Boeing 737 Max Flies Again, but Crash Victims’ Kin Say Risks Remain

Families are working with industry insiders to press for new safety precautions and a review of production practices for the aircraft.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #jacobsen-joe-aerospace-engineer, #national-transportation-safety-board, #pierson-ed, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #whistle-blowers

Jury Finds Former Boeing Pilot Not Guilty of Fraud in 737 Max Case

The pilot, Mark Forkner, was the only person to face criminal charges for flaws that resulted in two fatal crashes of one of Boeing’s most important planes.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-aviation-administration, #forkner-mark, #fort-worth-tex, #justice-department

China Eastern Jet’s Steep Plunge Suggests Little Chance of Survival

Search workers recovered identity cards, cellphones and purses from the crash of the Boeing plane that carried more than 130 people. But no survivors have been found.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #guangxi-china, #kunming-china, #xi-jinping, #yunnan-province-china

Boeing Faces New Upheaval After Crash of Chinese Airliner

No fault has been found, but the company, which has been trying to overcome a recent legacy of design and production troubles, is likely to get scrutinized.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #china, #china-eastern-airlines, #federal-aviation-administration, #national-transportation-safety-board

How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

The potential for interference between 5G signals and the radio altimeters long used by pilots has divided the telecom and aviation industries.

#5g-wireless-communications, #airlines-and-airplanes, #att-inc, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-communications-commission, #inventions-and-patents, #pilots, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #transportation-department-us, #united-states, #verizon-communications-inc, #wireless-communications

Families of Boeing Crash Victims Say U.S. Failed to Consult Them

Families of people killed in two 737 Max crashes said in a court filing that the Department of Justice’s settlement with Boeing violated a federal law meant to protect victims.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #criminal-justice, #justice-department, #trump-donald-j

The Crash of Two Airplanes and the Crisis at Boeing

Peter Robison’s “Flying Blind” tells the full story of two air disasters and Boeing’s role in the crashes.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #books-and-literature, #federal-aviation-administration, #flying-blind-the-737-max-tragedy-and-the-fall-of-boeing-book, #robison-peter

Boeing agrees to accept responsibility for crash of its 737 Max jet in Ethiopia.

The company will pay out successful compensation suits and allow victims’ families to file those suits in Illinois. Families agreed not to sue for punitive damages.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #compensation-for-damages-law, #federal-aviation-administration, #justice-department, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Mark Forkner, Former Boeing Pilot, Indicted in Connection With 737 Max Jet

Federal prosecutors say Mark Forkner deceived the F.A.A. and was “scheming to defraud” customers.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #forkner-mark, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department

737 Max Jet Will Resume Flights After Electrical Fix, Boeing Says

The troubled jet resumed flying commercially in the United States late last year. But Boeing asked some airlines last month to stop flying some planes because of a potential electrical problem.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration

Boeing Tells Airlines to Stop Flying Some 737 Max Planes

The action comes just months after airlines resumed flying the jet, which had been grounded for nearly two years because of a pair of accidents that killed nearly 350 people.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #southwest-airlines-company

United Adds to Its Orders for Boeing 737 Max Planes

The airline is also speeding up deliveries of the planes in a show of confidence in the jet, which was recently allowed to fly again after major updates.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-airlines

A Hall of Fame Lawyer, a ‘Real Housewife’ and a Stunning Fall

One of the country’s premier “toxic tort” lawyers is accused of misappropriating money from families of victims of the Lion Air crash that led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max. And that’s just the beginning.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #brockovich-erin, #embezzlement, #girardi-thomas-v, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #legal-profession, #lion-air, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Indonesia Crash Thwarts Push to Rehabilitate Country’s Airlines

The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #pilots, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

Indonesia Crash: What to Know About the Boeing Plane

The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

What to Know About the Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air Plane Crash

The 737-500 that crashed near Jakarta was a 26-year-old workhorse without the new technology that plagued the 737 Max.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #indonesia, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182

Boeing Reaches $2.5 Billion 737 Max Settlement with U.S.

The company agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement with the Justice Department.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #fines-penalties, #frauds-and-swindling, #justice-department, #sentences-criminal

Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

American Airlines will use the plane, which has been grounded for nearly two years, on a flight from Miami to New York.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #united-states

Boeing’s 737 Max Is a Saga of Capitalism Gone Awry

A corporate culture that privileged profits over safety had terrible consequences.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration

Boeing’s 737 Max Will Be Flying Again. Here’s What You Need to Know

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #delta-air-lines-inc, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared by F.A.A. to Resume Flights

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #design, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #travel-and-vacations

Europe Can Impose Tariffs on U.S. in Long-Running Aircraft Battle

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

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market

Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix Boeing 737 Max Safety Lapses

The measure seeks to strengthen the Federal Aviation Administration and impose tougher penalties on corporate executives who undermine regulators.

#accidents-and-safety, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defazio-peter-a, #federal-aviation-administration, #graves-sam, #house-committee-on-transportation, #larsen-rick, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government

House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #house-of-representatives, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #defective-products, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Boeing’s 737 Max Will Return to a Devastated Aviation Industry

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.

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #norwegian-air-shuttle-asa, #southwest-airlines-company

Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know.

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #content-type-service, #federal-aviation-administration, #travel-and-vacations

U.S. Watchdog’s Report Faults Boeing’s Disclosures on 737 Max Software

Boeing has completed a series of test flights, but a return to the skies will depend on more safety milestones.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration

Boeing 737 Max Test Flights to Begin

The flights, which could begin as soon as Monday, are a major step in getting the plane flying again.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Boeing, Expecting a Long Slump, Will Cut 16,000 Jobs

The company, which saw sales plunge in the first quarter, said air travel might not recover for years.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #calhoun-david-l, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #washington-state

Boeing Terminates $4.2 Billion Deal to Buy Stake in Embraer Unit

The U.S. aviation giant, struggling with the 737 Max crisis and canceled orders, no longer wants Embraer’s commercial jet business.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #embraer-empresa-brasileira-de-aeronautica-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #shutdowns-institutional

Boeing’s Problems Predate the Virus. Should the U.S. Come to Its Rescue?

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.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #calhoun-david-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #defense-contracts, #federal-aid-us, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #mnuchin-steven-t, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Boeing Mirrors the Economy. It Doesn’t Look Good.

The grounding of the 737 Max after two deadly crashes had already strained the company. The coronavirus is pushing it to the brink.

#boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #coronavirus-2019-ncov