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Boeing Plans a Quiet Comeback for 737 Max as Grounding Nears End

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter. There won’t be an advertising …

FAA Tells Boeing More Training For 737 Max Pilots May Be Needed

U.S. regulators have told Boeing Co. that pilots may require additional training to properly respond to emergencies on the 737 Max after airline crews failed to perform proper procedures in simulator tests. In a Feb. 19 letter to Boeing reviewed …

Airlines Warn Max Clashes Have Fractured Plane-Approvals Process

A rift between regulators over the Boeing Co. 737 Max could undermine a long-established system of mutual recognition and hold back new plane programs, the International Air Transport Association said. Splits like those over the Max’s grounding and the approval …

Boeing Says It’s Fixing 737 NG Part NTSB Wants Redesigned

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended Tuesday that the Boeing Co. 737 NG be redesigned to prevent a repeat of a fatal accident last year in which an engine part broke off in flight, killing a passenger. More than …

Boeing Chairman Says CEO Will Forgo Bonus, Pledges Safety Reform

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will waive his 2019 bonus and decline equity grants for at least a year until the grounded 737 Max fleet is flying again “in its entirety,” Chairman David Calhoun said. Muilenburg retains the …

Ryanair Freezes Payment to Boeing on 737 Max Delivery Delays

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary gave a pessimistic outlook for the resumption by Boeing Co. of deliveries of its grounded 737 Max, saying the carrier has frozen payments to the manufacturer and started talks on recouping costs …

FAA Chief to Meet with Boeing Officials, Test 737 MAX Simulator

New Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson plans to fly to Seattle this week to fly “newly configured” Boeing 737 MAX software in a simulator and will visit with Boeing officials, the agency said Monday. Boeing plans to revise the …

Boeing 737 Max’s Certification Flight Likely to Occur in October

The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to conduct its certification flight for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in October, a key milestone toward returning the grounded jetliner to the skies, said people briefed on the matter. That timing would be broadly …

Jet Catches Fire in Northern California; 10 Aboard Unhurt

OROVILLE, Calif. — All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot of the twin-engine …

FAA Seeking 737 Airline Pilots to Test Software on Grounded Max

U.S. regulators are turning to a variety of Boeing Co. 737 Max pilots, including some with relatively little experience, to help test revamped flight-control software aimed at returning the jetliner to commercial service, according to the agency and people familiar …