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FAA grilled again over Boeing 737 MAX crisis

FAA grilled again over Boeing 737 MAX crisis

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration faced another grilling in Congress Wednesday following revelations that pilots complained to Boeing about the 737 MAX in the aftermath of the Lion Air crash.

The true cost of flying ‘low cost'

The true cost of flying ‘low cost'

Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20.

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Global software 'glitch' leaves Air India passengers stranded

Global software 'glitch' leaves Air India passengers stranded

Thousands of Air India passengers were stranded at airports across the world Saturday, after a software ‘glitch’ left those travelling with the state-run airline unable to check in, officials said.

India's Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

India's Jet Airways suspends all operations: statement

India's debt-stricken Jet Airways grounded all of its operations Wednesday after failing to secure emergency funding from lenders, the carrier said in a statement.

India's Jet extends cancellations after lenders fail to release funds

India's Jet extends cancellations after lenders fail to release funds

India's stricken Jet Airways appeared to be edging closer to collapse Monday after lenders failed to take a decision on whether to release crucial funds to keep the debt-laden carrier flying.

Jet Airways pilots threaten strike amid more flight cancellations

Jet Airways pilots threaten strike amid more flight cancellations

India's beleaguered Jet Airways was staring at a fresh crisis Sunday as hundreds of pilots and other top staff threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries.

The Boeing crisis — one month on

The Boeing crisis — one month on

Walking out of a hotel in Kuwait recently, a receptionist escorted me to the car. "Thank you for staying with us, sir! Have a great trip... but don't take a Boeing plane!" he cautioned, as he opened my car door and waved me goodbye.

Trump threatens tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

Trump threatens tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the EU, vowing to slap tariffs on billions in imports over subsidies to the aviation giant Airbus, suddenly escalating a transatlantic skirmish that is more than a decade old.

Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology

Lion Air crash families to sue Boeing after chief's apology

Boeing's apology last week for two deadly crashes involving its 737 MAX model has emboldened a group of Indonesians whose relatives were killed in the first crash to sue for compensation, their lawyer said on Monday.

Singapore Airlines grounds two 787-10s citing Rolls-Royce engine problem

Singapore Airlines grounds two 787-10s citing Rolls-Royce engine problem

Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Tuesday it had grounded two Boeing Co 787-10 jets fitted with Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Trent 1000 TEN engines after checks of its fleet found premature blade deterioration.

No Ethiopia plane crash report on Monday, maybe this week: source

No Ethiopia plane crash report on Monday, maybe this week: source

Ethiopia will not release a preliminary report into the causes of last month's Ethiopian Airlines crash on Monday, as previously expected, but may publish it this week, a source familiar with the transport ministry told Reuters.