two crew onboard and a KC-130 refuelling tanker with five crew crashed into the sea around 100 kilometres (55 nautical miles) off the cape of Muroto in southwestern Japan, Mr Iwaya said. The crew member rescued had been in the fighter jet, the minister confirmed. Japan's SDF had deployed nine aircraft and three vessels for the search, he said. "We are thankful for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force's efforts as they immediately responded in the search and rescue operation," the Marines said. A spokesman for the Japanese coastguard said six vessels and an aircraft had been dispatched separately to assist in the rescue efforts. There are few details about the circumstances of what the Marines described as a "mishap" and an investigation is underway. Public broadcaster NHK sent a helicopter to try to find the crash site but was unable to locate it due to heavy fog and rain. During a normal KC-130 refuelling operation, the tanker aircraft trails a hose from the back of the plane with a so-called "drogue", shaped a bit like a windsock, at the end. The fighter jet then inserts a probe inside the drogue to receive fuel, which it can do at a rate of up to 300 gallons per minute, according to globalsecurity.org. The US military has about 50,000 troops stationed in Japan and accidents are not uncommon. In November, a US navy fighter jet crashed into the sea off Japan's southern island of Okinawa and its two crew members were rescued alive. And in November 2017, a C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft with 11 people on board went down in the Philippine Sea – eight were rescued and the search was called off for the remaining three after a two-day search. The US military has also experienced difficulties with its Osprey helicopters, with several emergency landings, a deadly crash and a piece of chopper falling on the grounds of a Japanese school. Those incidents have stoked tensions between close military allies Washington and Tokyo and led to protests against the deployment of Ospreys by residents living near US bases. Iwaya said the incident was "regrettable but at this point we are doing our utmost to rescue those still missing". "Later, if we get to know the details of the accident, we will take appropriate measures," added Mr Iwaya. He said that there was no information that any passing vessels were affected by the crash. Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni that hosts the US base where the two aircraft were based, told the city assembly he had asked the military to halt operations until the cause of the accident became clear. "I will urge the government and the US military to take thorough measures in finding out the cause of the accident and preventing a repeat," said Mr Fukuda. The US ambassador to Japan, Bill Hagerty, said he was sending "heartfelt thoughts and prayers to families and colleagues of those still missing" and also praised the Japanese response.



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Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and Nukes: Meet the 5 Deadliest U.S. Weapons of World War II

Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and Nukes: Meet the 5 Deadliest U.S. Weapons of World War IILet the debate begin. 



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