US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.


That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.
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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the planes were grounded here.)

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. The three U.S. airlines — United, American and Southwest — that have recently added the planes to their fleets, and have more on order, said they will rebook or waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for travelers affected by the FAA’s order, which went into immediate effect.

American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max.

Routes with multiple flights each day, where passengers can more easily be rebooked to another time, are likely to take the biggest hit. Travelers who aren’t booked on the Max may also be affected as airlines deploy their planes to cover other routes with less frequent service.

United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. The airline said it expects minimal disruptions from the issue, but it will work with customers if their flights are canceled.

Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights. The carrier does not charge travelers to change their trips, but said passengers booked on canceled Boeing Max flights won’t have to pay the difference in fares to change their dates if it’s within two weeks of their original departure.


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US grounds Boeing 737 Max planes, citing links between 2 fatal crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets in the U.S., citing new evidence that showed similarities between two fatal crashes of the popular planes that have killed 346 people in less than five months. New satellite data shows the plane’s movement was similar to the October crash, the FAA’s acting administrator Daniel Elwell told reporters on a call Wednesday. “It became clear the track was very close and behaved similarly to the Lion Air flight,” Elwell t


The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets in the U.S., citing new evidence that showed similarities between two fatal crashes of the popular planes that have killed 346 people in less than five months. New satellite data shows the plane’s movement was similar to the October crash, the FAA’s acting administrator Daniel Elwell told reporters on a call Wednesday. “It became clear the track was very close and behaved similarly to the Lion Air flight,” Elwell t
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US grounds Boeing 737 Max planes, citing links between 2 fatal crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets in the U.S., citing new evidence that showed similarities between two fatal crashes of the popular planes that have killed 346 people in less than five months.

The move marks a stunning turnaround for the U.S., which has stood by the American-made aircraft as dozens of countries around the world grounded the planes.

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday came less than five months after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 — the same type of plane — plunged into the Java Sea minutes into the flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Both planes were new, delivered from Boeing just months before their doomed flights.

The FAA said the grounding will remain in effect while it investigates the crash.

“An FAA team is in Ethiopia assisting the NTSB as parties to the investigation of the Flight 302 accident,” it said in a statement.

New satellite data shows the plane’s movement was similar to the October crash, the FAA’s acting administrator Daniel Elwell told reporters on a call Wednesday. The agency also took physical evidence into account, but Elwell declined to elaborate.

“It became clear the track was very close and behaved similarly to the Lion Air flight,” Elwell told reporters on a call Wednesday. “My hope is the FAA, the carriers, the manufacturers and all parties will work very hard to make this grounding as short as possible so that these airplanes can get back up in the sky.”

The agency did not have enough data to warrant grounding the planes earlier, he said. “We are a fact-driven, a data-based organization,” said Elwell. “Since this accident occurred we were resolute in our decision that we would not take action until we had data to support taking action. That data coalesced today and we made the call.”

The Ethiopian Airlines plane’s black boxes, which contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings, will be sent to France for analysis this week, he added.


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Winter storm grounds more than 1,000 US flights, airlines waive change fees

Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft. American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. More than 8


Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft. American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. More than 8
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Winter storm grounds more than 1,000 US flights, airlines waive change fees

Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Wednesday as a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain crossed the U.S.

American Airlines said it canceled 400 flights scheduled to depart Wednesday, mostly those on smaller, regional aircraft.

American and other carriers, including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines said they would waive date-change fees for travelers scheduled to fly to or from airports affected by the storm if they can travel later this week. Southwest Airlines, which doesn’t charge date-change fees, said it wouldn’t charge travelers the difference in fare if they changed their travel date flight due to the weather.

Federal forecasters expect the Washington, D.C,. area to receive up to 6 inches of snow Wednesday but that precipitation will change to ice and then rain, creating a messy evening commute. More than 800 flights scheduled to fly in or out of the three main airports that serve D.C. were canceled, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. The New York City area is forecast to receive less snow and also a wintry mix followed by rain. Airlines called off about 300 flights to and from the metropolitan area’s three main airports.


