Articles by Alan Levin and Julie Johnsson

Boeing Withheld Facts on Flight-Control System Blamed for 2 Fatal Crashes: Probe

Boeing Co. provided only “limited information” on the flight-control software later implicated in two fatal crashes on the 737 Max as it was being approved by federal regulators, a government watchdog report has found. The Transportation Department’s Inspector General concluded …

Boeing Vows New Safety Panel, Design Changes in Response to 737 Max Crashes

Boeing Co. aims to sharpen its focus on safety after the 737 Max’s grounding ends, forming a new oversight panel and recommending changes to the planemaker’s structure and design practices after two crashes that killed 346 people. The board’s new …

Pinto or Tylenol? What’s Boeing’s Strategy for Restoring Public, Pilot Trust in 737 Brand?

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is about to join the list of brands trying to come back from ignominy. Analysts are digging into decades-old safety scares for clues to the future of the jetliner — and Boeing’s finances. There’s the Chevrolet …

FAA Signals Confidence in Airworthiness of Boeing 737 MAX After 2nd Deadly Crash

U.S. aviation regulators signaled their confidence in the safety of Boeing Co.’s embattled 737 MAX jetliner, issuing a global notice of “continued airworthiness” a day after the model’s second deadly crash in less than five months. There isn’t conclusive evidence …

New Clues to Lion Air 737 Max Crash Revealed in Boeing, FAA Warnings

A Boeing Co. warning to 737 Max operators around the globe provides the first clues about how bad data from an airflow sensor might have contributed to the deadly crash of an Indonesian airliner last week. The bulletin and statements …

Update: Boeing Issues Warning About 737 Max Jet in Response to Lion Air Crash

Boeing Co. is advising airlines on procedures to deal with false readings from an plane sensor that authorities say malfunctioned on a 737 Max jet that crashed off the Indonesian coast over a week ago. The operations-manual bulletin was issued …

Crashed Lion Air Boeing Jet Previously Had Problems with Altitude, Speed Sensors

The Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia earlier this week had experienced problems with the sensors used to calculate altitude and speed on its previous flight, an issue that could help explain why the plane …

Update: Lion Air Jet Plunged at 350 Miles Per Hour Before Crash, Data Show

More than a day after a brand-new Boeing Co. 737 Max jet flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea, the search for the plane failed to yield much as investigators continued the grim task of uncovering the …

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes; Co-Pilot Reported Dead

A spacecraft for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Ltd. tourism operator crashed during a test flight in California’s Mojave Desert, killing the co-pilot and injuring the pilot. The pilot ejected and suffered “moderate to major injuries,” Kern County Sheriff’s spokesman Ray …

AIG Completes $7.6 Billion ILFC Sale to AerCap

AerCap Holdings NV completed its $7.6 billion purchase of International Lease Finance Corp., creating the largest independent jet-leasing firm and a windfall for seller American International Group Inc. ILFC, which pioneered the aircraft-leasing business under founder Steven Udvar-Hazy, is the …