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No Call for Simulators in New Boeing 737 MAX Training Proposals

Boeing Co said it will submit by the end of this week a training package that 737 MAX pilots are required to take before a worldwide ban can be lifted, proposing as it did before two deadly crashes that those …

Boeing Was Close to Software Fix Before Second 737 Max Crash

Boeing Co. was agonizingly close to a software fix for its 737 Max jetliner when an Ethiopian Airlines jet plunged to the ground March 10, the second deadly crash in less than five months. The U.S. planemaker, working with regulators, …

Congress Revisits Role It Gave Boeing to Certify 737 Jet Safety

U.S. lawmakers have turned a critical eye on whether regulators gave Boeing Co. too much sway over the certification of its latest 737 jetliner, which was grounded following two fatal crashes in less than five months. Yet it was Congress …

Lawmakers Seek Outside Review of 737 Max Fixes Prior to Flights

Software updates that Boeing Co. is readying for the 737 Max airliner should be cleared by an independent review before the beleaguered jet is allowed to fly again, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Tuesday. Oregon …

Boeing to Detail 737 Max Fixes with Regulators, Pilots

Boeing Co. plans to meet this week with customers and regulators to explain the measures it’s taking to get its 737 Max back into service, after the aircraft was grounded following two deadly crashes in less than five months. The …

Boeing 737 Max Black-Box Analysis Gets Underway

Air-crash experts are gathering in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensifies following two fatal disasters in less than five months. Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that the plane’s …

Black Box Politics: How National Pride Intrudes on Crash Probes

The EgyptAir flight to Cairo had barely cleared the New York coast when it mysteriously dove into the ocean. Cockpit recordings eventually made clear what happened: A copilot being summoned to Egypt to be reprimanded had killed himself and the …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Data Shows Lion Air Jet’s Final Plunge Topped 300 MPH

The Indonesian airliner that crashed Monday in waters near Jakarta was plunging at hundreds of miles an hour in its final seconds, according to preliminary data transmitted by the plane that could aid investigators looking for a cause. Lion Air …