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Boeing Dreamliner Plant `Plagued by Shoddy Production’: NYT

Boeing Co.’s factory in North Charleston, S.C., one of two plants that produces the 787 Dreamliner, has faced problems with production and oversight that create a safety threat, the New York Times reported. The Times cited a review of internal …

Boeing 737 MAX Software Upgrade ‘Operationally Suitable’: FAA Panel

A review by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration panel into Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX aircraft found a planned software update and training revisions to be “operationally suitable,” the agency said Tuesday, an important milestone in getting the planes back …

Boeing Sued by Kenyan Family for Ethiopian 737 Max Crash

The family of a Kenyan man who died in a Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 that crashed in Ethiopia last month filed a complaint against the planemaker in a court in Illinois. George Kabau was an engineer with General Electric …

Boeing Has Called 737 Max 8 “Not Suitable’ for Certain Airports

Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing Co. said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports.” At an elevation of 7,657 feet — …

Boeing CEO Says 737 MAX Software Update Working as Designed

Boeing Co’s chief executive said on Thursday that a software update designed to prevent disasters like two recent fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX is working, with about two-thirds of the fast-selling jetliner’s customers having seen the fix in simulator …

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 …

Rolls-Royce Agrees to Early Inspection of Problematic Trent Engines

Rolls-Royce has agreed to an early inspection of some Trent 1000 TEN engines by regulatory authorities, a week after Singapore Airlines Ltd grounded two Boeing Co 787-10 jets fitted with the units. The latest version of the Trent engine has …

American Airlines Extends Max-Caused Cancellations to June 5

WASHINGTON — American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators. American said Sunday it is extending the cancellations through June 5 from the …

Boeing to Slash 737 Jet Output as Crash Halts Deliveries

Boeing Co. will cut output of its 737 jetliners by mid-April and is creating a special board panel to review safety and design after two fatal crashes prompted regulators worldwide to ground the newest and best-selling member of the aircraft …

Boeing Software Under Scrutiny as Ethiopia Prepares Crash Report

Boeing anti-stall software forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet even after pilots had turned it off, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as investigators scrutinize the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10 crash. …