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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 …

Boeing Plans Full Drawdown of $13.825 Billion Loan

Boeing Co. is planning to draw down the full amount of a $13.825 billion loan as early as Friday as the planemaker grapples with worldwide travel disruptions from the coronavirus, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing obtained the loan …

Boeing Hit With Proposed $19.7 Million Fine for 737 Lapses

Federal regulators hit Boeing Co. with proposed fines totaling $19.7 million for allegedly installing unapproved cockpit equipment in hundreds of 737 Max and Next-Generation aircraft. The company put the devices into a total of 791 planes even though the aircraft …

Boeing Suspends Co-Workers of Pilot at Center of Max Scrutiny

Boeing Co. put three employees who worked with the former chief technical pilot of the 737 Max on administrative leave as a federal grand jury investigates whether he intentionally misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a software system tied to …

Boeing Drops on Reports of Max Issues, Possible Fundraising

Boeing Co. fell following reports that the company is weighing a move to raise more debt after the grounding of the 737 Max and that the jetliner’s return to service could face further complications. While Boeing had about $20 billion …

Boeing Fires CEO Muilenburg to Restore Confidence Amid 737 Crisis

Boeing Co has fired Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg after repeatedly failing to contain the fallout from a pair of fatal crashes that halted output of its best-selling jetliner and tarnished its reputation with airlines and regulators. Boeing – beset by …

Boeing Gets FAA Message, Will Halt Max Production In January

The message to Boeing Co. from the Federal Aviation Administration was clear: The grounded 737 Max won’t get approval to fly again anytime soon. So the company had little choice but to idle the giant factory where the plane is …

FAA Chief To Testify at Dec. 11 House Hearing on Grounded 737 Max

WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. …

Software Link Suspected in Airbus A220 Engine Blowouts – Sources

PARIS — A probe into a series of engine failures on Airbus’s smallest jet, the A220, is studying whether a software change set off unexpected vibrations that damaged fast-moving parts and forced three emergency landings, people familiar with the case …