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Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

Boeing 777s grounded after Denver engine failure

World
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 chief ousted days after announcing 737 MAX production to be grounded

Boeing chief ousted days after announcing 737 MAX production to be grounded

Business
Boeing has ousted its boss six days after the company said it was suspending the production of 737 MAX aircraft following two fatal crashes.The aerospace giant said Dennis Muilenburg had resigned as chief executive and board director with immediate effect. Reuters news agency reported that Mr Muilenburg may be eligible for nearly $ 39m in severance. Boeing decline to comment on the figure or whether he would accept it.Announcing the chief executive's departure, the company said: "The board of directors decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders."It follows a year of intense scrutiny and industrial setbacks triggered by the two crashes, the co...
F-35s grounded 30 percent of the time, GAO says in parts supply chain analysis

F-35s grounded 30 percent of the time, GAO says in parts supply chain analysis

Business
April 26 (UPI) -- The lower-than-desired performance of the F-35 fighter plane is the result of supply chain issues, the General Accounting Office said in a report. The 59-page report, released on Thursday, noted that the plane is unable to fly as often as required because of spare parts shortages and logistical problems in moving parts around the world. GAO said that in the time period analyzed, May to November of 2018, F-35s were unable to fly 30 percent of the time because of shortages and mismatched parts, and that the Defense Department has an order backlog of about 4,300 parts. Parts for the aircraft are made largely in the United States, but also in other NATO countries, and the report said the Defense Department has not fully determined which actions are required to close the pip...
Roy Hodgson seeks to keep Crystal Palace grounded after first win

Roy Hodgson seeks to keep Crystal Palace grounded after first win

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Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace are fighting to resist the "party" that has followed the "funeral" of their troubling start to the season.On Saturday they visit Newcastle hoping to build on last week's 2-1 defeat of Premier League champions Chelsea, in which in their eighth fixture they scored their first goals of the league season and also earned their first points.That one result, in which the fit-again Wilfried Zaha excelled in a front two with Andros Townsend while Mamadou Sakho provided stability in defence, has transformed Palace from near-certainties for relegation to a team expecting to survive.At St James' Park they will be further strengthened by the return to fitness of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, who will compete for selection with Julian Speroni, and the availability of the on-lo...
US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies

US F-35 fighter jets grounded over pilot oxygen supplies

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The US Air Force has grounded a fleet of F-35 fighter jets indefinitely over concerns over pilots' oxygen supplies, according to a spokesman. F-35 air operations were paused at an Arizona air base after pilots suffered symptoms resembling hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, Captain Mark Graff said. Lockheed Martin, which built the jet, said it still plans to show the plane at the Paris Air Show this month.Air Force officials said F-35 fighter jets at other bases were still in use. Luke Air Force Base, located northwest of Phoenix, cancelled local flying operations for its F-35A Lightning II aircraft on Friday after five incidents were reported in which pilots experienced hypoxia-like symptoms.But they continued to be grounded on Monday as the Air Force investigated the issue with pilots, maint...