Mary Schlangenstein
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Houston in 2019
Jun 15, 2024
Southwest Airlines plane plunged within 120 meters of ocean near Hawaii
The Boeing 737 Max 8 jet briefly dropped at an abnormally high rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute before the flight crew pulled up to avoid disaster.
An Alaska airlines Boeing 737 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on March 6. Boeing unveiled that it handed over 27 airplanes to customers in February, lagging the 49 notched by Airbus.
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing crisis derails airline growth plans as output stalls
Boeing’s crisis of confidence is spreading to the airlines that buy its jets, creating a massive bottleneck in an industry with limited choices.
AOG, an obscure London-based company, has been accused by aviation regulators of falsifying paperwork and supplying unauthorized components for turbines that power aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
U.S. DOJ joins probe of fake-parts scandal gripping aviation industry
The U.S. Justice Department's involvement marks the first indication of scrutiny by law enforcement into the issue.
A Delta spokesperson said the "small number” of engines involved account for less than 1% of the more than 2,100 power plants on its mainline fleet.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 4, 2023
Delta says some aircraft flew with uncertified engine parts
The disclosure indicates the extent to which uncertified components linked to a British distributor have been sold globally.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Extreme heat pushes U.S. airlines to shed fuel and limit passengers
High temperatures make air less dense, reducing engine performance and the amount of lift produced at a given speed.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 3, 2023
This company promises no waits at airport security, but can it take off?
Despite paying for pricey subscriptions, some airline passengers are hurrying up and waiting at security.
Japan Times
Jan 12, 2023
U.S. flight chaos puts harsh spotlight on FAA after tense year
The system breakdown immediately attracted criticism from prominent lawmakers and aviation industry leaders.
Japan Times
May 14, 2022
Era of lost connectivity on in-flight Wi-Fi may be nearing an end
A spate of new in-flight connection deals in recent weeks, including the first aircraft contracts signed by SpaceX's Starlink satellite unit, aim to make high-speed Wi-Fi less glitch-free.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2022
China Eastern jet neared speed of sound before crash, damaging black box
The exterior of the cockpit voice recorder was 'severely damaged” and analysis will take time because there is also some damage to its internal memory unit, an official said.
Japan Times
Jan 25, 2022
The logistical nightmare of getting athletes to the Olympics
The official playbook stipulates people must take two COVID-19 tests within 96 hours of their departure to China, and one of those two tests must be within 72 hours.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2022
Deal over 5G cell towers soothes U.S. aviation turmoil, for now
Hundreds of 5G cell towers near U.S. airports broadcast on frequencies adjacent to those used by radar altimeters that help aircraft land in poor weather.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2022
Sick absences due to omicron pose fresh test to U.S. economic strength
Even if the hit is temporary, as most anticipate, the disruptions and closures are likely to slow the fragile rebound in some sectors and weigh on businesses' future plans.
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2021
U.S. and China holding talks on cleaning of planes after flight aborted
China's new sanitation mandates — spurred by the spread of COVID-19 — significantly extend the time planes are on the ground.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2020
11 flyers amid a sea of seats: Airlines' woes dwarf U.S. aid
Miguel Diaz's JetBlue flight from New York to Orlando cost just $79 with a checked bag and was nearly empty. The 11 passengers each had a row of seats to themselves, spaced at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart to maintain social distancing.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2019
How Boeing and the FAA plan to restore the public's faith in the 737 Max
After two deadly crashes in five months, Boeing Co. is embarking on a campaign to restore confidence in the 737 Max so that its best-selling jet can return to the skies.


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