Federal Aviation Administration News

Boeing to Take $4.9 Billion Charge on 737 Max Fallout

Boeing Co. said it would report a $4.9 billion accounting charge related to its beleaguered 737 Max jetliner, and downplayed the risk that the plane’s return to service would be delayed until next year. The after-tax writedown, equivalent to $8.74 …

Alphabet Unveils App to Provide Air-Traffic Control for Drones

The company that brought you free digital maps and email wants to do the same thing for your drone. Wing LLC, an offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, on Tuesday unveiled a new app it calls OpenSky that it hopes will …

Ryanair Says Boeing 737 Max Groundings to Hit 2020 Results

The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings Plc to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans. With a return date for …

Aviation Agency to Review Global Pilot Training in Shadow of 737 Max crashes

MONTREAL — Global regulators will meet in Montreal next week to review pilot licensing requirements, the U.N.’s aviation agency said, as part of a discussion that has gained urgency following two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the …

Airlines Urge Regulators to Return 737 Max to Service

Airlines on Thursday urged global regulators to coordinate on measures needed to bring the grounded 737 MAX jetliner back into service, as Boeing grappled with a new technical glitch and investors sold shares of suppliers over fears of more disruption. …

FAA Finds New Risk on 737 Max and Orders Boeing to Make Changes

Tests on Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max have revealed a new safety risk unrelated to two fatal crashes that led to the grounding of the aircraft, and U.S. regulators are ordering the company to make additional design changes. The Federal …

Safety Agency Calls for Tighter Skydiving Flight Rules

HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations after a skydiving plane in Hawaii crashed and killed all 11 people on board. The NTSB recommended to …

Airlines Avoid Strait of Hormuz After Iran-U.S. Tensions Escalate

Airlines worldwide are diverting flights away from southern Iran, lengthening travel times, after the Federal Aviation Administration issued an edict barring American operators from the region amid escalating tensions with the Persian Gulf country. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dutch carrier KLM …

American Air Managers to Join Crews on 737 Max Before Passengers

American Airlines Group Inc. managers will fly on Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft before paying passengers are asked to climb aboard — a move meant to build confidence in the plane’s safety. Executives and other staff will join American pilots …

FAA Official Echoes Boeing Timeline for Max Return This Year

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible to give an exact date as work progresses on …