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Boeing has called 737 Max 8 ‘not suitable’ for certain airports

Unlike Boeing's 737 Max 7 variants, Max 8 planes cannot fly into 'high/hot' airports as they have high elevations that require longer runways and faster speeds for takeoff. 
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For IAF’s multi-billion dollar contract, Dassault, Boeing and Saab in race

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Boeing will recover from setbacks of 737 crashes

The two deadly crashes have cost the airline enormous amount of reputational capital, lost sales and fallen shares, but Boeing's history strongly suggests that it will recover and will emerge stronger than ever.

Boeing sued over Ethiopia crash as plane orders in Asia waver

Boeing faces the prospect of substantial payouts to the families of passengers if it’s found responsible for both the Indonesia & Ethiopia crashes.

Boeing and FAA need to show their accountability to regain faith

After the twin crashes, Boeing and the FAA are attempting to steer the conversation away from what went wrong with promises to do better in the future.
An electric two-seater plane stands in Oslo airport | Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg

First commercial flights on electric engines may arrive in 2021

The goal for electric commercial flights is an emissions-free, quieter aircraft that is certified by both US and Canadian aviation authorities.
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Boeing & the US FAA owe the world some answers

Boeing, FAA & the US may have knowingly put lives at risk with the 737 Max and have 3 important questions to answer.
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Dassault, Boeing and Saab — the front-runners for IAF’s 114 fighter jet contract

Dassault’s Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18 and Saab’s Gripen lead the pack, while the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are trailing.

Boeing probe shows US regulator has always played cosy with aviation industry

FAA's long history of entanglement with the industry it purports to regulate has hamstrung its ability to regulate.
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Boeing’s original safety analysis of MCAS on 737 MAX had several crucial flaws: Report

The report, in The Seattle Times, says it had sought Boeing and FAA’s response days before Ethiopian Airlines crash.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.