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Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

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The US plane manufacturer Boeing has recommended grounding dozens of its 777 aircraft around the world after one of the jets suffered an engine failure.The plane, carrying 231 passengers, was forced to return to Denver airport on Saturday. No injuries were reported. United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines have stopped using 62 planes. Korean Air says it will ground six.In total, Boeing said 128 aircraft with the same engine as the Denver plane should be grounded."While [an] investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines," the company said in a statement.Pratt & Whitney said it had dispatched a team to work with investigators. According to the Federal Aviation Admini...
Boeing will pay $2.5bn to resolve US investigation into 737 MAX disasters

Boeing will pay $2.5bn to resolve US investigation into 737 MAX disasters

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Plane manufacturer Boeing will pay out more than $ 2.5bn to resolve a US investigation into the deadly 737 MAX disasters, the country's Justice Department has said.In a statement, America's government said the settlement includes a criminal penalty of $ 243.6m and compensation to the firm's customers of $ 1.77bn. Boeing will also set up a fund of $ 500m to compensate the families of those who died in the Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air crashes.The 737 Max model has been grounded since March 2019 following the two fatal crashes in which 346 people were killed.In November, the US aviation regulator cleared the way for its return to US skies, followed a week later by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) confirming plans to also give the go-ahead. ...
Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a $ 189.3 million contract modification Thursday for repairs and support equipment of the F-15's Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System. Per the Pentagon's contract announcement, the deal modifies an earlier contract for low-rate initial production to add funding for property repair, acquisition of support equipment, technical Made by BAE Systems, the EPAWSS is an integrated digital avionics system designed to protect the F-15E Eagle against enemy air defense systems by providing radar warning, geo-location and situational awareness. Advertisement The F-15E Eagle Fleet at California's Air Force Base began testing the EPAWSS system on aircraft in April. The EPAWSS was also one of the "prioritized tests" during an exercise called Large Forc...
Boeing 737 MAX cleared to fly again after fatal crashes

Boeing 737 MAX cleared to fly again after fatal crashes

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Regulators have cleared Boeing's 737 MAX to fly again, 20 months after the fleet was grounded globally following two fatal crashes.The decision was announced by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just months after a highly critical congressional report accused the watchdog itself of contributing to a "horrific culmination" of failures before the accidents. It prompted anger from relatives of those who died. Image: The aircraft's flight control software was the focal point of the redesign efforts The FAA said the plane's airworthiness certificate would allow deliveries and US commercial flights to resume by the year's end - subject to pilot training being agreed.In Europe, regulators expect to launch a consultation on the air...
Boeing delivers first MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopter to Special Ops

Boeing delivers first MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopter to Special Ops

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Boeing has delivered the first of two dozen MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to Army Special Operations Command, the company announced Tuesday. The company signed a $ 265 million contract in July to to build upgraded Chinook aircraft for SOCOM. Advertisement Under the current iteration of the contract, Boeing will build a total of 24 aircraft for a total potential value of $ 602.2 million. "This delivery marks a major step for the Chinook program," Andy Builta, Boeing vice president and H-47 program manager, said in a statement. "The new Chinook will give U.S. Special Operations Forces significantly more capability for extremely challenging missions and will enable them to conduct those missions on the future battlefield." The Block II version of the Chinook includes n...