Boeing announced orders and agreements with Asia-Pacific airlines to support customers in the rapidly growing region. The digital and supply chain deals focus on airline crew situational awareness and Boeing says will also help save on costs. “We continue to establish and grow relationships in this key region of the world, working closely with our Asia-Pacific customers to understand their unique operating requirements,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services. “We’re evolving our digital services and parts support to meet our customers’ needs while increasing the efficiency of their operations.”
According to Boeing’s 2019 Services Market Outlook, the Asia-Pacific commercial aviation services market is projected to grow by 5 percent annually over the next 20 years into a US$3.4 billion aviation services market by 2038.
Charges against the first four suspects in the downing of a Malaysia
Airline Boeing plane (flight MH17) over occupied Donbas in 2014 will be
brought after their names are made public by the Joint Investigation
Team (JIT), Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Olena
"The names will be announced. Charges will be brought. After that,
the Criminal Court of Schiphol (the Netherlands) will start working to
consider this case. But until the court establishes their guilt, we
cannot say they are guilty ... They are only the top. Naturally, then
the number of people who are involved in this will be much larger than
the four people who will be named," Zerkal told Interfax-Ukraine in an
When asked if this concerns the Russian army's senior officers, she
answered in the affirmative, explaining that the transfer of such
weapons as the Buk anti-aircraft missile system, which was used to shot
down the plane, "is impossible without the top brass's permission."
The deputy minister clarified that "there is already all the
information about how the Buk arrived, but there is no information about
who shot, who is responsible."
After that, she said, Bellingcat, an international group of
researchers, who collect and analyze information from open sources, is
expected to deliver their presentation.
"There will be another interesting presentation by Bellingcat. They
always go further than the official investigation team," Zerkal said.
She said that the representatives of the Netherlands and Australia
are jointly moving "as part of their claim against the Russians for the
downing of MH17 as a state." "They have already held one round of
consultations with them, and now they are moving towards the second
round of consultations to bring Russia to justice as a state," she said.
"So far this is international legal responsibility. These are all complex processes, and they are treated in a very careful and balanced way, and, unlike us, they understand that international legal responsibility in international law cannot be handled in a hurry," Zerkal added.