Articles tagged “faa”

The Most Important Story in Airlines in 2019

The Most Important Story in Airlines in 2019

Brian Sumers, Skift

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?

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service

Southwest Airlines Prepares to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

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.

1 month ago

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 its oversight and handling of the crisis.

1 month ago

Lufthansa’s Potential $6.4 Million Fine Is One More Reason Euro Airlines Want to Forget 2019

Lufthansa’s Potential $6.4 Million Fine Is One More Reason Euro Airlines Want to Forget 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Like many other European airlines, it's been a pretty tough year for Lufthansa. The airline could probably do without a potential FAA fine hanging over it as it tries to start fresh in 2020.

2 months ago

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

U.S. Bans Any New Flights To and From Malaysia

Harry Suhartono, Will Davies and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Though the assessment focuses on the civil aviation authority, not individual airlines, this comes at a bad time for Malaysia Airlines, which is seeking new investors, and for AirAsia X if the low-cost, long-haul carrier plans to open new U.S. routes.

2 months 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

FAA Allegedly Downplayed a Whistle-blower’s Complaint About 737 Max Inspections

FAA Allegedly Downplayed a Whistle-blower’s Complaint About 737 Max Inspections

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The FAA has some ways to go to regain its reputation after the 737 Max crisis. This latest allegation from a federal agency that investigates whistle-blower complaints won't help.

4 months ago

European Regulators Want to Make Their Own Call About Boeing 737 Max Safety

European Regulators Want to Make Their Own Call About Boeing 737 Max Safety

Richard Weiss and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Not long ago, the world looked to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for guidance. But the Boeing 737 Max saga has changed this. Now, Europe wants to make its own call about whether the airplane is safe. This process could take a while.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Tensions in the Gulf region aren't going anywhere, and the FAA warns that the instability has the capacity to spread to airlines.

5 months 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.

5 months ago