Articles by Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein

FAA May Not Require Simulator Training for Boeing 737 Max Pilots

U.S. aviation regulators are increasingly convinced they don’t need to mandate new simulator training for pilots of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max before returning the grounded jet to service, according to people familiar with the discussions. Pilots would be required instead …

FAA Board Says Boeing 737 Max Software Fix Won’t Require Added Training

A board of pilot experts appointed by U.S. aviation regulators has reviewed Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max aircraft and concluded that pilots won’t need additional simulator training once the plane is returned to service. The …

U.S. Pilots Maintain Boeing Never Warned of System Linked to 737 Crash in Indonesia

Two U.S. pilots’ unions say the potential risks of a safety feature on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max aircraft that has been linked to a deadly crash in Indonesia weren’t sufficiently spelled out in their manuals or training. Boeing and the …

Engine Flaws Similar to Southwest’s Found at Other Airlines

Flaws in jet engine fan blades like one that cracked and broke loose in April, killing a Southwest Airlines Co. passenger, have been discovered on planes operated by several carriers, and the manufacturer is moving to further tighten inspections. General …

Emirates Jet Failed to Abort Landing Prior to Dubai Crash

An Emirates jetliner was attempting to abort its landing at Dubai’s airport shortly before the plane hit the runway and burst into flames Wednesday, causing the worst aircraft loss in the airline’s 30-year history. All passengers and crew escaped from …

Germanwings Crash Shows Need for Protections Against Suicidal Crew Members

The suspected intentional destruction of a Germanwings jet by a pilot shows the need for new protections against suicidal crew members, a threat emerging as one of the worst in modern aviation, accident investigators say. With French prosecutors saying the …

NTSB: Southwest Pilot Took Controls From Co-Pilot Before NYC Crash

The co-pilot of a Southwest Airlines Co. plane that crash landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport in July 2013 said the captain put her hand on his as he was controlling the throttles and reduced the plane’s power. Only after …