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Insight: Friday 6 March 2020: The Boeing-Embraer JV is now a trade war hostage

News The proposed joint venture between Boeing and Embraer has been approved by regulators around the world, but not the EU.  The European Union has yet to approve the deal and its regulators have now twice requested additional data from Boeing and Embraer, delaying a...

Insight Friday 13 December 2019: Just on the verge, the rug is pulled out from under the MAX

News This week there have been several more developments in the saga of the MAX.  As radio disk jockeys would say, “the hits just keep on coming.”  The congressional hearings were harsh for both Boeing and the FAA, albeit the whistleblower on Boeing’s production line...

Insight: Wednesday 11 December 2019: FAA predicted 15 additional MAX crashes after Lion Air crash but failed to act

News An FAA assessment was revealed in Congressional hearings today that included an FAA analysis after the Lion Air crash but before the Ethiopian crash indicating that additional fatal accidents could be expected if no changes were made to MCAS software. The FAA...

Insight: Monday 28 October 2019: Congress has created a costly international patchwork quilt

News The New York Times published an intriguing article yesterday that spoke about Boeing and the aerospace industry lobbying Congress to pass a law that undercut the FAA’s capability to review Boeing’s work.  Apparently the bill, passed last year, restricts even more...

ICAO and Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) declined to involve itself in the Qatar aviation crisis after the...