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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 …

Boeing’s 737 Max Flight Tests Underestimated Risks, U.S. Investigators Say

Boeing Co.’s evaluation of the 737 Max system during development used an oversimplified test that didn’t anticipate the cacophony of alarms and alerts that actually occurred during a pair of deadly crashes, U.S. investigators concluded. In the first official finding …

Boeing Max Crash Report Faces Pushback from Lion Air, Regulator

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max amid concerns that too much blame is being placed on the Indonesian side, according …

FAA Chief to Meet with Boeing Officials, Test 737 MAX Simulator

New Federal Aviation Administration chief Stephen Dickson plans to fly to Seattle this week to fly “newly configured” Boeing 737 MAX software in a simulator and will visit with Boeing officials, the agency said Monday. Boeing plans to revise the …

FAA Seeking 737 Airline Pilots to Test Software on Grounded Max

U.S. regulators are turning to a variety of Boeing Co. 737 Max pilots, including some with relatively little experience, to help test revamped flight-control software aimed at returning the jetliner to commercial service, according to the agency and people familiar …

Failed Communication to Be Cited by Panel on 737 Certification

An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. …

FAA Poised to Reject New Simulator Training Before 737 Max Flies

U.S. aviation regulators are increasingly convinced they don’t need to mandate new simulator training for pilots of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max before returning the grounded jet to service, according to people familiar with the discussions. Pilots would be required instead …

Expat Pilot Turns Self-Styled Whistle-Blower After 737 Max Crash

When he heard about the crash, Ethiopian Airlines captain Bernd Kai von Hoesslin said he felt a wave of anger, then nausea. It was March 10 when the Ethiopian 737 Max 8 went down and von Hoesslin was in a …

Boeing 737 Max Latest News: Fault Rooted in Software

As U.S. government test pilots ran through dozens of flight scenarios on the Boeing Co. 737 Max in recent weeks, a potential failure got their attention. The plane’s flight computer tried to push the aircraft’s nose down repeatedly during a …