Boeing Says It Will Redo Critical Unmanned CST-100 Starliner Test It Borked Last Year

Boeing is calling a mulligan on the failure of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to reach proper orbit in an unmanned test for NASA last year and will conduct another before it tries to use it to launch astronauts, the Washington Post reported Monday. Read More >>

Boeing Finds New Software Problem With Scandal-Plagued 737 Max Plane

Engineers at Boeing have discovered a new software issue with the 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a year over technical issues. The new problem, first reported by Bloomberg News, involves the trim system, which regulates whether the nose of the aircraft is pointed up or down. A light for the trim system wasn’t going off when it should, according to the company. Read More >>

Boeing Emails Reveal Employees Talking Shit About The 737 Max Before Deadly Crashes

New emails and direct messages released by Boeing to congressional investigators reveal some shocking messages from Boeing employees about both their own planes and the regulators overseeing the safety on their aircraft. In one of the most startling messages from April of 2017, a Boeing employee wrote, “this airplane is designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys.” Read More >>

Everything We Know About the Plane Crash in Iran That Killed 176 People

A Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, Iran, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board. The cause of the crash is not yet known, though the Ukrainian Embassy in Tehran was quick to rule out both terrorism and a conventional military attack. Read More >>

Boeing Fires CEO Following 737 MAX Disasters

Boeing has fired its CEO, Dennis A. Muilenburg, and will replace him with its current chairman, David L. Calhoun. A new press release from the company claims that Muilenburg had resigned, but that same press release also says that it was the board’s decision. In short: Muilenburg got fired. Read More >>

Boeing’s Starliner Won’t Meet Up With Space Station After Failure to Reach Proper Orbit

Early Friday morning, Boeing launched its uncrewed CST-100 Starliner from Cape Canaveral in Florida, but the spacecraft experienced an “off-nominal” orbital insertion that will prevent it from rendezvousing with the International Space Station. It’s a serious blow to Boeing’s aspirations to eventually deliver astronauts to the ISS on behalf of NASA. Read More >>

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Boeing Halts 737 MAX Production

Boeing will halt production on its infamous 737 MAX plane nine months after authorities grounded the passenger airliner following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that took 346 lives. Read More >>

The US Federal Aviation Administration Already Knew About the Boeing 737 MAX’s Issues

The US Federal Aviation Administration was well aware of the fatal hazards with the Boeing 737 MAX before the March 2019 Ethiopian Airlines crash and allowed the planes to continue carrying passengers, a report shows. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the FAA had estimated that throughout its 30-45 year life cycle, the Boeing 737 MAX would have crashed roughly as many times as “all fatal passenger accidents over the previous three decades.” Read More >>

Evacuation Slide Mysteriously Falls Off of a Boeing Plane in Flight and Lands in Family’s Yard

If you’re keeping a running list of all the things that could potentially go wrong with Boeing’s planes, you can add “mysteriously ejects its own emergency inflatable evacuation slide” to the list, as a Milton, Massachusetts, family discovered yesterday afternoon. Read More >>

Boeing Reveals Its Proposed Lander for NASA’s 2024 Moon Mission

Boeing has submitted its proposal to NASA for a lunar lander concept that the company claims will return astronauts to the Moon in 2024 with the “fewest steps” possible. Read More >>

Boeing Completes Dramatic Abort Test of Spacecraft That Could Take Astronauts to the ISS

NASA’s Commercial Crew Development programme hit a key milestone today following a mostly successful abort test of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, in which the module reached 650 miles per hour (1,046 km/h) in just 5 seconds. Read More >>

FAA Says Pilots Complained of ‘Egregious’ Issues With 737 Max In Messages Boeing Withheld

The Federal Aviation Administration has accused Boeing of withholding an exchange between two employees showing their concerns about the 737 Max’s malfunctioning automated system a full two years before crashes occurred in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed a total of 346 people. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Smoking Weed Somehow Ended Up Costing the US £3.9 Million

Last year, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went on YouTube host Joe Rogan’s show and smoked some weed. That was unfortunate, because SpaceX happens to be a US military contractor, and the US government does not like marijuana – and in this instance, it disliked it so much it spent $5 million (£3.9 million) to demonstrate its displeasure. Read More >>

Boeing Engineer Filed Ethics Complaint Over Scrapped 737 Max Safety System: Report

According to an internal complaint submitted by a Boeing engineer after this year’s 737 Max crashes, the company declined to put a proposed safety system in the plane in an effort to keep costs low – a decision that may have contributed to the crashes in India and Ethiopia that collectively killed 346 people. Read More >>

US Federal Aviation Administration Orders Inspection of Boeing 737 NG Jets After Discovery of ‘Structural Cracks’

Boeing, already having taken a $4.9 billion after-tax charge this year amid the ongoing fallout from two deadly 737 Max crashes, now has problems with a different line of planes. Read More >>