Articles tagged “boeing 737 max”

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Courtney Rozen, Ryan Beene, and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Boeing has gotten much of the blame in the 737 Max aftermath. But on Wednesday it was the FAA's turn to face harsh questions around their oversight and handling of the crisis.

18 hours ago

TUI Looks Set for a Challenging 2020 Even Without Competitor Thomas Cook

TUI Looks Set for a Challenging 2020 Even Without Competitor Thomas Cook

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI continues to have ambitious plans, and its quest to move away from the traditional tour operating market seems sensible given the problems endured by one of its biggest competitors. But good intentions often get derailed by outside circumstances. Can it stay the course in 2020?

2 days ago

Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

Matthew Miller and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Getting the Boeing 737 Max back to the skies is one thing, but restoring flyers' faith in regulators is another. Global cohesion would certainly help, but that seems a long way off.

3 weeks ago

Congress Grills Boeing CEO on 737 Max Safety Shortcomings

Congress Grills Boeing CEO on 737 Max Safety Shortcomings

Julie Johnsson, Courtney Rozen, Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Many U.S. senators were aggressive on Tuesday toward Boeing's CEO, and for good reason. For months, company has downplayed its culpability in the two Boeing 737 Max crashes. That might be a good legal strategy, but it doesn't endear Boeing to elected officials. They expect accountability.

1 month ago

Blame in Indonesia’s Final Report on Lion Air Crash Doesn’t Exclude Boeing

Blame in Indonesia’s Final Report on Lion Air Crash Doesn’t Exclude Boeing

Margie Mason and Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

While Indonesian aviation authorities have concluded that multiple factors led to the crash of Lion Air flight 610 one year ago, Boeing's automated MCAS system is heavily implicated in the report.

2 months ago

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Southwest Will Look at Buying Jets Other Than Boeing 737s After 48-Year Run

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest Airlines always is hesitant to mess with its secret sauce. But it's a gigantic airline, and it might benefit from operating more than one aircraft type.

2 months ago

Boeing Claims It’s Close to Returning 737 Max to Service

Boeing Claims It’s Close to Returning 737 Max to Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

Boeing said Wednesday it expects regulators in some countries soon will approve its fixes to the 737 Max program. We've heard this before. But indications seem to suggest Boeing is close this time.

2 months ago

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Brian Sumers, Skift

The text messages between Boeing test pilots that came out recently may not be a smoking gun, but they don't look good. How will airlines respond? Let's hope with some backbone.

2 months ago

American Airlines Targets January 16 for Boeing 737 Max’s Return to Service

American Airlines Targets January 16 for Boeing 737 Max’s Return to Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is this finally it? Is the Boeing 737 Max returning to service? American Airlines is more confident than ever that the airplane will be ready by January 16, but that remains to be seen.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines’ Pilot Union Sues Boeing Over Max Grounding

Southwest Airlines’ Pilot Union Sues Boeing Over Max Grounding

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Boeing may have made some errors in the design and implementation of the 737 Max. But isn't the wronged party the airline, not the pilot union? We'll see what the legal system decides.

2 months ago

Ethiopian Airlines Ex-Engineer Says Records Breached After Boeing 737 Max Crash

Ethiopian Airlines Ex-Engineer Says Records Breached After Boeing 737 Max Crash

Bernard Condon, Associated Press

Ethiopian Airlines is a highly regarded global airline with a strong safety record. But something is not right here. Regulators need to figure out what happened.

2 months ago

Don’t Expect Boeing 737 Max to Fly Before March, Southwest Pilots Warn

Don’t Expect Boeing 737 Max to Fly Before March, Southwest Pilots Warn

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest Airlines, as the largest operator of Boeing 737 Max, is taking a prudent approach to the aircraft's return. That's wise — customers are likely to need all the reassurance they can get when the aircraft returns to service.

2 months ago