Boeing 737 News

Crash Victims Families Want to Rescind Approval for 737 Max to Fly Again

The families of victims killed in two crashes by Boeing Co’s 737 MAX want U.S. regulators to rescind approval for the planes to fly again, following a Senate report that raised concerns about the re-approval process. The Federal Aviation Administration …

Cracks Found on 5% of Older Boeing 737 Planes in Inspections

More than 5% of older Boeing Co. 737 jets that underwent urgent inspections worldwide in the past week have cracks in a structure connecting the wings to the fuselage and will have to be temporarily grounded. So far, 36 of …

Urgent Inspections of Older 737s Expected After Cracks Found

Hundreds of older Boeing Co. 737 NG aircraft around the world may have to be urgently inspected in coming days after the discovery of cracks in a part of the plane that holds the wings to the fuselage. The cracks …

Boeing 737 Should Never Fly Again, Says Consumer Watchdog Nader

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said the larger engines mounted to the Boeing 737 Max represented a design flaw and called for the plane to be permanently grounded. The 737 Max “must never fly again,” Nader said. “It’s not a matter …

Recent Airline Crashes Run Against Trend Toward Safer Flying

About the photo: Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. AP file photo. With plane crashes making headlines over the weekend, one …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Audit of Lion Air’s Repair Unit Ordered After Crash

Indonesia ordered Lion Air to fire its technical director and started an audit of the carrier’s maintenance facility after one of its aircraft crashed in the Java Sea off Jakarta, taking down 189 passengers and crew. The airline also dismissed …