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War of words flies higher than troubled Air Force tanker

Boeing Co. will try for the third time to get a tanker based on its 767 in the hands of U.S. Air Force pilots before the KC-135s parked at Fairchild …


Airbus wins more orders, Boeing nets more cash

SEATTLE – Airbus topped Boeing both in the number of planes produced and in the total of new orders last year, but the U.S. company prevailed in perhaps the most …


Airbus threatens to cancel A400M

PARIS – Airbus has proved its troubled A400M can fly – but now it is threatening to abandon Europe’s new military transport plane if governments can’t agree on how to …


A move to the South could also take Boeing’s profits south

A Boeing Co. decision to locate a second 787 production line in South Carolina would cost Washington jobs, but the company has been exporting work for years, with little chance …


Boeing gets boost from ruling in world trade dispute

Confidentially, the United States has won a major victory for Boeing Co. in its ongoing fight against allegedly illegal European government aid to rival Airbus. Confidentially because the World Trade …


WTO rules on Airbus subsidies

The World Trade Organization handed down a preliminary report Friday on complaints of illegal subsidies from European governments to Airbus. Government officials weren’t commenting Friday morning but members of Congress …


Tanker deal closer, general says

The selection of a new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base. …


General says tanker contract should be finalized next year

The selection of new plane to replace the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet could be finalized within a year, a four-star general said Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base.


In brief: Airlines replacing suspect speed monitors

Recife, Brazil – Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly leading the …


Ships find more bodies at crash site

RECIFE, Brazil – Search ships methodically worked through a “sea of debris” from a doomed Air France jet Sunday, recovering 15 more bodies near the spot where the Airbus A330 …


Jet probe looks at autopilot

A sophisticated flight-control system that relies on electronic instruments and computers is coming under growing scrutiny as investigators try to unravel the mysterious crash of an Air France Airbus 330 …


Air France jet likely disintegrated in flight

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – Military planes located new debris from Air France Flight 447 on Wednesday while investigators focused on a nightmarish ordeal in which the jet broke up …


Heavy seas hamper search for Flight 447 debris

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil — Military planes and ships located more debris from an Air France jet on Wednesday, but high seas and heavy winds were slowing the recovery effort …


Plane wreckage found

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil – An airplane seat, a fuel slick and pieces of white debris scattered over three miles of open ocean marked the site in the mid-Atlantic on …


Brazil confirms Air France jet crashed in ocean

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, Brazil — Brazilian military planes found a 3-mile path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the …


Airbus’ fate may never be known

PARIS – The last transmission was received about 4:15 a.m. Then, nothing. Air France Flight 447 was an Airbus 330-200, a big, modern jetliner designed to ride through anything. But …


Airbus giant gets special handling at landing

LOS ANGELES – Every time Qantas lands one of its giant Airbus A380s at Los Angeles International Airport, parts of the nation’s fourth-busiest airport come to a halt. Service roads, …


Foreign wings may fly future president

For nearly two decades, Boeing Co.’s massive 747 jumbo jet has served as the president’s flying White House, awing world leaders and projecting America’s might wherever it landed. But in …


Boeing sees new competition from China

Coverage of the Airbus A380 plopping down in New York City and Los Angeles blotted out the real news in aviation Monday: an announcement the Chinese will take on Airbus …