Aircraft manufacturing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters about additional sanctions placed on Iran, at the White House, Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Washington with and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2020 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, as the Iranian government denied playing a role in the killing of all 176 people on board. Secretary of...
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This May 24, 2019 aerial photo, shows the Spirit Aerosystems Facility in Tulsa, Okla. The looming production shutdown of Boeing 737 Max jets is taking a toll on a key supplier. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is asking employees if they will take voluntary buyouts. Spirit suspended production of fuselages and other parts for the Max on Jan. 1, after Boeing told the Wichita, Kansas, company to suspend shipments. Employees learned about the buyout offer – with terms depending on union contracts for workers in Wichita, Tulsa and McAlester, Okla. – in a Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, memo from CEO Tom Gentile(Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)
January 09, 2020 - 6:36 pm
WICHTA, Kan. (AP) — The suspension of production of the Boeing 737 Max is taking a growing toll on suppliers in Kansas, where more than 40 aerospace companies provide parts and services for production of that aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is the largest employer in Wichita, Kansas,...
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This photo released by Virgin Galactic Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, shows Virgin Galactic's next passenger spaceship standing on its landing gear in what is known as a weight-on-wheels test, in a hangar at the company's Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, Calif. Continuing work on the new ship includes connecting flight control and other integrated systems. The company anticipates commercial flights this year at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. (Thomas Storesund/Virgin Galactic via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 11:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic's next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said Wednesday. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear at Mojave Air & Space Port in California, Virgin...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, photo taken with a fish-eye lens, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits on the assembly line during a brief media tour in Boeing's 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. The looming production shutdown of Boeing 737 Max jets is taking a toll on a key supplier. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is asking employees if they will take voluntarily buyouts. Spirit suspended production of fuselages and other parts for the Max on Jan. 1, 2020, after Boeing told the Wichita, Kansas, company to suspend shipments. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 07, 2020 - 4:36 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The looming production shutdown of Boeing 737 Max jets is taking a toll on a key supplier. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. is asking employees if they will take voluntarily buyouts. Spirit suspended production of fuselages and other parts for the Max on Jan. 1, after Boeing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International turns as it taxis for take off for a test flight at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing faces a growing checklist of items it could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again. The Federal Aviation Administration recently asked Boeing to review all possible ramifications of the changes it is making on the plane. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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January 06, 2020 - 4:21 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The list of items Boeing could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again has grown to include a problem with electrical wiring used for the plane's controls. Separately on Monday, the financial damage to Boeing from the airplane...
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CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER - In this photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. Authorities say wreckage of the helicopter has been found in a mountainous area on the island. (MK3 Forest Herring/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 9:23 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter on a tour of one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed at the top of a mountain on the island of Kauai, authorities said. Officials said Friday that there are no indications of survivors and that a...
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Authorities respond after a partial building collapse at Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kan., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the facility, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 5:27 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets perform during the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. One of pre-production Su-57 crashed in Russia's far east during a training flight, but its pilot bailed out safely. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
December 24, 2019 - 2:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say a top-of-the-line fighter jet has crashed on a training mission but that its pilot bailed out safely. Russia's United Aircraft Corporation said in a statement Tuesday that the Su-57 fighter came down during a training flight near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo Boeing Company President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg appears before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on 'Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing's 737 MAX' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Muilenburg is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The board of directors said Monday, Dec. 23 that Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will become president and CEO on Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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December 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday with no end in sight to the crisis that has engulfed the vaunted American aircraft manufacturer since the crash of two of its 737 Max airliners. The Boeing board had supported Muilenburg for months despite calls for his resignation from...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo people shop at a Best Buy store during a Black Friday sale in Overland Park, Kan. On Monday, Dec. 23, the Commerce Department releases its November report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 23, 2019 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 2% in November, led by a large decrease in orders for defense aircraft and parts. A closely watched category that tracks business investment ticked up 0.1%. The Commerce Department said Monday that the drop in orders...
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