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FAA’s Assumptions in Boeing 737 Max Approval Faulted by Experts

Decades-old assumptions about how pilots would behave and a failure to grasp the complexity of a new flight-control system plagued the design certification of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a blue-ribbon panel of experts concluded. The group issued 10 recommendations, calling …

Boeing Mocked Lion Air Calls for More 737 Max Training Before Crash

Indonesia’s Lion Air considered putting its pilots through simulator training before flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max but abandoned the idea after the planemaker convinced them in 2017 it was unnecessary, according to people familiar with the matter and internal …

Max Disasters Fuel Outcry Over How FAA Let Boeing Self-Certify

After his daughter Samya died in the crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max in Ethiopia, Massachusetts lawyer Michael Stumo was stunned to learn that key decisions on the plane’s design were approved by the company. Under a decades-old system …

Boeing Settles More Than Half of Lion Air Crash Lawsuits – Lawyer

CHICAGO — Boeing Co has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on …

Boeing Max Design, Airline Maintenance Faulted in Lion Air Crash

Design flaws in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, a failure to share vital information with pilots and airline maintenance stumbles contributed to last year’s crash of Lion Air Flight 610, which killed 189 people, investigators have concluded. In a nine-point presentation …

Head of International 737 Max Review, Ntsb Chair to Testify Before Senate

WASHINGTON — The chair of a panel of international regulators that harshly criticized the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification of the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX will testify Tuesday before a Senate committee. Christopher Hart, a former National Transportation Safety Board …

Boeing Texts Reveal Flawed Simulator, Not Smoking Gun – Ex-Colleagues

SEATTLE — Four days after leaked internal pilot messages set off a media firestorm for Boeing Co., former colleagues have defended a former pilot who voiced concerns about unreported 737 MAX software problems two years before fatal crashes. Chief Technical …

Boeing Pilot Assured FAA 737 Was Safe After Scary Simulator Trip

Boeing Co. and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration are engulfed in a public rupture over a bombshell revelation about the 737 Max, and the timing couldn’t be worse — just as the planemaker and the regulator are working to get …

Pictures Raise Specter of Fake Evidence in 737 Max Crash Probe

Weeks after a Lion Air jet crashed in the Java Sea, killing all 189 aboard, an airline employee gave investigators photographs meant to show that a crucial repair had been properly performed the day before the disaster. Yet the pictures …

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 …