American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane

An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging an aircraft’s navigation system before a flight in July, forcing crew to abort takeoff from Miami, authorities said. An affidavit in federal court said the mechanic told law enforcement he was upset about stalled contract negotiations with the company and that the “dispute had affected him financially.” The plane was taken out of service for maintenance, American Airlines said. American returned the plane that aborted ta


An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging an aircraft’s navigation system before a flight in July, forcing crew to abort takeoff from Miami, authorities said. An affidavit in federal court said the mechanic told law enforcement he was upset about stalled contract negotiations with the company and that the “dispute had affected him financially.” The plane was taken out of service for maintenance, American Airlines said. American returned the plane that aborted ta
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American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane

An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested and charged with sabotaging an aircraft’s navigation system before a flight in July, forcing crew to abort takeoff from Miami, authorities said.

An affidavit in federal court said the mechanic told law enforcement he was upset about stalled contract negotiations with the company and that the “dispute had affected him financially.”

Flight 2834 was about to depart for Nassau, Bahamas on July 17 with 150 people on board, when an error message appeared after the engines were started up. The crew aborted takeoff and returned to the gate. The plane was taken out of service for maintenance, American Airlines said. Passengers deplaned and American provided a different aircraft for the flight.

The mechanic told law enforcement officials he inserted a piece of foam into the inlet of the plane’s air data module, which measures the plane’s pitch, speed and other information, according to the affidavit.

“At American we have an unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our customers and team members and we are taking this matter very seriously,” American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said.

American returned the plane that aborted takeoff back to service after an inspection and “immediately notified federal law enforcement who took over the investigation with our full cooperation,” Scott said.

The mechanic, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, has been suspended, the airline said. He is set to appear in court on Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami.

Alani said “his intention was not to cause harm to the aircraft or its passengers” but to “cause a delay or have the flight cancelled in anticipation of obtaining overtime work,” according to the affidavit.

A fellow mechanic found a loose pitot tube, which connects to the aircraft data module, according to the affidavit. The tube turned out to have been blocked by the foam, investigators said.

American and its mechanics have been locked in a bitter labor dispute over contract talks this year. The airline has accused the unions that represent its some 12,000 mechanics of purposefully disrupting operations by forcing aircraft out of service in order to gain leverage in negotiations. American has said the union’s actions have forced it to cancel hundreds of flights and delay others, adding to operational challenges stemming from the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. The unions have denied the allegations.

“From a union standpoint we wouldn’t condone even the thought of doing this,” said Gary Peterson, a vice president at the Transport Workers Union, which represents American’s mechanics.


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US proposes $4 billion in potential additional tariffs over EU aircraft subsidies

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Trump says ‘Iran made a very big mistake!’ by shooting down US drone

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Iran made a “very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. spy drone in the already tense oil-rich region. Hours earlier, U.S. officials said an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the unmanned military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. “Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The downing was first announced by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards on its website


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Iran made a “very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. spy drone in the already tense oil-rich region. Hours earlier, U.S. officials said an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the unmanned military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. “Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. The downing was first announced by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards on its website
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Trump says 'Iran made a very big mistake!' by shooting down US drone

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Iran made a “very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. spy drone in the already tense oil-rich region.

Hours earlier, U.S. officials said an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down the unmanned military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz. Iran said the aircraft was over its territory.

“Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. “This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace.”

The U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate surged more than 5%, to $56.59 a barrel, while Brent crude jumped 4% on the news. Gold hit a high of $1,397.70, its highest level since Sept. 5, 2013, when it last traded at $1,400.

The downing was first announced by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards on its website, Sepah News. The Iranian outlet claimed the Revolutionary Guards had shot down a U.S. “spy drone” over the southern province of Hormozgan.


