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‘Boeing was at my father’s funeral and I was not’

‘Boeing was at my father’s funeral and I was not’

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Zipporah Kuria was fighting back tears. Eight months after the Boeing 737 Max crash that killed Ms Kuria's father, Joseph Waithaka, the site of impact was covered on Thursday and unidentified remains of the victims were buried in rows of identical coffins. But Ms Kuria wasn't there.Officials from Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines are believed to have attended a ceremony at the site, but because of the short notice Ms Kuria and other relatives of the dead were unable to attend.Family members of three separate victims told the BBC they were only notified of the ceremony days ago. As a result, only relatives of two of the 157 victims attended. "It is absurd. It makes me shudder that Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines are at my father's funer...
Lion Air families told of fatal Boeing 737 crash causes

Lion Air families told of fatal Boeing 737 crash causes

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Mechanical and design problems with the flight control system were among the causes of last year's Lion Air crash, families of the victims have been told.Indonesian investigators focused on a system used to improve handling and prevent stalling on the Boeing 737 Max, which crashed killing 189 people.The 737 Max model was grounded after an Ethiopian Airlines crash in March 2019.On Tuesday, Boeing's Kevin McAllister was ousted, the most senior executive to go in the wake of the crashes.Boeing did not comment ahead of formal publication of the report into the Lion Air crash, which took place 13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta on 29 October.The US company's third-quarter results, due later on Wednesday, are expected to be dominated by the fall-out from th...
Boeing wins $23.6M contract to keep Navy F/A-18 planes flying

Boeing wins $23.6M contract to keep Navy F/A-18 planes flying

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Boeing Co. was awarded a $ 23.6 million contract by the U.S. Navy for support in solving maintenance issues of F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes. The contract, a modification of a prior contract and announced on Thursday by the Defense Department, calls for engineering, logistics, and program management of F/A-18A-D, E/F, and EA-18G aircraft in support of reducing fleet "out of reporting" rates and maintenance planning. The term refers to a plane grounded because of maintenance or repair issues. The planes, in service since the 1970s, are currently flown by the U.S. Marine Corps as its front-line fighter, by the U.S. Navy as a second-tier fighter, and also by seven international customers. The Marine and Navy planes are expected to have a service life of 20 years, but are wea...
Boeing drops out of nuclear missile development program

Boeing drops out of nuclear missile development program

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July 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has dropped out of a program to develop a new nuclear missile for the Air Force over concerns with the bidding process. The company made the announcement just one week after the Air Force issued its final request for proposals for a replacement for the 1960s era Minuteman III ICBM system, and makes Northrop Grumman the sole remaining bidder for the new system. "After numerous attempts to resolve concerns within the procurement process, Boeing has informed the Air Force that it will not bid Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Engineering and Manufacturing Development under the current acquisition approach," Boeing said in a statement emailed to UPI. "We've evaluated these issues extensively, and determined that the current acquisition approach does not provide a level...
Boeing takes $5bn compensation hit over 737 MAX crashes

Boeing takes $5bn compensation hit over 737 MAX crashes

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Boeing is taking a $ 4.9bn (£3.9bn) charge to compensate airlines following the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX fleet after two crashes.The crisis-hit firm said lost sales, reduced production and the compensation payments it was expecting to hand over to date would cost it $ 6.6bn (£5.3bn). The sum does not include any provision for lawsuits expected to be filed by the families of those killed. Boeing boss refuses to quit after two deadly pl