MH370: Australian investigators, having reevaluated evidence of missing Malaysian Airlines MH370, conclude that crew hypoxia may be the most likely reason the flight disappeared. But even within the Australian government, this is not a unanimous conclusion, and it’s certainly not within the international community. The captain of the flight is the chief suspect, according to other reports.
Boeing cost cuts: Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Aircraft, explained Boeing’s cost-cutting approach in Washington State and with suppliers and plead for understanding, reports the Seattle Times. Conner also termed the potential loss of ExIm Bank funding as a “huge blow,” should Republicans in Congress succeed in killing the program. Closing ExIm would give Airbus a major advantage, he said.
Airbus funding: Airbus and a company in the Middle East have created an Islamic funding structure to help finance Airbus aircraft in the region. With the Middle Eastern carriers becoming more and more important in global aviation, expanding this area as a funding source naturally follows. Islamic financing is not new, but it’s been a narrowly-based source of funding.