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FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington. Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according to a survey of the workers that was delivered to Congress on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

FAA employees who oversee airplane makers report pressure

Aug. 7, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

Federal employees overseeing Boeing and other aircraft makers say they face pressure from the companies and fear retribution from their own bosses if they raise too many safety concerns, according to a survey of the workers that was delivered to Congress on Friday. Many of the Federal Aviation Administration...

FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 at the company's facility in North Charleston, S.C. Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work at the plant. The Federal Aviation Administration said that for nearly two years Boeing made employees doing safety checks report to managers who weren't in position to oversee the work. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who were designated to perform safety-related work for the government at an aircraft factory in South Carolina. The Federal Aviation Administration said that over a nearly two-year period, Boeing...

Clayton Homes co-founder dies in Tennessee helicopter crash

Aug. 4, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A co-founder of Clayton Homes, a national home-building company, was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River, relatives said Tuesday. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued by a pontoon boat that was on the river near Knoxville on Monday night,...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet heads to a landing at Boeing Field following a test flight Monday, June 29, 2020, in Seattle. Federal regulators on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

Federal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed software changes to a flight-control system...

FILE - This Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Alaska state Rep. Gary Knopp waits during a break in a floor session in which the House failed to elect a permanent speaker  in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska House Majority says Knopp was killed in the mid-air collision of two planes near Soldotna on Friday, July 31, 2020. Alaska State Troopers would not confirm Knopp's death beyond saying the mid-air collision near the airport in Soldotna was a fatal crash. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)

Midair collision kills state legislator, 6 others in Alaska

Jul. 31, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven people, including an Alaska state lawmaker, died Friday when two small airplanes collided in midair near the airport in Soldotna, a small community on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers said state Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, of Kenai was the sole occupant of one...

FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways lands following a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle.  Boeing says it lost $2.40 billion in the second quarter, and it's taking a more downbeat view about the airplane market because of the coronavirus outbreak. Boeing said Wednesday, July 29, 2020, it now expects the airline industry will take longer to recover from the pandemic, and that will limit aircraft sales. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Troubles abound, Boeing losses bloom to $2.4 billion in 2Q

Jul. 29, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

Boeing lost $2.4 billion in the second quarter and the company will slow production and cut more jobs as demand for commercial aircraft shrinks during the coronavirus pandemic. The loss was far worse than Wall Street expected; so was the decline in revenue, which fell 25%. “The reality is the...

Emergency crews respond to a small plane crash, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in West Jordan, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

3 dead after small plane crashes into Utah neighborhood

Jul. 25, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Three people including a 9-month-old are dead and multiple people injured after a small airplane crashed in a Salt Lake City suburb on Saturday, authorities said. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 with six people on board had taken off from South...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, is the Boeing Company logo on the property in El Segundo, Calif. Safety regulators issued an emergency order on Thursday, July 23, 2020, directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said its order affected about 2,000 twin-engine passenger jets in the United States. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

FAA: Check engines on 737s that could shut down mid-flight

Jul. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators issued an emergency order directing airlines to inspect and if necessary replace a critical engine part on popular Boeing 737 jets after four reports of engines shutting down during flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that its order affected about...

US moves one step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly

Jul. 21, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that Boeing made to the plane after two deadly crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that “in the near future” it will issue a proposed safety directive for the plane. The...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011, file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The U.S. is downgrading Pakistan's aviation safety rating, a move that blocks that country's airlines from operating flights to the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration didn't give details behind its action, announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, but Pakistan has been roiled by a scandal over pilots getting improper licenses. (AP Photo/File)

US bars Pakistani flights after pilot-license scandal

Jul. 15, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States downgraded the safety rating of Pakistan's aviation system and will block Pakistan's airlines from launching service to the U.S. The move announced Wednesday follows revelations that nearly one-third of Pakistan’s pilots cheated on exams but still received...