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Boeing 737 Max Latest: Friends in High Places

The crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliners have put the aerospace giant on a perilous course through multiple U.S. investigations. But as it faces off against the government, Boeing will be dealing with a lot of familiar faces. …

Boeing to Take $4.9 Billion Charge on 737 Max Fallout

Boeing Co. said it would report a $4.9 billion accounting charge related to its beleaguered 737 Max jetliner, and downplayed the risk that the plane’s return to service would be delayed until next year. The after-tax writedown, equivalent to $8.74 …

Cellphones a Flight Danger? Could Be on Some Boeing Jets

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the …

Ryanair Says Boeing 737 Max Groundings to Hit 2020 Results

The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings Plc to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans. With a return date for …

Boeing Offers $100 Million to Families of 737 Max Crash Victims

Boeing Co. said it would offer $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by the recent crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits. The money will …

Southwest CEO Calls Latest Max Delay ‘Very Disappointing’

Southwest Airlines Co., the largest operator of the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max, said the discovery of a new safety issue with the jetliner is extending its absence “well beyond” what was hoped, forcing the carrier to reassess its schedule …

Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated …

Pilots Flagged Software Problems on Boeing Jets Besides the Max

Pilots flying Boeing aircraft in recent years have reported flight-control problems they blamed on malfunctioning software — not on the company’s maligned 737 Max jets, but widely used earlier versions of the plane that are still in the air. Commercial …

Airlines Urge Regulators to Return 737 Max to Service

Airlines on Thursday urged global regulators to coordinate on measures needed to bring the grounded 737 MAX jetliner back into service, as Boeing grappled with a new technical glitch and investors sold shares of suppliers over fears of more disruption. …

FAA Finds New Risk on 737 Max and Orders Boeing to Make Changes

Tests on Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max have revealed a new safety risk unrelated to two fatal crashes that led to the grounding of the aircraft, and U.S. regulators are ordering the company to make additional design changes. The Federal …