Keep those planes clean: CDC issues new guidance for airlines amid outbreak

by Marielle Segarra Mar 9, 2020
If airline staff see someone who appears to have a fever, they should do a deep clean of everything within 6 feet of the passenger.
Deep cleaning could be quite time-consuming, and potentially lead to flight delays.
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A new jet fuel offers the prospect of no-carbon, “guilt-free” flying

by Stephen Beard Oct 10, 2019
A pilot project in Rotterdam is testing the viability of a fuel made out of air that would cut an aircraft’s emissions to zero.
A group of companies is testing the viability of a “no-carbon” jet fuel at the Hague Airport. Above, a plane flies over Germany in 2018.
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After Boeing 737 Max grounding, demand for used planes takes off

by Jack Stewart Aug 5, 2019
Companies that want to sell planes turn to brokers, who work a little like real estate agents.
United looked to the used plane market when it needed to add capacity to its fleet.
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After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software

by Jed Kim Mar 15, 2019
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
A picture taken on December 9, 2011 in Paris shows the controls of a flight simulator in a reproduction of a Boeing 737 cockpit.
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After the grounding of its 737 planes, can Boeing's messaging convince flyers?

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Liz Sanchez Mar 14, 2019
Boeing faces a tough public relations challenge in the coming months, following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 planes. The question is, how will the company control the messaging to the air-faring public? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke…
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
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Pressure mounts on FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8s

by Marketplace Staff Mar 12, 2019
"It's the rest of the world against the FAA right now," said Jon Ostrower, editor-in-chief of The Air Current.
Southwest Airlines.
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The CEO of America's biggest exporter on manufacturing in America, doing business in China and President Trump

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Feb 11, 2019
The 102-year-old Boeing Co. just had its best year ever.
About one third of the 737 aircraft that Boeing builds are bought by Chinese customers.
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Airline tickets are priced to confuse

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 9, 2019
Sometimes flying a longer distance is less expensive.
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One Seattle neighborhood is fighting airplane noise

by Eilís O'Neill Feb 16, 2018
The planes are so loud in this Seattle neighborhood some residents say it feels like a war zone. They want the federal government to do something about it.
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Boeing starts a deal in Iran, a nation hungry for new planes

by Jed Kim Apr 4, 2017
Boeing will sell 30 new jets to Iran Aseman Airlines, its second recent deal in that nation. It’s also got plans to sell 80 planes to Iran Air. The Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran removed some U.S. economic sanctions…

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