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EU official concerned about Russia flying Western-made planes

European’s top aviation safety regulator said on Tuesday that he is “very worried” about the safety of Western-made aircraft continuing to fly in Russia without access to spare parts and proper maintenance. The European Union and the United States have moved to restrict Russia’s access to spare parts following its invasion of Ukraine. “This is […]

Biden’s new Air Force One faces delays over Boeing labour issues

The next-generation presidential aircraft being built by Boeing Co risks further delay due to a tight labour market for mechanics and lower-than-expected security clearance rates, the investigative arm of Congress said on Wednesday. The need for Boeing to switch to an alternative supplier for some interior work was also cited in the report issued by […]

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Biden should not shake MBS’ hand in Riyadh, says top Democrat

President Joe Biden should not visit Saudi Arabia or meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the chairman of the US House intelligence committee said on Sunday. Rep. Adam Schiff was asked about reports that the president will travel to Riyadh in July and hold talks with the crown prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler – […]

China ‘firmly’ opposes US-Taiwan trade initiative

China “firmly” opposes a new trade initiative between Taiwan and the United States, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, a plan the government in Taipei says is a recognition of the key position the island plays in global supply chains. The United States and Taiwan announced the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade on Wednesday, […]