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Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes

Nov. 15, 2019 7:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is settling a few more of the roughly 150 lawsuits filed by families of passengers killed in two crashes of the 737 Max jet. A Seattle law firm said Friday it settled four of the 46 cases it’s handling for families of passengers who were on board a Lion Air Max that crashed off...

World stocks rise as investors await US-China trade moves

Nov. 12, 2019 8:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States. An update could come later in the day, when U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Nov. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the...

Boeing chairman says CEO won't get bonus until Max flies

Nov. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Boeing's new chairman gave embattled CEO Dennis Muilenburg a vote of confidence Tuesday and said the chief executive is giving up any bonus this year. David Calhoun said the Boeing board believes Muilenburg "has done everything right" and is positioning the Chicago company to return the 737 Max to service after...

Macron's China visit underscores economic tensions

Nov. 4, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — With major economies locked in disputes over trade, France's president started a visit to China by announcing that the EU had struck a deal with the country to better protect agricultural products like wine and cheese from counterfeiting. Emmanuel Macron's visit is timed to ease some of the...

Qantas grounds 3 Boeing 737s due to hairline cracks

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian airline Qantas Airways said Friday that it grounded three of its Boeing 737s over hairline cracks in wing structures but expects the planes to be repaired and flying again before the end of the year. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this...

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max system

Oct. 30, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings' star witness, Boeing...

CEO will tell Congress that Boeing made mistakes on Max jet

Oct. 28, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

On the anniversary of the first of two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets, the CEO will tell Congress that the aircraft company knows it made mistakes and is throwing everything into fixing the plane. "We have learned and are still learning from these accidents," Dennis Muilenburg said, according to...

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

Oct. 25, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the...

The Latest: Lion Air report says various issues led to crash

Oct. 25, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the final report by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee on the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight that killed 189 people. (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Boeing has issued a statement vowing to prevent the kind of crashes that killed more than 300...