Articles tagged “faa”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

FAA Bans Recalled MacBook Pros From Flights

Mark Gurman and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Federal Aviation Administration and its European counterpart take safety issues very seriously. Hopefully passengers get the message.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

Southwest Airlines Removes 737 Max From Its Schedule for Another Month

Southwest Airlines Removes 737 Max From Its Schedule for Another Month

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is the second major U.S. carrier to remove the Max from its summer schedule entirely. All eyes are on when Boeing can deliver a much-awaited software fix to restore faith in the aircraft.

4 months ago

Global Airlines Worry About Havoc Caused by a Boeing 737 Max Regulatory Rift

Global Airlines Worry About Havoc Caused by a Boeing 737 Max Regulatory Rift

Brian Sumers, Skift

Regardless of how you feel about the handling of the Boeing 737 Max, this is a big issue. Airlines have always assumed global regulators would reach the same conclusions about aircraft safety. Now they're not so sure, and that could cause longer-term issues.

5 months ago

Boeing Crisis Deepens as SEC Probes 737 Max Jet Disclosures

Boeing Crisis Deepens as SEC Probes 737 Max Jet Disclosures

Benjamin Bain and Matt Robinson, Bloomberg

Boeing remains in the hot seat — and the temperature's rising as regulators intensify their scrutiny.

5 months ago