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FAA in final stages of Boeing 737 Max review; could approve as early as Nov. 18

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing‘s 737 Max and expects to complete the process in the “coming days,” the agency’s chief told Reuters on Monday.Three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters the FAA is set to approve the plane’s ungrounding as early as Nov 18. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told Reuters in a statement that he expects “this process will be finished in the coming days, once the agency is satisfied that Boeing has addressed” safety issues involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. – Advertisement – Boeing declined to comment.The ungrounding would be a vital step in a still-arduous path to recovery for Boeing, plunged into its worst-ever crisis by the crashes and the worldwide grounding of its best-selling plane in March 2019.“The FAA continues to engage with aviation authorities around the world as they prepare to validate our certification decision,” Dickson said.- Advertisement –center_img A Boeing 737 MAX jet lands near grounded 737 MAX planes following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020.Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images “As I have said many times before, the agency will take the time that it needs to thoroughly review the remaining work. Even though we are near the finish line, I will lift the grounding order only after our safety experts are satisfied that the aircraft meets certification standards.”Following the FAA green light, airlines must complete software updates and fresh pilot training, a process that will take at least 30 days, before the planes can return to the skies.Southwest Airlines LUV.N, the world’s largest Max operator, has said it would take several months to comply with the FAA requirements and that it does not plan to schedule flights on the aircraft until the second quarter of 2021.The grounding has cost the U.S. planemaker billions, hobbled its supply chain, and triggered investigations that faulted Boeing and the FAA for a lack of transparency and weak oversight during the jet’s development, among other problems.A Justice Department criminal investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Gulfstream acquires new aircraft to fly Bahamas routes

first_imgLifestyleTravel Gulfstream acquires new aircraft to fly Bahamas routes by: – October 26, 2011 24 Views   no discussions Tweet Image via: FlickrFORT LAUDERDALE, USA — Gulfstream International Airlines has reached an agreement with Saab Aircraft Leasing to purchase six, 34-seat Saab 340Bplus aircraft. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline, which serves more destinations in The Bahamas than any other US carrier, will deploy all six Saabs along its Florida/Bahamas routes, replacing smaller, 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.“This investment will enhance our customers’ flight experiences by providing them with the premium service and comfort they value and deserve” said Darrell Richardson, Gulfstream CEO. Saab 340Bplus aircraft features include comfortable seating for 34 passengers, large, easy-to-access overhead bins, personalized flight attendant service, an active noise reduction system, and convenient on-board lavatories.Gulfstream will integrate the six new aircraft into its fleet over a nine-month period beginning in mid-November 2011 when the first 340Bplus is slated for delivery. Each aircraft will be subject to a period of inspection and certification under US and Bahamian aviation regulations to ensure full compliance with all safety and operational requirements prior to initiating scheduled passenger service. In-service dates for the new aircraft type will be announced upon receipt of regulatory approvals.Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Vidal, Barca tango over agreed bonuses

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Arturo Vidal is claiming €2.4 million in unpaid bonuses from Barcelona in a move that the Catalan club believe is an attempt to force a January exit, sources have told ESPN. Vidal’s lawyers filed a complaint to the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) earlier in December, in which they alleged Barca have only paid the Chile international €1.7 million of the €4.1 million he is due in bonuses. Sources at the club told ESPN they were “surprised” by the demands being made by Vidal and his representatives, saying the player’s payments are in order and they think he is trying to engineer a move to Italian side Inter Milan next month. However, Barca remain reluctant to let Vidal leave in the middle of the season. Carles Alena has already been allowed to join Real Betis on loan until the end of the campaign, reducing the number of options available in midfield. The same sources said it would take an offer of around €20 million – similar to what Barca paid Bayern Munich for Vidal in 2018 – for the Blaugrana to even consider changing their stance. “I am not in charge of that, that’s what I have my agent and my lawyer for, to take care of bonuses and things like that,” Vidal told ADN at an event for former teammate Rodolfo Madrid in Chile on Friday when asked about the dispute. “It seems unfair to me that my claim is not being recognised, but it’s not an issue that has anything to do with why we’re here today.” Speaking in November, Vidal, who will turn 33 in May, said he would look to leave Barca in January if he was not playing regularly. He stormed out of training when he learned he would not start the Clasico against Real Madrid in December, but did start the next game, scoring his fifth goal of the season in the 4-1 win over Alaves before Christmas. Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the Serie A leaders would be keen on signing Vidal, who previously played under the club’s coach, Antonio Conte, at Juventus. “I said when I arrived [in Chile] that I would speak about that issue when I am [in Spain],” Vidal added when asked about his future. “I am on holiday [until Jan. 2] and I just want to speak about what’s going on today.” ESPN also contacted Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich, but at the time of publication he had not responded to a request for comment.Tags: Arturo VidalCarles AlenaESPNFC BarcelonaReal Betislast_img read more

