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‘I Like What I Saw,’ FAA Chief on Boeing 737 Max Test Flight

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes. …

Airline Crews Report Jetpack Flier Near Los Angeles Airport

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI said Tuesday they are investigating reports from airline pilots that someone was flying in a jetpack as they approached Los Angeles International Airport to land last weekend. “Two airline flight …

Pilots Ratchet Up Pressure on EU Regulator to Be Tough on Boeing

European pilots stepped up pressure on the region’s air safety agency to take a strong stance in vetting U.S. plans to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max to service after two fatal crashes. The European Aviation Safety Agency needs to …

FAA Board Sees No Need for New Boeing 737 Max Simulator Training

A board of pilot experts appointed by U.S. aviation regulators has reviewed Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max aircraft and concluded that pilots won’t need additional simulator training once the plane is returned to service. The …

Regulators Knew before Crashes that 737 MAX Trim Control was Confusing

SINGAPORE — U.S. and European regulators knew at least two years before a Lion Air crash that the usual method for controlling the Boeing 737 MAX’s nose angle might not work in conditions similar to those in two recent disasters, …