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American Airlines Mechanic Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Jetliner

An American Airlines Group Inc. mechanic pleaded guilty to attempted destruction of an aircraft for tampering with a critical flight-monitoring device on a jet in Miami. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, 60, entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Miami …

FAA Chief To Testify at Dec. 11 House Hearing on Grounded 737 Max

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. …

American Air Union Says Some Attendants Scared to Fly on 737 Max

Some American Airlines Group Inc. flight attendants remain fearful of flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max, even as the planemaker nears regulatory approval for a software update to return the grounded jet to service. Attendants want to be fully versed …

Boeing 737 Max Victims’ Lawyers to Subpoena Southwest, American Airlines

CHICAGO — Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, the two biggest U.S. operators of the jet, according to documents …

American Airlines Cancels 737 Max Flights Until Jan. 16

American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. planemaker’s promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before the year-end. The largest U.S. airline, which had …

Grounded Boeing Plane Takes a Bigger Bite Out of Airlines

DALLAS — Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet. On Thursday, two of the three large U.S. airlines that own Max jets updated their estimates of …

Lawmakers will Hear from Pilots who have Criticized Boeing

The president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Daniel Carey says Boeing’s zeal to minimize pilot-training costs …

American Air Managers to Join Crews on 737 Max Before Passengers

American Airlines Group Inc. managers will fly on Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft before paying passengers are asked to climb aboard — a move meant to build confidence in the plane’s safety. Executives and other staff will join American pilots …

FAA Official Echoes Boeing Timeline for Max Return This Year

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible to give an exact date as work progresses on …

Boeing Ordered to Replace 737 Wing Parts Prone to Cracking

Airlines worldwide must inspect 312 of Boeing Co.’s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that are prone to cracking and must be repaired within 10 days, U.S. aviation regulators said …