Latest Aerospace Headlines

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Airbus, Air France Could Face Charges of Manslaughter over Deadly Crash in 2009

May 13 2021 // Airbus SE and Air France-KLM could face charges of involuntary manslaughter over the deadly crash of a Paris-bound plane off the Brazilian coast over a decade ago. The Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday that the case...

NOAA: Hot is the New U.S. Climate Normal

May 6 2021 // It’s hot, get used to it. That might be the clearest takeaway from a message out from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday, which gave us a glimpse of the “new normal” in a...

Tech Firm Luminar, Planemaker Airbus Partner to Test Autonomous Flights

Apr 26 2021 // Luminar Technologies Inc. said on Monday it would partner with Airbus SE to test technologies which could increase aircraft safety and ultimately enable an autonomous flight with obstacle detection. The two companies will...

Boeing Directors Seek Dismissal of Investors’ Lawsuit Over 737 MAX Safety

Mar 30 2021 // Boeing Co. asked a Delaware court to throw out a shareholders’ lawsuit over the safety of its 737 MAX following fatal crashes, saying the board engaged in “robust and well-established” oversight of...

Reuters: Feinberg to Oversee Boeing 737 $500M Victim Compensation Fund

Mar 10 2021 // Prominent attorneys Kenneth Feinberg and Camille Biros have been named to oversee a $500 million victim compensation fund for the relatives of 346 people killed in two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes, a spokeswoman for...

Crash Victims’ Families Seek Boeing CEO Testimony; Lawmakers Seek FAA Records

Mar 1 2021 // Relatives of victims of a Boeing Co. 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia that occurred five months after an Indonesian Lion Air disaster are stepping up pressure on the American planemaker and the federal government, according to a...

U.S. Fines Boeing $6.6 Million Over Safety Pact Noncompliance, Enforcement Cases

Feb 26 2021 // Boeing Co. agreed Thursday to pay $6.6 million in penalties to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after U.S. regulators said it failed to comply with a 2015 safety agreement and cited other safety concerns. The...

Michigan Aerospace Parts Provider to Pay $60K to Settle Age Discrimination Suit

Feb 24 2021 // A Michigan-based aerospace components manufacturer will pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit, officials say. According to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment...

Parts Fall from Colorado Sky in Boeing 777 Scare

Feb 22 2021 // David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival...

Boeing Issues Global Safety Warning to Pilots in Wake of Indonesian 737 Crash

Feb 18 2021 // Boeing Co. has issued a safety bulletin reminding pilots of the steps required to ensure they maintain control of their aircraft in the wake of last month’s deadly plunge of an Indonesian jetliner into the Java...

Boeing to Pay $2.5B to Settle With Justice Department Over 737 MAX Crashes

Jan 11 2021 // Boeing Co. will pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over two plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people and led to the grounding of its...

American Airlines Resumes Passenger Flights on Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Dec 30 2020 // 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 landed at New York’s LaGuardia...

New York Reaches Deal on Cleanup at Long Island Aerospace Site

Dec 30 2020 // New York has reached an agreement with defense contractor Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy on a $406 million plan to clean up a massive plume of underground contamination left from Long Island’s heyday as a hub of...

FAA Safety Agency Clears Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again

Nov 18 2020 // After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co. won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal...

U.S. Expected to Grant Safety Clearance for Boeing’s 737 MAX This Week

Nov 16 2020 // After a standoff with global regulators, management turmoil and a massive safety review, Boeing Co. is set to win U.S. approval on Wednesday to resume flights of its grounded 737 MAX. But the largest U.S. airplane maker...

Pilot Unions, Families of Crash Victims Seek Revisions to Training for Boeing 737 Max

Nov 3 2020 // Pilot unions and families of those killed in a crash of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max are asking for revisions to proposed new training for the grounded jetliner. The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed new...

France Urges Parts Review After Airbus A380 Engine Blowout Caused by Metal Fatigue

Oct 1 2020 // French investigators have called for a review of the design and maintenance of titanium alloy engine parts to ensure they guard against the risks of metal fatigue following an engine blowout on an Airbus A380 exactly three...

FAA Chief Completes Boeing 737 Test Flight: Likes What He Saw But Process Not Done

Oct 1 2020 // Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two...

FAA Chief to Conduct Own Test Flight of Boeing 737 MAX

Sep 30 2020 // Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson is due to conduct a two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a key milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after...

House Report Slams FAA, Boeing for ‘Horrific Culmination’ of Failures in 737 Crashes

Sep 17 2020 // Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the “horrific culmination” of failures by the planemaker and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a U.S. House panel concluded...