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February 09, 2023

Boeing 737 Aerial Tanker Lost in Australian Firefighting Mishap

Pilots Emerge from Burning Wreckage with Minor Injuries

On 6 February 2023, a Boeing 737-3H4 aerial tanker owned by New South Wales-based Coulson Aviation—a company specializing in the provision of aircraft and aircrews for aerial firefighting, intelligence, emergency personnel/cargo transport, and industrial heavy-lift operations—went down in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia’s Fitzgerald River National Park while fighting multiple fires. The aircraft’s sole occupants—its two pilots—survived the harrowing accident and were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The instance occasions the first hull loss of a Boeing 737 on the Australian continent.

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Boeing to Slash 2,000 White Collar Jobs

Planemaker to Bolster Engineering and Manufacturing Staffs

Seeking to simplify its much-impugned corporate structure, Boeing, the aerospace giant and builder of iconic, world-changing aircraft such as the 707, 747, 777, B-52 Stratofortress, and F-18 Super Hornet, is making ready to slash some two-thousand jobs in its finance and human resources divisions. The job cuts will be realized by dint of a combination of planned attrition and layoffs.

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