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U.S. FAA Reportedly Delegated Oversight of Critical 737 Max Flight System to Boeing

A New York Times investigation into the Boeing 737 Max crisis—involving two crashes that killed a cumulative 346 people and the continued grounding of the entire line from global service—has found troubling signs that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration process to guarantee the planes’ safety was fatally flawed and bent to Boeing pressure when it came to potential hazards. Read More >>

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Boeing to Take £3.92 Billion Charge Related to Grounded 737 Max as Fallout Continues

Ahead of its earnings report next week, Boeing on Thursday said it will report an after-tax charge of £3.92 billion related to its grounded 737 Max jets. Read More >>

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European Regulators Add Autopilot Issue to the List of Things Boeing Has to Fix

Following the Boeing 737 crashes earlier this year and last year that saw all 737 Max jets grounded, European regulators have a list of issues the company has to sort out before the planes can resume service. Read More >>

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Boeing Announces Work with Flying Taxi Startup Kitty Hawk, But Don’t Call It a Flying Car

Boeing has announced that it’s working with the flying taxi startup Kitty Hawk, to “collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility.” The announcement of the so-called strategic partnership is pretty light on details, but it’s an optimistic sign for futuristic consumer-facing aviation technologies. Read More >>

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Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of the 737 MAX to Something That’s Not Associated With Plane Crashes

After three months of being grounded following two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia, the 737 Max may be up for a rebranding. Read More >>

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Delta CEO Calls Boeing 737 Max Problems a ‘One Off’ Despite Two Deadly Crashes on Other Airlines

Delta has never flown the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded worldwide in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia. But Delta still wants to assure people that Boeing’s problems aren’t a big deal, judging by the discussion that Delta CEO Ed Bastian had at the Code Conference in the US state of Arizona on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Germany Refuses to Let Boeing’s 737 Max Fly Over it

Boeing's troubled 737 Max aeroplane has been troubling German air traffic officials this week, who refused to let one of the controversial planes fly over the country. Read More >>

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Boeing Reports Up to 148 Parts For Its Aircraft Were ‘Improperly Manufactured’

Adding to an ever-growing list of Boeing public relations issues, the aircraft manufacturer has informed the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that some of its 737 jets may have “improperly manufactured” wing parts that don’t meet strength and durability standards. Read More >>

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Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Report: Boeing Insiders Called U.S. Civil Aviation Hotline to Report Issues With 737 Max Jets

At least four current or former Boeing employees called a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration hotline to report issues with the company’s 737 Max line of jets on April 5, the day after Ethiopia’s minister of transportation released a preliminary report on the crash of Ethopian Airlines flight 302 in March 2019 that killed 157 people, CNN reported this weekend. Read More >>

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Report: Boeing 737 Max Software is ‘Operationally Suitable’

The US Federal Aviation Administration has released a draft report about its initial review of the Boeing 737 Max software update, following two recent plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people and led to the grounding of more than 300 of the jets around the world. Read More >>

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New Reports Suggest Pilots Followed Proper Procedure to Override Boeing’s Automation But Crashed Anyway

Boeing and America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have suggested that the pilots of two flights in Ethiopia and Indonesia didn’t follow proper procedures before their 737 Max 8 planes crashed in recent months. However, new reports indicates that the pilots in Ethiopia tried to do the right thing and override the plane’s automation but crashed anyway. Read More >>

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Boeing’s 737 Max Fix Won’t Be Ready for Weeks

Boeing’s 737 Max line of jets won’t be flying passengers again for at least a few weeks as the company continues working on software and hardware updates deemed necessary after two air disasters, CNN reported on Monday, citing an updated timeline issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Read More >>

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Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing in Florida, Incident Appears Unrelated to Crashes

A Southwest Airlines jet of the Boeing 737 Max line grounded after two catastrophic crashes was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Florida’s Orlando International Airport on Tuesday en route to a facility in California, where it was scheduled to be stored in the western Mojave Desert, the Wall Street Journal reported. Just two people were on board. Read More >>

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Boeing May Be About to Lose a £3.7 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions. Read More >>