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China's C919 — the country's first domestically developed large, narrow-body passenger aircraft, is displayed at the Singapore Air Show on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 20, 2024
China debuts C919 aircraft in Singapore, but can it challenge Boeing and Airbus?
The Asian powerhouse hopes the country's first domestically developed large, narrow-body passenger aircraft will help it break into new markets.
Boeing 737 Max airplanes on the tarmac at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 10, 2024
How production pressures plunged Boeing into yet another crisis
Soul-searching about quality controls and plunged Boeing into its second safety crisis in five years.
A Boeing 737 Max 7 during an FAA evaluation flight at Boeing Field in Seattle in September 2020
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 3, 2024
How a roller-coaster week left Boeing's credibility on the line
The tumult is not over. U.S. investigators are soon expected to release a preliminary report on the Jan. 5 Alaska Airlines blowout.
Japan Airlines has reported third-quarter income that beat average analyst estimates.
BUSINESS
Feb 2, 2024
JAL expects ¥2 billion in lost revenue due to Haneda jet crash
JAL said Friday the amount also includes losses incurred from having to take the A350 out of service.
Anti-landing barricades on a beach in Kinmen, Taiwan, with China's Xiamen in the background on Dec. 18, 2023
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 31, 2024
Taiwan assails 'unilateral' China change to flight path in strait
Taipei says the move in relation to the "median line" appears to be a deliberate attempt to change the status quo for possible military means.
Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft under construction in Renton, Washington, in 2017
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2024
Boeing under a microscope for safety issues as it reports results
Boeing shares have fallen 21% this month, putting them on track for their worst January since at least 2017.
A Cathay Pacific Airways aircraft prepares to land at Hong Kong International Airport. Data shows that major airlines produce almost twice as much emissions for every passenger they carry than low-cost carriers.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Jan 23, 2024
No-frills flying emerges as air travel’s painful, greener future
Budget airlines’ obsession with lowering weight to save fuel happens to produce the best emissions metrics in the skies.
A Korean Air plane (left) and Cathay Pacific aircraft made contact with each other at New Chitose Airport on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jan 17, 2024
Korean Air plane 'strikes' Cathay aircraft in Japan; no injuries
The incident at New Chitose Airport serving Sapporo came two weeks after a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Instead of hoping seats are free and scrambling to find luggage space on the shinkansen, what if you could fly charter across Japan on your next trip instead?
LIFE / Travel
Jan 13, 2024
Can charter flights connect rich tourists with rural Japan?
The tours, which fly to cities in western, central and northern Japan, will be priced from around ¥1.5 million per person for a group of four people staying two nights.
After a fuselage panel ripped off during an Alaska Airlines flight on Jan. 5, all Boeing 737 Max 9 planes were grounded in the United States.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 12, 2024
We're stuck with the 737 Max, like it or not
The most recent incident involving a Boeing 737 Max won't stop airlines from using the craft. There simply aren't that many other options.
A Boeing 737 Max 9 plane that lost part of its fuselage midair is parked at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced it had opened an investigation into whether Boeing failed to ensure that the plane was safe and conformed to the design approved by the agency.
WORLD
Jan 12, 2024
Boeing faces U.S. safety probe over 737 midair blowout
The investigation stems from a midair blowout of a so-called door plug on a 737 Max 9 jet operated by Alaska Airlines on Jan. 5.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 airplanes on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2024
Boeing's latest Max problem creates more headaches for airlines
Alaska Airlines and United Airlines together have 70% of the Max 9 planes in service and have canceled hundreds of flights.
Friday's mid-air panel blowout on an Alaska Airlines flight left a gaping hole on the 737 Max 9 plane.
WORLD
Jan 10, 2024
Boeing CEO admits mistakes, says mid-air blowout 'can never happen again'
Dave Calhoun tells employees that the probe on loose parts and broader checks of systems and processes will be done with 'complete transparency every step of the way."
The fuselage plug area of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 Max, which was forced to make an emergency landing with a gap in the fuselage, is seen during its investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 9, 2024
United finds loose bolts on planes, raising pressure on Boeing
U.S. regulators grounded 171 Max 9 planes after a panel blew off an Alaska Airlines-operated flight not long after taking off from a Portland, Oregon, airport
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft grounded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Saturday. Alaska Airlines will ground its entire fleet of Boeing 737 Max-9 aircraft after a fuselage section in the rear part of the brand-new jet blew out shortly after takeoff last Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 8, 2024
Boeing CEO’s comeback plan for 2024 takes a blow five days in
Alaska Airlines incident could hinder the year's manufacturing pace for 737s amid immense pressure on the planemaker to return its factories to 2019 rates.
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 is grounded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday.
WORLD
Jan 7, 2024
U.S. regulator orders temporary grounding of some 737 Max jets after mishap
The move affects about 171 planes worldwide, according to a statement by the U.S. regulator.
Boeing's 737 Max 9 under construction at the company's production facility in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
WORLD
Jan 6, 2024
Alaska Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 9 fleet after fuselage blowout
The airline is taking the "precautionary step” to temporarily ground the fleet of 65 planes until completion of full maintenance and inspection.
The burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane lies on the tarmac at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday. AFP-JIJI
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 4, 2024
One of aviation’s biggest challenges played out on a Tokyo runway
Authorities across the globe are aware of the need to prevent runway incursions — lessons from the Haneda crash may bring us a step closer to eliminating them.
Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, left, the pilot responsible for miraculously soft landing in New York's Hudson River in 2009, celebrates on a ferry in Manhattan on Jan. 15, 2010.
WORLD / Society
Jan 4, 2024
Beyond Haneda: Other 'miracle' air crash evacuations
The collision at Haneda Airport killed 5 aboard the coast guard plane, but all 379 people on the JAL passenger jet survived.
A Japan Airlines (JAL) passenger plane burns on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2024
Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash
The collision of two airplanes at Haneda Airport comes just weeks after the global airline industry heard fresh warnings about runway safety.

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