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Here’s who bought what at this year’s Paris Air Show

PARIS – The 2019 Paris Air Show will run until Sunday as Le Bourget Airport, situated in the city’s northern suburbs, opens its doors to the public. It is hard to be certain of the true sales value of Boeing’s Paris Air Show but after the IAG rescue act, the list price total looks, like Airbus, to have trickled past $35 billion. Based on Embarer’s catalog pricing, the firm has taken orders of 78 aircraft, worth around $4.6 billion, during the Paris Air Show this week. An Embraer E195 jet airline


PARIS – The 2019 Paris Air Show will run until Sunday as Le Bourget Airport, situated in the city’s northern suburbs, opens its doors to the public. It is hard to be certain of the true sales value of Boeing’s Paris Air Show but after the IAG rescue act, the list price total looks, like Airbus, to have trickled past $35 billion. Based on Embarer’s catalog pricing, the firm has taken orders of 78 aircraft, worth around $4.6 billion, during the Paris Air Show this week. An Embraer E195 jet airline
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Here's who bought what at this year's Paris Air Show

PARIS – The 2019 Paris Air Show will run until Sunday as Le Bourget Airport, situated in the city’s northern suburbs, opens its doors to the public. While the aircraft and technology will remain on full display, all the big airline representatives and major plane manufacturers will leave, drawing the back room negotiations and mega deals to a close. With the big announcements now made, CNBC takes a look at some of the contracts and promises announced in the commercial aviation sector since Monday.

Airbus

In the months leading up to the show, Airbus had few orders coming on to its books. Observers predicted that the firm, enjoying its 50th anniversary, would be keen to announce deals under the Parisian sun. The European plane maker kicked off Monday with a double-whammy press conference – first announcing the launch of its widely anticipated A321XLR and backing that up with 27 initial orders for the plane from Air Lease Corporation. The single-aisle plane is seen as an economic solution to airlines who want to serve long distances between smaller cities, and it gathered momentum throughout the week.

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50 XLR orders came in from American Airlines and 32 from Indigo Partners, the U.S. private equity fund run by airline investor Bill Franke. Other buyers of the XLR included Lebanon’s Middle East, Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Airlines, Qantas Airways and British Airways parent, IAG. The A320 and A321 new engine option (neo), on which the XLR is based, also proved popular with Airbus inking contracts with China Airlines, Cebu Pacific Airlines, and Saudi Arabian airlines. Virgin Atlantic signed up to 14 wide-body A330neos and said it would look at the option to buy six more. Virgin says it sees the expansion of Heathrow airport as an opportunity to become a second flag carrier out of the U.K. after British Airways. Contract value of the deals is not released but the sticker price before negotiation for completely new Airbus sales looks to have exceeded $35 billion.

Boeing

Boeing’s commercial aircraft team has had well documented problems leading up to this year’s Paris Air Show The grounding of the 737 Max plane following two fatal crashes has seen airline interest grind to a halt. Some felt the U.S, plane manufacturer might offer a steep discount to get some fresh momentum and belief behind the Max but after the opening Monday, typically a busy day for air show orders, Boeing had sold no new planes. Tuesday started slowly too until the aircraft maker announced that it had sold 20 of its 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliner jets to Korean Air, marking its first plane sale since March.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight. Boeing Company | Paul Weatherman

Other orders came from China Airlines and Qatar Airways who bought six and five respectively of Boeing’s 777 freighter model. Blushes were spared when Boeing roared back with a huge 200 plane order by IAG for, crucially, the 737 Max. Observers speculated that the British Airways parent likely secured a huge discount to the list price of $24 billion, as well as noting that the deal was only a letter of intent rather than any firm order. Added to that were deals with GECAS for ten 737-800 converted freighters and a commitment by Air lease Corporation to buy 5 wide body 787 Dreamliners. It is hard to be certain of the true sales value of Boeing’s Paris Air Show but after the IAG rescue act, the list price total looks, like Airbus, to have trickled past $35 billion.

