Alan Levin

Government, Business, Safety

FAA Sets Boeing’s 737 Max Approval for Nov. 18

Boeing 737 Max planes are seen parked on Boeing property in August 2019 in Seattle. Boeing 737 Max planes are seen parked on Boeing property in August 2019 in Seattle. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

U.S. regulators plan on Nov. 18 to unveil the long-awaited final requirements for allowing Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max to return to service after 20 months, according to a person briefed on the plans.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2020
Business

US Air Passengers Exceed 1 Million for First Time Since March

Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. Travelers board a flight in San Francisco on Oct. 15. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The virus-ravaged airline industry reached a milestone Oct. 18, carrying more than 1 million passengers for the first time in seven months.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

FAA Chief to Fly 737 Max on Sept. 30 as Agency Approval Nears

The top U.S. aviation regulator will test-fly a Boeing 737 Max on Sept. 30. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

The top U.S. aviation regulator plans to test fly Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max on Sept. 30 in an attempt to show an antsy public that proposed fixes will be safe, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon drone Amazon.com unveils its Prime Air delivery drone during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Amazon­.com took a leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a few companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon has received FAA approval to begin testing delivery drones. Amazon's Prime Air delivery drone is unveiled during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. The FAA has granted the company approval to begin trailing drone deliveries. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Retail behemoth Amazon .com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Puts Boeing Max on Path to Return to Service in October

Boeing A Boeing Co. 737 max aircraft performs a flying display on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 in Farnborough, U.K. in 2016. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

U.S. aviation regulators announced an important milestone in returning Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jet to service, an event one person familiar with the process said would happen no earlier than October.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2020
Government, Safety

FAA’s Failure to Cull Bad Pilots Cited in Fatal Atlas Crash

A plane silhouetted in the sky. A plane silhouetted in the sky. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The fatal crash of a cargo plane last year was caused in part by the failure of the U.S. federal government to establish a reliable system of weeding out unqualified airline pilots, investigators concluded.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Concludes Three Days of Test Flights of Boeing’s 737 Max

A Boeing 737 Max 7 jet flies during a demonstration in the U.K. in 2018. A Boeing 737 Max 7 jet flies during a demonstration in the U.K. in 2018. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Testing of the 737 Max jetliner’s revised flight-control systems by U.S. regulators and Boeing Co. wrapped up July 1, laying the foundation for the plane’s possible return to service later this year.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Car Industry Gets a Nudge on Standards, Transparency

Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. Vehicles sit in rush hour traffic at an interchange in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Hundreds of driverless cars have been tested in locations across the U.S. in recent years, but standards are inconsistent and in a handful of cases there have been accidents and even a death.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2020
Business, Logistics

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Service in Virginia Sees Surge During Pandemic

An Alphabet Wing drone delivers a package at home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Va., in 2018. An Alphabet Wing drone delivers a package at home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Va., in 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing unit is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service in rural Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 8, 2020

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