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Southwest Airlines grounds more jets due to maintenance issues

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday grounded more jets leading to higher numbers of canceled flights than its peers as the carrier extended an “operational emergency” to its hub in Dallas, telling scheduled mechanics they have to show up for work or risk termination. Southwest had canceled 181 flights on Tuesday, about 4 percent of its operation, according to the FlightAware tracking site. Its Dallas rival, American Airlines, in comparison, had canceled 12 flights, less than 1 percent of its daily ope


Southwest Airlines on Tuesday grounded more jets leading to higher numbers of canceled flights than its peers as the carrier extended an “operational emergency” to its hub in Dallas, telling scheduled mechanics they have to show up for work or risk termination. Southwest had canceled 181 flights on Tuesday, about 4 percent of its operation, according to the FlightAware tracking site. Its Dallas rival, American Airlines, in comparison, had canceled 12 flights, less than 1 percent of its daily ope
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Southwest Airlines grounds more jets due to maintenance issues

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday grounded more jets leading to higher numbers of canceled flights than its peers as the carrier extended an “operational emergency” to its hub in Dallas, telling scheduled mechanics they have to show up for work or risk termination.

Southwest had canceled 181 flights on Tuesday, about 4 percent of its operation, according to the FlightAware tracking site. Its Dallas rival, American Airlines, in comparison, had canceled 12 flights, less than 1 percent of its daily operation of more than 6,000 flights.

Southwest said some of the cancellations were due to poor weather. But the airline noted that the number of Boeing 737s it has taken out of service for maintenance was more than double the usual 20 out of about 750 planes that the airline expects to be removed for such issues each day. There has been “no common theme” among the problems with the aircraft, it said.

Southwest last week told its mechanics at bases including Las Vegas, Houston and Phoenix that because of the emergency they would have to show up for work. It warned they would risk termination if they didn’t follow company protocols, such as bringing a doctor’s note upon return to work after calling in sick. That “operational emergency” was extended to Dallas on Tuesday. The airline has been in contract talks with mechanics since 2012.

“Due to the emergency, we will direct employees alleging illness to provide a doctor’s note, on their first day back, indicating when the doctor was seen and confirming that the employee was unable to work on the dates he claimed illness,” Southwest maintenance director Lonnie Warren said in Tuesday’s memo.


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Winter storm grounds more than 2,000 flights and causes hourslong delays

A winter storm bringing a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain from the Midwest to the East Coast grounded more than 2,000 flights and created hourslong delays at some of the busiest airports in the Northeast on Tuesday. More than 800 flights were canceled at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The weather delayed flights at Newark Liberty International Airport and at Boston Logan International Airport by more than three h


A winter storm bringing a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain from the Midwest to the East Coast grounded more than 2,000 flights and created hourslong delays at some of the busiest airports in the Northeast on Tuesday. More than 800 flights were canceled at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The weather delayed flights at Newark Liberty International Airport and at Boston Logan International Airport by more than three h
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Winter storm grounds more than 2,000 flights and causes hourslong delays

A winter storm bringing a mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain from the Midwest to the East Coast grounded more than 2,000 flights and created hourslong delays at some of the busiest airports in the Northeast on Tuesday.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport was the most affected with 500 flights scheduled to fly in and out of the airport called off, or about 40 percent of the day’s schedule, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware. More than 800 flights were canceled at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

The weather delayed flights at Newark Liberty International Airport and at Boston Logan International Airport by more than three hours and a ground stop was put in place for J.F.K., a measure that would prevent flights from departing for the New York airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

American Airlines said it would waive fees to change dates tickets to or from 32 airports across the Northeast and in southern Canada if customers can fly a different date through Saturday. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways issued similar waivers. Southwest Airlines doesn’t charge fees for changing travel dates but said it would waive fare-difference charges for travelers affected by the storm.

Tuesday’s flight disruptions come after a snowstorm canceled hundreds of flights in Seattle during the weekend.

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Severe winter weather grounds more than 1,000 U.S. flights while airlines waive change fees

Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week. Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com. Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internat


Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week. Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com. Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internat
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Severe winter weather grounds more than 1,000 U.S. flights while airlines waive change fees

Severe winter weather is snarling air travel from the upper midwestern U.S. to Georgia this week.

Airlines have called off more than 1,000 flights scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday amid snow, heavy rain and other severe weather, according to flight-tracking site Flightaware.com.

Close to 500 flights scheduled to depart or fly into Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport on Tuesday were canceled, as were nearly 300 others in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta Air Lines’ main hub and the world’s busiest airport.

Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways said they would waive date-change fees for travelers affected by the severe weather. Southwest Airlines, which doesn’t have date-change fees, said it wouldn’t charge travelers booked in and out of more than two dozen U.S. airports the fare difference to fly at a later date due to the storm.

A broad swath of the northern U.S. is bracing for a blast of record cold air.

Delta, which operates hubs in Minneapolis and Detroit, is preparing for the bitter temperatures by increasing staffing of ground workers who load bags and service aircraft so more employees will have time to go inside, as well as moving some aircraft into heated hangars overnight, said spokesman Michael Thomas.


