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FAA Invites Global Regulators to Meet Over Boeing 737 Status

Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson has invited about 50 aviation safety regulators from around the world to an informal briefing in Montreal next week on the status of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, according to an email seen by …

Panel Readies Report on FAA Certification Process for Boeing 737

An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. …

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 …

New FAA Chief Asked to Review Agency’s Handling of Boeing Crashes

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Monday she has asked the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the agency’s performance in the wake of two fatal crashes of Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX planes since October. …

Senators Question Federal Oversight of Boeing, Certification Deferrals to Manufacturers

A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers. At a Senate …

Discovery of New Risk with Boeing 737 to Prolong Grounding

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co. must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test …

Hudson River Pilot ‘Sully’ Urges More 737 Training, Aircraft Certification Reform

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who in 2009 landed a US Airways flight safely on the Hudson River in New York, told a congressional panel on Wednesday that pilots of the now-grounded Boeing 737 MAX should get new simulator training before the …

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 …

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 …