Articles tagged “boeing”

U.S. Regulator Searches for Pilots to Test 737 Max Changes

U.S. Regulator Searches for Pilots to Test 737 Max Changes

David Koenig, Associated Press

Looks like this is another step in the process to get the aircraft flying again. Regulators won't want to rush things as they need to be seen taking a thorough approach.

13 hours ago

U.S. Regulator May Not Enforce Max Simulator Training

U.S. Regulator May Not Enforce Max Simulator Training

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

This whole sorry episode has shed much-needed light on the sometimes murky world of airline regulation. There might be a logical reason for the FAA refusing to mandate new simulator training, but given the circumstances it would just look really bad.

1 week ago

Boeing CEO to Business Travel Execs: Trust Us, 737 Max Is Safe Now

Boeing CEO to Business Travel Execs: Trust Us, 737 Max Is Safe Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Boeing is going to have to do more than apologize to make travelers comfortable with taking the risk of flying on the 737 Max when it returns to service. Travel buyers and managers, too, are unlikely to ignore the risk with their jobs at stake.

3 weeks ago

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While Boeing undergoes its own struggles, Airbus is ploughing ahead and with a backlog of jets to work through, things look good for at least the next couple of years.

3 weeks ago

Boeing Hit With Nearly $3 Billion Quarterly Loss From 737 Max Fallout

Boeing Hit With Nearly $3 Billion Quarterly Loss From 737 Max Fallout

David Koenig, Associated Press

Boeing came into this crisis as a healthy and profitable company, and long-term, it should be fine. But there's no doubt this Max fiasco will cost the company a fortune.

1 month ago

Boeing Will Take a Nearly $5 Billion Charge for 737 Max Costs

Boeing Will Take a Nearly $5 Billion Charge for 737 Max Costs

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

For a long time, Boeing acted like this was no big deal, a minor blip for the company. It's increasingly clear that wasn't correct.

1 month ago

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many airline industry insiders say they expect passengers will fly the Max when it returns to service, provided the price is right. But branding and marketing experts see it differently. Many of them say Boeing must engage in a full-scale rebranding effort to make passengers comfortable enough to fly.

1 month ago

FAA Sources Say the Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Until 2020

FAA Sources Say the Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Until 2020

Julie Johnsson and Amanda Albright, Bloomberg

It's more bad news for the Max: the jet may well be grounded until early next year, later than guidance Boeing is providing to customers. Boeing's confidence in the software fix is beginning to look unconvincing.

1 month ago

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

When British Airways parent company IAG announced the order of Boeing 737 Maxes at the Paris Air Show last month, many saw it as a decision motivated by cost and fleet diversification. It turns out, CEO Willie Walsh was unimpressed with Airbus, too.

1 month ago

Boeing 737 Max’s Autopilot Called Out by European Regulators

Boeing 737 Max’s Autopilot Called Out by European Regulators

Benjamin D. Katz and llan Levin, Bloomberg

Let's hope Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was sitting down when he learned about this newly surfaced concern by EASA regulators. Boeing's most recent timeline for the return of the 737 Max was this September, but this latest red flag raised could potentially change matters.

2 months ago

Boeing Pledges $100 Million for Families of Max 737 Crash Victims

Boeing Pledges $100 Million for Families of Max 737 Crash Victims

Rick Clough and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

As it faces scores of lawsuits on behalf of victims, the plane manufacturer continues to struggle to contain the fallout over the two tragic accidents. Outreach to families of victims is the right move, but can Boeing ever regain its luster?

2 months ago

Boeing May Have Software Problems Beyond the 737 Max

Boeing May Have Software Problems Beyond the 737 Max

Peter Robison and Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg

The software system that caused two 737 Max crashes — MCAS — is well-known by now, and a fix is said to be under way. But Boeing may have even larger problems on its hands if reports of additional software problems on its next generation jets are verified.

2 months ago