Best of the rest

Of the smaller manufacturers, Brazilian firm Embraer saved the best until last with a Wednesday evening deal to sell 15 of its E195 E2 jets to KLM. The Dutch airline, who will use the planes on its sister airline “Cityhopper,” also has an option to buy 20 more. Based on Embarer’s catalog pricing, the firm has taken orders of 78 aircraft, worth around $4.6 billion, during the Paris Air Show this week.

An Embraer E195 jet airliner on display at the 2019 Paris Air Show opened at Le Bourget Airport. Marina Lystseva | TASS | Getty Images

Meanwhile, the Japanese planemaker Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced it’s in discussions with an unnamed U.S. airline over the sale of its SpaceJet M100 aircraft. The aviation firm revealed at the Paris Air Show this week that the narrow-body regional plane should be ready for market in 2023. Moving all the way down in size, Israeli start-up Eviation said it was shaking up the airline industry with the launch of its 9 passenger all-electric plane. The battery-powered plane has yet to begin flight testing but already has a buyer. U.S. regional airline Cape Air is set to buy a “double-digit” number of the plane which has a list price of around $4 million each. First deliveries of the Eviation are set for 2022.


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Dutch airline KLM orders up to 35 planes as it looks to refresh Cityhopper fleet

PARIS — Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer announced Wednesday that Dutch airline KLM has committed to buying as many as 35 of its E195-E2 aircraft. KLM Cityhopper, which is a subsidiary of the main KLM airline, has offered a firm order to buy 15 jets with purchase rights for 20 more. The 15 firm deliveries from Embraer to KLM are expected to be made between 2021 and 2024. The Embraer E195-E2 is claimed to use 30% less fuel compared to KLM Cityhopper’s current fleet of Embraer E190s, leading Elber


PARIS — Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer announced Wednesday that Dutch airline KLM has committed to buying as many as 35 of its E195-E2 aircraft. KLM Cityhopper, which is a subsidiary of the main KLM airline, has offered a firm order to buy 15 jets with purchase rights for 20 more. The 15 firm deliveries from Embraer to KLM are expected to be made between 2021 and 2024. The Embraer E195-E2 is claimed to use 30% less fuel compared to KLM Cityhopper’s current fleet of Embraer E190s, leading Elber
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An Embraer E195 jet airliner on display at the 2019 Paris Air Show opened at Le Bourget Airport.

PARIS — Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer announced Wednesday that Dutch airline KLM has committed to buying as many as 35 of its E195-E2 aircraft.

KLM Cityhopper, which is a subsidiary of the main KLM airline, has offered a firm order to buy 15 jets with purchase rights for 20 more. Based on current list prices the deal has a value of around $2.5 billion, although a steep discount on that figure is expected.

The deal, again based on Embarer’s catalog pricing, means that the conglomerate has taken orders of 78 aircraft, worth around $4.6 billion, during the Paris Air Show this week.

The 15 firm deliveries from Embraer to KLM are expected to be made between 2021 and 2024.

Speaking at the press conference, KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers said previous purchases of Embraer’s E190 and E175 model had expanded the airline’s route network, but refused to be drawn on any new destinations thanks to the E195-E2’s longer range.

The Embraer E195-E2 is claimed to use 30% less fuel compared to KLM Cityhopper’s current fleet of Embraer E190s, leading Elbers to describe the plane as “environmentally friendly.”

Elbers added that existing Embraer aircraft in the KLM fleet had received “a lot of positive feedback” from customers.

He said the slot availability at the busy Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam would determine if the aircraft would be used as a replacement to older planes or also as an opportunity to expand.


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Rome to New York in a narrowbody jet? Airbus launches a lean new plane for long flights

The new Airbus A321XLR, would have a range of up to 4,700 nautical miles that could let it link cities like New York and Rome or Tokyo and Sydney. Airbus plans to increase the range by 15% compared with its standard long-range A321, which JetBlue Airways in April said it would use for its first service to London in 2021. The plane marks a shift for Airbus and commercial flight shifting toward smaller, nimbler aircraft. Boeing has been mulling an all-new twin-aisle plane that would be smaller tha


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Rome to New York in a narrowbody jet? Airbus launches a lean new plane for long flights

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet that started flying half a century ago opened up so many destinations that it became known as the plane that shrank the world. Now a rival manufacturer wants to shrink the planes.