City and Wolfsburg hold advantage following quarter finals

first_imgCity have given themselves a gilt-edged chance to reach the semi-finals after scoring two away goals in a two-all draw with their hosts, P-S-G in Paris last night.Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho were the City goal scorers.Meanwhile, Wolfsburg shocked Real Madrid by two goals to nil to put them in pole position to reach the semi-finals.last_img

Boston Marathon winner returns his medal to city

first_imgBoston Marathon 2013 men’s winner Lelisa Desisa, left, of Ethiopia, greets Boston Marathon bombing victims Adam Davis, top right, and his wife Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)by Tracee HerbaughBOSTON (AP) — The champion of the men’s 2013 Boston Marathon returned his winner’s medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world’s top running events.“Sport holds the power to unify and connect people all over the world,” Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia told the crowd through a translator. “Sport should never be used as a battleground.”More than 6,400 athletes gathered on Boston Common for the 10K organized by the Boston Athletic Association, the same nonprofit that handles the annual marathon. Spots for Sunday’s race sold out in 13 hours online.“Let me tell you: As mayor of this great city for the last several years, I have never seen Boston come together like it has after the attacks,” Menino told the crowd. “Thank you for making Boston stronger.”A moment of silence paid tribute to the three victims killed in the April 15 bombings and to Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who was shot and killed April 18 in a search for the suspects.“The feeling here is a little weird,” said Jon Everitt, an MIT student who lives in Cambridge. He said the bombings are “definitely in the back of your head.”Melissa Blasczyk, of Boston, ran the 2013 Boston Marathon and was 1.5 miles from the finish line when spectators began telling runners the race was over.“Today I’m going to finish, run a strong race and take in the scenery,” she said. “Obviously, (the attack) is in the back of your mind, but you just have to live your life.last_img read more

Iconic Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

first_imgAdvertisement 4jbaNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1n6nWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es3hi6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ict1Would you ever consider trying this?😱4rfCan your students do this? 🌚3flRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Tuesday, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced that the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium will be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium in memory of its former president who passed away on Saturday. The rechristening programme will be held on September 12 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Jaitley, is credited for renovating the stadium into a modern facility, while also increasing its capacity to accommodate more fans besides constructing world class dressing rooms.Advertisement The current DDCA president Rajat Sharma, confirmed the news via twitter: ” In a fitting tribute to its former President Arun Jaitley, Delhi and District Cricket Association has decided to name Feroz Shah Kotla stadium as Arun Jaitley Stadium. It was Arun Jaitley’s support and encouragement that players like Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Ashish Nehra, Rishabh Pant and many others could make India proud.”Advertisement Former India and Delhi cricketer Gautam Gambhir also reacted to this development, saying, “It’s a good thing that the stadium is being named after Arun Jaitley, because he was instrumental in giving Delhites a modern cricket stadium. However, I would’ve been much happier if this was done when he was still alive so that he could have seen it himself. That would have been the most fitting tribute.”The Kotla Stadium was established in 1883 and is the second-oldest cricket stadium in India after Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. Its current capacity is at over 40,000 and has hosted to 34 Test matches, 25 ODIs and 5 T20Is. The stadium also hosts matches for the Delhi cricket team as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Kyrillos Opts Out for U.S. Senate

