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Government, Business, Safety

Boeing Tempers Hoopla on Max’s Return After Crisis ‘Dug a Hole’

The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter.

September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

September 29, 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

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

Boeing’s 2020 Gets Worse as Lost Max Orders Top 400

A Boeing 737 Max plane. A Boeing 737 Max plane. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co.’s lousy year got even worse in July, as lost orders for the grounded 737 Max topped 400 and the coronavirus pandemic stymied shipments of the 787 Dreamliner.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Spells Out Design Changes Needed in Grounded Boeing Jet

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to la landing after a test flight on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to la landing after a test flight on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Federal regulators on Aug. 3 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Warns 737s Sitting in Storage Are Corroding During the Pandemic

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. 737 planes in storage because of the coronavirus pandemic are at risk of losing power in both engines when they fly again and must be inspected, aviation regulators said.

July 24, 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

Report: Boeing Fell Short in Disclosing Key Changes to Max

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

A government report says Boeing did not give regulators documents about changes it made in a key system blamed in two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet, and that officials responsible for approving the plane did not know how powerfully the system could push the plane’s nose down.

David Koenig | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Takes Off for Crucial FAA Test of Comeback Effort

An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. An employee works on a Boeing 737 Max 9 plane at the company's facility in Renton, Wash. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

A Boeing Co. 737 Max lifted off from a Seattle airfield with a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration pilot on board, the first of several flights to test whether the revamped jetliner is safe following two deadly crashes.

June 29, 2020

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