737 MAX scandal: Boeing putting profits before safety

Boeing is in trouble. The American aviation giant finds itself in the middle of a storm that has culminated in the worldwide grounding of its latest aircraft model, the 737 MAX. There is an emerging picture of a major manufacturer botching a new aircraft design, with more than 300 people dead as a result. This follows two fatal accidents in the space of five months … Continue reading 737 MAX scandal: Boeing putting profits before safety

Atlas Air 767 Freighter crashes

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter operating as online retailer Amazon’s Prime Air has crashed near Houston following a flight from Miami. The aircraft (MSN 25865) operating Atlas Air flight 3591 “crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 12:45pm [local time] today”, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement. There were three crewmembers aboard the flight, according to the regulator. FAA … Continue reading Atlas Air 767 Freighter crashes

Airbus abandons A-380

Airbus said it will stop making its superjumbo A380 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said on Thursday that key client Emirates is cutting back its orders, and as a result, “we have no substantial A380 backlog … Continue reading Airbus abandons A-380