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Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again in Europe, Angering Some Crash Relatives

PARIS, Jan 25 — Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the …

Boeing Seen Getting Off Easy in Fraud Settlement on 737 Max

Boeing Co. escaped heavy punishment in a U.S. criminal investigation into two deadly crashes of the 737 Max, according to an array of the company’s closest observers on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C. The $243.3 million fine in a …

American Airlines Restarts U.S. Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flights

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — Boeing’s 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 departed Miami around 10:40 a.m., bound for New York’s …

Boeing Hires Pilots For Airlines to Help Relaunch 737 Max – Sources

SEATTLE — Boeing Co is hiring up to 160 pilots to be embedded at airlines in its latest bid to ensure its 737 MAX has a smooth comeback after a 20-month safety ban, according to a recruitment document seen by …

Boeing 737 MAX Jets Undergo Round-The-Clock Effort to Clear Inventory

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The future of Boeing Co’s freshly approved 737 MAX is in the hands of nearly 700 workers toiling behind the gray doors of a three-bay hangar at a desert airport in Washington state. Inside, over an …

Southwest Prepares 737 MAX Jets’ Return From Desert, Says Some Customers Wary

CHICAGO, Nov 19 — Southwest Airlines has sent a team of mechanics to Victorville, California, to start the long process of bringing its 34 Boeing 737 MAX jets out of their desert hibernation, after the planes’ permission to fly was …

Europe Air Safety Regulator Gives No Firm Date For 737 Max to Fly Again

PARIS — Europe’s air safety watchdog has no firm date for Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX to resume flights, it said on Tuesday, adding that the U.S. planemaker had some more work to do before a 17-month-old safety ban could be …

Boeing 737 MAX Not Expected to Fly Before October, FAA Preparing Directive

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 MAX in the “near future” to address changes made since the plane was grounded in March 2019 after …

The Pandemic Has Started Weakening the World’s Weather Forecasts

The pandemic that has idled scores of commercial flights is having a little-noticed consequence for meteorologists, whose forecasts rely in part on data collected from planes. That means a crucial eye in the sky has weakened just as spring flood …

Boeing to Separate 737 Max Wire Bundles Before Jet’s Return to Service

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON — Boeing Co plans to separate 737 MAX wiring bundles, flagged by regulators as potentially dangerous, before the jet returns to service, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision to change clusters of wiring …