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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

FAA chief meets Boeing officials, tries out Max simulator

The nation’s top aviation regulator tested new flight-control software for the Boeing 737 Max in a simulator on Thursday and gave it a favorable review.


Russian firm sues Boeing over Max jet, says defects hidden

A Russian aircraft leasing company that ordered 35 Boeing Max jets is suing the U.S. aircraft maker, accusing it of hiding defects in the plane that has been grounded after …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Boeing will hire hundreds at Moses Lake

Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 Max fleet and prepare the planes for return to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 Max 8 customer, eyes other jets

Southwest Airlines, the largest customer of the 737 Max 8 and long an all-Boeing airline, insists it has “no current plans” to fly any jets other than the 737. But …


Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries

Boeing airliner delivers tumble again in July due to grounding of its Max jet after two deadly crashes


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Boeing changing Max software to use 2 computers

Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Grounded Boeing plane takes a bigger bite out of airlines

Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet.


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 6:18 p.m.

Boeing takes $5.6 billion revenue hit over 737 Max problems

Boeing said the grounding of its 737 Max jets would reduce its revenue and earnings by $5.6 billion in the second quarter, the largest financial impact of two deadly crashes …


United will scrap 8,000 flights due to grounded Boeing jets

United Airlines expects to cancel more than 8,000 flights through October because of the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max planes.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

DOJ probe expands beyond Boeing 737 Max, includes 787 Dreamliner

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from Boeing relating to the production of the 787 Dreamliner in South Carolina, where there have been allegations of shoddy work, according to two sources …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

A new flaw has turned up in the computer system of the Boeing 737 Max, further delaying the troubled plane’s return to flying.


Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

Boeing says it is discussing possible sales of the 737 Max with several customers around the world as it tries to rebuild trust after two deadly crashes.


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.


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, …


UPDATED: Sun., June 16, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Boeing CEO concedes “mistake” with 737 Max jets in 2 fatal crashes

The CEO of Boeing says the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane. He …


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: 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.


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 3:10 p.m.

FAA expects Boeing update for troubled jet ‘in coming weeks’

Safety regulators say Boeing needs more time to make changes in an anti-stall systems suspected in two deadly crashes.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Financial pressure mounts to fix Boeing’s troubled jetliner

Boeing is facing mounting pressure to roll out a software update on its best-selling plane in time for airlines to use the jets during the peak summer travel season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Lawsuit filed against Boeing over crash in Ethiopia

Lawyers hired by the family of a passenger killed in this month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet are suing Boeing, which made the plane.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

FAA defends its reliance on aircraft makers to certify jets

Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the FAA’s practice of relying on aircraft …