Articles by Eric M. Johnson

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

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 jet’s development. In an amended complaint unsealed in …

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

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 court filing and …

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

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 …

FAA Safety Agency Clears Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again

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 disasters. The FAA detailed …

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

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 fatal crashes. Dickson, a …

FAA Chief to Conduct Own Test Flight of Boeing 737 MAX

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 two fatal …

Boeing Facing $1.25M Fine by FAA for Undue Pressure on Safety Oversight Employees

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was proposing to fine Boeing Co. $1.25 million after the agency alleged Boeing managers at its South Carolina plant exerted undue pressure on workers who handle safety oversight work on behalf …

Air Safety Regulator, Boeing Made Mistakes on 737 MAX, Says Federal Aviation Chief

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, acknowledged on Wednesday that Boeing Co. and the U.S. air safety agency both made mistakes on the 737 MAX jet, but rejected senators’ accusations the FAA was “stonewalling” probes after two …

Discovery of New Risk with Boeing 737 to Prolong Grounding

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co. must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test …

Insight: Problems on Doomed Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Started Seconds After Takeoff

Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation. A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by hitting a foreign object, according to four aviation experts and two U.S. officials who were …