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Leslie Moonves is going to arbitration with CBS over his $120 million exit package

Former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is bringing his case against CBS to binding arbitration, the company said in an SEC filing Wednesday. Moonves believes he was wrongfully terminated although a CBS board investigation concluded there were grounds to fire him for cause. CBS said last month it found grounds for firing Moonves and would not be paying him any of a potential $120 million exit package. On January 16, 2019, Mr. Moonves notified the Company of his election to demand binding arbitration with


Former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is bringing his case against CBS to binding arbitration, the company said in an SEC filing Wednesday. Moonves believes he was wrongfully terminated although a CBS board investigation concluded there were grounds to fire him for cause. CBS said last month it found grounds for firing Moonves and would not be paying him any of a potential $120 million exit package. On January 16, 2019, Mr. Moonves notified the Company of his election to demand binding arbitration with
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Leslie Moonves is going to arbitration with CBS over his $120 million exit package

Former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is bringing his case against CBS to binding arbitration, the company said in an SEC filing Wednesday. Moonves believes he was wrongfully terminated although a CBS board investigation concluded there were grounds to fire him for cause.

CBS said last month it found grounds for firing Moonves and would not be paying him any of a potential $120 million exit package. The filing said Moonves had the right to take the case to arbitration if he disputed the board’s decision. CBS said in the filing it does not plan to comment further during the arbitration process.

Last year, a dozen women came forward alleging Moonves engaged in sexual misconduct. Moonves resigned his role in September amidst the backlash, although he denies the accusations of nonconsensual sexual relations.

But investigators for the CBS board said Moonves misled them and destroyed evidence, according to a version of the report prepared for the board and viewed and reported by The New York Times. Moonves’ attorney, Andrew Levander, told the Times that Moonves “cooperated extensively and fully with investigators.”

When the board of directors announced last month Moonves would not receive his $120 million severance package following the probe, CBS said the investigation did not find evidence of pervasive problems related to harassment and retaliation, though it said investigators did find incidents of “improper and unprofessional conduct.” CBS said at the time it had already taken “robust steps” to better its workplace environment.

CBS was up about 1.7 percent Thursday morning.

Here is the text from the filing:

As previously reported, on December 17, 2018, CBS Corporation (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors had completed its investigation of the Company’s former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leslie Moonves, and had determined that there were grounds to terminate his employment with the Company for cause under the Company’s employment agreement with Mr. Moonves and that Mr. Moonves will not be entitled to receive any severance payment from the Company. Also as previously reported, pursuant to the separation agreement between the Company and Mr. Moonves dated September 9, 2018, any dispute with respect to the determination of whether the Company has grounds to terminate the employment of Mr. Moonves for cause is subject to binding arbitration in accordance with the provisions of the separation agreement if Mr. Moonves makes a demand for binding arbitration within a specified period following the date on which the Board of Directors gives Mr. Moonves notice of the cause termination. On January 16, 2019, Mr. Moonves notified the Company of his election to demand binding arbitration with respect to this matter. The Company does not intend to comment further on this matter during the pendency of the arbitration proceedings.

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Midwest snowstorm grounds hundreds of post-Thanksgiving flights

More than 1,000 flights were canceled as a snowstorm hit the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, snarling post-Thanksgiving travel on one of the busiest days of the year. More than a hundred others were canceled in and out of Kansas City, while another 500 flights were delayed. O’Hare is a hub for both United Airlines and American Airlines. American Airlines waived date-change fees for travelers booked to and from 20 cities in the Midwest if they can travel through Nov. 29. American said it canceled 85 flig


More than 1,000 flights were canceled as a snowstorm hit the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, snarling post-Thanksgiving travel on one of the busiest days of the year. More than a hundred others were canceled in and out of Kansas City, while another 500 flights were delayed. O’Hare is a hub for both United Airlines and American Airlines. American Airlines waived date-change fees for travelers booked to and from 20 cities in the Midwest if they can travel through Nov. 29. American said it canceled 85 flig
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Midwest snowstorm grounds hundreds of post-Thanksgiving flights

More than 1,000 flights were canceled as a snowstorm hit the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, snarling post-Thanksgiving travel on one of the busiest days of the year.

The National Weather Service urged motorists to stay off the roads for non-emergency travel throughout Sunday night and early Monday and warned that the snowstorm will bring wind gusts as high as 50 miles per hour along with poor visibility.

Airlines at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport called off 914 flights on Sunday, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.com. More than a hundred others were canceled in and out of Kansas City, while another 500 flights were delayed.

