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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Goverment OKs Boeing 737 Max 8 approval process, , despite two fatal crashes

A government committee that reviewed how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective, despite two deadly crashes involving …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws by Boeing and inadequate pilot training and maintenance lapses by Lion Air doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Boeing replaces executive who oversaw 737 Max 8, other planes

Boeing is replacing the head of its commercial-airplanes division as it continues to struggle with damage from two deadly crashes of its 737 Max 8.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Boeing denies pilot messaging chat shows prior knowledge of 737 Max 8 flight control problem

Two days after the publication of a 2016 instant message chat between two senior pilots on the 737 Max 8 program drew outraged condemnation from members of Congress, airline pilot …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concerns

FAA chief Steve Dickson on Friday demanded an explanation from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, including why the company delayed several months before telling FAA about the messages.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max 8

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max 8 from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

American pushes back expected return of its 737 Max 8 planes

American Airlines now doesn’t expect to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8 until January, and says the grounding of the planes cut third-quarter pretax income by $140 million.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

European aviation safety agency sets strict demands for Boeing 737 Max 8 return to flight

Europe’s aviation safety agency, which is conducting its own independent review of Boeing’s grounded 737 Max 8, is not satisfied with a key detail of Boeing’s fix to the jet.

UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

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

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: Wed., April 24, 2019

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Early fix for 737 MAX 8 was in FAA’s hands 7 weeks before Ethiopian crash

Acting Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell will tell a Senate hearing Wednesday that “Boeing submitted … to the FAA for certification” its proposed flight-control software enhancement for the 737 …

Amy Goodman: Trump, Boeing and Flight 302

The time is now for robust regulation with a priority on passenger safety, holding accountable those who put corporate profit over human lives.