Airbus on Monday announced plans to build an extended-range version of its single-aisle A321 jet, a bet on expanding what its line of leaner planes can do and that travelers and airlines will warm to flying a narrowbody aircraft on trips that could be longer than eight hours.

The new Airbus A321XLR, would have a range of up to 4,700 nautical miles that could let it link cities like New York and Rome or Tokyo and Sydney. Airbus plans to increase the range by 15% compared with its standard long-range A321, which JetBlue Airways in April said it would use for its first service to London in 2021.

The plane marks a shift for Airbus and commercial flight shifting toward smaller, nimbler aircraft. Airbus earlier this year announced it will end production of the A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, as demand for the 500-passenger plane faltered and airlines’ appetite for leaner aircraft rose.

Airbus’ announcement comes as its main competitor, Boeing, is hobbled by the crisis surrounding two fatal crashes of its 737 Max planes, aircraft that have been grounded worldwide since mid-March. Boeing has been mulling an all-new twin-aisle plane that would be smaller than its 787s but larger than its 737s.

Airbus argues that its plane could serve carriers who want to fill it with 180 to 220 passengers in two cabins, but don’t want to have the expense of operating a wide-body plane, which would have more seats to fill. The company expects the planes to be delivered in 2023.

“You can use a narrowbody, a single-aisle plane going long distances and you can connect cities that had no possibility of connections with a good business case,” Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury told CNBC in an interview on Monday following the announcement.

Faury said he wasn’t concerned that controversy over Boeing’s regulatory approval process for the 737 Max could bring more scrutiny of Airbus’ new plane.

“That might be good news,” he said. “That’s the way to raise the level of safety.”


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Boeing CEO says troubled 737 Max jets should be flying by the end of the year

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a press conference after the annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum on April 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Aviation Administration is participating in simulated flights with Boeing this week, Muilenburg said in an an interview with CNBC’s The Exchange. After that step, Boeing plans to schedule actual test flights. Boeing has completed a software update for an anti-stall system that has been implicated in the two crashes


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Boeing CEO says troubled 737 Max jets should be flying by the end of the year

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a press conference after the annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum on April 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.

Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday said it is conducting simulated flights with air-safety regulators this week and plans to fly its 737 Max aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration “very soon” to get the grounded planes cleared to return to airline service.

Aviation officials worldwide grounded the planes in mid-March in the wake of two deadly crashes of the aircraft within five months of one another. The two crashes killed a total of 346 people.

Muilenburg said he expects that the planes will get a green light to fly again by the end of the year, but declined to provide a timeline.

The Federal Aviation Administration is participating in simulated flights with Boeing this week, Muilenburg said in an an interview with CNBC’s The Exchange. After that step, Boeing plans to schedule actual test flights.

Boeing has completed a software update for an anti-stall system that has been implicated in the two crashes.

Airlines that have purchased the 737 max, including American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have canceled thousands of flights due to the grounding and have scrambled to meet demand during the peak summer travel season.

The manufacturer will have to repair “damaged trust” of the flying public, Muilenburg said. Some airlines have said they won’t charge passengers skittish about the planes to switch to flights operated with other aircraft.


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Southwest won’t charge passengers to change planes to avoid the Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California on March 28, 2019. Southwest Airlines won’t charge uneasy passengers to change flights to avoid traveling on the Boeing 737 Max if and when regulators allow the jet to take to the skies again, the airline’s chief marketing officer said Thursday. Aviation regulators worldwide grounded the fast-selling Boeing 737 Max in mid-March after tw


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Southwest won't charge passengers to change planes to avoid the Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California on March 28, 2019.

Southwest Airlines won’t charge uneasy passengers to change flights to avoid traveling on the Boeing 737 Max if and when regulators allow the jet to take to the skies again, the airline’s chief marketing officer said Thursday.

