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Spokane-area Boeing suppliers begin to feel pinch of 737 Max grounding

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

Grounded jet sends Boeing to first annual loss in 2 decades

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

Boeing jet weighs on airlines as Southwest’s profit falls

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 Max jet to be cleared until summer

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.

Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

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 …

Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet’s return

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 …

Boeing travails begin to ripple, 2,800 jobs lost in Kansas

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

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

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 now saying pilots need simulator training for 737 Max

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’s checklist of 737 Max fixes grows with wiring issue

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.

Boeing discloses ‘very disturbing’ messages on Max to FAA

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 ousts its CEO after two deadly 737 Max crashes

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

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

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 …

FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets

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

Boeing settles half of lawsuits tied to Indonesian crash

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

Safety board considers cause of jet’s fatal engine blow-out

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

Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

The president of the pilots’ union at Southwest Airlines is escalating a fight with Boeing over the grounded 737 Max.

Boeing orders, deliveries continue to sag with Max grounding

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 details steps needed to get grounded Max jet flying

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

Grounded Boeing jet hits another pothole in path to return

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 …

Boeing chairman says CEO won’t get bonus until Max flies

The grounding of Boeing jet after 2 deadly crashes will hit CEO Dennis Muilenburg in his bank account.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max flight-control system

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

Senators grill Boeing CEO over plane involved in 2 crashes

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

Grounded Boeing plane churns up more turbulence at airlines

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 delivers just 26 planes in September, extending slump

Boeing’s troubles are deepening as the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner approaches the seven-month mark.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Reports say Boeing insider filed safety complaint about Max

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

Boeing CEO to testify before House committee on 737 Max

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

Boeing announces grants as part of Moses Lake effort to maintain 737 Max jetliners

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

Investigator says FAA training inspectors weren’t qualified

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 …