Federal Aviation Administration News

Boeing Max Crisis Ruins Credibility of the FAA

Since its creation more than six decades ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cemented a reputation as the arbiter of flight safety, with regulators around the world routinely adopting its approvals. In the wake of two deadly incidents with …

Government Isn’t Rushing Boeing 737 Max Back to Flight, FAA Chief Says

U.S. aviation regulators won’t be rushed and have no timeline on when to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jet to flight, an official said as the government prepares to hold discussions with dozens of other nations on the plane’s …

Pilots Ratchet Up Pressure on EU Regulator to Be Tough on Boeing

European pilots stepped up pressure on the region’s air safety agency to take a strong stance in vetting U.S. plans to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max to service after two fatal crashes. The European Aviation Safety Agency needs to …

American Air Asks Court to Halt `Illegal Slowdown’ by Mechanics

American Airlines Group Inc. asked a federal court to halt an “illegal slowdown campaign” by unionized employees, saying the action had disrupted the travel plans of 125,000 passengers in the last three months. Mechanics are taking too long to repair …

FAA Sees Uncertain Timeline for Review of 737 Max Software Fix

U.S. aviation regulators expect to receive Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max as soon as next week and will then begin a review that will include test flights and input from a technical advisory board. “We …

FAA Says It Was Directly Involved in 737 Max Software Oversight

U.S. aviation regulators were directly involved in approving the flight-control system implicated in two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a top administration official told Congress on Wednesday, pushing back on complaints that the company had too much of …

Boeing Turns to Texas to Store 737 Max Jets as Grounding Lingers

Boeing Co. has started storing 737 Max jets at a vast Texas maintenance base as the planemaker continues to churn out the single-aisle aircraft while waiting for regulators to lift a global grounding. Planespotter Chris Edwards picked up the radar …

Boeing Vows ‘Transparency’ to 737 Max Buyers in New Outreach

Boeing Co. met with 737 Max operators and lessors in Amsterdam on Tuesday, the first of about six sessions planned around the world as the planemaker lays the groundwork for resuming commercial flights of the aircraft following two deadly crashes. …

‘Miracle’: Plane Crashes into Florida River, but No Deaths

A charter plane carrying 143 people from the U.S. military base in Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river off the end of a runway Friday night, and while some passengers were hospitalized, no critical injuries or deaths …

Boeing Held Off for Months on Disclosing Faulty Alert on 737 Max

Boeing Co. knew months before a deadly 737 Max crash that a cockpit alert wasn’t working the way the company had told buyers of the single-aisle jetliner. But the planemaker didn’t share its findings with airlines or the Federal Aviation …