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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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Ford to downsize by 7,000 jobs

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/20/19, 01:40 pm

Ford announced Monday it plans to cut 7,000 white-collar jobs, about 2,300 of them in the United States, as part of a planned restructuring. The cuts amount to about 10 percent of the automaker’s global workforce. The major revamp, in progress since last year, will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.

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Report: Boeing did not act on pilot concerns

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/15/19, 12:32 pm

Boeing executives rejected pleas from U.S. pilots to fix problems with its 737 Max airplanes prior to the fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Malfunctions by sensors and anti-stall software played a role in the Ethiopian disaster and an October 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia that combined killed 346 people.

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