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Boeing 737 MAX Report May Boost Effort to Reform U.S. Airplane Certification

WASHINGTON — A new report into the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to certify the Boeing 737 MAX may help proponents seeking reforms to the long-standing practice of delegating some aircraft certification tasks to manufacturers. On Wednesday, the Transportation Department’s inspector …

Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flight Test Expected Soon

WASHINGTON — A key step in the return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX could take place as soon as early next week, two people briefed on the matter said on Friday. Boeing Co’s best-selling plane has been …

Why Did Boeing’s Warning on 737 Max Fail to Stop Second Crash?

Eight days after a Boeing Co. 737 Max went down in the Java Sea, killing all aboard, the planemaker issued a worldwide warning to pilots identifying the malfunction that triggered the crash. The bulletin, which was followed almost immediately by …

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 …