Boeing 737 News

FAA ‘Very Encouraged’ by Talk with World’s Regulators on Grounded Boeing 737

The chief U.S. aviation regulator said he was very encouraged by a one-day discussion with his counterparts from around the world on the steps needed to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jetliner to service, including the need for additional …

Boeing Says 737s’ Optional Data Display Alert Was Not Safety Risk

Boeing Co. did not tell U.S. regulators for more than a year that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737s, but insisted …

NTSB: ‘Range of Factors’ May Explain Boeing 737 Florida Runway Skid

The National Transportation Safety Board will evaluate a range of factors that could help explain how a Boeing 737-800 plane arriving from Cuba slipped into a river after skidding off a runway in Florida, from human error to the weather …

Boeing Aims to Move Lion Air Crash Lawsuit from Chicago HQ to Indonesia

Faced with lawsuits over a plane crash half a world away, Boeing Co. is arguing it shouldn’t have to defend itself in a courtroom a short walk from its corporate headquarters. The world’s largest planemaker has indicated in court filings …

Best-Selling Boeing 737 Under Scrutiny After Another Deadly Crash

A fatal crash in Ethiopia on Sunday involving an updated version of Boeing Co.’s best-selling 737 is putting the spotlight back on the aircraft just five months after another deadly crash involving another brand-new model of the same type in …

Lion Air Plane’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered in Java Sea

Indonesia found the cockpit voice recorder from the Lion Air plane that crashed in October, giving investigators a real chance at solving the mystery of what brought down a modern jet. The CVR of the Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft …

London’s Heathrow Briefly Halts Flights After Drone Sighting

The Heathrow airport was partially shut for more than an hour after drone sightings near runways raised safety concerns, the second time in a month a London airport had to suspend flights because of dangers from modern-day gadgets. Departures were …

Lion Air Ends Hunt for 2nd Black Box, but Indonesia Plans to Resume Search

Lion Air has ended its search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, but Indonesian investigators said they plan to launch their own probe as soon as …

London’s Gatwick Airport Reopens After Drones Cause 36 Hours of Travel Chaos

London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over a hundred thousand Christmas travelers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, …

London’s Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights on Multiple Drone Sightings

London’s Gatwick airport is closed to aircraft following multiple sightings of illegal drones, disrupting flights for as many as 115,000 people on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Lines of passengers circled Gatwick’s two terminals Thursday and …