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Boeing communications chief resigns over article from 30 years ago

Jul 03, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Niel Golightly says his view years ago that women should not serve in combat was 'embarrassingly wrong and offensive'

BOEING. The Boeing logo is seen during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Iran agrees to compensate downed plane victims' families – Sweden

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:30 PM

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde says the agreement has been reached after negotiations with Iran and the countries with citizens among the victims

VICTIMS. In this file photo taken on January 8, 2020, people and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8 killing everyone on board. File photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/ISNA/AFP

U.S. regulators complete test flights on Boeing 737 MAX

Jul 02, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Besides evaluating data from the test flights, regulators still must develop pilot training protocols for the Boeing 737 MAX and inspect newly manufactured aircraft

TEST FLIGHT. A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 2020. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Norwegian Air Shuttle cancels order for 97 Boeings

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:40 PM

Norwegian Air Shuttle will no longer buy 92 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and 5 Dreamliners

AIRCRAFT. A Norwegian Air Shuttle plane in New York City. Photo from Norwegian Air Shuttle website

Boeing 737 MAX takes to skies for long-awaited test flight

Jun 30, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Though the certification flights are a critical phase, the US Federal Aviation Administration stresses that 'a number of key tasks remain' before the Boeing 737 MAX can return to service

A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020. - US regulators conducted the first a test flight of the Boeing 737 MAX on Monday, a key step in recertifying the jet that has been grounded for more than a year following two fatal crashes. A MAX aircraft took off from Boeing Field in Seattle at 1655 GMT, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP)

Boeing contractor warns of dire finances amid 737 MAX grounding

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Spirit AeroSystems says it is about $3 billion in debt, including $375 million borrowed in February 2020 to offset the hit from the suspension of 737 MAX flights

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Boeing contractor to halt work on 737 MAX, furlough staff

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:20 AM

Spirit AeroSystems will place workers handling Boeing 737 MAX fuselages on a 21-day unpaid furlough

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019, the Boeing logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Boeing to compensate German tour operator TUI over 737 MAX

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:50 PM

The financial details of the settlement are not revealed, but TUI says it covers 'a significant portion of the financial impact' from the grounding of its 737 MAX fleet

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 31: Boeing 737 MAX airplanes from TUI Airways sit parked in a parking lot at a Boeing facility adjacent to King County International Airport, known as Boeing Field, on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Boeing 737 MAX airplanes have been grounded following two fatal crashes in which 346 passengers and crew were killed in October 2018 and March 2019. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing resumes production of embattled 737 MAX

May 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Boeing says work on the 737 MAX resumed at its factory in Washington, but there are still a number of key steps before it is cleared for service

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Hard times for Boeing, long a symbol of American might

May 24, 2020 - 4:55 PM

The bitter reality at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic underscores how deeply the 103-year-old Boeing has fallen, in no small part due to its own missteps

Delta hints at job cuts as it retires the Boeing 777

May 15, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Delta Air Lines estimates that it will be overstaffed by 7,000 pilots this fall, according to a memo to employees

VIRUS IMPACT. A Delta Air Lines plane. Photo from Shutterstock

'Likely' a U.S. airline will go under from coronavirus – Boeing chief

May 12, 2020 - 2:20 PM

Boeing itself is suffering as the global air transport industry is brought to its knees by the coronavirus pandemic

MANUFACTURING FACILITY. A Boeing worker in a face mask is pictured walking at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, on April 20, 2020. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Boeing raising $25 billion in bonds

May 01, 2020 - 10:15 AM

Aviation giant Boeing says it will not be seeking United States government funds now

Boeing to cut staff, output as pandemic batters airlines

Apr 29, 2020 - 10:30 PM

(UPDATED) Boeing plans to reduce its workforce by 10% and slash production of its main commercial planes, including the 787 and 777

A Boeing worker in a face mask is pictured walking at the Boeing Renton Factory, where the Boeing 737 MAX airliners are built in Renton, Washginton on April 20, 2020. - Boeing announced it will resume commercial airplane production this week at its Puget Sound-region facilities. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP)

Boeing CEO sees slow airline rebound, no dividend for 'years'

Apr 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM

'Based on what we know now, we expect it will take 2 to 3 years for travel to return to 2019 levels,' says Boeing CEO David Calhoun

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Boeing to restart Washington state commercial plane manufacturing

Apr 17, 2020 - 10:55 AM

Boeing says about 27,000 workers will return to its manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington, with a 'phased approach' to ensure safety

BOEING. The Boeing logo is seen during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Boeing reports more order cancelations in March 2020

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Boeing delivers just 50 commercial planes in the first 3 months of the year

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019, the Boeing logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Boeing extends factory shutdown in Washington state

Apr 06, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Boeing says its factories in Washington state will remain closed indefinitely in an effort to protect staff from the coronavirus

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. - Boeing has said it will indefinitely extend a shutdown at its factories in Washington state because of the coronavirus pandemic.The aerospace giant had already halted production at its Puget Sound facility near Seattle, where the company builds the long-range 777 jet and other models, after announcing a two-week stoppage last month.Boeing announced April 5, 2020 that the shutdown would continue indefinitely in an effort to protect staff from COVID-19, which has already claimed the life of one employee at the company's Everett facility. (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP)

Boeing announces voluntary layoff plan

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Workers would exit Boeing permanently and would generally receive a pay and benefits package that includes a period of partially subsidized health care coverage

Boeing CEO sees fresh demand in China for planes

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:00 PM

China is 'talking to us about their orders and they are talking to us about future orders,' says Boeing CEO David Calhoun

Will the U.S. government nationalize Boeing?

