Boeing 737 News

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 …

Iran Crash Victims May Need Political Backing in Fight for Damages

Families of the 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner face a complicated legal battle where backing from the victims’ governments may be crucial as they seek damages, legal experts said. Lawyers say many relatives will automatically …

Tensions Between U.S. and Iran Hamper Probe of Boeing 737-800 Crash near Tehran

As investigators sift through the charred wreckage of a jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, contradictory reports have emerged about what might have caused the Boeing Co. 737-800 to abruptly plunge out of the sky. Iranian authorities initially …

Congress, FAA Reviewing ‘Disturbing’ Boeing Employee Communications on Safety

Boeing Co. documents under review by a U.S. congressional panel appear to point to a “very disturbing” picture of commentary from the planemaker’s employees over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, a congressional aide said on Tuesday. The documents were submitted …

FAA Chief Vows Improved Safety Reviews of New Aircrafts and Pilot Technology

Aviation regulators around the world need to do a better job of assessing hazards in aircraft designs and understanding how pilots might be tripped up by complex technology in the wake of the two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 …

With U.S. Leadership Grounded, Global Regulators Worry About 737 Precedent

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned on Tuesday that any discrepancy among global regulators over re-approving Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX for commercial flight could set a worrying precedent for future aircraft programs. The 737 MAX, Boeing’s …