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Humble Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 set for long-haul journeys

The smallest aircraft made by Boeing and Airbus Group are about to find a new role operating trans-Atlantic routes that were previously the preserve of some of the world’s biggest planes. The re-engined 737 Max and A320neo jets offer a 15 per cent fuel saving meant to cut costs on the shortest inter-city services. At …

Why Boeing employees are scared to fly their own planes

“I WOULDN’T fly on one of these planes.” That’s the extraordinary comment from a Boeing employee about the very planes he’s helping to build, according to a documentary. Titled Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787, the documentary will air in full on Al Jazeera tonight. It includes unauthorised recordings showing some Boeing workers — current and …