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing faces two massive problems: the still-grounded 737 MAX and the novel coronavirus pandemic

BOEING. The Boeing logo is seen during the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2019. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Boeing seeks $60 billion in U.S. support for aerospace industry

Mar 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Funds would support the health of the broader aviation industry, because much of any liquidity support to Boeing will be used for payments to suppliers,' say Boeing officials

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019, the Boeing Company logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Economic heavyweight Boeing hammered by dual crises

Mar 15, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Boeing is struggling with the 737 MAX and the novel coronavirus. Is the maker of Air Force One on solid financial ground?

Boeing factory employee tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:05 PM

The employee works at Boeing's Everett factory near Seattle in the northwestern state of Washington

BOEING. In this file photo taken on October 22, 2019 the Boeing logo is seen at its stand during the the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Boeing pilot training on 737 MAX 'inadequate' – Ethiopia crash report

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:59 PM

The report offers a detailed rundown of the chain of events that led to the crash on March 10, 2019, that killed all 157 people on board the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX

ONE YEAR AFTER. In this file photo, an Oromo man hired to assist forensic investigators combing the ground for DNA evidence walks past a pile of twisted airplane debris to stow his rifle March 16, 2019 as he arrives at the crash site of an Ethiopian airways operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, that killed all 157 passengers and crew on board. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing sounds alarm about virus impact on aviation

Feb 12, 2020 - 11:55 PM

'You have business trips not happening, you have cargo not going in and out,' Boeing's Ihssane Mounir points out

Foreigners mostly Chinese nationals wait at the departure lobby of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay on February 3, 2020, as the Philippine government imposed travel restrictions due to the global spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Iran makes first arrests over airliner downing

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:39 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says, 'It cannot be that only the person who pressed the button is at fault. There are others, and I want this to be explained to the people explicitly.'

VICTIM. An Iranian man holds a picture of a victim of the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 plane crash during a demonstration in front of Tehran's Amir Kabir University on January 11, 2020. Photo by AFP

Iran denies 'cover-up' over shot down airliner

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) Government spokesman Ali Rabiei says all details provided by officials prior to Saturday's admission had been based on the information available to them at the time

MEMORIAL SERVICE. Mourners stop and look at photos at the end of a memorial service for the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 crash in Iran while at the Saville Community Sports Center in Edmonton. Photo by Walter Tychnowicz/AFP

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukraine passenger jet

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:15 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,' Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweets

VICTIMS. In this file photo taken on January 8, 2020 people and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8 killing everyone on board. Photo by Rouhollah Vahdati/ISNA/AFP

'Damning' Boeing emails say 737 MAX was 'designed by clowns'

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:57 AM

The communications, released by Boeing following their disclosure to lawmakers and regulators, raise fresh questions about the aerospace giant, which has been in crisis mode since March

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019, the Boeing Company logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Iran denies missile downed Ukrainian plane

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The declaration comes as Tehran faces mounting international pressure to allow a 'credible' investigation into the crash

IRAN DENIAL. An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency on January 10, 2020 shows Iran's civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh delivering a press statement in Tehran. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRAN PRESS

Iran says Ukrainian plane turned back before crashing

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) Both Canada and the United States call for a full investigation to determine the cause of the crash

CRASH DEBRIS. Rescue teams recover debris from a field after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. Photo by AFP

Ukraine passenger jet crashes in Iran, killing all 176 on board

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:18 PM

(5th UPDATE) Iran's civil aviation authority says search and rescue teams have found the airliner's two black boxes but that it will not hand them over to Boeing or US authorities

CRASH SITE. People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on January 8, 2020. Photo by Rohhallah Vadati/ISNA/AFP

New Boeing CEO is corporate veteran who will be tested

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:22 AM

David Calhoun's background is in financial management and corporate strategy rather than engineering and the nitty-gritty of safety policy

NEW CEO. Boeing names Chairman David Calhoun as its chief executive, saying the company needed to "restore confidence" and "repair relationships with regulators, customers and all other stakeholders." File photo by Toru Yamanaka / AFP

Boeing ousts Muilenburg, names David Calhoun as CEO amid MAX crisis

Dec 24, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Boeing says it needs to 'restore confidence' and 'repair relationships with regulators, customers, and all other stakeholders'

