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FAA boss said concerned Boeing eager for quick return of Max

Dec. 12, 2019 7:37 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned that Boeing is pushing for an unrealistically quick return of its grounded 737 Max and that there is a perception the company is pressuring the regulator, according to a senior FAA official. The official told Congress of FAA Administrator Stephen...

American Airlines doesn't see Boeing Max flights until April

Dec. 12, 2019 4:40 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is pushing back the return of its Boeing 737 Max planes another month, removing the plane from its schedule until April 7. American said Thursday that it based the decision on the latest guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation...

Southwest to share $125M from Boeing settlement with workers

Dec. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will share about $125 million with its employees after reaching a partial settlement with Boeing over damages from the grounding of the airplane maker's 737 Max. But the president of the pilots union at Southwest says that the amount doesn't fairly compensate employees for...

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

Dec. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration did not ground the plane until a...

Airbus beats Boeing again in aircraft orders and deliveries

Dec. 10, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Boeing's grounded 737 Max got a boost from two orders in November, but the American aircraft company continues to trail Europe's Airbus in both orders and deliveries of airline planes. Boeing disclosed Tuesday that it received 11 net orders in November — 63 new orders but 52 cancellations. Turkey's...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

Dec. 6, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Safety regulators want to fine Boeing $3.9 million, saying that the company installed wing parts on 133 planes even though it knew the parts were faulty. Boeing said Friday that all the affected planes in use have been inspected and fixed. A spokesman said the company is not aware of any incidents involving the...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Boeing chief engineer who defended Max airliner is retiring

Dec. 4, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Boeing engineer who has played a key role in the company's response to the grounding of the 737 Max is retiring. Boeing said Wednesday that John Hamilton planned to retire last year as chief engineer of commercial airplanes, but he stayed on to help get the Max back into service. ...

United buying 50 Airbus jets to replace older Boeing planes

Dec. 3, 2019 7:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines will replace some of its older Boeing planes with 50 new Airbus jets starting in 2024. Chicago-based United announced Tuesday that it placed an order for Airbus A321XLR jets, a long-range version of the European company’s single-aisle A321neo. They will eventually...