Aviation and space

Boeing CEO summoned by FAA chief to discuss 737 Max comments

“Boeing continues to pursue a return-to-service schedule that is not realistic,” the FAA says.

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.”

Sea-Tac airport officials opt out of facial recognition

The commission’s vote halts plans by Delta Air Lines to use the cameras at its boarding gates.

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.

Burien wins lawsuit over noise from Sea-Tac Airport’s planes

The ruling has halted use of a flight path that left some residents sleepless and at their wits’ end.

Airbus stock outperforms Boeing as 737 uncertainty continues

Some expect Airbus’s shares to continue to benefit from the confusion in 2020.

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.”

Pilots: Horizon Air management is undermining safety programs

The dispute centers on encouraging pilots to report errors without fear of being penalized.

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 tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

The company invited union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings.

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.

WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus

The EU is expected to appeal, though the US is on the cusp of preventing ruling on any new appeals.

Norwegian ends some long-haul Boeing 787 flights

The low-cost carrier cited low demand and problems with Rolls Royce engines.

FAA, not Boeing, will handle approvals for new 737 Max jets

The agency said it will retain all authority to issue safety certificates for newly manufactured planes.

Philippine Airlines Boeing 777 makes emergency landing at LAX

Videos posted to social media showed short bursts of flames coming from the plane’s right engine.

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