China’s home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

China’s home-grown C919 jet nears certification as test planes complete tasks

The fifth prototype of China’s home-built C919 passenger plane takes off for its first test flight from Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China October 24, 2019. Picture taken October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, July 23 (Reuters) – China’s homegrown C919 narrow-body jet, designed to challenge … Read more

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

MONTREAL/BENGALURU, July 15 (Reuters) – Christophe Gagnon considered quitting his avionics studies as COVID-19 crippled aviation, but the 21-year-old stayed in class and now the industry is desperate for more like him to keep planes flying. Two years after lockdowns nearly grounded the airline industry, repair shops and suppliers are scrambling for students like Gagnon, … Read more

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Swiss say Germany can freely dispose of Leopard 2 tanks sold back to Rheinmetall

Leopard 2 tanks take position during a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at NATO new spearhead force “VJTF 2019” in Munster, Germany May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 3 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s defense procurement office said on Friday it had given the go-ahead for … Read more

How the US plans to starve Russia’s ‘war machine’ -Treasury’s Adeyemo to Reuters

How the US plans to starve Russia’s ‘war machine’ -Treasury’s Adeyemo to Reuters

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – The United States is ramping up sanctions against Russia to deprive Moscow’s “war machine” of money and components needed to sustain its invasion of Ukraine, but curbing a main source of funding, Russian energy exports, will take time, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Reuters on Thursday. The United … Read more