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Ukrainian Airliner Was Downed By Iranian Missile: Justin Trudeau

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government had intelligence indicating that Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 was shot down by an Iranian missile. “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This […]

Sourcing From India To Grow Beyond $1 Bn: Boeing India Chief

New Delhi: Global aerospace major Boeing expects annual sourcing of key components from India to grow beyond the current level of $1 billion, a senior company official said. At present, more than 160 suppliers provide the company with advanced components and subassemblies for commercial and defence aircraft as part of Boeing’s integrated global supply chain. […]

Eight Apache attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at Pathankot Today

Pathankot: In a major boost to the Indian Air Force’s combat capabilities, eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters are set to be inducted into the IAF on Tuesday. Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa will be the chief guest during the induction ceremony, which will take place at the Pathankot Air Force station. The AH-64E […]

IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US

New Delhi: US aerospace major Boeing on Saturday handed over the first four of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force while another batch of four choppers will be delivered next week. The delivery of the first batch of the AH-64E Apache helicopters to the IAF at the Hindan air base came […]

Boeing completes 737 MAX software fix

Washington: Boeing said that it has completed software update and tests for the 737 MAX planes that have been grounded worldwide since March following two deadly crashes involving the aircraft model that took place within a span of five months. The plane maker said in a statement on Thursday that it has flown the aircraft with the updated […]

Boeing reported zero new orders for jets in April

Washington: Boeing said in a report that not only did the 737 MAX receive zero new orders since it was grounded worldwide in March, the company’s other jets, such as the 787 Dreamliner or the 777, also did not get any new orders in April. According to the report issued on Tuesday, Boeing did report […]

Boeing knew about 737 MAX problems before Indonesia crash

Washington: A new statement from Boeing has indicated that the aerospace manufacturer knew about a problem with the 737 MAX aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia killing 189 people, but decided not to do anything about it. Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a […]

Trump recommends Boeing to 'rebrand' 737 MAX planes

Washington: US President Donald Trump has publicly recommended Boeing to “rebrand” its troubled 737 Max planes after two fatal crashes led to the indefinite global grounding of the model and widespread criticism against the company. “What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were Boeing, I would fix […]

American Airlines extends 737 MAX flight cancellations

Washington: American Airlines has extended the cancellation of its Boeing 737 Max flights until August 19 due to the indefinite global grounding of the plane model, the company has announced. American, the world’s largest airline, decided to extend cancellations from early June through August 19, to help plan ahead for the busy summer travel season. Southwest […]

Boeing to cut 737 Max production after crashes

Washington: Boeing has announced that it was temporarily cutting production of its best-selling 737 Max airliner as the company works to return the plane to flight following the aircraft’s fall-out from crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia in the span of about five months. “We have decided to temporarily move from a production rate of 52 […]

Boeing urged to review 737 Max flight control system

Addis Ababa: Ethio­pian authorities on Thursday urged Boeing to review the flight control system of its 737 Max 8 aircraft, which they say contributed to the March 10 crash that claimed 157 lives. Ethio­pian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges gave a summary and the recommendations of the preliminary report into the crash in which she […]

India to ground Boeing 737-MAX aircrafts at 4 PM : Ministry

New Delhi/Mumbai: The government on Wednesday made it clear that operations of all Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft will be suspended at 4 PM. Late on Tuesday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: “DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. In a continuation to its Tuesday’s call […]

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Now, India grounds Boeing 737-MAX aircraft

New Delhi/Mumbai: India’s civil aviation regulator late on Tuesday suspended the operations of Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft, after several other countries restrained their airlines from operating the aircraft type. In a late night development, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: “DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes […]

Plane crash in Iran kills 15

Tehran: At least 15 people were killed in a Boeing 707 plane crash near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, the media reported. The cargo plane with 16 on board crashed in a residential area, 45 km west of Tehran, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) quoted Pir Hossein Kolivand, head of the Emergency […]

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts named by NASA for human spaceflight

Washington: Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. The astronauts will fly on spacecraft developed by SpaceX and Boeing as part of the the US space agency’s Commercial Crew programme to send humans […]

Boeing to manufacture aircraft components near Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Global aerospace major Boeing is planning to manufacture aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city’s outskirts, a senior official informed on Tuesday. “The state government on Monday approved Boeing’s proposal to set up an engineering and technology facility with electronics and avionics manufacturing and assembly […]

Air India tenders for $555 mn loan to buy 3 Boeing planes

New Delhi: Air India plans to raise $555 million through bridge loans to buy three Boeing aircraft scheduled for delivery early next year, as per a tender document floated by the national carrier. The bids for the bridge financing, to be guaranteed by the government, close on November 1. “Air India invites offers from banks/financial […]

Bhubaneswar airport to get automated weather observation system soon

Bhubaneswar: To overcome hassles in flight operations due to poor visibility especially in winter days, the Biju Patnaik International Airport authorities have decided to install an automated weather observation system (AWOS) on the runway. The new system will augment safety during landing of international flights especially Boeing and Airbus planes on the city airport runway. […]

TASL delivers first Chinook helicopter parts

Hyderabad: Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) on Thursday announced the delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Manufactured by TASL in Hyderabad, the parts will be delivered to Boeing for final assembly of the 15 helicopters on delivery to the Indian Air Force, […]