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Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

Oct. 11, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

A panel of international aviation regulators found that Boeing withheld key information about the 737 Max from pilots and regulators, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the expertise to understand an automated flight system implicated in two deadly crashes of Max jets. In its report issued Friday, the...

Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jets

Oct. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them, raising a new safety issue for the company already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane. Boeing said Thursday that airlines worldwide have inspected 810 planes following...

Southwest pilots' union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

Oct. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed Monday...

Today in History

Sep. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2019. There are 97 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1789, the first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. (Ten of the amendments became the Bill...

Emergency drill taking place at Rhode Island's main airport

Sep. 21, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An exercise simulating an aircraft accident with mass casualties is taking place at Rhode Island's main airport. The Rhode Island Airport Corporation says it's conducting the emergency management drill Saturday at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, with the Rhode Island Emergency...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Coast Guard rescues pilot from Gulf of Mexico after crash

Sep. 16, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it rescued a man after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. Coast Guard spokesman John Michelli says crews received an alert from an emergency transmitter before noon Sunday and plucked 65-year-old Robert Hodges from the water a little...

Ex-Las Vegas tourism boss appears in court on theft charges

Sep. 10, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority made his initial court appearance on felony charges stemming from the alleged theft of Southwest Airlines gift cards bought by the authority. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports 72-year-old Rossi Ralenkotter and his lawyer...

Southwest still negotiating compensation from Boeing

Sep. 9, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to negotiate with Boeing over damage caused by the grounding of the 737 Max. Southwest Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly said Monday in a note to employees that the airline is considering ways to share the compensation with workers. Kelly didn't give details about the...