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Agreement in Principle Reached Over Suez Canal Ship Dispute

ISMAILIA — The owners and insurers of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have reached agreement in principle in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, their representative and the canal’s chairman said on Wednesday. …

Largest Firefighting Plane May Be Sold for Covid-19 Response

DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to help fight against another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. After investing tens of millions into upgrading …

Families of Boeing Crash Victims Renew Push for FAA Changes

Relatives of some of the passengers who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane will mark Wednesday’s two-year anniversary of the disaster by seeking the improbable: A reversal of government orders that let Boeing 737 Max jets fly …

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 …