O’Hare is a hub for both United Airlines and American Airlines. American Airlines waived date-change fees for travelers booked to and from 20 cities in the Midwest if they can travel through Nov. 29. Spirit Airlines also waived fees for date changes through Nov. 29 for tickets in and out of Chicago and Kansas City, due to the storm.

Southwest Airlines said travelers wouldn’t have to pay the fare difference to change their tickets in and out of Chicago’s Midway, Des Moines, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha and Wichita. The airline normally doesn’t charge travelers a flat fee to change their travel dates.

A few travel problems may continue into the start of the workweek. American said it canceled 85 flights scheduled for Monday, while FlightAware.com showed about 200 flights were canceled in and out of Chicago’s airports and Kansas City.

Airlines in recent years have encouraged travelers to rebook flights ahead of a storm to avoid having travelers stranded at the airport. They will also cancel large numbers of flights ahead of a major storm to avoid having crews and aircraft out of position or stuck when the bad weather passes.


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France grounds Ryanair plane in dispute over aid repayment

French authorities grounded a Ryanair plane at Bordeaux airport in a dispute over money they say the Irish airline owes. The plane, bound for London’s Stansted airport, was grounded on Thursday. The authority did not specify the amount owed by Ryanair, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. While it has reached deals with several unions, it faces resistance from staff in a number of countries. The European Commission in October opened an investigation into whether Ryanair ha


French authorities grounded a Ryanair plane at Bordeaux airport in a dispute over money they say the Irish airline owes. The plane, bound for London’s Stansted airport, was grounded on Thursday. The authority did not specify the amount owed by Ryanair, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. While it has reached deals with several unions, it faces resistance from staff in a number of countries. The European Commission in October opened an investigation into whether Ryanair ha
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France grounds Ryanair plane in dispute over aid repayment

French authorities grounded a Ryanair plane at Bordeaux airport in a dispute over money they say the Irish airline owes.

The civil aviation authority said on Friday the carrier was obliged to pay back money it received as aid related to its activities at the regional airport of Angouleme between 2008 and 2009.

The aid was later deemed illegal by the European Commission. The plane, bound for London’s Stansted airport, was grounded on Thursday.

“It is unfortunate that the state had to take such action, which led to the inevitable inconvenience of the 149 passengers on board,” the aviation authority said.

The passengers eventually took off five hours late on another Ryanair aircraft. The authority did not specify the amount owed by Ryanair, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This has been a turbulent autumn for the airline. In October, the airline warned on full-year profits in the wake of a surge in the oil price and disruption caused by strikes. While it has reached deals with several unions, it faces resistance from staff in a number of countries.

The European Commission in October opened an investigation into whether Ryanair had benefited from illegal state aid at Germany’s Frankfurt-Hahn airport, and this week Italy’s antitrust agency opened a probe against Ryanair’s new hand luggage policies.


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Pentagon grounds Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets after South Carolina crash

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday temporarily halted all flight operations of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets pending a fleet-wide inspection of potentially faulty engine tubes. If known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status,” said Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon’s F-35 office. While Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the F-35, the aircraft engine is manufactured by United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney and install


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday temporarily halted all flight operations of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets pending a fleet-wide inspection of potentially faulty engine tubes. If known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status,” said Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon’s F-35 office. While Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the F-35, the aircraft engine is manufactured by United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney and install
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Pentagon grounds Lockheed Martin's F-35 jets after South Carolina crash

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday temporarily halted all flight operations of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets pending a fleet-wide inspection of potentially faulty engine tubes.

“If suspect fuel tubes are installed, the part will be removed and replaced. If known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status,” said Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon’s F-35 office. The inspections were expected to be completed within two days.

A source close to the program confirmed that approximately 10 jets at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas, have already completed inspection and are planning to prepare for flight operations later Thursday.

While Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the F-35, the aircraft engine is manufactured by United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney and installed at Lockheed’s mile-long facility in Fort Worth.

“We are actively partnering with the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office, our global customers and Pratt & Whitney to support the resolution of this issue and limit disruption to the fleet,” Lockheed Martin said in a statement following the announcement.

The suspension was spurred by a crash last month in Beaufort, South Carolina, in which a then-unknown fault in one of Lockheed Martin’s F-35B jets forced its pilot to eject from the cockpit.

The incident, which marked the first crash of an F-35 since the fifth-generation aircraft became operational in 2006, adds to the laundry list of challenges facing the U.S. military’s most expensive weapons system.

The “jack of all trades” fighter, valued at an acquisition cost of $406.5 billion, has been plagued with setbacks including faulty ejection seats, software delays and significant helmet-display issues.

There are currently more than 320 F-35 aircraft operating out of 15 bases worldwide.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-10-11  Authors: amanda macias, kevin breuninger, us air force
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