Aviation regulators worldwide grounded the fast-selling Boeing 737 Max in mid-March after two crashes within five months of one another killed a total of 346 people.

“If they’re uneasy about flying on a Max aircraft, we’ll be flexible with them,” Ryan Green, Southwest’s CMO, told CNBC. “We’ll be understanding of that and allow them to fly on a different flight without paying any difference in fare.”

Southwest, which doesn’t charge ticket-change fees but only fare differences, is the largest U.S. 737 Max operator, with 34 of the planes in its fleet of around 750 aircraft, all Boeing 737s. The Dallas-based carrier plans to make it clear to customers what model of Boeing 737 they’re flying on when they book, Green said.

The measure is a sign of how airlines are addressing skittish passengers as regulators prepare for a potential return of the planes.

United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz this week said the carrier would also rebook passengers who don’t want to fly on the Max planes and that he will be on the airline’s first Max flight after the grounding is lifted. Those flight changes will be free of charge, a United spokesman said. The airline has 14 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet.

Boeing last week said it completed fixes to airplane software that has been implicated in the October crash in Indonesia and the March crash in Ethiopia.

The FAA’s acting chief, Daniel Elwell, said Wednesday that the agency doesn’t have a timeline of when it may allow the planes to fly again. The FAA is hosting more than 30 aviation regulators from around the world in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday to discuss the 737 Max’s eventual return to service.

Airlines, including Southwest, have canceled thousands of flights during the busy summer travel season as the planes remain grounded.

“We’re going to monitor customer sentiment and adapt our plans as we go along,” Green said. “Customers expect us to be transparent and expect us to have a heart.”


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Five-seater, all-electric and jet-powered air taxi makes maiden flight

A German start-up has unveiled a five-seater, all-electric air taxi prototype. In an announcement Thursday, Munich-based Lilium said that its jet-powered air taxi had completed its maiden flight earlier this month. The plan is to eventually offer an on-demand air taxi service, with consumers using an app to find their nearest “landing pad” and then book their trip. In the field of aerial taxis, Uber plans to launch a “shared air transportation” service for urban areas in 2023. The company is wor


A German start-up has unveiled a five-seater, all-electric air taxi prototype. In an announcement Thursday, Munich-based Lilium said that its jet-powered air taxi had completed its maiden flight earlier this month. The plan is to eventually offer an on-demand air taxi service, with consumers using an app to find their nearest “landing pad” and then book their trip. In the field of aerial taxis, Uber plans to launch a “shared air transportation” service for urban areas in 2023. The company is wor
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Five-seater, all-electric and jet-powered air taxi makes maiden flight

A German start-up has unveiled a five-seater, all-electric air taxi prototype. In an announcement Thursday, Munich-based Lilium said that its jet-powered air taxi had completed its maiden flight earlier this month.

The full-scale prototype, which can take-off and land vertically, is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines and can travel up to 300 kilometers in one hour, according to the company.

The aircraft does not have a tail, rudder, propellers or gearbox. In terms of its environmental impact, Lilium said it had “zero operating emissions.”

The jet flew for the first time on May 4. The prototype, which is remotely controlled by an operator on the ground, is now undertaking a series of flight tests.

The plan is to eventually offer an on-demand air taxi service, with consumers using an app to find their nearest “landing pad” and then book their trip.

In 2017, the start-up completed flight testing for a two-seater prototype. “In less than two years we have been able to design, build and successfully fly an aircraft that will serve as our template for mass production,” Daniel Wiegand, Lilium’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

“Moving from two to five seats was always our ambition as it enables us to open up the skies to many more travelers,” he added.

The way we move around our towns and cities is undergoing a radical change. In October 2018, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority announced trials for what it described as the region’s first autonomous taxi.

In the field of aerial taxis, Uber plans to launch a “shared air transportation” service for urban areas in 2023. The company is working with partners to launch small, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Dallas and Los Angeles.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-05-16  Authors: anmar frangoul
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