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Boeing reaches deadline for telling the FAA how it will fix safety and quality problems

The Federal Aviation Administration required the company to produce a turnaround plan after one of its jetliners suffered a blowout of a fuselage...

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Over 6,000 flights delayed ahead of the busiest Memorial Day in decades

“Airports are going to be more packed than we have seen in 20 years,” AAA spokesperson Aixa Diaz said.

24.05.2024 20

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Memorial Day travel jams expected to be the worst in nearly 20 years

AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in nearly 20 years, with 43.8 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles from...

23.05.2024 40

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Boeing criminal charges: DOJ sees breach of settlement that staved off prosecution

In a letter, Glenn Leon, head of the DOJ criminal division's fraud section, said Boeing failed to make promised changes to detect and prevent...

15.05.2024 20

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Boeing violated a deal that allowed it to sidestep criminal prosecution. Now, charges could be back on the table

Boeing reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the Justice Department in January 2021 to avoid prosecution.

15.05.2024 20

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Congress passes $105 billion bill to ease air traffic controller shortage as planes keep nearly crashing on the tarmac

The funding bill aims to make it easier to hire air traffic controllers amid a shortage of 3,000.

30.04.2024 60

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Boeing’s financial woes continue as families of 737 Max crash victims push U.S. to prosecute the plane maker

About a dozen relatives of passengers who died in the second crash met with government officials for several hours Wednesday in Washington.

25.04.2024 20

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UAW’s next big Southern test after winning Tennessee union vote is Alabama

The UAW has accused the German carmaker of violating U.S. and German labor laws with aggressive anti-union tactics, which the company denies.

22.04.2024 50

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Congress hauls in Boeing whistleblower who claims 787 skin is so loose it could break apart

Back-to-back hearings Wednesday will examine allegations of major safety failures at the embattled aircraft manufacturer.

17.04.2024 50

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Frustrating flight cancellations, daylong waits prompt DOT to strike deal on airline consumer complaints

These issues are "a violation of passenger rights, and we are seeing far too many cases of that,” said DOT secretary Pete Buttigieg.

17.04.2024 10

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Boeing fights off fresh whistleblower allegations, while saying employee reports have ‘exploded … which is what we want’

Two Boeing engineering executives went into detail Monday to describe how panels are fitted together, particularly on the 787 Dreamliner.

16.04.2024 20

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Boeing promises to work with employees to correct quality lapses after FAA review finds aircraft maker failed 33 production aspects at one plant

The aircraft maker detailed its latest steps to correct lapses in quality in a memo to employees from Stan Deal, president of Boeing's commercial...

13.03.2024 30

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Boeing 737 Max’s rudder controls briefly failed last month, federal investigators say

Federal investigators said they confirmed pilots' account of a brief failure after a landng at Newark Liberty International Airport last month.

08.03.2024 30

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JetBlue, Spirit call it quits over $3.8 billion merger

It's "yet another victory for the Justice Department’s work on behalf of American consumers,” Attorney General Merrick Grland said.

05.03.2024 30

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Boeing safety 'disconnect' ripped in scathing report accusing rank and file of covering up quality issues for fear of retaliation

The comments were contained in a report Monday to the FAA which Congress ordered in 2020.

27.02.2024 7

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Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737 jetliner whose panel blew out in midflight was missing security bolts, regulators say

Without the bolts, nothing prevented the panel from sliding upward and detaching from “stop pads” that secured it to the airframe.

07.02.2024 30

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Biden's FAA chief says 'current system is not working because it is not delivering safe aircraft,' wonders 'what's going on' at Boeing

“In order to have a truly safe system, it seems to me that we can't rely on the manufacturers themselves to be their own watchdogs,” Rep. Colin...

06.02.2024 10

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FAA says it won’t let Boeing expand production of 737 Max planes until quality-control concerns are addressed: ‘This won’t be back to business as usual’

The production limits will apply only to the Max, of which there are currently two models, the 8 and the 9. Boeing builds about 30 a month but has...

25.01.2024 10

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United and Alaska Airlines’ irritation with Boeing is boiling over

United CEO Scott Kirby said that Boeing needs “real action” to restore its previous reputation for quality.

24.01.2024 10

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JetBlue's failed $3.8 billion merger could send Spirit Airlines into bankruptcy, Wall Street analysts warn

Cowen's Helane Becker says it "sounds alarmist and harsh," but the likely scenario is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, followed by a liquidation.

18.01.2024 30

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Boeing under federal investigation for door blowout that 'should have never happened and it cannot happen again'

The FAA notified Boeing of the probe in a letter, giving the aircraft maker 10 business days to present evidence or statements in its defense.

11.01.2024 7

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Alaska Airlines cancels all flights on Boeing 737 Max 9 planes—that's as many as 150 per day

The airline said it was awaiting new instructions from Boeing and federal officials on how to inspect its fleet.

