Stories tagged: 737 max
Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
As Boeing’s wait for federal approval for updates to troubled 737 Max grows longer, the trickle-down effect continues to strain several smaller Spokane-based companies that contract for everything from the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Boeing, an icon of American manufacturing, suffered its first annual financial loss in more than two decades while the cost of fixing its marquee aircraft after two deadly crashes soared …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020
The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets before the end of the peak summer travel season, and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Boeing doesn’t expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Southwest Airlines said Thursday it has taken the grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 out of its schedule until early June and is dropping more than 8% of its planned flights …
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
Problems for Boeing and its troubled 737 Max aircraft are beginning to ripple outward with a major supplier announcing that it will lay off more than 20% of its workforce …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Lawmakers lashed out at Boeing after the release of damning messages from employees questioning the safety of the grounded 737 Max jet.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020
Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company’s long-held position that …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
Boeing faces a growing checklist of items it could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again.
Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
A new batch of messages between Boeing Co. employees on the development of the 737 Max paints a “very disturbing picture” of concerns about the plane, according to an aide …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019
Boeing ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday with no end in sight to the crisis that has engulfed the vaunted American aircraft manufacturer since the crash of two of its …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019
Spokane-area aerospace manufacturers in holding pattern after Boeing announces temporary halt to 737 Max production
Those companies producing parts for the grounded jet may have to wait weeks to see what, if any, changes Boeing makes to its supply orders after announcing a halt on …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019
After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few …
Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Federal safety regulators say they’ll keep full control over approving each new Boeing 737 Max built since the planes were grounded in March.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
A Boeing spokesman said Friday the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company did not disclose terms of …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The president of the pilots’ union at Southwest Airlines is escalating a fight with Boeing over the grounded 737 Max.
Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Orders and deliveries of new Boeing planes remain depressed eight months into the grounding of the company’s 737 Max, leaving Boeing far behind its chief competitor.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Regulators are asking Boeing to revise documentation of its proposed fixes to software on the 737 Max jet, and the company said Wednesday that it is too early to know …
Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
The grounding of Boeing jet after 2 deadly crashes will hit CEO Dennis Muilenburg in his bank account.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced tough questioning from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system from regulators.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has lasted far longer and, as Southwest Airlines and American Airlines can attest, been more expensive than airlines ever expected.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
Boeing’s troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
WASHINGTON – Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has agreed to testify before a congressional committee investigating the grounded 737 Max. Muilenburg will be joined at an Oct. 30 hearing by the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019
As part of its ongoing effort to refurbish hundreds of 737 Max jetliners in Moses Lake, Boeing on Wednesday announced $125,000 in local grants to support that effort.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
Federal investigators say some safety inspectors who helped set pilot-training standards for the Boeing 737 Max 8 were unqualified and the Federal Aviation Administration seemed to mislead Congress about their …