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  • Boeing 737 Max Dec 11, 2019

    FAA Predicted More Fatal Boeing 737 Crashes Before Second Crash, Docs Show

    The Federal Aviation Administration predicted more fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 Max after a Lion Air flight went down in October 2018, an internal document released Wednesday showed, but the agency allowed the planes to keep flying until a second Max crashed earlier this year. The FAA and other air safety regulators around the world didn’t ground the planes until...

  • United States Nov 16, 2019

    Boeing Settles Several More Lawsuits Over Max Plane Crashes

    Boeing is settling more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four cases involving passengers on the Lion Air Max that crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018. On Thursday, a judge approved settlements of nine other cases....

  • Los Angeles Oct 7, 2019

    Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After Crash

    Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got...

  • Christmas Sep 2, 2019

    American Joins United in Extending Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Until December

    American Airlines is pulling the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules until early December, a month later than it previously expected, as the grounding of the troubled planes following two fatal crashes continues, sparking flight cancellations over Thanksgiving. The planes have been grounded since mid-March when regulators ordered airlines to stop flying passengers with them after two fatal crashes within...

  • CEO Jul 17, 2019

    6 Minutes: Man Haunted by Family's Final Moments on 737 Max

    When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. “I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark,” Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before plunging back to Earth...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Jun 27, 2019

    New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

    A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane’s nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane’s return to flying after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Wednesday that the FAA “identified an additional requirement” for software changes that the aircraft manufacturer has been working...

  • CEO Jun 17, 2019

    Boeing Says ‘Sorry' for Max Crashes, Seeks Renewed Trust

    Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. While Boeing was in a visibly contrite mood at the opening of the Paris Air Show, rival Airbus launched a new long-range single-aisle jet,...

  • CEO Jun 5, 2019

    Boeing's Rocky Road to Win Back Trust After Deadly 737 Max Crashes: ‘We Know We Have Work to Do'

    After two deadly crashes, Boeing is scrambling to convince regulators to allow its cash cow, the 737 Max, back in the air. Rebuilding trust with the public will be even trickier. Aviation authorities worldwide in mid-March grounded Boeing’s best-selling jet, a revamped and more fuel-efficient version of its workhorse aircraft that has been flying for more than 50 years. The...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019

    FAA Chief Defends Handling of Boeing Max Safety Approval

    The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Boeing should have done more to explain an automated flight-control system on its 737 Max aircraft before two deadly crashes, but he defended his agency’s safety certification of the plane and its decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. The...

  • Asher Klein Apr 29, 2019

    Boeing Waited Until After Lion Air Crash to Tell Southwest Safety Alert Was Turned Off on 737 Max

    Boeing did not tell Southwest Airlines, its largest 737 Max customer, that a standard safety feature designed to warn pilots about malfunctioning sensors had been deactivated on the jets. The safety feature is an alert that lights up in the cockpit if a plane’s angle-of-attack sensors transmit faulty data about the pitch of the plane’s nose. This feature is known...

  • CEO Apr 24, 2019

    Boeing's Troubled Jet Is Costing $1 Billion to Fix So Far

    Boeing is already estimating a $1 billion increase in costs related to its troubled 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The $1 billion figure is a conservative starting point. It covers increased production costs over the next few years but...

  • NBC News Apr 22, 2019

    Boeing Rejects Claim of ‘Shoddy Production' at Dreamliner Factory

    Boeing Co. sharply denied published allegations Sunday that “shoddy production” and oversight at its North Charleston, South Carolina, factory threatens the safety of the company’s long-haul 787 Dreamliner, NBC News reports. The allegations, published Saturday by The New York Times, come as Boeing is the subject of multiple investigations into the certification process for a different aircraft, the 737 Max...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Apr 4, 2019

    Deadly Ethiopia Jet Crash: Gov't Blames Faulty Sensor Data

    The pilots of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet followed all of Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but still couldn’t save it, according to findings from a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government. The plane crashed just six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The report, based...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Mar 27, 2019

    Boeing Unveils 737 MAX Fixes, Says Planes Are Safer

    Boeing previewed its software fix, cockpit alerts and additional pilot training for its 737 MAX planes on Wednesday, saying the changes improve the safety of the aircraft which has been involved in two deadly crashes since October. “We’re working with customers and regulators around the world to restore faith in our industry and also to reaffirm our commitment to safety...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 21, 2019

    Boeing to Make Optional Safety Feature Standard on Troubled 737 Max Jets, Source Says

    Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will now be included on every 737 Max...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Boeing's Newest Plane Becomes Its Biggest Headache

    Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company’s biggest headache, with more than 40 countries — including the U.S., which had been one of the last holdouts — grounding the 737 Max 8 after a second fatal crash proved one too many. On...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Concerns About New Plane Ground Boeing Stock Rise

    Boeing soared early in 2019 and lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average with it. Now concerns about the safety of the newest version of its flagship airplane have halted the momentum. Shares rose 36 percent in January and February thanks to steady orders for Boeing jetliners, including its popular 737. Then came Sunday’s deadly crash of a 737 Max 8...

  • Donald Trump Mar 14, 2019

    Boeing's Newest Plane Becomes Its Biggest Headache

    Boeing’s newest version of its best-selling airliner ever was supposed to boost its fortunes for years to come. Instead it has turned into the company’s biggest headache, with more than 40 countries — including the U.S., which had been one of the last holdouts — grounding the 737 Max 8 after a second fatal crash proved one too many. On...

  • Donald Trump Mar 13, 2019

    Grounded: United States Joins Nations Restricting Boeing 737 Max 8, Max 9

    The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe. The decision came hours after Canada joined some 40 other...

  • Connecticut Mar 11, 2019

    MIT Aeronautics Professor Discusses Plane Model Involved in Ethiopian Crash

    An Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Americans, one of whom worked for Save the Children at the group’s U.S. headquarters in Connecticut. The plane crashed six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya. This is the second deadly crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 within the…

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