• Boeing 737 Max Mar 9, 2020

    Grief, Controversy Mark Anniversary of Crash of Ethiopian Airline 737 Max Plane


  • CONGRESS Oct 31, 2019

    Boeing Employee Raised Concern About Design of Max System

    Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings’ star witness, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, with questions and lectures. They asked why he got a pay...

  • CEO Oct 14, 2019

    Costs Pile Up for Airlines as Boeing 737 Max Grounding Enters Eighth Month

    The worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, now in its eighth month, is driving up costs for airlines as they cancel thousands more flights into 2020. American and United this week joined Southwest in removing the planes, grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes killed 346 people, from their schedules until January. Boeing executives have said they expect aviation...

  • 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 24, 2019

    Boeing CEO Raises Possibility of Pausing Max Production

    Boeing’s CEO says the company will consider temporarily shutting down production of the 737 Max if the plane’s return is significantly delayed beyond the company’s October forecast.

  • China Jul 18, 2019

    Man Who Lost 5 Family Members in Boeing Max 8 Crash: ‘I Miss Them Every Minute of Every Day'

    Paul Njoroge lost five of his family members aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed during Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in March of 2019. He provided testimony in front of a House subcommittee hearing on aviation safety on Wednesday.

  • 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,...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    US Aviation Officials Think Bird Strike Factored in 737 Max Crash: Source

    U.S. aviation officials believe a bird strike may have led to the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max in March, according to a person familiar with the matter. Boeing shares rose after the report Tuesday, gaining 1.2% by midday. The fast-selling Boeing 737 Max airplanes have been grounded since shortly after that accident, which came less than...

  • 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...

  • airline Apr 6, 2019

    Boeing to Cut 737 Max Production Beginning in Mid-April

    Boeing is cutting production of the 737 Max jets as the company moves quickly to finalize a fix that will get the grounded aircraft flying again. Boeing’s monthly production of the aircraft, involved in two plane crashes since October, is dropping by 20 percent from the current level of 52 a month to 42 a month, the company said Friday....

  • United States Apr 3, 2019

    Pilots in Doomed Plane Followed Emergency Steps, WSJ Reports

    Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max turned off a flight-control system but still couldn’t...

  • Federal Aviation Administration Mar 28, 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...

  • CEO Mar 24, 2019

    Ethiopian Airlines Chief Questions Max Training Requirements

    The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday. After the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in October, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing “came up with contents that we incorporated in...

  • 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...

  • Associated Press Mar 18, 2019

    Ethiopia Minister: Clear Similarity Between Two Crashes

    Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, Ethiopia’s transport minister said Sunday. The disclosure came as thousands marched in the capital of Addis Ababa, accompanying 17 empty caskets at a...

  • NBC Mar 13, 2019

    Smoke From Boeing Plane Causes Hours-Long Delay at San Diego International

    A San Diego flight headed to Denver was delayed for hours Tuesday after smoke could be seen coming from the plane parked at the San Diego International Airport.

  • United States Mar 13, 2019

    How to Find Out if You're Flying on a Boeing 737 Max

    As countries around the world are grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 people, U.S. passengers are growing concerned after the FAA announced airlines can still fly the Boeing jet in the country. Passengers are taking to social media, expressing their anxieties about flying on one of the Boeing models and...

  • India Mar 12, 2019

    US Joins Ethiopian-Led Investigation at Boeing Crash Site

    U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the crash site outside the capital, Addis Ababa, with representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board. They join an...

  • Facebook Mar 11, 2019

    Greek Passenger Stopped at Gate From Boarding Doomed Flight

    A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I complained, in the usual way when that kind of...

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