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Apr 4, 2014

Exclusive: Boeing says gets U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s biggest airplane maker, on Friday said it had received a license from the U.S. Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.

A Boeing spokesman said the company received the license this week and would now contact officials in Iran to determine which parts were needed.

Apr 4, 2014

Airbus drops behind Boeing in first-quarter jet orders

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus dropped behind U.S. rival Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in the race for new airplane deals in the first quarter after a pair of wide-body order cancellations, while Boeing finalized a major Canadian sale, company data showed on Friday.

Airbus, a subsidiary of Airbus Group (AIR.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), said it had won new 40 orders in March, led by a diplomatic deal that saw China unblock 27 orders for A330 jets during a state visit to Europe by President Xi Jinping.

Apr 4, 2014

Airbus drops behind Boeing in Q1 jet orders

PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) – Airbus dropped behind U.S. rival
Boeing in the race for new airplane deals in the first
quarter after a pair of wide-body order cancellations, while
Boeing finalised a major Canadian sale, company data showed on
Friday.

Airbus, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, said it had
won new 40 orders in March, led by a diplomatic deal that saw
China unblock 27 orders for A330 jets during a state visit to
Europe by President Xi Jinping.

Mar 28, 2014

Analysis – Geopolitical games handicap Malaysia jet hunt

By Peter Apps and Tim Hepher

(Reuters) – The search for flight MH370, the Malaysian jetliner that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships but been bedevilled by regional rivalries.

While Malaysia has been accused of a muddled response and poor communications, China has showcased its growing military clout and reach, while some involved in the operation say other countries have dragged their feet on disclosing details that might give away sensitive defence data.

Mar 28, 2014

Geopolitical games handicap Malaysia jet hunt

By Peter Apps and Tim Hepher

(Reuters) – The search for flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines jetliner that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships but been bedeviled by regional rivalries.

While Malaysia has been accused of a muddled response and poor communications, China has showcased its growing military clout and reach, while some involved in the operation say other countries have dragged their feet on disclosing details that might give away sensitive defense data.

Mar 24, 2014

Malaysia crash inquiry could be among most challenging ever

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Confirmation that a missing Malaysian airliner crashed in the Indian Ocean opens the way for what could be one of the most costly and challenging air crash investigations in history.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Flight MH370 had ended far from any runway, signaling a shift of focus from a search for survivors to a mission to recover bodies and hunt for debris and black boxes.

Mar 21, 2014

Malaysia jet saga highlights doubts over air traffic radar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The ease with which a big jetliner melted into the ether after vanishing from Malaysian radar illustrates an uncomfortable paradox about modern aviation: state-of-the-art airplanes rely on ageing ground infrastructure to tell them where to go.

While satellites shape almost every aspect of modern life, the use of radar and radio in the cockpit has, for many pilots, changed little since before the jet engine was first flown.

Mar 21, 2014

Science could “rewind” waves to find Malaysia jet black boxes

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) – If two blurred objects
photographed from space are confirmed as debris from Flight
MH370, scientists will still face a daunting task to find and
recover the sensitive recorders containing clues to the
Malaysian jet’s disappearance.

With so little known about why the Beijing-bound Malaysia
Airlines flight changed course and disappeared after
leaving Kuala Lumpur on March 8, finding the “black boxes” is
seen as the only real hope of understanding what happened to the
plane and the 239 people on board.

Mar 21, 2014

Australia resumes ocean search for missing Malaysia jet

PERTH, Western Australia/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A n international search force resumed the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean on Friday as authorities pored over satellite data to try and confirm a potential debris field.

The Australian-led mission said it was sending five aircraft back to a storm-lashed area some 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth. The search began on Thursday after analysis of satellite images identified two large objects floating in the ocean there that may have come from the Boeing 777 which went missing 13 days ago with 239 people aboard.

Mar 21, 2014

Currents, winds could obstruct search for Malaysia jet’s black boxes

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Reuters) – If two blurred objects
photographed from space are confirmed as debris from Flight
MH370, scientists will still face a daunting task to find and
recover the sensitive recorders containing clues to the
Malaysian jet’s disappearance.

With so little known about why the Beijing-bound Malaysia
Airlines flight changed course and disappeared after
leaving Kuala Lumpur on March 8, finding the ‘black boxes’ is
seen as the only real hope of understanding what happened to the
plane and the 239 people on board.