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 ...

Software under scrutiny in spate of Airbus A220 engine failures

Business / Tech Oct 25, 2019

Software under scrutiny in spate of Airbus A220 engine failures

A U.S.-led investigation into a series of engine failures on Airbus's smallest jet, the A220, is studying whether a software change allowed unexpected vibrations that tore parts and forced three emergency landings, several people familiar with the case said. The airline Swiss halted its fleet ...

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Business Oct 23, 2019

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Boeing Co is making progress toward getting its 737 Max aircraft in the air again, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will need at least several more weeks for review, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said on Tuesday. Boeing and the FAA are grappling to contain ...

Southwest pilots see 737 Max return in February at earliest

Business Oct 15, 2019

Southwest pilots see 737 Max return in February at earliest

Southwest Airlines Co.'s pilots don't expect to see Boeing Co.'s 737 Max resume flights until February "at least," given work still to be done in a process fraught with safety concerns and politics. That's well beyond the Jan. 6 date the carrier has set for ...

Boeing unveils revamp to deepen safety focus after 737 Max crashes

Business Oct 1, 2019

Boeing unveils revamp to deepen safety focus after 737 Max crashes

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg unveiled a structural overhaul intended to sharpen the plane-maker's focus on safety after two accidents of its 737 Max killed 346 people within a five-month span. Acting on a recommendation from the board, Muilenburg is creating a new ...