Business / Corporate Jun 11, 2019

Japan, France agree on aircraft parts partnership

The Japanese and French governments have agreed to strengthen private-sector partnerships for the production of engines, seats and other airplane equipment, informed sources said Monday. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the French Civil Aviation Authority will conclude a memorandum of cooperation at ...

American Airlines cancels 737 Max flights through Sept. 3

Business Jun 10, 2019

American Airlines cancels 737 Max flights through Sept. 3

American Airlines has canceled all scheduled flights with Boeing 737 Max jets through Sept. 3, extending the grounding of its fleet after two crashes involving the same aircraft model killed 346 people. The airline had previously canceled all 737 Max flights through August 19 as ...

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

National Jun 4, 2019

Japan ends search for F-35A and plans resumption of flights soon

The government has stopped searching for an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A that crashed into the Pacific Ocean some two months ago, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday. The remaining 12 F-35As, deployed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture, have been grounded since the accident, ...

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Business Jun 4, 2019

Boeing 737s undergo review for wing parts prone to cracking

Airlines have begun inspecting 312 of Boeing Co.'s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that are prone to cracking. The parts must be replaced within 10 days, U.S. regulators said. Boeing informed the Federal Aviation ...

Some Boeing 737 Max planes may have faulty parts, says FAA

Business Jun 3, 2019

Some Boeing 737 Max planes may have faulty parts, says FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday some Boeing Co 737 Max and NG planes may have parts that were improperly manufactured and that it will require their replacement, the latest issue to hit the plane manufacturer. The FAA said up to 148 leading ...