first_imgBy John BurtonThe lineup is set for the Aug. 13 special primary to replace the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg with four high-profile Democrats in the running. The list is leaner on the Republican side. It’s a race that one Two-River state senator opted to sit out.State Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos, Middletown, a more than two-decade Republican veteran of the Senate and longtime party standard-bearer, was on just about everyone’s short list of either being chosen by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to hold the U.S. Senate seat for the interim, and/or to seek the office for the remaining 13 months of Lautenberg’s term.The only Monmouth County candidate for the seat is U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., Long Branch, a 25-year Democratic veteran of the House who represents the 6th District.Kyrillos, 53, has opted out of running and this week discussed his decision with The Two River Times™.“I just ran my race and had an election about seven months ago,” Kyrillos said of being his party’s unsuccessful candidate against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ. “It was great, I enjoyed every minute of it,” he said while acknowledging he ran into some insurmountable obstacles, which really made his 2012 run – always a long shot – that much more arduous.While deciding whether to run in 2011, he said, he “assumed three things. I assumed the national election would be a close one,” with Mitt Romney’s run for president offering some coattails. That however, turned out to not be the case with President Barack Obama winning the state by an even larger margin than he did in 2008.Another factor was Kyrillos’ hope that some of the allegations that had come out post-2012 election contending Menendez had ethical lapses, would have made their way into the headlines prior to voters going to the polls, he said.Third, and most notably – at least for Monmouth and Ocean counties, the home of Kyrillos’ base of support – was Super Storm Sandy striking so close to the general election. “It killed us in our base,” he said.“Mostly,” he said, “it’s a very tough state,” to run for statewide office under the Republican banner, as the electorate continues to skew blue, returning Democrats to those offices.New Jersey voters haven’t sent a Republican to the Senate since Clifford P. Case.“I’m really mindful of the difficulty of a Republican running in New Jersey in federal (election) years – especially in presidential years,” he said.With the rapidly approaching primary and looming special election on Wednesday, Oct. 16 – less than three weeks before the general election – the tightly compressed race would have been daunting to mount for anyone, Kyrillos said.Since he ran last year, that would have meant running for the statewide office again less than a year later and during a two-month period, and again in 2014 for a full six-year term; an exhausting – and expensive – prospect, even for a veteran pol.Paul Tsongas, the late senator from Massachusetts and presidential candidate, said money is the mother’s milk of American politics. It is what nurtures and nourishes political campaigns.Kyrillos said he raised about $5.5 million for his Senate run last year. It was a pretty good amount for a challenger but not nearly enough for candidates who have to have to buy advertising time in the expensive New York and Philadel­phia markets to get their message out to Garden State voters, Kyrillos said.“You really need around 10 to 20 (million dollars)” to run an effective, winning Senate campaign, he said.Last year there were 33 Senate seats, 17 gubernatorial races, plus the full 435-member House with the presidency topping the ticket. “That’s a lot of competition for available dollars,” he said.Democrats voting in the Aug. 13 primary, will choose from four candidates: Pallone, against whom Kyrillos had run unsuccessfully in 1992; Rep. Rush Holt, D-12th, who has represented his district for 15 years; state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, who represents Essex County; and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.Republicans will choose from two candidates in the primary: Steve Lonegan, former mayor of the Bergen County community of Bogota, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination in 2005 and 2009; Dr. Alieta Eck, a Piscataway physician.Christie last week tapped Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to service in the Senate until the special election. He was sworn in Monday, June 10.With this roster, Kyrillos called Booker the “presumptive incumbent for all practical purposes,” saying the Newark mayor had marquee name value and fundraising ability and apparatus in place.But it’s still early in the process. “This year will be even still more unpredictable,” because it’s an “off-off year election” Kyrillos said. “The turnout may be even smaller and it may be a surprise result.”Having just fought back an unusual challenge for his Senate seat during the June 4 primary election, Kyrillos plans on campaigning for Christie – the two have a strong personal friendship that dates back to their college days – and for other candidates around the state.last_img read more