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Debris found in fuel tanks of 70% of inspected 737 Max jets

February 22, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Debris has been found in the fuel tanks of 70% of grounded Boeing 737 Max jets that have been inspected by the company, Boeing confirmed on Saturday.Inspectors found the debris in 35 out of about 50 jets that were inspected. They are...

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

By RACHEL LA CORTE | February 19, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakersintroduced bills Wednesday,at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on...

Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China

By PAUL WISEMAN | February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump's tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of engines...

Airbus CEO sees no short-term benefit from Boeing MAX woes

By DAVID McHUGH | February 13, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Airbus' chief executive said Thursday that his company sees no short-term benefit from Boeing's troubles with its grounded 737 MAX because the competing A320 is sold out years ahead.CEO Guillaume Faury said that safety was...

Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

By DAVID KOENIG | February 11, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday.The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on...

Elbow bumps and bows: Singapore air show opens despite virus

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | February 11, 2020

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's air show took off Tuesday with the usual ribbon cutting and displays of aerial prowess, as many industry insiders shrugged off concerns over the virus outbreak that has decimated the regional travel industry.Some visitors...

Boeing gets good and bad news on its grounded 737 Max plane

By DANICA KIRKA and DAVID KOENIG | February 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Boeing has found a new problem with changes it is making to software on the 737 Max, but the company says the issue will not further delay the grounded plane’s return to flight.The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephen...

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

February 5, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local):11 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in...

Airbus paying $4 billion to end global corruption probes

By ANGELA CHARLTON | January 31, 2020

PARIS (AP) — U.S., British and French authorities approved an unprecedented agreement Friday with Airbus that will see the planemaker pay up to $4 billion to end years of damaging corruption investigations.All three countries called it the largest global...

Grand Canyon visit inspired Kobe Bryant’s pilot to fly

By STEFANIE DAZIO | January 31, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ara Zobayan's passion for helicopters began as a teenager and took flight years later after a life-changing trip soaring above the vast Grand Canyon.The freedom felt by the man who would become Kobe Bryant's pilot was transformational,...

Los Angeles high-rise that caught fire lacked sprinklers

By BRIAN MELLEY and STEFANIE DAZIO | January 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop and a ledge, had no sprinklers even though the same building burned seven years ago, authorities said.Flames...

‘I thought I was going to die.’ Tenants flee high-rise fire

By BRIAN MELLEY and STEFANIE DAZIO | January 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man who appeared about to jump from a burning Los Angeles apartment building on Wednesday and helicopters plucked people from the roof of the 25-story high-rise as other terrified residents...