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Boeing halts operations in military rotorcraft site due COVID-19

Boeing is temporarily suspending production at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the region. Previously, the aircraft manufacturer made a similar move by shutting down its production operations in Seattle area facilities....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing to receive $882 million in withheld USAF payments

The United States Air Force has reached two agreements with Boeing, one regarding the final corrections to the Remote Vision System of the KC-46A Pegasus tankers and the second about the release of $882 million in payments that had been withheld due to the technical problems affecting the refuellers....


Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: Boeing offers voluntary layoff plan to employees

Boeing offered its employees a voluntary departure plan that includes early retirements to compensate for the financial effects of the coronavirus epidemic crisis....


Clement Charpentreau
U.S. Air Force reports new Boeing KC-46 critical deficiency

The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker is marred by yet another technical problem. The United States Air Force has logged a third Category I deficiency, this time reporting fuel leaks....


AeroTime Team
Boeing to halt production in Seattle due COVID-19

Boeing is shutting down its production operations in Seattle area facilities, which make up the majority of the company’s aircraft manufacturing, including the production of 747, 767, 777, and the 787 Dreamliner airplanes....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Nikki Haley quits Boeing executive board due federal bailout plea

Following the public plea from Boeing for the US government to grant an aid package towards the aerospace manufacturing industry, Nikki Haley has resigned from the executive board with immediate effect:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing pleas for $60 billion for aerospace manufacturers in US

Boeing has released a public plea to the United States government to support the aerospace manufacturing industry in the country with a $60 billion aid package....


Clement Charpentreau
Air Tahiti Nui operates longest flight ever due to COVID-19

As an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the French airline Air Tahiti Nui broke the record of the longest passenger flight by traveled distance ever by operating a nonstop flight between Papeete, in French Polynesia, and Paris....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing loses Washington State 40% tax cut

The Senate of Washington State, where Boeing’s headquarters and main factories are located, repealed the tax break for aerospace manufacturers that was at the center of the trade dispute between the European Union (EU) and the United States over subsidies granted to their respective aviation industries. Airbus and the EU had qualified the tax preference as "illegal subsidies"....


Clement Charpentreau
Will coronavirus send the A380 into early retirement?

As the aviation industry is caught in the coronavirus crisis, American Airlines is accelerating the retirement of its older Boeing 767s. Meanwhile, at least three airlines have grounded their fleets of A380 aircraft, while Emirates is reportedly in discussions to postpone the last eight superjumbos deliveries. With long-haul routes being the most affected by travel bans, the coronavirus could send the giants into early retirement....