Boeing 737 Max News

FAA, Boeing Complete Certification Test Flights on 737 MAX, in Key Milestone

The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co have completed certification test flights on the 737 MAX, a key milestone toward the plane’s return to service, the U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. The MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after …

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 …

FAA Issues Final Directive on Boeing 737 MAX Airplane Inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday finalized a directive requiring airlines to complete inspections of a key component of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes that, if faulty, could result in a loss of power to the engines. The FAA, in …

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 …

Senators Draft Bill to Reform How U.S. Approves New Plane Designs

Two key U.S. senators are circulating a bipartisan draft bill that would reform how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new aircraft in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. The measure seeks to eliminate …

U.S. Law Firms ‘Hounded’ Relatives of Ethiopian Airlines’ Crash Victims

Days after the March 10 crash of a Kenya-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing jet that killed all 157 people on board, strangers began calling or visiting bereaved families, saying they represented U.S. law firms. They showed up uninvited at memorials and …

Irish Plane Lessor Seeks $185M from Boeing for 737 MAX-Related Losses

An Ireland-based plane lessor sued Boeing Co. on Tuesday for breaching a contract for 22 of the U.S. planemaker’s 737 MAX aircraft and sought a compensation of $185 million. Timaero Ireland Ltd. cited design flaws in Boeing’s best-selling aircraft, which …

Boeing 737 MAX Planes to Remain Grounded Rest of This Year: FAA

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson confirmed Wednesday the agency will not allow Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 MAX, involved in two fatal crashes in five months, to resume flying before the end of 2019. Dickson told CNBC in an …

Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash

A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …

Shareholder Suit Claims Boeing Board Liable in 737 MAX Problems

A shareholder lawsuit filed on Monday accused Boeing Co.’s board of doing nothing to investigate the safety of the 737 MAX until the fast-selling plane suffered a second deadly crash in five months. The lawsuit is the latest legal challenge …