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U.S. FAA chief to testify at Senate hearing on Boeing 737 MAX

3:01am IST

WASHINGTON U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people.

U.S. board urges helicopter manufacturers to add crash-data recorders

02 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash in January.

Southwest offers buyout packages, temporary leaves to 'ensure survival'

02 Jun 2020

Southwest Airlines Co on Monday extended buyout packages and temporary paid leaves to employees in what its chief executive said was an effort to "ensure survival" as the carrier braces for a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents detailing the packages that were seen by Reuters. | Video

U.S. court refuses to shield Volkswagen in diesel scandal lawsuits

02 Jun 2020

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Volkswagen AG cannot escape potential financial penalties from two counties in Florida and Utah that may amount to a "staggering" additional liability arising from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal.

Chinese telecom firms urge FCC not to block U.S. operations

02 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Pacific Networks Corp and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC on Monday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to shut down its U.S. operations.

Trump's push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

Trump's social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

01 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON, June 1 U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

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