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Boeing 737 MAX Timetable Uncertain As Regulators Continue Safety Review

WASHINGTON — U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing changes Boeing Co made to 737 MAX software after two fatal crashes, a development that raised questions about how quickly the grounded aircraft can return to …

Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Alleged Lost Wages From 737 Max Grounding

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) said on Monday it filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co alleging that the grounding of the planemaker’s 737 MAX aircraft had caused over $100 million in lost wages. Southwest Airlines is the largest operator …

U.S. Committee Seeks to Interview Boeing Engineer on Safety of 737 Max

A U.S. panel has asked Boeing Co to make an engineer available for an interview after reports that the worker filed an internal ethics complaint on 737 MAX’s safety and that the planemaker convinced the regulator to relax safety standards. …

Boeing CEO Sees ‘Endgame’ in Drive to Lift 737 Max Grounding

Boeing Co. is in the “endgame” of preparing its 737 Max to return to the commercial market after two deadly crashes prompted a global grounding more than six months ago, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said in an interview. The …

Urgent Inspections of Older 737s Expected After Cracks Found

Hundreds of older Boeing Co. 737 NG aircraft around the world may have to be urgently inspected in coming days after the discovery of cracks in a part of the plane that holds the wings to the fuselage. The cracks …

Boeing’s 737 Max Flight Tests Underestimated Risks, U.S. Investigators Say

Boeing Co.’s evaluation of the 737 Max system during development used an oversimplified test that didn’t anticipate the cacophony of alarms and alerts that actually occurred during a pair of deadly crashes, U.S. investigators concluded. In the first official finding …

Boeing Max Crash Report Faces Pushback from Lion Air, Regulator

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max amid concerns that too much blame is being placed on the Indonesian side, according …

Ryanair Freezes Payment to Boeing on 737 Max Delivery Delays

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary gave a pessimistic outlook for the resumption by Boeing Co. of deliveries of its grounded 737 Max, saying the carrier has frozen payments to the manufacturer and started talks on recouping costs …

FAA Chief to Meet with Boeing Officials, Test 737 MAX Simulator

New Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson plans to fly to Seattle this week to fly “newly configured” Boeing 737 MAX software in a simulator and will visit with Boeing officials, the agency said Monday. Boeing plans to revise the …

After Crisis, Boeing Readies to Return 737 MAX to the Skies

As Boeing Co sets its sights on winning approval to fly its 737 MAX within weeks, following a six-month safety ban, engineers around the world are rolling out plans for one of the biggest logistical operations in civil aviation history. …