Coronavirus clips wings of Asia's biggest air show

Business Feb 11, 2020

Coronavirus clips wings of Asia's biggest air show

Asia's biggest air show opens in Singapore Tuesday under the shadow of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has prompted dozens of companies to withdraw and threatens to hammer the aviation industry. The biennial Singapore Airshow attracts hundreds of global aerospace firms and airlines to the ...

Federal watchdog to examine pilot training on new jetliners

World Feb 11, 2020

Federal watchdog to examine pilot training on new jetliners

A government watchdog office said Monday it will evaluate U.S. and international standards for pilot training after two crashes involving a new Boeing jet. The Transportation Department's office of inspector general said the review will consider the role of automation in modern airliners. Two Boeing 737 ...

Airbus in talks to buy out Bombardier stake in A220 program

Business Feb 10, 2020

Airbus in talks to buy out Bombardier stake in A220 program

Airbus SE is in talks to buy out Bombardier Inc.'s stake in the A220 jetliner program, according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations between the companies are at an advanced stage, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks ...

Sri Lanka to probe aircraft deal after Airbus corruption settlement

Business Feb 3, 2020

Sri Lanka to probe aircraft deal after Airbus corruption settlement

Sri Lanka's president ordered a fresh investigation Sunday into a multi-billion dollar aircraft purchase involving the island's loss-making national carrier, days after Airbus settled corruption probes in Europe and the U.S. A French court on Friday approved a deal allowing Airbus to pay €3.6 billion ...

First test flight of Boeing's 777X jetliner is success

Business / Corporate Jan 26, 2020

First test flight of Boeing's 777X jetliner is success

Boeing Co. successfully staged the first flight of the world's largest twin-engine jetliner on Saturday, a respite from the crisis over its smallest model, the grounded 737 Max. The 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo, touched down at the historic Boeing Field outside ...