Articles tagged “aircraft safety”

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The Most Important Story in Airlines in 2019

The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max worldwide may be the most consequential aviation event in the past decade. Boeing is still confident the plane will fly again. But when?

The Most Important Story in Airlines in 2019

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Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service

Southwest is good at the public relations game. Its executives know they can't rush the Max back into service. They plan a coordinated effort to show the public it's safe.

Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service

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FAA Orders Boeing to Make More Changes to 737 Max

Many airline industry insiders have said for awhile that the Boeing 737 Max wouldn't return to the skies this summer. It seems they'll be right. This is probably going to take some time.

FAA Orders Boeing to Make More Changes to 737 Max

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Iran Crisis Prompts United to Stop Flying to Mumbai

Mumbai is a big route for United. It uses its flagship aircraft. But it's probably best to err on the side of safety.

Iran Crisis Prompts United to Stop Flying to Mumbai

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European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

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FAA Prepares to Brief Global Safety Regulators on Boeing 737 Max

The FAA used to be the gold standard in aircraft regulation. Other countries would defer to it, especially for U.S.-made aircraft. But times are changing.

FAA Prepares to Brief Global Safety Regulators on Boeing 737 Max

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FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

This is just one step in the process of returning the Max to service. The whole saga will take awhile.

FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

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Why Hasn’t Boeing Apologized For 737 Max Problems?

Most airlines have stood by Boeing despite recent events. But some consumers are skittish. Would they feel better if Boeing went on apology tour? Maybe. But Boeing doesn't seem interested.

Why Hasn’t Boeing Apologized For 737 Max Problems?

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Southwest’s Tentative Agreement With Mechanics May End Labor Dispute

In a court filing, Southwest accused mechanics of slowing down the airline's operation due to a labor dispute. Southwest may have been able to absorb the possible slowdown had that been the only issue affecting operations. But once the FAA grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets, Southwest had to solve this problem.

Southwest’s Tentative Agreement With Mechanics May End Labor Dispute

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Southwest May Bear Biggest Brunt After FAA Grounding of Boeing Max Jets

U.S. airlines downplayed the significance of the FAA's decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max, mostly saying they have enough slack in their fleets to take care of most customers. American and United probably will be OK, but it's hard to believe this will be business as usual for Southwest. It has more Max aircraft than the others.

Southwest May Bear Biggest Brunt After FAA Grounding of Boeing Max Jets