Farewell to the 727, the ‘earth-trembling’ workhorse that brought air travel to millions

by Hugh Morris — The Telegraph

727s enjoy retirement in an aircraft graveyard in Arizona – eddl

One of the aircraft that introduced the fundamentals of modern comfort and convenience to millions of travelers has flown its last passenger service.

The Boeing 727 might not have been responsible for the dawn of the jet age, but its record-breaking popularity in the Sixties and Seventies was testament to the seachange it helped force when it became the stalwart of some of the world’s largest airlines.… read the full article

Huawei executive has strong case to fight extradition: Canadian envoy

By David Ljunggren — Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A top executive from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] being held in Canada can make “strong arguments” against extradition to the United States, in part due to President Donald Trump’s politicization of the case, Canada’s ambassador to China said.… read the full article

Surprise! Boeing hands Air Force the keys to not just one, but two KC-46 tanker jets

by Alan Boyle — GeekWire

Boeing employees, military personnel and VIPs gather at Boeing’s assembly plant in Everett, Wash., for the handover of the first KC-46 refueling airplane. (Boeing via LiveStream)

Boeing executives today added an extra twist to what was expected to be a cut-and-dried ceremony to hand over its first KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S.… read the full article