Boeing 737 News

Federal Aviation Safety Oversight Remains Weak, Vulnerable, Says Watchdog

The U.S. regulator that approved the flawed Boeing Co. 737 Max design has continuing weaknesses and is vulnerable to “future high-risk safety concerns,” a government watchdog report found. The Transportation Department’s Inspector General said that the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t …

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 …

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

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 faces headwinds from …

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

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 training module and emergency checklists for the …

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 …

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

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 after an 18-month investigation. The crashes “were not …

European Union Safety Agency to Start 737 MAX Flight Tests

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Thursday it plans to begin flight tests of U.S. planemaker Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX plane in Vancouver, Canada, in the week starting Sept. 7. The test flights will start more than …

India’s Aviation Regulator Points to Pilot Error in Air India Express Crash

The Air India Express jet that overshot the runway on Friday, killing at least 18 people, had touched down too far along the airstrip, the chief of India’s aviation regulator said amid ongoing investigations. Arun Kumar, director general for civil …

Boeing 737 Likely to Remain Grounded by FAA Until October: Reuters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it plans to issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737 MAX in the “near future” to address changes made since the plane was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal …