Boeing and U.S. Air Force Ink Historic Deal for F-15EX Fighter Jet

The Department of the Air Force has awarded a nearly $1.2 billion contract for its first lot of eight F-15EX fighter aircraft. The contract, awarded to Boeing, provides for the design, development, integration, manufacturing, test, verification, certification, delivery, sustainment and modification of F-15EX aircraft, including spares, support equipment, training materials, technical data and technical support.…

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication about shootdown of Ukrainian Boeing 737

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown. Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. The report released late Saturday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the crash. The shootdown happened…

Delivery of first Boeing 777X may be delayed to 2022

A top official at Emirates expects a combination of pandemic-related production slowdowns and an likely lengthy certification process will likely push deliveries into 2022. Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, told Bloomberg in an interview that his airline is considering swapping some of the planes for smaller 787 Dreamliners. Emirates has 115 777Xs on…

British Airways to return to Gatwick Airport

British Airways is set to resume flights from London Gatwick, next weekend. British Airways will resume flights to London Gatwick Airport on July 18 as the airline continues the restart of its long- and short-haul flights. British Airways will resume routes to : Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) Bermuda (BDA) St Lucia (UVF) Kingston (KIN) Antigua (ANU)