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FAA Says It Was Directly Involved in 737 Max Software Oversight

U.S. aviation regulators were directly involved in approving the flight-control system implicated in two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a top administration official told Congress on Wednesday, pushing back on complaints that the company had too much of …

Boeing Turns to Texas to Store 737 Max Jets as Grounding Lingers

Boeing Co. has started storing 737 Max jets at a vast Texas maintenance base as the planemaker continues to churn out the single-aisle aircraft while waiting for regulators to lift a global grounding. Planespotter Chris Edwards picked up the radar …

Boeing Max Failed to Apply Safety Lesson From Deadly 2009 Crash

A fatal airplane crash a decade ago prompted a life-saving fix across thousands of Boeing 737 cockpits. So why wasn’t the same lesson applied to the design of the 737 Max, an upgraded version on which 346 people died in …

Boeing Held Off for Months on Disclosing Faulty Alert on 737 Max

Boeing Co. knew months before a deadly 737 Max crash that a cockpit alert wasn’t working the way the company had told buyers of the single-aisle jetliner. But the planemaker didn’t share its findings with airlines or the Federal Aviation …

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 …