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Exclusive: Boeing CEO eyes major aircraft order under any U.S.-China trade deal

Exclusive: Boeing CEO eyes major aircraft order under any U.S.-China trade dealBoeing Co said on Tuesday that an aircraft order from China could result from any deal to end a yearlong trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Speaking to Reuters at the planemaker’s widebody aircraft factory in Everett, Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg cautioned that it was “tough to predict” the timing of a potential trade deal between the United States and China. Chicago-based Boeing calls itself the top U.S. exporter and has delivered more than one out of every four jetliners it made last year to customers in China, where it forecasts demand for 7,700 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $ 1.2 trillion.



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Delta nearly joined its rivals in buying the troubled Boeing 737 Max

Delta nearly joined its rivals in buying the troubled Boeing 737 MaxThe airline's CEO said it was a "close call" to pass on the plane, which has been grounded after two lethal crashes in five months.



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Boeing falls behind Airbus in deliveries as 737 MAX crisis bites

Boeing falls behind Airbus in deliveries as 737 MAX crisis bitesAirbus is on track to overtake Boeing in commercial plane deliveries for 2019 after outpacing its US rival at mid-year following the 737 MAX grounding, according to data released Tuesday. Boeing, which has halted deliveries of the top-selling plane since mid-March, reported 239 commercial plane deliveries in 2019 through the year’s midpoint, down 37 percent from the year-ago period. Airbus reported 389 deliveries for the same period, up 28 percent from the same period in 2018, according to data on its website.



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Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for AirbusBoeing’s campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $ 5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the U.S. manufacturer. Flyadeal, the budget airline arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., ordered 30 A320neo jets from Airbus and took options on 20 more, meaning that its entire fleet will consist of planes from that company. It’s a potentially troubling sign for Boeing, which has not seen customers divert orders to Airbus en masse.



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UPDATE 1-Ethiopian crash families criticise Boeing over donation plan

UPDATE 1-Ethiopian crash families criticise Boeing over donation planThe families of victims of an Ethiopian air disaster on Thursday criticised Boeing’s plan to donate $ 100 million to unspecified charities and communities affected by two crashes, saying it was too vague and that families should have been consulted first. Some of the families said Wednesday’s announcement from the U.S. planemaker also triggered an avalanche of unwelcome phone calls from relatives and acquaintances who believed they had just received compensation. The crash of the Boeing 737 MAX jet came only five months after the same model of plane plunged into the sea off Indonesia.



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Another critical software bug means the Boeing 737 Max still isn’t safe to fly

Another critical software bug means the Boeing 737 Max still isn’t safe to flyThe Boeing 737 Max saga continues with a new development that's not good news for Boeing. There's a new software issue that Boeing has to fix, which was discovered during recent FAA testing with the platform. There's no telling when the fix will be deployed, or when the 737 Max will be certified safe for flying again. As of right now, airlines have extended cancellations well into the summer and early fall.United Airlines announced on Wednesday that all 737 Max flights would be canceled until September 3rd, Gizmodo reports, while Southwest Airlines extended the cancellations through October 1st.The news comes as a result of the recent reports that said the FAA conducted new tests and discovered a critical safety issue with the plane's software that needs to be addressed. The new error is different from the one that contributed to the widely reported 737 Max crashes that resulted in the deaths of 346 people, and subsequently grounded all 737 Max flights.The FAA posted the following statement on the matter earlier this week:> The FAA is following a thorough process, not a prescribed timeline, for returning the Boeing 737 Max to passenger service. The FAA will lift the aircraft's prohibition order when we deem it is safe to do so. We continue to evaluate Boeing's software modification to the MCAS, and we are still developing necessary training requirements. We also are responding to recommendations received from the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB is an independent review panel we have asked to review our work regarding 737 Max return to service.> > On the most recent issue, the FAA's process is designed to discover and highlight potential risks. The FAA recently found a potential risk that Boeing must mitigate.While the FAA hasn't explained what the new issue is, a report from The Washington Post on the same day said that the flight control computer could force the plane to dive 'in a dangerous, uncontrolled fashion," in certain circumstances. The FAA pilots who performed the tests were concerned they could not "quickly and easily follow the required recovery procedures," a person familiar with the matter said."Boeing agrees with the FAA's decision and request, and is working on the required software," the company told The Post in a statement, without explaining how long it would take to address the issue. If software changes don't fix the problem, hardware modifications will be needed.



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Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in September

Boeing aims to finish software fix to 737 Max in SeptemberBoeing says it expects to finish work on updated flight-control software for the 737 Max in September, a sign that the troubled jet likely won’t be flying until late this year. A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval “in the September timeframe.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Boeing has not publicly discussed timing of the update. Once Boeing submits its changes, the FAA is expected to take several weeks to analyze them, and airlines would need additional time to take their grounded Max jets out of storage and prepare them to fly again.



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U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAXWASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week and it is not yet clear if the issue can be addressed with a software upgrade or will require a more complex hardware fix, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The FAA did not elaborate on the latest setback for Boeing, which has been working to get its best-selling airplane back in the air following a worldwide grounding in March in the wake of two deadly crashes within five months.



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Boeing shares hit as FAA finds new 737 MAX issue

Boeing shares hit as FAA finds new 737 MAX issueShares of Boeing tumbled Thursday, a day after US regulators identified a new issue in the Boeing 737 MAX that will likely slow the plane’s return to service following two deadly crashes. The issue — described by one aviation expert as “another black eye” for the 737 MAX — came as a major US airline again pushed back the timeframe for returning the planes to service and as Boeing faced fresh questions over its compliance with a 2015 US regulatory settlement intended to improve plane airworthiness. Boeing dropped 2.9 percent to $ 364.02, pushing the Dow into negative territory.



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US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAX

US FAA: Boeing must address new issue on 737 MAXUS regulators said Wednesday Boeing must address a new “potential risk” in the Boeing 737 MAX, further clouding the timeframe for resuming service on the planes after two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration “will lift the aircraft’s prohibition order when we deem it is safe to do so,” the agency said in an email. Boeing said the software fix for the 737 MAX that it has been developing for the last eight months does not currently address the matter.



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