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A spokesman for the airline said the decision was due to “consumers’ low confidence” in the plane.
The company said the move is not related to the grounding of MAX jets after two crashes.
The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors.
A complaint alleges the defense secretary made statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors.
An FAA blessing of a software fix and other changes might not count for much outside the U.S.
He reportedly told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system.
Secretary Chao says an audit will improve the department’s decision-making and the public’s understanding.
Stephen Dickson is a former pilot. The agency has been under interim leadership for a year.
But the industry’s role in certifying its own airplanes wasn’t always as controversial as it is today.
There’s no cap on damages for passenger plaintiffs. Claims by the airlines are more complicated.
The regulator deferred to the company when it signed off on a new, automated MAX flight-control system.
The Transportation Department’s inspector general reportedly began investigating after the Lion Air crash.
Most jetliners have them, and they are known to occasionally malfunction, sometimes dangerously.
The flight data recorder from a Boeing airplane’s wreckage was in good condition, the government said.
Boeing was among the top companies spending money last year to influence federal decision-making.
Local media report that it may take six months to identify the victims’ remains.
Landing practice “passes” will increase from about 3,000 a year to more than 12,000.
The EA-18G “Growler” fighter landed Thursday morning after a crew member complained of a lack of oxygen.
The compromises required for more fuel-efficiency led to a complex flight control software system.
The jackscrew that helps raise and lower the plane’s nose indicates the jet was configured to dive.