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.

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Boeing Starliner Spacecraft: How to Watch the Nasa Launch

The aerospace giant’s astronaut capsule has yet to complete a successful test flight to the space station, while SpaceX has carried seven crews into orbit.

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China Plane Crash: Second ‘Black Box’ Is Found, Officials Say

The cause of the crash of China Eastern Flight 5735, which killed 132 people on Monday, remains unknown.

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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.

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What We Know About the Crash of China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735

The crash of the Boeing plane, with more than 130 people on board, is China’s worst air disaster in more than a decade.

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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.

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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.

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After Boeing Plane Crash in China, a Desperate Hunt for Survivors

The plane that crashed in a mountainous area of southern China was carrying 132 people, and rescuers who went to the crash site faced harsh conditions.

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Israeli Defense Officials Cast Doubt on Threat to Attack Iran

Israel has threatened military action to destroy Iran’s nuclear program if need be. But defense officials say Israel does not have the ability, at least not anytime soon.

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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.

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Israel Finds Planes That Could Be Key to a Strike on Iran Badly Back-Ordered

The United States told Israel it was unlikely to deliver refueling tankers before 2024, amid tensions between the two nations over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.

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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.

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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.

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Blue Origin Wants to Build a Space Station

Blue Origin says it will team up with Sierra Space, Boeing and other companies to build an outpost that could help replace the International Space Station.

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Boeing Deepens NASA Starliner Probe, Prompting More Delays

The Starliner capsule for NASA crews is now unlikely to have another orbital flight test until the middle of next year.

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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.

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Apollo 15 Anniversary: 50 Years Ago, NASA Put a Car on the Moon

The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.

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Pilots Who Landed Boeing 737 in Waters Off Hawaii Are Rescued

The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.

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U.S. and E.U. Agree to Suspend Feud Over Aid for Airbus and Boeing

The agreement, coming as President Biden prepares to meet European leaders, ends a 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies.

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U.S. and Europe Look for Tariff Cease-Fire as Biden Heads Overseas

The Biden administration is trying to ease trade tension with allies, in part to help counter China.

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United Airlines Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Air Travel

The airline, which plans to buy planes from Boom Supersonic, a start-up, could become the first to offer ultrafast commercial flights since the Concorde stopped flying in 2003.

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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.

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C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic

While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.

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‘It’s a Roller-Coaster Ride’: Global Chip Shortage Is Making Industries Sweat

The internet-connected world is completely dependent on the production of semiconductors. That’s become a problem now that supplies are running short.

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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.

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Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets

A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.

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Cockpit Recorder From Indonesian Crash Is Finally Recovered

After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.

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The Fighter Jet That’s Too Pricey to Fail

The F-35 is a boondoggle. Yet we’re stuck with it.

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U.S. and Europe Will Suspend Tariffs on Alcohol, Food and Airplanes

The governments agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs on billions of dollars of products as they search for a settlement to a long-running clash over subsidies given to Airbus and Boeing.

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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.

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Boeing 777 Makes an Emergency Landing in Moscow After Engine Warning

Pilots diverted to an airport in Moscow after an indicator warned of a possible engine failure on the airplane, a week after engines failed on two other Boeing jets.

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Wreckage of T.W.A. Flight 800 to Be Destroyed Years After Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board said it no longer needed to use a reconstruction of the plane brought down in one of the deadliest crashes in U.S. history.

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Pratt & Whitney Engines Scrutinized After Boeing Jet Mishaps

Regulators are investigating episodes involving Pratt & Whitney equipment that rained debris from planes and forced emergency landings.

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F.A.A. Orders Inspections on Boeing 777 Jets After Engine Failure

A plane that shed debris over Colorado brings new scrutiny to a troubled company.

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What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light

In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Major Technology Companies Join List of Biden Inaugural Donors

The inaugural committee did not disclose how much it has raised so far for the event, which is to be scaled down because of the pandemic.

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Indonesia Boeing Plane Crashes Into Sea: The Latest Updates

The Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta. Officials said they believed they found part of the wreckage.

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Indonesia Loses Contact With Plane Over Java Sea

More than 50 people were believed to be aboard the Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight that had taken off from Jakarta.

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

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

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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.

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Biden’s Inaugural Will Be Mostly Virtual, but Money From Donors Will Be Real

The president-elect’s allies have begun an ambitious fund-raising campaign for the celebration of his swearing-in. Big donors will get “virtual signed photos” — and a chance to generate good will.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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A Collective Sigh of Relief Pushes the Stock Market Up

News of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine progress, and Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, gave investors reason to cheer.

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Europe to Impose Tariffs in 16-Year Trade Fight With U.S.

U.S. aircraft, frozen orange juice and handbags will cost more, in an escalation of the Boeing-Airbus subsidy battle.

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Stocks Post Worst Day in 4 Months as Infections Rise Around the Globe

The S&P 500 was down 3.5 percent after France and Germany announced new lockdown measures, an unwelcome reminder of the recovery’s fragility.

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