US transport department faults aviation body over Boeing 737 MAX

In new report, US Transportation Department says ‘much work remains’ in fixing how aviation body certifies new planes. The United States Department of Transportation inspector general has faulted “weaknesses” in US government certification of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that was grounded for 20 months after two crashes killed 346 people, according to a new […]

US aviation body orders urgent probes of some Boeing 777 engines

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is ordering immediate inspections of Boeing 777 planes fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines after one of the jets failed on a United Airlines flight on Saturday. Operators must conduct a thermal-acoustic image inspection of the large titanium fan blades – essentially a way of […]

Boeing Calls for Global Grounding of 777s Equipped With One Engine Model

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday that an initial investigation showed that two fan blades in the plane’s Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine had fractured and that the cowling, or covering, had separated from the engine. Investigators are examining the engine and airplane as well as photographs and video taken by passengers. The […]

US to probe certain Boeing 777s as Japan grounds some of the jets

US orders extra scrutiny of Boeing 777s with same type of engine that failed on United Airlines flight forcing return to Denver airport on Saturday. United States aviation regulators announced extra inspections of Boeing Co’s 777 jets using the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver on Saturday, while Japan went further and […]

Taking flight: UAE clears Boeing 737 Max’s return to its skies

Local airlines must first outline a plan and address concerns before they will be permitted to fly the 737 Max in Emirati airspace, UAE authorities said. The United Arab Emirates cleared Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet to fly again in its airspace, marking another step toward the aircraft’s global return to service. Local airlines must […]

Boeing backs Trump plane emission rule seen by US states as weak

In lawsuit against US environment agency, 12 states said the rule lags ‘existing technology by more than 10 years’. United States plane maker Boeing Co has backed fuel efficiency standards for new aircraft – the first of their kind – finalised by the Trump administration in its waning days that a dozen states have challenged […]

Boeing lied about 737 MAX after deadly crashes, shareholders say

Boeing Co. directors, including current Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun, lied about the company’s oversight of its 737 Max 8 airliner and participated in a misleading public-relations campaign following two fatal crashes involving the plane, shareholders claim. The board ignored red flags about the 737 Max, didn’t develop its own tools to evaluate safety and […]

Boeing takes off with 26 deliveries after 737 MAX return to skies

The United States planemaker’s 737 MAX jet was cleared to fly again after Boeing addressed safety concerns, but orders have still lagged as the coronavirus pandemic keeps travellers at home. Boeing delivered an improved 26 aircraft in January, boosted by the clearing of the 737 MAX jet to fly again after a 20-month ban. The […]

Boeing doles out bonuses to most employees despite $12bn loss

Company’s operations were hit hard after the grounding of its 737 MAX jet and the huge drop in travel due to the pandemic. Boeing Co has said it will dole out annual performance bonuses next month to most employees despite losing $12bn over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the United States-based […]

Boeing posts record annual loss and again delays new 777X jet

Boeing Co posted a record $12bn annual loss on Wednesday as it delayed its all-new 777X jet again and booked a $6.5bn charge for the programme. Boeing Co posted a record $12bn annual loss on Wednesday as it delayed its all-new 777X jet again and booked a $6.5bn charge for the programme. The coronavirus crisis […]

Boeing 737 MAX can return to Canadian skies this week

Canada plans to become the latest country to reauthorise Boeing’s 737 MAX after two fatal crashes grounded the aircraft in 2019. Canada said on Monday that it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing Co’s 737 MAX on January 20, joining other countries like the United States that have brought the aircraft back […]

Boeing orders come up short despite 737 MAX’s return to the skies

The market for new planes remains depressed by the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused airlines to reconsider their aircraft purchases. Boeing Co got a bump in orders and deliveries of new planes in December, but it wasn’t enough to salvage a poor year for the big aircraft maker. Chicago-based Boeing still reported more cancellations than […]

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle US fraud charges after MAX crashes

Author:  John BIERS | AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1610063039802560100 Fri, 2021-01-08 02:38 NEW YORK: US prosecutors on Thursday hit Boeing with $2.5 billion in fines, settling a criminal charge over claims the company defrauded regulators overseeing the 737 MAX, which was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes. The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Boeing […]

Boeing to pay $2.5bn to resolve 737 MAX criminal probe in US

Two deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people in total. Boeing Co will pay over $2.5bn to resolve the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into two deadly 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people, the DOJ said. The DOJ said the settlement includes a criminal monetary penalty of $243.6m, compensation payments […]

Boeing Reaches $2.5 Billion Settlement With U.S. Over 737 Max

Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion in a settlement agreement with the Justice Department stemming from the 737 Max debacle, the government said on Thursday. The agreement resolves a criminal charge that Boeing conspired to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the company and evaluates its planes. The Max was grounded worldwide in […]

Boeing 737 MAX makes first US commercial flight since crashes

The flight from Miami to New York is the first in the US after regulators lifted a 20-month safety ban on the plane. Boeing’s 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 departed Miami around […]

Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

Boeing’s troubled 737 Max plane is expected to carry paying passengers in skies over the United States for the first time in almost two years on Tuesday. Those passengers will be aboard American Airlines Flight 718, scheduled to leave Miami just after 10:30 a.m. and land in New York at 1:30 p.m., ending a long […]

Taking flight: Boeing 737 MAX is back in the skies

Commercial flights with Boeing 737 MAX jetliners resumed on Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes. Commercial flights with Boeing 737 MAX jetliners resumed on Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide following two deadly accidents nearly two years ago. Brazil’s Gol Airlines became the […]

Budget line Ryanair orders 210 Boeing 737 Max jets for comeback

Betting on pent-up demand for travel post-pandemic, the Irish discount airline will use the 737 Max jets it bought to expand service across Europe. Ryanair Holdings Plc has a plan to thunder back from the air-travel slump, grabbing airport space while its weakened rivals are still in retreat. The Irish discount airline will use the […]

Boeing 737 MAX returns to the skies with journalists on board

Seeking to soothe fears ahead of its first commercial passenger flight later this month, Boeing staged a flight of the 737 MAX with journalists on board. Boeing Co’s 737 MAX staged its first post-grounding flight with media on board on Wednesday, as carriers seek to demonstrate to passengers that the redesigned jet is safe after […]

Europe taxis towards clearing Boeing 737 Max for flight #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

European regulators could clear Boeing’s troubled 737 Max for flight after a nearly two-year grounding following two deadly crashes. European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years […]