Boeing 737 Max News

Major Commercial Plane Crash Deaths Worldwide Fell by More than 50% in 2019

WASHINGTON — The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019 despite a high-profile Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said on Wednesday. Aviation consulting firm …

Boeing Gets FAA Message, Will Halt Max Production In January

The message to Boeing Co. from the Federal Aviation Administration was clear: The grounded 737 Max won’t get approval to fly again anytime soon. So the company had little choice but to idle the giant factory where the plane is …

Airlines Warn Max Clashes Have Fractured Plane-Approvals Process

A rift between regulators over the Boeing Co. 737 Max could undermine a long-established system of mutual recognition and hold back new plane programs, the International Air Transport Association said. Splits like those over the Max’s grounding and the approval …

FAA Rebuffs Boeing With Vow to Scrutinize New 737 Max Planes

U.S. aviation regulators will conduct the final approval of factory-fresh Boeing Co. 737 Max jets rather than allowing company employees to handle routine sign-offs before the planes are delivered. The plan amounts to the latest signal from the Federal Aviation …

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

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 …

Delays in Boeing Max Return Began With Near-Crash in Simulator

Boeing Co. engineers were nearly done redesigning software on the grounded 737 Max in June when some pilots hopped into a simulator to test a few things. It didn’t go well. A simulated computer glitch caused it to to dive …

Boeing to Invest $1 Billion in Global Safety Drive – Sources

SEATTLE/HONG KONG — Boeing Co is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar …

After Boeing Crashes, Jet Design Rules to Get Tougher for All

Planemakers worldwide face tougher scrutiny and changes in the way aircraft are certified in the aftermath of two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets, leading regulators have told Reuters. Tuesday marks one year since the deadly crash of a …

Boeing Max Design, Airline Maintenance Faulted in Lion Air Crash

Design flaws in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a failure to share vital information with pilots and airline maintenance stumbles contributed to last year’s crash of Lion Air Flight 610, which killed 189 people, investigators have concluded. In a nine-point presentation …