Boeing discovers new software problem in 737 Max
20 January 2020 | 10:20 am
The US aerospace giant said it is "keeping our customers and suppliers informed" about the new software issue. Aviation regulators have grounded the 737 Max across the globe after two deadly crashes.
26 Sep 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration said a July mission with Richard Branson on board deviated from its flight path. The regulator is grounding Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo while it investigates.
6 Oct 2021
Sustainable fuels are seen as key to making carbon-neutral flying possible. But there are some major hurdles preventing these cleaner alternatives from getting off the ground.
20 Nov 2021
Video shows the 777X taking off almost vertically, then flying above the heads of the curious crowd and almost rolls over at one point (on purpose) as it tries to prove its capabilities at the Dubai Air Show on Nov 17, 2021. The 777X was born as an idea all the way back in 2013. It’s a widebody offshoot of the well-known 777, meant to be about 10 percent more fuel-efficient, and 10 percent cheaper to operate than a similar plane made by the company’s competitors.
15 Dec 2021
A report by a US Senate Committee has raised concerns by whistleblowers about the safety approval process for new aircraft, in the wake of the deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019. Senators spoke to whistleblowers at Boeing, its supplier GE, and engineers working for the Federal Aviation Administration. It found the FAA's certification process had been "eroded" and that the agency had "increasingly delegated away its authority". Our business editor Stephen Carroll tells us more.
19 Jan 2022
The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead with plans to enter the international market.
22 Jan 2022
Teenager Zara Rutherford is expected to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the globe when she is expected to return to Belgium on Thursday. The British-Belgian teenager landed in the German village of Egelsbach on Wednesday, one-stop short of completing a journey that will make her the youngest woman ever to fly solo around the globe.
8 Mar 2022
First Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Across the Atlantic, First Officer Adeola Ogunmola talks about her background and how she kept her dream alive with little or no resources.
24 May 2022
The CST-100 traveled for 26 hours carrying cargo and crew supplies after multiple delays. Boeing plans to use the spacecraft to transport crew members in the future.
15 Aug 2022
These are not the best of times for Nigerian aviation and the tell-tale signs are written all over the industry - suspension of operations of one of the airlines, grounding of operations, unviable airports, foreign exchange volatility, and high cost of fleet maintenance.
17 Aug 2022
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24 Sep 2022
US securities officials fined Boeing $200 million over the aviation giant's misleading assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX airplane following two deadly crashes, regulators announced Thursday.
There seems to be no respite in the rising cost of airfares for domestic air passengers as airlines say aviation fuel remains at an average of around 800 naira per litre coupled with forex scarcity issues among other operational costs.
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Authorities in southern Taiwan have launched an investigation into the fire and expressed condolences to victims' families. Officials believe that natural gas may have played a role in the deadly event.
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As record numbers of migrants continue to arrive on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, FRANCE 24 looks back at the shipwreck of 2013, which saw 368 people drown off the island. Our reporters met a witness to the tragedy, a survivor and the island's doctor who registered the deaths. All of them want to put an end to these shipwrecks, which have made the Mediterranean the deadliest migrant route in the world.
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Fearing revenge from Azerbaijan, ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh began leaving en masse. More than a thousand refugees have already arrived in Armenia.
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Poland's Foreign Ministry has rejected accusations that officials accepted bribes in exchange for visas. But the EU isn't satisfied with the explanations coming from Warsaw.
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As the country marks 63 years of self-governance after colonial rule, President Bola Tinubu has called for a low-key celebration instead of the usual festivities. But as DW's Flourish Ubanyi reports, many Nigerians think there's not much to celebrate anyway.
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Armenia could become less dependent on the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for its security. It could also join the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin.