aviation News

Father Whose Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash to Brief Congress

NAIROBI — Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again. …

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. …

Munich Re Tool Allows Fast Post-Disaster Damage Assessments

Munich Re had teamed up with a unit of the National Insurance Crime Bureau to offer insurance carriers an analytics tool that can quickly assess property damage after natural catastrophes and speed up claims payments. Roman Buegler, head of Munich …

Boeing 737 Max Certification Focus of Far-Reaching NTSB Probe

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is conducting a far-reaching review of how Boeing Co. certified the 737 Max system that has been involved in two crashes, going beyond the typical low-profile assistance they provide in foreign accident probes. The …

Older Passenger Jets Facing Tougher U.S. Safety Inspections

Airlines flying older jets are facing tougher, more time-consuming U.S. inspections after the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines jet ruptured last week, leaving a 5-foot hole and questions about how companies and regulators will manage aircraft fatigue. Addressing metal fatigue …