U.S. FAA must restore ‘public confidence’ in plane certification -inspector general

U.S. FAA must restore ‘public confidence’ in plane certification -inspector general
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must work to restore “public confidence” in aircraft certification efforts after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general said on Wednesday in a public report. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Boeing facilities at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake,... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. FAA must restore ‘public confidence’ in plane certification – inspector general

Exclusive: U.S. FAA must restore ‘public confidence’ in plane certification – inspector general
FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Boeing facilities at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must work to restore “public confidence” in aircraft certification efforts after two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes, the U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general said... Read More

Head of international 737 MAX review, NTSB chair to testify before Senate

Head of international 737 MAX review, NTSB chair to testify before Senate
FILE PHOTO: National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart testifies before a House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on the recent deadly Amtrak accident in Philadelphia, on Capitol Hill in Washington June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chair of a panel of international regulators that harshly criticized the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification of the now grounded Boeing 737... Read More

How will Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

How will Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?
MANNHEIM, Germany (Reuters) – Every half an hour, 50 vans sweep into Amazon’s distribution center in Mannheim, Germany and sweep out again with up to 200 parcels and a precise delivery plan in each. FILE PHOTO: An outside view of an Amazon logistics centre in Mannheim, Germany, September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo The tightly choreographed morning operation is designed... Read More

Factbox: In Germany, competition heats up between two logistics giants

Factbox: In Germany, competition heats up between two logistics giants
BERLIN (Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.O) is not only a major customer of logistics companies like Deutsche Post DHL(DPWGn.DE), FedEx(FDX.N) and UPS(UPS.N). It is a growing rival. Here are key features of Amazon’s on-the-ground delivery in its biggest international market, Germany, compared with DHL, one of the world’s largest logistics firms. Amazon runs its delivery business in a similar way around... Read More

UPS COO’s retirement eclipses e-commerce gains

UPS COO’s retirement eclipses e-commerce gains
(Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc’s (UPS.N) e-commerce fueled quarterly profit beat on Tuesday was overshadowed by news that Jim Barber, widely viewed as the world’s biggest parcel delivery firm’s next leader, would retire at year-end. FILE PHOTO: An United Parcel Service employee works at the new package sorting and delivery UPS hub in Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry, southern Paris, France,... Read More

Boeing texts reveal flawed simulator, not smoking gun: ex-colleagues

Boeing texts reveal flawed simulator, not smoking gun: ex-colleagues
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Four days after leaked internal pilot messages set off a media firestorm for Boeing Co., former colleagues have defended a former pilot who voiced concerns about unreported 737 MAX software problems two years before fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.,... Read More

U.S. companies facing worker shortage race to automate

U.S. companies facing worker shortage race to automate
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies are responding to the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years by increasing their focus on automation in order to maintain healthy margins as labor costs tick higher, a Reuters analysis of corporate earnings transcripts shows. FILE PHOTO: Handlers place letters and envelopes into cartons at the Marina Del Rey, California FedEx station December... Read More

Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilot’s 737 MAX messages, faults simulator

Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilot’s 737 MAX messages, faults simulator
SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Sunday it understood the outcry over leaked messages from a former test pilot over erratic software behavior on its 737 MAX jet two years before recent crashes, and added it was still investigating what they meant. The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at... Read More