Airplanes

Government, Business, Safety

Indonesian Divers Find Parts of Wrecked Boeing Plane in Java Sea

Indonesian Navy divers pull out airplane pieces during a search operation for the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane. On Jan. 10, Indonesian Navy divers pull out airplane pieces during a search for the Sriwijaya Air passenger plane that crashed Jan. 9. (Achmad Ibrahim/Associated Press)

Authorities said they determined the location of the crash site and black boxes of a Boeing 737-500 on Jan. 10, a day after the aircraft crashed into the Java Sea with 62 people on board shortly after taking off from Indonesia’s capital.

Victoria Milko and Edna Tarigan | Associated Press
January 11, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Makes First Aircraft Purchase to Expand Delivery Network

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is buying 11 used Boeing 767-300 planes, the first time the online retail giant has purchased, rather than leased, aircraft for its fast-growing air cargo operation.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
January 5, 2021
Government, Business

Boeing’s 737 Max Returns in US With American Airlines Flight

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla. (LM Otero/AP) An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane sits parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla., on Dec. 2. (LM Otero/Associated Press)

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is poised to return to commercial service in the U.S. with the first flight since two deadly crashes prompted the longest aircraft grounding in the nation’s history.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Government, Business

US Airlines Carry 1 Million Passengers for Third Straight Day

Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport on Nov. 25. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press) Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport on Nov. 25. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

Americans are putting aside health risks and flying in increasing numbers during the Christmas holiday season.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Some Experts See Plane-Crash Risk Rising on Expansion of 5G Spectrum

Federal Communications Commission headquarters FCC headquarters. “I see a very significant safety issue here unless we find a way to mitigate it,” said Terry McVenes, president of RTCA Inc., a nonprofit that studies technical issues involving aviation. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A plan to redeploy spectrum for super-fast 5G wireless networks is sparking concern among aviation safety experts that it could result in interference with the electronics on aircraft, potentially leading to crashes.

December 7, 2020
Government, Business

Air Travel Rises to Post-Pandemic High Despite US Warning

Travelers wear face masks and shields at Reagan National Airport on Nov. 25. Travelers wear face masks and shields at Reagan National Airport on Nov. 25. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

U.S. air travelers rose to the most in more than eight months as flyers brushed aside the advice of public health officials to avoid trips around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2020
Government, Business

US Airlines Warn of Weakening Demand Ahead of Holiday Travel

A plane departs Reagan International Airport in Arlington, Va., on April 6. A plane departs Reagan International Airport in Arlington, Va., on April 6. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The holiday travel rebound U.S. airlines were anticipating is starting to wobble.

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Clears Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again

After grounding Boeing's 737 Max jet for 20 months, the FAA has cleared it for flight again. After grounding Boeing's 737 Max jet for 20 months, the FAA has cleared it for flight again. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight.

David Koenig and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 18, 2020
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
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Poised to Lift Boeing 737 Max Jet’s Grounding ‘In the Coming Days’

A Boeing 737 Max. Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max could be approved to resume commercial service as soon as the week of Nov. 16, with U.S. aviation regulators finalizing their review of fixes to the grounded jetliner.

November 10, 2020

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