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Jim Wolf

Embraer wins U.S. Air Force deal for Afghan planes

Feb 27 2013

WASHINGTON/SAO PAULO Brazil's Embraer SA won a U.S. Air Force deal on Wednesday to supply 20 light attack planes for counterinsurgency missions in Afghanistan, tightening U.S.-Brazilian defense ties after a politically charged bidding process.

Embraer bests Beechcraft for Afghan plane order

Feb 27 2013

WASHINGTON Brazil's Embraer bested U.S.-based Beechcraft in a high-stakes U.S. Air Force recompetition for 20 light air support planes to be provided to the Afghan military for training and counterinsurgency.

Senior U.S. senator faults Taiwan over arms "complacency"

Feb 11 2013

WASHINGTON The U.S. senator leading a drive to persuade President Barack Obama to disregard Beijing's concerns and sell new F-16 fighters to Taiwan faulted the island for what he said was a failure to push hard enough for the planes.

U.S. clears Boeing 787 for test flights, as delays loom

Feb 08 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay resuming delivery of Boeing's newest aircraft.

US clears Boeing 787 for test flights, as delays loom

Feb 08 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay resuming delivery of Boeing's newest aircraft.

U.S. clears Boeing 787 for test flights, as delays loom

Feb 07 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay resuming delivery of Boeing's newest aircraft.

U.S. clears Boeing 787 for test flights, as delays loom

Feb 07 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. agencies cleared Boeing Co to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved, which may delay resuming delivery of Boeing's newest aircraft.

U.S. regulator raises prospect of longer delay for Boeing 787

Feb 07 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Regulators need to rethink how they approved the batteries on the Boeing Co 787, a top U.S. safety official said on Thursday, adding a new and potentially time-consuming wrinkle to the plane's grounding.

U.S. regulator raises prospect of longer delay for Boeing 787

Feb 07 2013

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Regulators need to rethink how they approved the batteries on the Boeing Co 787, a top U.S. safety official said on Thursday, adding a new and potentially time-consuming wrinkle to the plane's grounding.

U.S. regulator zeroes in on Boeing 787 battery certification

Feb 07 2013

WASHINGTON An air safety investigation of a battery fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner last month has narrowed the source to one of the battery's eight cells, though the actual cause of the fire is not yet known, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

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