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Emirates to fly A380 in green as nod to sustainability

Emirates Airbus A380 will make a special fly past, opening the first afternoon of Dubai Airshow 2019 flying display. To make a special nod to Expo 2020 theme, sustainability, the Airbus A380 will be in green livery, while its blue counterpart will be displayed on the ground.   ...


Clement Charpentreau
Report claims NASA unnecessarily favored Boeing over SpaceX

A report found that NASA paid Boeing almost $300 million above the prices fixed by the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) contract. The money was meant as a compensation for “additional flexibilities” to accelerate the production of the Starliner capsule. The space agency’s inspector general deemed compensation as unnecessary....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Four Boeing 737NG grounded for pickle fork cracks in South Korea

Following a second round of inspections, pickle fork cracks were found on four Boeing 737 NG, bringing the total number of grounded aircraft in South Korea to 13. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Embraer-Boeing merger delayed by European Commission

The European Commission suspended its investigation into the takeover of Embraer by Boeing, saying it did not receive sufficient information from both parties. As a consequence,  the final decision of the regulator should be postponed to March 2020....


Ruta Burbaite
SkyUp Boeing 737 catches fire minutes after landing

Do not rush to exhale a sigh of relief as soon as your flight lands smoothly on the runway. That is what passengers on board a Boeing 737-800 operated by SkyUp Airlines must have learned when the aircraft caught fire shortly after landing at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in Egypt....


AeroTime Team
Boeing Commercial Airplanes head of communications quits

Boeing has appointed Conrad Chun as vice president of Communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Chun is taking the role with immediate effect, after the previous Communications VP has resigned.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
No fix before months for KC-46 Pegasus cargo issue

The KC-46 Pegasus is banned from transporting cargo and personnel due to a safety deficiency. While the problem was identified, it appears that the fix could still be months down the line....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing hopeful for 737 MAX return to service in January 2020

Boeing has provided a status update on its once-star aircraft, the 737 MAX. Boeing is hopeful that the FAA will certify the jet in December 2019, with commercial flights resuming soon. However, airlines are not so hopeful and present a different timeline:...


Ruta Burbaite
SpiceJet’s crafty cracked window fix shocks passengers

It is merely an inner window pane, right? A photo taken by a passenger on board a SpiceJet flight showing a cracked cabin window patched up with cello tape has stirred up quite a storm on social media amongst travelers shocked and concerned regarding the safety and maintenance practices of the airline. The Indian low-cost carrier has apologized, saying safety is their top priority and that the incident has been highlighted to concerned authoritie...


Clement Charpentreau
Former Boeing engineer questions safety of 787 Dreamliner

A former Boeing employee claims that up to a quarter of the oxygen systems installed on Boeing 787 Dreamliner may be defective. The U.S. planemaker denies the accusation....