A corporate culture that privileged profits over safety had terrible consequences.
It will take weeks, if not months, for American, United and Southwest to get the plane back into service — and reassure travelers about its safety.
The U.S. agency said changes in software, design and training had made the plane safe to operate after two fatal crashes and 20 months out of service.
The World Trade Organization gave the European Union permission to tax up to $4 billion of American products annually in return for subsidies given to Boeing
The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.
A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.
The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.
Airlines have canceled orders for hundreds of the troubled jet because of its safety problems and the pandemic, but others are still eager to buy them.
The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, but could fly again by the end of the year. Answers to questions about the process.
Boeing has completed a series of test flights, but a return to the skies will depend on more safety milestones.
The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.
The company, which saw sales plunge in the first quarter, said air travel might not recover for years.
The U.S. aviation giant, struggling with the 737 Max crisis and canceled orders, no longer wants Embraer’s commercial jet business.
The nation’s largest aerospace company is in discussions about three different federal aid programs amid confusion created by its new chief executive about its intentions.
The grounding of the 737 Max after two deadly crashes had already strained the company. The coronavirus is pushing it to the brink.