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on December 23, 2019 shows a file photo taken on February 16, 2004 of the president of General Electoric (GE) Transportation, David Calhoun (L), and a file photo of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at a hearing in front of congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 30, 2019. - Boeing on December 23, 2019 replaced its embattled chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, saying a change was needed as it attempts to restore its reputation amid the protracted 737 MAX crisis. Boeing named Chairman David Calhoun as its chief executive, saying the company needed to "restore confidence" and "repair relationships with regulators, customers and all other stakeholders." (Photos by TORU YAMANAKA and Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Boeing spacecraft lands in New Mexico after mission cut short

Dec 22, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The Starliner capsule was launched Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, but shortly after separating from its Atlas V launch rocket, its thrusters failed to activate as planned

SAFE LANDING. The Boeing Starliner in New Mexico. Screenshot from NASA Facebook page

Boeing could suspend or cut 737 MAX output – report

Dec 16, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Boeing sees a production pause as the most viable option

BOEING. In this file photo taken on October 22, 2019 the Boeing logo is seen at its stand during the the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. aviation chief says Boeing 737 MAX won't be recertified until 2020

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The MAX has been grounded since March following the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people

Boeing says 737 MAX expected to resume flying in January

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Boeing still has to complete the remaining 4 out of 5 key steps before returning the 737 MAX to service

GROUNDED. In this file photo taken on March 28, 2019, Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Boeing says up to 50 planes grounded globally over cracks

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:01 PM

(UPDATED) A Boeing spokesperson says that less than 5% of 1,000 Boeing 737NG planes had cracks detected and were grounded for repair. That equates to about 50 planes of 1,000 inspected.

BOEING. In this file photo taken on October 22, 2019 the Boeing logo is seen at its stand during the the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Mass prayer at sea on 1st anniversary of Indonesia jet crash

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The ceremony is closed to media, but video footage supplied by relatives shows victims' family members praying and casting flowers into the Java Sea where the plane dived moments after takeoff from Jakarta

ONE YEAR AFTER. Yoda prays for his best friend who died in the Lion Air plane crash in 2018, at a cemetery in Jakarta October 29, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Boeing design flaw a factor in Lion Air crash – Indonesian probe

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says there are flaws in Boeing's design of the anti-stall mechanism and of its certification by US regulators

BLAMING DESIGN. This picture taken at the Tanjung Priok Jakarta port on October 30, 2018, shows two Indonesian policemen examining debris of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 in Jakarta. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Lion Air crash report due with Boeing jet flight-controls in spotlight

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Material shown to families – which may only include parts of the report's findings – highlight the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System as a 'contributing factor' in the Lion Air crash

INVESTIGATION. In this file photo taken on November 07, 2018 investigators examine engine parts from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 at a port in Jakarta after they were recovered from the bottom of the Java sea. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Boeing 737 MAX flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash

Oct 23, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Grieving relatives express anger that investigators were not planning to blame Boeing or Lion Air for the disaster in their final crash report, expected Friday

LION AIR CRASH MEETING. Family members of Lion Air flight 610 victims, which crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff killing all 189 on board, register for a meeting with Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee in Jakarta on October 23, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

S&P downgrades Boeing credit rating outlook to negative

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

S&P Global Ratings kept the debt grade stable at 'A' but cut the outlook to negative from stable on the potential for "lasting damage" to the company's finances.

BOEING. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 The Boeing Company logo is seen on a building in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Boeing wants it to fly, but travelers fear the 737 MAX

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:40 AM

It remains uncertain when the Boeing 737 MAX will return to service, months after it was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes

GROUNDED. In this file photo taken on March 28, 2019, Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Will 737 MAX crisis take down Boeing CEO?

Oct 15, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The coming weeks will be crucial for Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, as the company reports 3rd quarter results on October 23 and Muilenburg faces the US Congress on October 30

JOB ON THE LINE? Boeing chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg speaks at a press conference after the Boeing Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on April 29, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Ethiopian Airlines denies it tampered with flight records after crash

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Ethiopian Airlines says that directly after the crash 'all relevant hard copy maintenance records of the aircraft involved in the accident' were sealed, stored in a secure place, and delivered to investigators

TRAGEDY. Rescue teams collect bodies at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. File photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

At least 7 dead as World War II plane crashes in the U.S. – reports

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The Boeing B-17 aircraft, which the US Air Force deployed against Germany and Japan, crashes at Bradley International Airport while trying to land

B-17. In this file photo taken on July 30, 2013, a World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress flies over the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2013 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A B-17 bomber with 13 people on board crashed on October 2, 2019, at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, reportedly causing several deaths and serious injuries, according to local police and media. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/AFP

WTO approves U.S. tariffs worth $7.5B on EU goods in Airbus retaliation

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The ruling is the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization history and a landmark moment in the 15-year long Airbus-Boeing battle

US TARIFFS. The World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva on April 12, 2018. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP