Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

U.S. FAA head says will be tougher on the certification of the Boeing 777x

November 20, 2019

FILE PHOTO: A large 777X banner is seen hanging over the Boeing 777X Final Assembly Building floor during a media tour of Boeing production facilities in Everett, Washington, U.S., February 27, 2019. Picture taken February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson DUBAI (HeadlineNews) – The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the FAA will […]

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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash: U.S. military

November 20, 2019

KABUL (HeadlineNews) – Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement. “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire,” the statement said. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for downing […]

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Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

November 18, 2019

FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo DUBAI (HeadlineNews) – Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA), industry sources […]

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Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft

November 17, 2019

(HeadlineNews) – An Airbus-backed air racing tournament unveiled an electric-powered sports aircraft on Sunday, billed as the world’s first, as the European planemaker seeks to boost its green aerospace technology. Several companies, including U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N), are working on electric-powered flying cars, amid increasing concerns about the environmental impact of fossil-fuel […]

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Russia says India delaying signing helicopters deal: executive

November 17, 2019

DUBAI (HeadlineNews) – The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 140 helicopters despite providing all information. Chief Executive Andrey Boginsky also said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the Indian Navy could be combined with […]

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Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

November 16, 2019

ANKARA (HeadlineNews) – Turkey bought S-400 missile defense systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defense Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Parts of a Russian S-400 defense system are unloaded from a Russian […]

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Indonesia waiting on major global aviation regulators for return of 737 MAX: official

November 13, 2019

FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Boeing facilities at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo JAKARTA (HeadlineNews) – Indonesia will not approve the return of the Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX to its skies until after aviation regulators in the United […]

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GE unit orders 25 Airbus jets including 12 Rolls-powered A330neo: sources

November 8, 2019

PARIS (HeadlineNews) – Leasing giant GECAS, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of General Electric (GE.N), has ordered 25 Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft including a rare purchase of jets powered by GE’s rival engine maker Rolls-Royce, two people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. conglomerate General Electric is seen on the company building […]

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Qantas tests world’s longest commercial flight from New York to Sydney

October 19, 2019

MELBOURNE (HeadlineNews) – Australia’s flag carrier Qantas (QAN.AX) completed on Sunday a nonstop test flight from New York to Sydney, researching how the world’s longest potential commercial airplane journey of nearly 20 hours would impact pilots, crew and passengers. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the […]

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