10.01.2024 6

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Alaska Airlines faces scrutiny over its decision not to ground Boeing jet despite warning signs

The nation’s top accident investigator says warning lights were triggered on three flights, including each of the two days before the brand-new...

09.01.2024 10

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Holiday travel rush to  airports has begun—and so far it’s seen the ‘lowest cancellation rate in the last 5 years’

It's beginning to look a lot like a hectic holiday travel season, but it might go relatively smoothly if the weather cooperates.

21.12.2023 10

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Southwest Airlines agrees to $140m settlement for flight canceling meltdown that stranded 2 million travelers in December 2022

The assessment stems from nearly 17,000 canceled flights a year ago, starting as a winter storm paralyzed Southwest operations in Denver and...

18.12.2023 20

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‘That desire to get away is stronger than we have seen in a very long time’ as 115 million Americans expected to travel over the holiday season

The AAA predicts that the holiday season will still fall 3% short of record travel in 2019, the last Christmas before COVID-19 hit the United States.

12.12.2023 10

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Record crowds are traveling for Thanksgiving this year as over 55 million Americans will hit the road for turkey time

The busiest days to travel will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after.

21.11.2023 10

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The White House is throwing down over a $3.8 billion merger, saying JetBlue is 'intent on removing seats from planes and charging higher fares'

JetBlue offered to divest gates and landing and takeoff rights in Boston, New York City and Fort Lauderdale, but the government scoffed at that.

01.11.2023 7

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Airline pilot indicted for allegedly threatening to shoot the captain 'multiple times' if the flight was diverted for a passenger's medical emergency

The pilot's indictment came just a few days before an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot riding in the cockpit jump seat tried to shut down the engines...

01.11.2023 20

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Biden adminstration kicks off court fight to stop JetBlue from buying Spirit Airlines months after killing off its partnership with American

The administration is suing to block JetBlue’s proposed $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines.

31.10.2023 10

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An off-duty pilot tried to shut down the engines of a flight to San Francisco and had to be subdued, authorities say

The 44-year-old is being held on 83 counts each of attempted murder and reckless endangerment and one count of endangering an aircraft, authorities...

23.10.2023 5

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Striking UAW workers have 4 times as much support from Americans than the Big 3 Detroit carmakers they’re picketing

The new poll adds to evidence of U.S. support for labor unions during a year marked by strikes in Hollywood and a walkout that was narrowly averted...

12.10.2023 30

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UAW expands strike against Ford and General Motors by 7,000 more workers

“Sadly, despite our willingness to bargain, Ford and GM have refused to make meaningful progress at the table,” Shawn Fain said.

29.09.2023 5

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Watch out for 'the more nuclear option' from Detroit's striking auto workers, top analyst warns

Wedbush's Dan Ives thinks the UAW's next move is "a much more widespread strike on the core plants in and around Detroit. That would be a torpedo.”

24.09.2023 10

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Next UAW step is 'nuclear option' of more widespread strike

The Big 3 automakers said talks with the union continued on Saturday, with no breakthroughs expected.

24.09.2023 10

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Joe Biden says he'll 'join the picket line and stand in solidarity' with striking UAW auto workers in Michigan

In a post on X, the president said he'll stand with the striking auto workers as they "fight for a fair share of the value they helped create."

23.09.2023 10

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The UAW just expanded its strike against GM and Stellantis to 38 plants in 20 states

Ford met some of the union’s demands during negotiations over the past week and was spared additional strikes, said UAW President Shawn Fain.

22.09.2023 1

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GM and Stellantis blame UAW strikes for fresh layoffs

Stellantis provided a glimmer of hope for a breakthrough in talks by giving the union a new contract proposal.

21.09.2023 20

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UAW threatens to expand autoworkers strike unless it makes major progress with GM, Ford and Stellantis by Friday

The United Auto Workers union is stepping up pressure on Detroit’s Big Three by threatening to expand its strike unless it sees major progress in...

20.09.2023 7

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Autoworkers are still talking with GM, Ford and Stellantis but the UAW says ‘We have a long way to go’ and warns of an expanded strike

In a video statement late Monday, UAW boss Shawn Fain said more factories could be targeted if “serious progress” toward an agreement isn’t...

19.09.2023 10

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UAW strike likely to result in sticker shock for car shoppers—and panic-buying would make things worse

"You'll start to see that pricing gets affected everywhere — and not just on the new end of the business."

17.09.2023 2

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Inside Delta's de-icing summer 'boot camp,' a 3-day retreat where 400 workers learn how to train another 6,000 on proper spray technique

Michael Ruby, an instructor who has been de-icing since 1992, says driving trucks that are 30 feet long is by far the hardest part of the learning...

11.09.2023 5

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Biden has a new pick to fill the long-vacant FAA chief role: Air taxi exec and former Obama official Michael Whitaker

Whitaker is a former deputy administrator at the FAA, and currently the chief operating officer at a Hyundai affiliate.

08.09.2023 3

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