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After Boeing Crashes, Jet Design Rules to Get Tougher for All

Planemakers worldwide face tougher scrutiny and changes in the way aircraft are certified in the aftermath of two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets, leading regulators have told Reuters. Tuesday marks one year since the deadly crash of a …

U.S. Orders More Airbus A220 Inspections After Engine Failures

Engines on Airbus SE’s new A220 aircraft must undergo stepped-up inspections for compressor rotor cracks after a third in-flight shutdown, U.S. aviation regulators said, calling the matter an “urgent safety issue.” The Federal Aviation Administration’s updated requirements are scheduled to …

Software Link Suspected in Airbus A220 Engine Blowouts – Sources

PARIS — A probe into a series of engine failures on Airbus’s smallest jet, the A220, is studying whether a software change set off unexpected vibrations that damaged fast-moving parts and forced three emergency landings, people familiar with the case …

New Pratt Engine Checks After Swiss A220 Diverts To Paris

PARIS/VIENNA — Pratt & Whitney recommended checks on engines on Airbus A220 aircraft and some Embraer jets after a Geneva-bound Swiss jet diverted to Paris with an engine problem, prompting the grounding of the rest of the airline’s A220 fleet. …

Boeing’s Decision on New Jet Is Critical in Rivalry With Airbus

Boeing Co. is coming to this year’s Paris Air Show with some hard choices that will go far in determining who comes out on top in the jetliner duopoly it shares with Airbus SE. Reeling from the grounding of its …

Boeing Max Crisis Ruins Credibility of the FAA

Since its creation more than six decades ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cemented a reputation as the arbiter of flight safety, with regulators around the world routinely adopting its approvals. In the wake of two deadly incidents with …

Boeing’s Crashes Expose Reliance on Sensors Vulnerable to Damage

The crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets in five months have focused attention on a little-known device that malfunctioned, starting a chain reaction that sent the planes into deadly dives. Pilots have for decades relied on the weather-vane-like …

Boeing Crash Probe Points to Faulty Anti-Stall System, WSJ Says

The stall-prevention system on a Boeing Co. 737 Max jet automatically switched on before the plane crashed in Ethiopia this month, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing initial findings from the plane’s flight data. The conclusion was relayed at a …

Air Crash Report Likely to be Released this Week, FAA to Revamp Oversight

A preliminary report on an Ethiopian Airlines crash will very likely be released this week, the country’s transport ministry said on Tuesday, as Boeing prepares to brief more airlines on software and training updates on the 737 MAX jet. In …

Indonesian Airline Cancels Boeing 737 Max Order as Airline Plans Retrofit

AKARTA/OSLO — Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal …