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Boeing Is Grateful For Employee Who Spoke Up About Falsified 787 Dreamliner Inspection Records

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Boeing praised an employee who reported falsified inspections and led an "exhaustive" investigation. The issue did not cause flight safety concerns but affected required inspections of aircraft still in production. Supply chain issues continue to impact the Boeing 787 production rate, which is set to reach five per month by the end of the year. The head of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program had spoken out about the individual who first reported that inspection documents were not… (www.msn.com) More...

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US FAA probes latest Southwest Airlines flight that posed safety issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Saturday it is investigating a Southwest Airlines flight after it flew at a very low altitude over Tampa Bay, Florida, the most recent in a series of incidents raising safety questions. The July 14 flight by a Southwest Boeing 737 MAX that had departed from Columbus, Ohio, was approximately 3 miles (5 km)from the Tampa airport when it dropped to as low as about 175 feet (53 meters), according to Flightradar24 data. An air traffic controller alerted… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus Chases A330 Deals at Air Show as Model Enjoys Second Wind

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At this year’s Farnborough Air Show, Airbus SE is chasing orders for its A330neo airliner, positioning the widebody model as an attractive alternative to more advanced jets because of its favorable economics and availability. Among the possible buyers of the jet, a more advanced version of an aircraft that first entered service in the mid 1990s, are Saudi Arabia’s Flynas and Flyadeal, as well as Vietnam’s Vietjet Aviation JSC, according to people familiar with the discussions. Carriers studying… (www.msn.com) More...

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