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Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Mar. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated a tentative contract with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention. The deal, reached Tuesday night with oversight from the National Mediation Board, will...

AP source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

Mar. 19, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in...

The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

Mar. 18, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Boeing's CEO says the aircraft manufacturer is taking actions to ensure the safety of its 737 Max jets in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 people. In an open letter addressed to airlines, passengers and the...

5 things to know about Boeing's problems over new airplane

Mar. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

Investigators at a lab in France and a field in Ethiopia are looking for clues into the second deadly accident involving Boeing's newest jetliner, while DNA testing has started to identify the remains of victims. As the investigation proceeds, more details have emerged suggesting similarities between Sunday's...

FAA's close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

Mar. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled. But critics say the system, dubbed the "designee program," is too cozy as company employees do work for an agency...

Boeing takes hit to its reputation after 2 plane crashes

Mar. 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation. More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to let them...

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove its Max jets are safe

Mar. 14, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months. In a key step toward unearthing the cause of the Ethiopian...

Concerns about new plane ground Boeing stock rise

Mar. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

Boeing soared early in 2019 and lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average with it. Now concerns about the safety of the newest version of its flagship airplane have halted the momentum. Shares rose 36 percent in January and February thanks to steady orders for Boeing jetliners, including its popular 737. Then came...

FAA relents, says it grounded 737 Max jets based on new data

Mar. 13, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As country after country grounded Boeing's 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do so — until Wednesday. That's when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order keeping the planes on...