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Air New Zealand to transform Boeing 787 into vaccination clinic for special ‘Jabaseat’ flight

October 14, 2021

A handful of lucky Kiwis will get their COVID-19 jab in a business-class cabin on Saturday as part of a national push to boost the country’s vaccination numbers.

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Boeing to pay more than $3 billion in criminal conspiracy settlement

January 12, 2021

The US Department of Justice has agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement after the aircraft manufacturer was accused of concealing information about its troubled 737 MAX.

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Virgin Australia scraps order of 25 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

December 10, 2020

The airline’s new owners have decided that it only needs half of the 737 MAX planes that were on the original order form.

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Boeing’s CEO commits to confronting racism

June 17, 2020

David Calhoun has committed to take action on racism, off the back of ongoing protests over police brutality towards the BIPOC community in the US.

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Qantas brings Boeing 717 fleet back in-house with new deal

May 21, 2020

Given the current state of affairs, Alan Joyce has had to settle for a bottle of Yellowglen rather than his usual Dom Perignon to celebrate this new deal.

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Report blames Boeing for fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, as US reveals five contributors to 737 MAX crisis

March 11, 2020

Investigators have singled out faulty 737 MAX systems and inadequate training in an interim report on the eve of the anniversary of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash last year.

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Boeing confirms debris found in 737 MAX engines, as Qantas eyes cut-price deal

February 24, 2020

Alan Joyce says Qantas’ “unmatched” safety reputation positions it to negotiate a discounted deal with Boeing for a new fleet of 737 MAXs when the jet is re-certified.

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Aviation Wrap: Boeing’s $74m 737 MAX relief, Emirates helps Arsenal prepare for EPL run in with Dubai training camp + MORE!

February 18, 2020

When writing this week’s Aviation Wrap, we could have sworn the sound of airplanes taking off was in the air. On second appraisal, we discovered it was just tinnitus. 

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Boeing fires mid-level exec following “totally appalling” emails

February 14, 2020

Adding to a grim January for the manufacturer comes the news that Boeing booked no new orders for the month for the first time in nearly 60 years.

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Aviation Wrap: Delta’s world-first parallel reality experience, Boeing’s new jet takes flight + MORE!

January 28, 2020

With only four days of work, we’re welcoming this week with an Aviation Wrap, a handful of hobnobs and an overwhelming hangover.

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