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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

End of Boeing 737 MAX grounding up to individual countries – U.S. FAA

Sep 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

This statement points to a lack of consensus among regulators on when to clear the Boeing 737 MAX for service

CRISIS. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line on March 27, 2019, in Renton, Washington. File photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Indonesia blames 737 MAX design for Lion Air crash – report

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The report into the crash, which will be formally released in early November, also blames pilot error and maintenance issues for the crash, which killed 189 people in 2018

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. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Nauru president loses seat in election

Aug 25, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Baron Waqa is a strong supporter of Australia's hardline policy of detaining refugees on the tiny Pacific island nation

Boeing reports $2.9 billion loss in Q2, biggest quarterly loss ever

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The loss follows an earlier announcement that Boeing will set aside $4.9 billion after taxes to compensate airlines for canceled flights and the delay in plane deliveries

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

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Hawaii

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:28 AM

Air Canada flight AC33 from Vancouver to Sydney hit trouble around two hours beyond Hawaii and diverted back to the US island chain's capital Honolulu, says a company statement

EMERGENCY LANDING. File photo of an Air Canada Boeing 700-200. Shutterstock

American Airlines says Boeing 737 MAX grounding hit Q2 profits by $185M

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:21 PM

American Airlines, which has 24 of the MAX planes in its portfolio, have previously estimated that the grounding will hit 2019 earnings by $350 million

AMERICAN AIRLINES. A Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 11, 2019. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Saudi carrier Flyadeal ditches grounded Boeing MAX for Airbus

Jul 07, 2019 - 10:40 PM

(UPDATED) Flyadeal will operate an all-Airbus A320 fleet instead of purchasing Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets

Photo from flyadeal's Facebook page

Boeing to give $100 million to 737 MAX crash victims' families, communities

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:14 AM

Boeing says it will work with local governments and non-profit organizations to provide 'hardship and living expenses' and boost economic development in regions affected by the two crashes

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

Flight MH17 crash probe set to name suspects

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The Dutch-led probe says it will first inform families, and then hold a press conference to unveil 'developments in the criminal investigation' into the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when a Russian-made Buk missile slammed into the plane over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP

Ethiopian Airlines rejects 'pilot error' claim in U.S.

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam says criticisms of his crew's actions are 'seriously misinformed,' and that US politician Sam Graves does not 'have the facts in his hands'

DEBRIS. In this file photo, forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, 4 days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. File photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing finds wing defect, including among some MAX

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Boeing says a subcontractor informed it of problems with a batch of a part involved in deploying the wings' leading edge

GROUNDED. Boeing 737 MAX airplanes sit parked at a Boeing facility adjacent to King County International Airport, known as Boeing Field, on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Global airline body warns of U.S.-China trade war spillover

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The International Air Transport Association revises its 2019 collective net profit outlook down to $28 billion, as the US-China trade war escalates and costs go up

Boeing CEO on 737 MAX problems: 'We clearly fell short'

May 30, 2019 - 3:00 PM

But Boeing chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg says they are 'confident in the fundamental safety' of the 737 MAX

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

Regulators fail to set date for 737 MAX return to service

May 24, 2019 - 1:56 PM

'The only timetable is to make sure the aircraft is safe to fly,' Daniel Elwell, acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administration, says at the conclusion of a day-long meeting in Texas

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

China's big 3 airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing – reports

May 22, 2019 - 2:34 PM

The reports in various state-run media that China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Air China would seek payouts from the American aerospace giant come against the backdrop of an escalating US-China trade war

Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities

May 04, 2019 - 6:56 PM

All 136 passengers and 7 aircrew on board had been accounted for

WATER LANDING. This handout image obtained courtesy of Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff's Office on May 3, 2019, shows a Boeing 737 aircraft after it went off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns river, near Jacksonville, Florida on May 3, 2019. Photo from Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff's Office/AFP

Boeing puts cost of 737 MAX crisis at $1 billion

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The results are the first since the company entered crisis mode with the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, which along with an October Lion Air crash claimed 346 lives

Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:49 AM

CEO Dennis Muilenberg also says test pilots have completed 120 flights totaling more than 203 hours of airtime with the software fix for its planes' anti-stall system

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

EU threatens $12 billion in tariffs over U.S. Boeing subsidies

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Europe's $12 billion claim against Boeing comes on the trail of a similar demand by the US for $11 billion in compensation for EU subsidies towards Airbus

BOEING. This file photo shows unidentified Boeing employees working on building Boeing 777 jets at its Everett factory. Image via Shutterstock

American Airlines to cancel 115 flights daily over 737 MAX

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

American Airlines' fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is grounded until August 19

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 a Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines passes by the Lockheed Martin building as it takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. - American Airlines announced April 14, 2019, it would scrap some 115 flights per day in the coming months because its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is being grounded until August 19. America's leading airline had previously only planned to keep the planes out of commission until June 5, with Boeing facing intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash on March 10 -- the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months.The global fleet of 737 MAX planes has been barred from flying since mid-March. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash – WSJ

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:48 PM

A Wall Street Journal report says the pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control

CRASH. In this file photo taken on November 28, 2017, an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737-700 aircraft takes off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport in Abidjan. - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on March 10, 2019, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as Ethiopia's prime minister offered condolences to passengers' families. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix – U.S. regulator

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Additional work is needed 'to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,' says a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

Boeing anti-stall system is activated in Ethiopia crash – source

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) The findings are based on flight recorder data and represent the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia

MIKE SINNETT OF BOEING. Mike Sinnett, Boeing Vice President of Product Strategy, makes opening remarks during a press conference in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash – Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:10 AM

Tewolde GebreMariam says an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was 'to the best of our knowledge' activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302

MOURNING. Mourners of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines react during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by AFP

Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit – official

Mar 25, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touches down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia's capital Noumea

BOEING 787. A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport after taking off from Houston with United CEO Jeff Smisek, Boeing Company CEO Jim McNerney and more than 250 other passengers on board May 20, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. probing certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Mar 19, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The probe is focusing on the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System implicated in the Lion Air crash, which authorities say shared similarities with the latest accident

737 MAX. In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 an Air China Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane is seen at Beijing Capital Airport. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:21 AM

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is an automated safety feature on the 737 Max 8 designed to prevent the plane from entering into a stall, or losing lift

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

The week in photos: March 9-15, 2019

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CARNIVAL. Costumed revelers perform in a carnival procession on the streets of Strumica, Macedonia, during the great evening carnival on March 9, 2019. Photo by Robert Atanasovski/AFP

Boeing to upgrade stall prevention on 737 MAX – sources

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Sources say the fix was already underway before the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed

BOEING 737 MAX 8. Boeing is set to roll out an upgrade to their MAX 8 models after two deadly accidents in recent months. File photo shows an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet at the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

France probes 737 MAX black boxes as Boeing halts deliveries

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Investigators will now try to retrieve information from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash

SEARCH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, four days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian Airlines says the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump announced today that all 737 MAX 8 jets would be suspended from use following the recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Several other countries, including Canada, China, and Australia have announced that they would also be grounding the jets. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP  Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ethiopian Airlines says it will decide by Thursday, March 14, which country will examine the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder

BOEING. The tail section of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Ethiopian Airlines is pictured at the company's factory, on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The US currently refuses to take action against Boeing's best-selling workhorse aircraft

BOEING 737 MAX. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Britain leads airspace bans on Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the model and insisted they will take action if safety issues are detected

BANNED. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.N. environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Maimunah Sharif, head of UN Habitat, says at least 22 UN employees were among those who died when the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed early Sunday, March 10

SILENCE. People have a moment of silence for the victims, including UN workers, of Ethiopia Airline's crash before the 4th UN Environment Assembly at the UN headquaters in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 11, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators recover the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early Sunday, March 10, near Addis Ababa

PLANE CRASH. People watch workers at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Boeing 737 MAX safety record questioned after two tragedies

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:18 AM

For the second time in less than 6 months, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board