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Institute Says Self-Driving Cars Could Prevent Only a Third of U.S. Crashes

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all U.S. road crashes, an analysis of traffic accidents released on Thursday has found. The study by the Insurance Institute …

Boeing to Separate 737 Max Wire Bundles Before Jet’s Return to Service

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON — Boeing Co plans to separate 737 MAX wiring bundles, flagged by regulators as potentially dangerous, before the jet returns to service, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision to change clusters of wiring …

U.S. Will Look at Sudden Acceleration Complaints Involving 500,000 Tesla Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles over sudden unintended acceleration reports. The petition covers 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla …

FAA’s Assumptions in Boeing 737 Max Approval Faulted by Experts

Decades-old assumptions about how pilots would behave and a failure to grasp the complexity of a new flight-control system plagued the design certification of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a blue-ribbon panel of experts concluded. The group issued 10 recommendations, calling …

Boeing Drops on Reports of Max Issues, Possible Fundraising

Boeing Co. fell following reports that the company is weighing a move to raise more debt after the grounding of the 737 Max and that the jetliner’s return to service could face further complications. While Boeing had about $20 billion …

New Boeing 737 Max Documents Show ‘Very Disturbing’ Employee Concerns – U.S. House Aide

WASHINGTON — Boeing Co. documents under review by a U.S. congressional panel appear to point to a “very disturbing” picture of commentary from the planemaker’s employees over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, a congressional aide said on Tuesday. The documents …

Boeing Fires CEO Muilenburg to Restore Confidence Amid 737 Crisis

Boeing Co has fired Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg after repeatedly failing to contain the fallout from a pair of fatal crashes that halted output of its best-selling jetliner and tarnished its reputation with airlines and regulators. Boeing – beset by …

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 …

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 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 …