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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
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

US Regulators Order New Fix for Grounded Boeing Max Planes

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands in Everett, Wash., on March 23. An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands in Everett, Wash., on March 23. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

U.S. safety officials will require all Boeing 737 Max airliners to be inspected for a manufacturing defect on engine coverings that they say could lead to loss of power during flights.

June 24, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

FAA Eyes Places to Park Planes

A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. A ground staffer drives a cart past Delta Air Lines aircraft parked at a field in Victorville, Calif., on March 23. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to know how much room the St. Louis Regional Airport has to park planes.

Jill Moon | The Telegraph
March 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Boeing Identifies New Software Problem on Grounded 737 Max

A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. A Boeing 737 Max airplane is seen parked at a Boeing facility in Washington in August 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co. engineers have discovered a new software problem on the grounded 737 Max that must be patched before the plane can return to service, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson said.

February 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FAA to Begin Certification Process for Civilian, Delivery Drones

Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Government regulators plan to review drone designs in the same way they review other aircraft, a major step toward allowing routine drone deliveries and other flights over congested cities.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS Drones Win FAA Milestone Permission to Operate

Delivery Drone Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. won U.S. certification to fly drones under regulations similar to those for airlines, a milestone that allows the company to vastly expand airborne deliveries.

Thomas Black and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2019
Government, Safety

USDOT Announces $477 Million in Grants to Airports

Planes at Chicago Rockford International Airport Chicago Rockford International Airport

Grants totaling $477 million will be used to assist with repairs and expansions at 264 airports, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced July 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

Drone A Wing drone in action, dropping off a package. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Government Shutdown Strains Emerge in US Air Travel System

Atlanta Airport A line of people wait in the security line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation’s air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly paycheck Jan. 25 — but high absentee rates raise the threat of long airport lines, or worse.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 24, 2019

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