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Seoul Completes Checkups for Cracks on 151 B737-NGs

Seoul Completes Checkups for Cracks on 151 B737-NGs

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry said Monday it has completed checkups on the country’s 151 B737-NG planes for structural cracks, while aiming to finish the repair and replacement work on 13 faulty planes by January. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport discovered structural cracks on 13 B737-NG planes and [...]

S. Korea Completes Safety Checks on 100 B737-NGs for Cracks

S. Korea Completes Safety Checks on 100 B737-NGs for Cracks

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s aviation authorities said Monday they have completed safety checks on two-thirds of the country’s 150 B737-NG planes for possible cracks to ensure safety following a series of accidents. Aviation inspectors finished safety checks on 100 B737-NGs, including 42 jets that have flown more than 30,000 flights, by [...]

Gov’t to Conduct Safety Checks on Airlines

Gov’t to Conduct Safety Checks on Airlines

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s aviation authorities said Wednesday that they will begin inspecting the country’s nine airlines next month to ensure safety after a series of accidents. The decision came five days after a budget carrier made an emergency return due to defects in the autopilot system. Aviation inspectors will conduct [...]

Boeing Sees LCCs as Growth Driver for S. Korea’s Commercial Aviation Market

Boeing Sees LCCs as Growth Driver for S. Korea’s Commercial Aviation Market

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Low-cost carriers (LCCs) will be a key growth driver for South Korea’s commercial aviation market and take the lead in the Northeast Asian region market, a Boeing executive said Monday. South Korean LCCs are currently leading the Northeast Asian commercial aviation market, accounting for 65 percent of the entire [...]

Boeing to Establish 7th Overseas Tech Research Center in S. Korea

Boeing to Establish 7th Overseas Tech Research Center in S. Korea

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing said Wednesday it plans to establish its seventh overseas technology research center in South Korea this year due to the country’s technological prowess and innovation policies. “Korea is home to premier talent and industrial partners, as well as policies that foster innovation development. These factors [...]

Korean Air, Boeing Sign MOU for Chinook Helicopter Upgrade

Korean Air, Boeing Sign MOU for Chinook Helicopter Upgrade

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Air Lines Co. has signed a deal to partner with Boeing Co. to cooperate on technology in upgrading the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, the company said Thursday. The Korean flag carrier and the U.S. aircraft manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the partnership at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017 being held in Seongnam, just south [...]