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FedEx cuts Amazon ground delivery

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/08/19, 01:39 pm

FedEx will soon stop dropping off your Amazon Prime packages. The shipping giant announced Wednesday it will instead focus on working with retailers such as Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. FedEx’s ground contract with Amazon is set to expire, and it announced its was ending air deliveries for the online retailer two months ago.

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Boeing CEO admits ‘mistakes’ in handling 737 issues

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/17/19, 11:51 am

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Sunday at the Paris Air Show that his company made a “mistake” in dealing with problems associated with 737 Max jets before two crashes in a six-month span killed more than 300 passengers and crew members. The crashes involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and a Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October 2018 were blamed on a faulty cockpit safety indicator. Although the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have both said the indicator is not vital to safety, the FAA blames Boeing for hiding the problem from airlines and regulators.

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FAA, Boeing find more flaws on planes

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/03/19, 10:54 am

More than 300 Boeing 737 airliners might have parts susceptible to premature damage, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement Sunday. The specific parts affected were slat tracks, which “guide the slats located on the leading edge of an airplane’s wings,” according to Boeing. The company identified 20 737 NG and 21 737 Max aircraft that were most likely to have the faulty parts while recommending that airlines inspect another 271 planes.

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