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FAA probes Boeing 737 MAX production, says it won't approve jets' return this year

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues involving Boeing Co's 737 MAX and confirmed the agency will not approve the grounded commercial jet for flight before year end. | Video

Toyota names new North America CEO as industry faces unprecedented shift

11 Dec 2019

Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said its North America chief executive, Jim Lentz, would retire on April 1, and tasked the unit's chief operating officer, Tetsuo "Ted" Ogawa, with navigating an industry shift to electrification and automation.

FAA chief to testify before Congress on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 11 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson will testify Wednesday before Congress on the series of steps that must be completed before the agency will allow Boeing Co's (BA.N> grounded 737 MAX, involved in two fatal crashes in five months, to resume flying.

U.S. agency urges closing 'loophole' on tourist helicopter flights after fatal crash

11 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. safety regulators said the primary cause of a March 2018 helicopter crash that killed five tourists on a photo-shoot trip over New York City was the use of a supplemental harness tether system that triggered an engine failure.

U.S. agency urges closing 'loophole' on tourist helicopter flights after fatal crash

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 U.S. safety regulators said the primary cause of a March 2018 helicopter crash that killed five tourists on a photo-shoot trip over New York City was the use of a supplemental harness tether system that triggered an engine failure.

Former Boeing employee who warned about 737 problems will testify at hearing

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON A former Boeing Co employee who warned of problems with 737 production will testify on Wednesday at a U.S. House hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of the grounded 737 MAX.

GM loans $40 million to firm to acquire, retool shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, factory

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON General Motors Co confirmed on Monday it agreed to loan $40 million (31.2 million pounds) to an electric vehicle start-up to facilitate the acquisition of its shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio.

U.S. border arrests dropped again in November amid Trump crackdown on migrant crossers

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The Border Patrol arrested about 34,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in November, a 75 percent drop from a recent high point in May, according to statistics released on Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Former Boeing employee, FAA officials to testify at 737 MAX hearing

09 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 A former Boeing co employee who raised concerns about 737 production will testify on Wednesday at a U.S. House hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration review of the grounded 737 MAX.

FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes

07 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it seeks to impose a $3.9 million fine on Boeing Co, alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on about 130 737 NG airplanes.

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