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FAA Board Sees No Need for New Boeing 737 Max Simulator Training

A board of pilot experts appointed by U.S. aviation regulators has reviewed Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max aircraft and concluded that pilots won’t need additional simulator training once the plane is returned to service. The …

Boeing 737 MAX Software Upgrade ‘Operationally Suitable’: FAA Panel

A review by a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration panel into Boeing Co’s grounded 737 MAX aircraft found a planned software update and training revisions to be “operationally suitable,” the agency said Tuesday, an important milestone in getting the planes back …

Boeing Sued by Kenyan Family for Ethiopian 737 Max Crash

The family of a Kenyan man who died in a Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 that crashed in Ethiopia last month filed a complaint against the planemaker in a court in Illinois. George Kabau was an engineer with General Electric …

Boeing CEO Says 737 MAX Software Update Working as Designed

Boeing Co’s chief executive said on Thursday that a software update designed to prevent disasters like two recent fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX is working, with about two-thirds of the fast-selling jetliner’s customers having seen the fix in simulator …

Boeing’s Crashes Expose Reliance on Sensors Vulnerable to Damage

The crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets in five months have focused attention on a little-known device that malfunctioned, starting a chain reaction that sent the planes into deadly dives. Pilots have for decades relied on the weather-vane-like …

Boeing to Slash 737 Jet Output as Crash Halts Deliveries

Boeing Co. will cut output of its 737 jetliners by mid-April and is creating a special board panel to review safety and design after two fatal crashes prompted regulators worldwide to ground the newest and best-selling member of the aircraft …

Six Minutes to Disaster: Ethiopian Pilots Battled Boeing Max

The alarms started sounding just seconds after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 took off on March 10 from Addis Ababa with 157 people on board. As speed and altitude readings started going haywire, a device known as a stick shaker activated …

Ethiopia Backs Pilots, Says Boeing Max 737 Plunged on Its Own

Pilots on a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight followed proper procedures and still couldn’t bring the 737 Max out of a dive, Ethiopia’s transport minister said, pressing Boeing Co. to fix the flight controls of its plane to avoid further disasters. …

Boeing Sued by Family of American in Ethiopian Air 737 Crash

Boeing Co., Ethiopian Airlines and aircraft-sensor maker Rosemount Aerospace Inc. were sued in the U.S. for alleged negligence in connection with a plane crash last month that killed 157 people and intensified concern about the safety of 737 Max passenger …

FAA Launches New Review of Boeing 737 MAX to Ensure Safety

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said late on Wednesday it is launching a new review of the safety of the now-grounded Boeing 737 MAX that will be headed by a formal top U.S. safety official. The FAA said it …