FAA concerned over pressure by Boeing for quick return of Max

The grounding of the 737 jet after the two crashes is costing the planemaker and airlines billions.

Qantas chooses Airbus over Boeing for ultra-long-range plane

Boeing’s disadvantage was the fading chance of its 777-8X being available in time.

After first crash, FAA analysis predicted 15 more Max crashes

Yet the regulator did not ground the plane until a second deadly crash five months later.

A change in a 787 safety system prompts regulatory whiplash

Boeing removed some lightning protections, which the FAA resisted, then approved — then questioned again.

FAA to create new safety branch after Boeing 737 Max crashes

The regulator has been criticized for delegating oversight of Boeing planes to the company itself.

Former Boeing manager in Renton warned about 737 Max problems

The senior manager said a push to increase production of the plane created a “factory in chaos.”

Boeing books first firm orders of 2019 for grounded 737 Max

Net orders for all Boeing models in 2019 rose to negative 84. Airbus logged 718 net orders in 2019.

Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls

Accidental shootings have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels.

  • Dec 9, 2019

Flight chief at Horizon Air alarmed at pilots’ safety culture

One flight out of Paine Field in Everett discovered a 4.5-ton discrepancy in weight after take-off.

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

The action covers critical parts on Boeing 737s that were “more prone to fatigue and failure.”

FAA issues updated equipment rules for Boeing’s 737 Max jet

The public will have 30 days to comment on the document, which was posted on the FAA’s website.

Boeing chief engineer who defended Max airliner is retiring

John Hamilton will be replaced by Lynne Hopper, VP of engineering for Boeing’s commercial airplanes.

United buying 50 Airbus jets to replace older Boeing planes

The decision is a setback for Boeing, which is still reeling from the grounding of its 737 Max jets.

Trump-backed gun owners seek Supreme Court win before 2020 vote

Today, the court will hear a case that could produce its first ruling bolstering gun rights since 2010.

  • Dec 1, 2019

Nation and World in Brief: Deadly storm takes aim at Northeast

Meanwhile, the social media star at the heart of the admissions scandal is back on YouTube.

  • Dec 1, 2019

White House says it won’t participate in impeachment hearing

Investigators plan a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office.

  • Dec 1, 2019

UN chief warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change

He says the impact of rising temperatures is being felt around the world. A two-week climate conference begins Monday in Madrid.

  • Dec 1, 2019

With prime minister out, Iraq in constitutional ‘black hole’

The country’s constitution does not spell out how to replace the PM. Meanwhile, protests rage in Baghdad.

  • Dec 1, 2019

Impeachment trial presents campaign challenge for 6 senators

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and the rest would be pulled off the trail just before ballots are cast in 3 early states.

  • Dec 1, 2019

A tiny Montana town’s toxic-waste battle reaches high court

The plaintiffs say federal law does not override Montana’s constitutionally guaranteed right to a “clean and healthful environment.”

  • Dec 1, 2019