Articles tagged “boeing”

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.

15 hours 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

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

More Trouble for Boeing Jets as Qantas Grounds 3 Next-Generation 737s

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Boeing is in the midst of a reputational crisis that few corporations have seen the magnitude of before; the last thing it needs is issues with another jet.

1 month ago

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Airbus Struggles to Keep Up With Surge in Demand for Its Single-Aisle Jet

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

The months-long grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has undoubtedly been an opportunity for rival Airbus. But the European aviation giant is struggling to keep up with demand for its single-aisle jets.

1 month ago

Airbus Lands Huge Deal With India’s Low-Cost Carrier IndiGo

Airbus Lands Huge Deal With India’s Low-Cost Carrier IndiGo

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

This is a huge shopping spree by Indigo — 300 Airbus jets for $33 billion. India’s only profitable airline has made it clear it intends to cement its position in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market.

1 month 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

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

If tariffs go up, airlines can't always absorb them and customers end up paying more. In this case, we might eventually see the two sides come to an agreement but with President Trump in the White House, anything is possible.

2 months ago

Porsche and Boeing Partner to Create Electric Flying Cars

Porsche and Boeing Partner to Create Electric Flying Cars

Christoph Rauwald and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The ultra wealthy are basically the only market for urban air vehicles at this point, so it makes sense Porsche wants to get in on it. Even then, with all the legal hurdles involved, this probably won't be available for years to come.

2 months ago