Articles tagged “faa”

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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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Often, when airlines fly planes to the desert for storage, they never fly again. But this is different. Airlines need to make sure the aircraft will be ready to go back into service when the FAA lifts its ban. That requires considerable work.

1 year ago

FAA Prepares to Brief Global Safety Regulators on Boeing 737 Max

FAA Prepares to Brief Global Safety Regulators on Boeing 737 Max

Ryan Beene, Bloomberg

The FAA used to be the gold standard in aircraft regulation. Other countries would defer to it, especially for U.S.-made aircraft. But times are changing.

1 year ago

FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

FAA Board Doesn’t Think Boeing 737 Max Pilots Need More Simulator Time

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This is just one step in the process of returning the Max to service. The whole saga will take awhile.

1 year ago

Whistleblowers Say Boeing 737 Max Inspectors Lacked Proper Training

Whistleblowers Say Boeing 737 Max Inspectors Lacked Proper Training

Ryan Beene, Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It turns out that safety inspectors lacked proper training to detect flaws in the Boeing 737 Max line of aircraft. The real bad part is that the FAA knew about this last year, before the two tragedies took place.

1 year ago

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Time is money. Airlines will want Boeing to get the upgrade out as soon as possible so they can safely start flying their expensive aircraft again.

1 year ago