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May 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The government called for faster installation of better flight recorders on Boeing 737 commercial jets. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed requiring airlines to install flight data recorders that can track more functions, especially those related to the rudder. The proposal comes after the National Transportation Safety Board ruled that a rudder-control valve caused the 1994 crash of USAir Flight 427 near Pittsburgh, killing all 132 people on board.
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May 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The government called for faster installation of better flight recorders on Boeing 737 commercial jets. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed requiring airlines to install flight data recorders that can track more functions, especially those related to the rudder. The proposal comes after the National Transportation Safety Board ruled that a rudder-control valve caused the 1994 crash of USAir Flight 427 near Pittsburgh, killing all 132 people on board.
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BUSINESS
November 11, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that all Boeing B-737 airplanes be fitted with a redesigned rudder part, manufactured in Irvine, because the part has been found to malfunction and could cause flight problems. The board said the rudder part is not known to have resulted in any injuries to passengers or damage to airplanes. The malfunction was discovered during a routine preflight check by a pilot, the board said.
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November 11, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that all Boeing B-737 airplanes be fitted with a redesigned rudder part, manufactured in Irvine, because the part has been found to malfunction and could cause flight problems. The board said the rudder part is not known to have resulted in any injuries to passengers or damage to airplanes. The malfunction was discovered during a routine preflight check by a pilot, the board said.
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January 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Boeing Wins $4 Billion Order From GE Leasing Unit: General Electric Co.'s GE Capital Aviation Services has placed orders for up to 259 Boeing Co. jets worth at least $4 billion. The leasing unit said it ordered five of Boeing's new wide-body 777 models and 102 narrow-body 737 airplanes for delivery beginning in late 1996 and continuing at a rate of about 25 per year.
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November 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Boeing Co. on Tuesday said it resumed production of its 747 jumbo jets after the company temporarily closed its assembly line last month because of parts and labor shortages. During the 747 shutdown, Boeing said it reduced parts shortages, cut the number of jobs behind schedule by 80% and reduced disruptive out-of-sequence work--when parts are assembled out of order.
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February 14, 2012 | By Gregory Karp
Chicago-based Boeing Co. finalized what it calls a historic order for 230 aircraft worth $22.4 billion. Lion Air of Indonesia ordered 201 of the Boeing 737 Max planes and 29 next-generation 737-900ERs. The deal also includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. The order is the largest commercial airplane deal ever for Boeing, measured by both dollar value and total number of airplanes. Lion Air will be the first airline in Asia to fly the 737 Max and the first in the world to take delivery of the 737 Max-900.
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July 2, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it has largely overcome production bottlenecks that cost the aircraft manufacturer more than $2 billion and is delaying plans to lay off 12,000 workers. Boeing also said it will decide within a month whether to move additional production work to Long Beach, where the phaseout of three commercial jet programs threatens to decimate the work force in the next 18 months. "By about Aug.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
United Airlines said Monday it has begun talks with Boeing Co. to significantly reduce its aircraft orders. United is Boeing's largest customer and the second-largest U.S. airline after American. It has 175 Boeing aircraft on order and options to buy another 258. The decision to reduce spending on new aircraft reflects the persistent weakness in the airline industry. In another cost-cutting move, United announced last month that it was selling its Air Wisconsin subsidiary.
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April 2, 2001 | HENRY CHU and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A U.S. Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet collided Sunday over the South China Sea, causing the American craft to make an emergency landing in China and the Chinese plane to crash, U.S. and Chinese officials said. The 24 crew members aboard the EP-3 U.S. reconnaissance plane were unhurt, but U.S. defense officials said they have been unable to establish contact with the crew since the craft came to ground on Hainan island, a Chinese province off the country's southern coast.
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