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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 …

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 …

Cellphones a Flight Danger? Could Be on Some Boeing Jets

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the …

Pilots Flagged Software Problems on Boeing Jets Besides the Max

Pilots flying Boeing aircraft in recent years have reported flight-control problems they blamed on malfunctioning software — not on the company’s maligned 737 Max jets, but widely used earlier versions of the plane that are still in the air. Commercial …

Lawmakers will Hear from Pilots who have Criticized Boeing

The president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Daniel Carey says Boeing’s zeal to minimize pilot-training costs …

Thanks to Drones, French Wine Tastes Better

The sun is shining over a vineyard in the Fronton region of southwestern France, where wine-growing began in Roman times. The only sound is the buzzing of a distant tractor. That’s about to be disrupted by a flying robot. Nikola …

Boeing Pushes to Move Crash Suits From Hometown to Indonesia

Faced with lawsuits over a plane crash half a world away, Boeing Co. is arguing it shouldn’t have to defend itself in a courtroom a short walk from its corporate headquarters. The world’s largest planemaker has indicated in court filings …

American Airlines Extends Max-Caused Cancellations to June 5

WASHINGTON — American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators. American said Sunday it is extending the cancellations through June 5 from the …

Nevada Air Race Has Raised Alarm in Past Over Danger

It’s like an Indianapolis 500 in the sky. Thrill-seeking pilots zoom by at speeds up to 500 mph (800 kph) as spectators “ooh” and “aah” at the site of jets, vintage planes and high-performance aircraft whizzing past with their wingtips …