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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.

Drones need huge tracking network for expanded flights, FAA says

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Thursday.

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: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Washington city wins lawsuit against FAA over flight path

A city in Washington state has won a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration aimed at forcing the redrawing of a flight path at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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 seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty.

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: 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: 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: 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 …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

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.

Pilot flying to Felts Field makes emergency landing on Idaho freeway with no damage to plane

A pilot flying a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Idaho State Highway 97 on Thursday.

Hauser Lake man honored for a blemish-free half-century as a pilot, mechanic

Earl Hauser, a longtime Hauser Lake pilot, was honored with a pair of awards for 50 blemish-free years as an active pilot and an aircraft mechanic, a combination of experience …

Plane crashes into North Carolina home, killing 2

A single-engine plane crashed into a North Carolina home, killing the pilot and someone inside the house, authorities said. Another person in the house was seriously hurt.

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 …

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

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: Mon., June 3, 2019

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

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., April 1, 2019

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: Wed., March 27, 2019

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Five questions Congress will have for Boeing, FAA this week

The relationship between Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has set the global standard in aviation safety for decades, will come under unprecedented scrutiny this week after two deadly …

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

With its strong D.C. ties, Boeing increasingly is elbowing FAA aside

Boeing has spent decades building deep ties across Washington, D.C. The aircraft-making giant reported spending $15 million lobbying Congress, the FAA and other federal agencies last year, and it has …

Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake …

UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled.

John Halsinki: Think twice before privatizing air traffic control

We should not allow the private sector to control the security of our critical air traffic control system without fully understanding the risks.

The Latest: Congress set to act quickly to reopen government

Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a …

Airport disruptions bring new urgency to end gov’t shutdown

Intensifying delays at the nation’s airports and widespread disruptions across the federal government instilled new urgency Friday into efforts by President Donald Trump and Congress to bring a resolution to …