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    Boeing to pay USD 2.5 billion for settling fraud charge over 737 Max plane

    The post Boeing to pay USD 2.5 billion for settling fraud charge over 737 Max plane appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Boeing has agreed to pay USD 2.5 billion to settle criminal charges in the US centred on the troubled 737 Max. Officials argued the manufacturer hid information from safety inspectors about the design of the aircraft. The US justice department said the firm chose profit over candour, impeding oversight of the planes, which were involved in two deadly crashes. Some USD 500 million will go to families of the 346 people killed in the tragedies in Indonesia and Ethiopia. “The tragic crashes of Lion Air…

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    Singapore Airlines to begin Boeing 737-800 operations from March with Phuket route

    The post Singapore Airlines to begin Boeing 737-800 operations from March with Phuket route appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will operate Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on flights to Phuket from 4 March 2021, offering customers greater consistency in product and service across the SIA Group’s premium network as part of SilkAir’s integration with the parent airline. More SilkAir routes will be progressively transferred as nine 737-800 NG join the SIA fleet. This would also allow SIA to operate the aircraft to points within its current network, starting with Brunei in March 2021[2]. The full integration of SilkAir into Singapore Airlines is scheduled for…

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    Boeing 777s grounded by airlines following Denver incident

    The post Boeing 777s grounded by airlines following Denver incident appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to step up Boeing 777 inspections following an incident in Denver last weekend. An engine onboard United Airlines flight 328 failed as it was flying from Denver to Honolulu, and dumped debris over the suburbs of Colorado city. Authorities reported that no damage or injuries were caused aboard or on the ground and the plane landed safely. However, planes that contain the same Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines are now being removed from service. United Airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways have stopped…