Tag: USA

Boeing's new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing’s new chairman to reach out to US airline bosses to rebuild trust

Boeing's new chairman Steve Mollenkopf is said to be taking a change in approach and will be cancelling a formal meeting that was planned with the CEOs of the manufacturer’s largest US customers. Instead, Mollenkopf will directly reach out to the airline bosses of American, Southwest, United an...

Boeing: Metal sheet 'sheared off' Southwest plane engine in takeoff

WATCH: Metal sheet ‘sheared off’ Southwest plane engine during takeoff

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Houston immediately returned to Denver on Sunday morning after a removable sheet of metal covering the Boeing B737-800's engine was "sheared off" during takeoff. Footage taken by a passenger sat in a window seat was posted on Reddit this morning showing the 7...

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

FAA to increase oversight on United Airlines amid safety incidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated it will increase its oversight on United Airlines following a series of incidents with its aircraft over the last month. A spokesperson for the US regulator said in a statement: “Due to recent safety events, the FAA is increasing oversight of...

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is 'highest priority' amid number of mishaps

Boeing: United Airlines CEO reassures passengers safety is ‘highest priority’ amid series of mishaps

The CEO of United Airlines has attempted to reassure passengers that safety is the airline's "highest priority" after a number of "unrelated" incidents have arisen with its aircraft. Scott Kirby today published a letter to customers stating "safety is our highest priority and is at the centre of ...

Air New Zealand to pause Chicago route amid Trent 1000 issues

Air New Zealand to pause Chicago route amid Trent 1000 issues

Air New Zealand has announced it will pause its service between Auckland and Chicago from 31 March to 25 October this year due to issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. Ongoing challenges with the availability of Trent 1000s has resulted in the grounding of three of the airline’s Boein...

Delta Air Lines CEO anticipates 737 MAX will be delayed until 2027

Delta Air Lines CEO anticipates 737 MAX 10 will be delayed until 2027

Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, has hinted he expects the delivery of the airline's Boeing 737 MAX 10 orders to be delayed to as long as 2027. It comes as Boeing continues to undergo safety and quality scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in light of safety concerns with the MAX 9 model....

Boeing whistleblower found dead after giving evidence against plane maker

Boeing whistleblower found dead after giving evidence against plane maker

A whistleblower has been found dead in the US days after giving evidence against Boeing in a lawsuit. 62-year-old John Barnett died from “what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound” on 9 March and police are investigating the incident, the Charleston County Coroner's Office told media ...

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

dnata boss urges US to implement ground handling regulations after EASA proposals

Last week, ARGS was invited by dnata to tour its Dubai headquarters and airport facilities. We took this opportunity to find out more about how the ground handler will work with EASA to implement the body's recently proposed ground handling regulations at EU airports. Having welcomed the proposa...

Man charged after flying from UK to US without ticket or passport on Christmas Eve

Man charged after flying from UK to US without ticket or passport on Christmas Eve

A man has been charged after allegedly travelling on a British Airways flight from Heathrow to New York JFK on Christmas Eve without a ticket or a passport. The Metropolitan Police said 46-year-old Craig Sturt was arrested at around 8pm on Christmas Day after arriving in the UK on a flight from N...

22 passengers onboard Flight 1282 bring amended lawsuit against Boeing and Alaska Airlines

22 passengers onboard Flight 1282 bring amended lawsuit against Boeing and Alaska Airlines

22 passengers who were onboard Flight 1282 when a door plug blew out of the fuselage mid-flight have brought an amended lawsuit against Boeing and Alaska Airlines. Mark Lindquist, a Washington-based personal injury lawyer, yesterday brought the claims of the 22 passengers against Boeing and Alask...

Key bolts were missing from Boeing Alaska Airlines plane door which blew out mid-flight

Key bolts were missing from Boeing Alaska Airlines plane door which blew out mid-flight

Four bolts were missing from the Boeing Alaska Airlines aircraft door which blew out mid-flight, a preliminary investigation by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found. The door panel, known as a plug, had been removed to fix rivets damaged in production. Those bolts were rem...

Top 10 internationally best-connected countries by air revealed by Mabrian

Top 10 internationally best-connected countries by air revealed

The top 10 best countries for international air connectivity have been revealed by new data for the first half of 2024. An analysis by Mabrian, a tourism intelligence company, has ranked the best nations for global connectivity based on flight schedules. The study, which covers travel dates fr...

FAA: Aircraft laser strikes saw 41% increase in 2023

FAA: Aircraft laser strikes saw 41% increase in 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that it received 13,304 incidents of laser strikes against aircraft from pilots last year. The number shows an increase in incidents by 41 per cent in 2023 compared to 2022. Shining a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety threat, and many types ...

US government announces $245mn in funding to modernise airports in 37 states

US government announces $245mn in funding to modernise airports in 37 states

Airports across 37 US states will benefit from more than $245mn in funding from the US government to modernise infrastructure, improve runway safety and create jobs. Yesterday evening (GMT), it was announced that the government will award the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the funding, whi...

American Airlines produces ‘industry-leading performance’ through winter holiday travel period

American Airlines said it delivered a "strong operational performance" for its customers during the winter holiday travel period, cancelling the fewest flights among the major carriers while operating significantly more on-time flights than last year’s holiday period. The airline was able to achi...

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