U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

World Jun 16, 2020

U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

U.S. airline passengers who refuse to wear face coverings during the novel coronavirus pandemic could have their flying privileges revoked under tougher enforcement policies, the industry's main lobby group said Monday. Major U.S. airlines may prevent anyone not wearing a mask from boarding and provide ...

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Business Feb 12, 2020

Boeing scores no January orders for first time since 1962

Boeing Co. booked no new orders for airplanes last month, the first time it has come up empty-handed in January since 1962, as the U.S. plane-maker's once best-selling jet, the 737 Max, remained grounded following two fatal crashes. The airplane maker, struggling with a crisis ...

New CEO tells staff Boeing must be 'transparent'

Business Jan 14, 2020

New CEO tells staff Boeing must be 'transparent'

New Boeing Chief Executive David Calhoun told employees on Monday the company must strengthen its culture, focus on "integrity" and be "transparent," according to an email sent to staff. Calhoun, a longtime Boeing board member, officially took over on Monday as chief executive, replacing Dennis ...

In U-turn, Boeing recommends 737 Max simulator training for pilots

Business / Tech Jan 8, 2020

In U-turn, Boeing recommends 737 Max simulator training for pilots

Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 Max, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training on new software following two fatal crashes. "This recommendation takes into account ...

Boeing drops 2019 timing for 737 Max return after CEO meets with FAA

Business Dec 13, 2019

Boeing drops 2019 timing for 737 Max return after CEO meets with FAA

Boeing Co. on Thursday abandoned its goal of winning approval this month from the Federal Aviation Administration to unground the 737 Max after Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg met with senior U.S. aviation officials. The announcement came after a congressional hearing on Wednesday in which numerous ...