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Boeing temporarily storing 737 Max jets at Grant County International Airport

Boeing is temporarily storing its grounded 737 Max jets at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Northwest News Network reported Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Sullenberger criticizes Boeing for mistakes on 737 Max

Retired pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger told a congressional panel Wednesday that pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers.


Boeing signs first deal for 737 Max jet since deadly crashes

Boeing reports first 737 Max jet sale since fatal March crash, parent company of British Airways and other carriers signs letter of intent for 200 planes.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, …


FAA official echoes Boeing timeline for return of Max

Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, grounded since March after two fatal crashes in five months, should be back in the air by December, a top U.S. regulator said. It’s not possible …


Don C. Brunell: 737 Max fix critical to Washington

Last January, Boeing was poised for another record year. The company’s order book burst at the seams. Things seemed to be going Boeing’s way. In 2019, Boeing planned to step …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

Legislators: Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix Max flaw

Two key lawmakers said Friday that Boeing planned to delay fixing a nonworking safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft for three years and sped up the process only after …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Boeing drone unit Insitu cuts workforce, dealing a blow to Columbia Gorge community

Boeing drone unit Insitu, which employs about 1,000 people in the Columbia River Gorge and about 500 elsewhere, said Tuesday it is cutting its workforce due to competitive pressures and …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

More than 300 Boeing 737s to be inspected for faulty parts

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement alerting airlines and international aviation regulators that certain wing parts on more than 300 Boeing 737s may have been improperly manufactured and …


Boeing warns of potential wing problems in some 737 aircraft

Boeing is telling some airlines flying its 737 model to replace a part on the planes’ wings, a move that could affect more than 100 planes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

IATA: Boeing jet won’t return before August

The global airline trade group says it expects the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet will remain grounded at least through mid-August after two deadly crashes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training weeks before Max 8 crash

An Ethiopian pilot pleaded with his bosses for more training on the Boeing 737 Max 8, just weeks before one of the airline’s jets crashed, killing everyone on board.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

United Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing Max flights

United Airlines is canceling another month’s worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

China to support airlines seeking compensation from Boeing

China’s airline industry association has thrown its support behind 13 Chinese carriers seeking compensation from Boeing for groundings of the 737 Max 8.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

3 Chinese airlines seeking Boeing compensation over 737 Max

China is stepping up pressure on Boeing Co. as its airlines demand compensation for the grounding of 737 Max jetliners after fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

FAA chief defends handling of Boeing MAX safety approval

The acting chief of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency’s safety certification of the Boeing 737 MAX jetliner, the plane involved in two deadly crashes, and the FAA’s decision …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 5:53 p.m.

Recent airline crashes run against trend toward safer flying

Recent crashes have caused an uptick in airline fatalities in 2018 and 2019 after a long trend of safer flying.


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

Boeing did not tell pilots and airlines that a safety alert on its 737 Max 8 jets was not working until after one of the planes crashed in Indonesia last …


House subcommittee to hold May 15 hearing on Boeing 737 Max

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 15 hearing on the certification process for the Boeing 737 Max jet.


Grounded MAX jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing CEO defends safety record amid two deadly crashes

The CEO of Boeing defended the company’s safety record and declined to take any more than partial blame for two deadly crashes of its best-selling plane even while saying Monday …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Boeing’s troubled jet will cost $1 billion to fix

Boeing is already estimating a $1 billion increase in costs related to its troubled 737 Max 8 and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the …


United Airlines trims growth plan for 2019

United Airlines is trimming its ambitious growth plan for 2019 because of the grounding of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Southwest removes 737 MAX 8 from flight schedule until August

Southwest Airlines customers relaxing on Thursday evening got an email that may mean their summer vacation could be more stressful and expensive than they planned.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Boeing makes 96 flights to test software on troubled Max jet

Boeing’s CEO says crews have made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 MAX jet and will make more in coming weeks as the company attempts …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Boeing shareholder alleges investors were misled on MAX 8 jet

A Boeing shareholder is suing the company for alleging hiding problems with its 737 MAX 8 jet to push its shares higher.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Boeing orders and deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded

Boeing reports that orders and deliveries of its popular 737 plane fell in the first quarter, which was marred by the second deadly crash involving a 737 Max jet.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

More Indonesians join cases against Boeing after CEO apology

More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet …


Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on Boeing

A preliminary report released Thursday on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month found that pilots followed all recommended procedures issued by Boeing, ratcheting up pressure on the plane maker that …