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Boeing Unveils New Executive Performance Metrics Tied To Product Safety

The disbursal of a portion of the equity awards is linked to the safe return to service of the 737 MAX jets, and the successful entry into service of the 777X aircraft, among other conditions

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Singapore Airlines Defers $3 Billion Of Spending On Airbus, Boeing Planes

Singapore Airlines last week posted a S$142 million net loss in the third quarter as passenger numbers plunged by 97.6% due to the pandemic, though its cargo business held up better given a tight freight market.

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AirAsia X Shows Court Creditors' Support For Restructuring Plan

Planemaker Airbus SE also filed an affidavit last month saying it could lose more than $5 billion worth of aircraft orders if the low-cost, long-haul carrier proceeded with the plan.

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Boeing Limps Into 2021 With More 737 MAX Cancellations, Delayed 787 Deliveries

Boeing handed over zero 787 Dreamliners to customers, as intensive inspections over recent production flaws compounded delays from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Airbus Monthly Jet Deliveries Surge In October To Near-2019 Level

Analysts say 2021 deliveries depend on the timing of any COVID-19 vaccine, the availability of cash and funding for airlines and the ability of carriers to survive the winter low-season after a summer deprived of usual tourist demand.

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Boeing Deepens Job Cuts As Twin Crises Extend Losses

Boeing has slashed production and shed thousands of jobs while also working to emerge from a 19-month-old worldwide 737 MAX ban triggered by two crashes.

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New Business Jet Travelers Help Fuel Order Recovery During Pandemic

Jets built as corporate aircraft, which can carry from roughly a handful to 19 travelers, tout less risk of exposure to the coronavirus because their passengers can avoid airports and generally select who comes on board.

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FAA Chief Set To Conduct 737 MAX Evaluation Flight Next Week

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.

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Boeing Gearing Up For 787 Move To South Carolina

The decision marks a watershed moment in a decade-long saga that has seen the 787 emerge as an alternative cash cow to the 737 MAX, grounded for 18 months after fatal crashes.

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737 MAX Crash Victims Seek U.S. Legislation To Block Boeing Legal Strategy

Boeing has already settled the majority of lawsuits related to the Lion Air crash but is still the target of a U.S. federal criminal probe and investigations by U.S. lawmakers and aviation and transportation authorities.

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Airbus Trims A350 Output, Quarterly Loss Worse Than Expected

The planemaker also said it hoped to avoid consuming cash in the second half of the year after a second-quarter outflow of 4.4 billion euros as deliveries tumbled because of the collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus.

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Airbus Offers Subsidy Concession To End US Tariffs

The Asia Pacific air transport industry is taking initial steps towards restarting international operations by working closely with governments, health authorities and other stakeholders.

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Big US Boeing Customers Want The 737 MAX But Say Contracts Need Re-Set

Boeing is behind on hundreds of 737 MAX deliveries since regulators grounded the jet worldwide last year in the aftermath of two crashes that together killed 346 people.

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Southeast Asia Budget Airline Boom Turns Sour For Planemakers, Lessors

Auditors for Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd and Vietnam's VietJet Aviation JSC are concerned about cashflows and funding, while Indonesia's Lion Air has put the brakes on a planned flotation.

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Airbus H1 Deliveries Hit 16-Year Low Despite June Bounce

Airbus has said it faces an average 40% drop in business over the next two years, forcing it to cut 15,000 jobs, or 11%, of its workforce. Unions oppose compulsory cuts.

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