Boeing’s 737 Max design was supposed to save money and help compete with Airbus. Instead, it created a crisis that killed hundreds of people, ate up billions of dollars and led to CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster.
U.S. regulators assessing Boeing’s 737 Max sometimes didn’t follow their own rules, used outdated procedures and lacked the resources and expertise to fully vet design changes, a review panel concluded.
The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings Plc to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice that the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans.
Saudi Arabian budget carrier Flyadeal reversed a commitment to buy as many as 50 Boeing Co. 737 Max jets, becoming the first airline to officially cut off the plane since its grounding after two deadly crashes.
Boeing Co. said it would offer $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by the recent crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits.
Boeing Co. could take as long as three months to fix the latest software glitch on its 737 Max, discovered when a U.S. government pilot doing simulator tests experienced a lag in an emergency response because a computer chip was overwhelmed with data, people familiar with the matter said.
An Ethiopian Airlines pilot told senior managers at the carrier months before one of its 737 Max jets crashed that more training and better communication to crew members was needed to avert a repeat of a similar disaster involving a Lion Air flight.
Executives from some of the world’s largest airlines will gather for a private meeting Thursday in Canada to discuss Boeing Co.’s 737 Max at the same time global regulators convene in Texas to sort out what’s needed to return the plane to service.
U.S. aviation regulators expect to receive Boeing Co.’s proposed software fix for the grounded 737 Max as soon as next week and will then begin a review that will include test flights and input from a technical advisory board.
Boeing Co. met with 737 Max operators and lessors in Amsterdam on Tuesday, the first of about six sessions planned around the world as the plane maker lays the groundwork for resuming commercial flights of the aircraft after two deadly crashes.
A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nosedive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government.
Pilots on the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed last month followed protocol set by planemaker Boeing Co. to manually disable an automated anti-stall system as they tried to save the Boeing Co. 737 Max jet, a person familiar with the situation said.
A faulty sensor on a Lion Air 737 Max that’s been linked to the jetliner’s deadly crash in October and a harrowing ride the previous day was repaired in a U.S. aircraft maintenance facility before the tragedy, according to investigative documents.
There was a prominent no-show among the 200 regulators, pilots and airline managers that Boeing Co. invited to preview a crucial software update for the 737 Max this week, said people familiar with the matter: European safety officials.
Boeing Co. will modify the flight control system of its 737 Max jetliner so its software cannot send the aircraft into a series of uncontrolled dives, as it may have done in two crashes over the last five months, the company said Wednesday.
Boeing is expected to announce details Wednesday about the software updates and other fixes it plans for its troubled 737 Max jets, but questions remain about whether the company and its regulators can be trusted to ensure that the planes are safe after two deadly crashes in less than five months.
In a blow to Boeing Co., Indonesia’s national airline is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion-dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer’s 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two of those planes crashed in the last six months.
Air crash experts gathered in Ethiopia to analyze voice and data recorders from a Boeing 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensified following two fatal disasters in less than five months.
The fatal crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets and the fleet’s worldwide grounding have triggered a complicated scramble regarding legal liability involving the manufacturer, airlines and the victims’ families.
A screw-like device found in the wreckage of the Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia has provided investigators with an early clue into what happened as work begins in France to decode the “black boxes” recovered from the scene.
Ethiopia has sent the “black box” recording devices from a crashed Boeing 737 Max jet to France for analysis after refusing to hand them over to U.S. authorities, who had kept the Max model flying after most other regulators had grounded it.
Talk about leading from behind: The Federal Aviation Administration waited until 51 other countries’ air safety regulators barred flights by Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft before announcing Wednesday that it too would ground the planes indefinitely.
The Trump administration, the last major holdout worldwide to ground the Boeing 737 Max, joined dozens of other nations Wednesday in temporarily parking the planes, citing new data it says revealed similarities between two deadly crashes.
Ethiopian Airlines announced Wednesday that it would send the voice and data recorders from its ill-fated Flight 302 to be analyzed abroad, as more countries said they were banning planes of the same type from operating in their airspace.
Boeing Co. came under growing international pressure to account for the second crash of its 737 Max aircraft, as China and other countries grounded their fleets and investors pounded the aerospace company’s shares in trading Monday.
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jetliner Sunday comes days after surviving family members of last year’s Indonesian Lion Air disaster filed another lawsuit against Boeing, accusing the company of installing a faulty flight control system in the popular aircraft and failing to inform pilots of its existence.
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jetliner on Sunday, killing all 157 aboard, had uncanny similarities to a fatal accident in Indonesia five months earlier, raising disturbing questions about a mainstay aircraft that airlines have bought by the hundreds.
Only moments after taking off from Jakarta, the pilots flying Lion Air 610 realized they were losing control of their 737 Max jetliner, the newest, most fuel-efficient and most automated version of the popular Boeing model.
Boeing Co. pushed back on suggestions that it could have better alerted airlines to a new anti-stall feature in the 737 Max jetliner involved in a fatal Indonesia crash, and it canceled a Tuesday call with carriers during which it had planned to discuss the model.
Boeing’s popular 737 MAX aircraft and one of its flight control systems are now in the spotlight after the aircraft suddenly plunged into the sea last month, killing all 189 people aboard the Lion Air flight.
Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea late Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board.