Federal Aviation Administration News

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

American Air Union Says Some Attendants Scared to Fly on 737 Max

Some American Airlines Group Inc. flight attendants remain fearful of flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max, even as the planemaker nears regulatory approval for a software update to return the grounded jet to service. Attendants want to be fully versed …

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 …

Delays in Boeing Max Return Began With Near-Crash in Simulator

Boeing Co. engineers were nearly done redesigning software on the grounded 737 Max in June when some pilots hopped into a simulator to test a few things. It didn’t go well. A simulated computer glitch caused it to to dive …

Boeing Chairman Says CEO Will Forgo Bonus, Pledges Safety Reform

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg will waive his 2019 bonus and decline equity grants for at least a year until the grounded 737 Max fleet is flying again “in its entirety,” Chairman David Calhoun said. Muilenburg retains the …

Boeing Max Design, Airline Maintenance Faulted in Lion Air Crash

Design flaws in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a failure to share vital information with pilots and airline maintenance stumbles contributed to last year’s crash of Lion Air Flight 610, which killed 189 people, investigators have concluded. In a nine-point presentation …

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 …

Boeing Texts Reveal Flawed Simulator, Not Smoking Gun – Ex-Colleagues

SEATTLE — Four days after leaked internal pilot messages set off a media firestorm for Boeing Co., former colleagues have defended a former pilot who voiced concerns about unreported 737 MAX software problems two years before fatal crashes. Chief Technical …

Boeing Pilot Assured FAA 737 Was Safe After Scary Simulator Trip

Boeing Co. and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration are engulfed in a public rupture over a bombshell revelation about the 737 Max, and the timing couldn’t be worse — just as the planemaker and the regulator are working to get …

Safety Panel Says FAA Failed To Properly Review 737 Max Jet Anti-Stall System

U.S. aviation regulators assessing Boeing Co.’s 737 Max sometimes didn’t follow their own rules, used out-of-date procedures and lacked the resources and expertise to fully vet the design changes implicated in two fatal crashes, a review panel comprised of global …