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American Airlines Restarts U.S. Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flights

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — Boeing’s 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 departed Miami around 10:40 a.m., bound for New York’s …

Boeing Hires Pilots For Airlines to Help Relaunch 737 Max – Sources

SEATTLE — Boeing Co is hiring up to 160 pilots to be embedded at airlines in its latest bid to ensure its 737 MAX has a smooth comeback after a 20-month safety ban, according to a recruitment document seen by …

FAA in Final Stages of Boeing 737 Max Review

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing Co’s 737 MAX and expects to complete the process in the “coming days,” the agency’s chief told Reuters on Monday. Three sources …

Pilot Unions, Crash Families Seek Changes to 737 Max Training

Pilot unions and families of those killed in a crash of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max are asking for revisions to proposed new training for the grounded jetliner. The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed new training module and emergency checklists for the …

FAA Proposes Requiring Key Boeing 737 MAX Design Changes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing requiring four key Boeing Co 737 MAX design changes to address safety issues seen in two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the plane’s grounding …

Safety Agency Warns of Tail Strikes, Off-Course Flying by Near-Empty Airplanes

One nearly empty passenger jet “climbed like a rocket,” prompting the pilots to exceed their assigned altitude. Others have scraped their tails on takeoff, gone off course or strayed close enough to other aircraft to prompt mid-air collision alerts. The …

Boeing’s ‘Very Bad’ Internal Messages Boost Crash Victim Suits

Internal emails from Boeing Co. employees could strengthen the legal case for families claiming the company’s push to minimize the training needed for new 737 Max aircraft contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people. Employees bragged about fooling the …

Boeing Drops on Reports of Max Issues, Possible Fundraising

Boeing Co. fell following reports that the company is weighing a move to raise more debt after the grounding of the 737 Max and that the jetliner’s return to service could face further complications. While Boeing had about $20 billion …

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

U.S. Aviation Regulator Denies Misleading Congress on 737 Max Inspectors

American aviation regulators misled Congress about a whistle-blower’s allegation that many inspectors performing safety assessments on the now-grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max airplane weren’t properly qualified to certify pilots or assess pilot training, a government watchdog agency has concluded. The …