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Last to Ground the Max a Year Ago, FAA’s Global Status Shaken

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner, most of the world’s aviation regulators rushed to ground the jet while the U.S., where it was built, waited for data. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration took three …

Boeing Failure to Fix 737 Max Warning Light May Draw FAA Penalty

Boeing Co. engineers discovered in 2017 that a software glitch had rendered a warning light on the newly introduced 737 Max inoperable on 80% of the planes. But the company chose not to fix it or to inform U.S. regulators. …

Boeing Inspects 737 Max for Fuel-Tank Debris in New Setback

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags left in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft. The checks aren’t likely to create a new delay …

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 …

Kazakhstan Grounds Bek Air Planes After Crash Kills at Least 12

At least a dozen people died after a plane crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday in southeastern Kazakhstan, leading local authorities to ground the rest of budget carrier Bek Air’s fleet. The twin-turbofan Fokker 100 aircraft was carrying 98 people …

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 …

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 …

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U.S. aviation regulators assessing Boeing Co.’s 737 Max sometimes didn’t follow their own rules, used out-of-date procedures and lacked the resources and expertise to fully vet the design changes implicated in two fatal crashes, a review panel comprised of global …

Cracks Found on 5% of Older Boeing 737 Planes in Inspections

More than 5% of older Boeing Co. 737 jets that underwent urgent inspections worldwide in the past week have cracks in a structure connecting the wings to the fuselage and will have to be temporarily grounded. So far, 36 of …

American Airlines Cancels 737 Max Flights Until Jan. 16

American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. planemaker’s promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before the year-end. The largest U.S. airline, which had …