Federal Aviation Administration News

NTSB Says Boeing 737 MAX Safety Upgrades Are ‘Positive Progress’

CHICAGO/SEATTLE/WASHINGTON — The U.S. air accident investigator said on Thursday that proposed safety upgrades in the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet were “positive progress” toward meeting cockpit and systems recommendations it made after faulting Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration …

Boeing, FAA Failures To Blame For 737 Max Crashes – U.S. House Report

WASHINGTON — Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the “horrific culmination” of failures by the planemaker and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a U.S. House panel concluded after an 18-month investigation. The crashes …

737 Max Crash Victims Seek Legislation to Block Boeing Legal Strategy

CHICAGO — Families of Boeing 737 MAX crash victims are urging U.S. lawmakers to ensure the planemaker is held accountable for accidents that together killed 346 people by blocking a key legal defense, according to a letter sent on Tuesday …

Boeing Finds New 787 Flaw, Slows Deliveries for Inspection

Boeing Co. has slowed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner as crews check for a new manufacturing flaw involving gaps in the horizontal stabilizer, the small wing in the aircraft tail. The company also is inspecting newly built Dreamliners for slight …

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 …

Boeing Max Breakthrough Has Key Europe Tests Set for Canada

Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jet took a major step toward a return to flying after Europe’s air-safety regulator said it would send pilots to Canada to conduct test flights, overcoming Covid 19-related travel curbs. The European Union Aviation Safety …

FAA Proposes Fine of $1.25M on Boeing for Pressuring Workers at Airplane Plant

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE –The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was proposing to fine Boeing Co $1.25 million after the agency alleged Boeing managers at its South Carolina plant exerted undue pressure on workers who handle safety oversight work on …

FAA Proposes Requiring Key Boeing 737 MAX Design Changes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing requiring four key Boeing Co 737 MAX design changes to address safety issues seen in two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the plane’s grounding …

FAA Warns 737s Sitting in Storage Are Corroding During the Pandemic

Boeing Co. 737 planes in storage because of the coronavirus pandemic are at risk of losing power in both engines when they fly again and must be inspected, aviation regulators said. The emergency order applies to older “Next Generation” and …

Boeing 737 MAX Not Expected to Fly Before October, FAA Preparing Directive

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 MAX in the “near future” to address changes made since the plane was grounded in March 2019 after …