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U.S. Selects Compensation Feinberg Firm to Oversee Boeing 737 MAX Victim Fund

WASHINGTON — Prominent attorneys Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros have been named to oversee a $500 million victim compensation fund for the relatives of 346 people killed in two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes, a spokeswoman for Feinberg confirmed on …

US Ends Boeing 737 MAX Flight Ban After Crash Probes

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE — Boeing Co won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal crashes that triggered two years of regulatory scrutiny and corporate upheaval. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed …

FAA in Final Stages of Boeing 737 Max Review

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing Co’s 737 MAX and expects to complete the process in the “coming days,” the agency’s chief told Reuters on Monday. Three sources …

U.S. Cruise Industry Will Extend Suspension Through Dec. 31

WASHINGTON — The cruise industry will extend its suspension of U.S. cruise operations through Dec. 31, an industry group that represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity said on Tuesday. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said its members will …

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline. The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon …

Official’s Call to Ground Southwest Jets Prompts Clash

A Federal Aviation Administration official wrote a memo last month saying that Southwest Airlines Co. should ground 49 of its airliners because repairs were performed that didn’t meet legal standards. There is “a high likelihood of a violation of a …

Head of International 737 Max Review, Ntsb Chair to Testify Before Senate

WASHINGTON — The chair of a panel of international regulators that harshly criticized the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will testify Tuesday before a Senate committee. Christopher Hart, a former National Transportation Safety Board …

Air Taxi Startup Lilium Expands Production as Prototype Exceeds 100 KM/H

BERLIN — A prototype flying taxi has achieved speeds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph), its German developer Lilium said on Tuesday, giving it confidence to expand production capacity ahead of a planned commercial launch in 2025. Munich-based Lilium …

Boeing 737 Max’s Certification Flight Likely to Occur in October

The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to conduct its certification flight for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in October, a key milestone toward returning the grounded jetliner to the skies, said people briefed on the matter. That timing would be broadly …

Families Defrauded by Unregulated Service Dog Trainers

About the photo: This photo shows Mark Mathis, owner of Ry-Con Service Dogs, during a training session with Ella Peluso and her service dog, Puzzle 2. It was taken May 23, 2018, at Ry-Con’s former facilities in Raleigh, N.C. APEX, …