Aviation and space

Boeing has reached out to retirees to maintain the 737 Max

Retired workers are on the job in Moses Lake. The deal lets them keep their pension benefits.

Another unsatisfied Boeing customer: the U.S. Air Force

The service has reminded the new CEO that it’s not happy with Boeing’s aerial-refueling tanker program.

Boeing has a newly discovered software problem on the 737 Max

The issue concerns a program that verifies whether monitors tracking key systems are working properly.

Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet’s return

The airline will drop about 330 flights each weekday from its normal 4,000 daily flights.

Group finds US aircraft approval process safe, despite crashes

The committee differed sharply with legislators who are investigating Boeing and the FAA.

Boeing’s ‘very bad’ internal messages boost crash victim suits

Employees bragged about fooling the FAA about pilots needing only computer training for the new 737 Max.

Max crisis: Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low

The company reported more cancellations than new orders in 2019.

Boeing thwarted Lion Air ‘idiots’ who wanted 737 Max training

Having the pilots do simulator training would have undercut a critical selling point of the jet.

Small local suppliers flying blind through 737 Max crisis

Unlike Boeing, makers of components and parts cannot easily absorb the cost of an assembly shutdown.

Boeing’s new CEO takes reins with company integrity in doubt

Dave Calhoun is entrusted with turning around a company that has been widely censured for arrogance.

Beyond pilot trash talk, Boeing documents show focus on cost

The newly released emails suggest a troubling culture that prioritized saving money over safety.

Boeing worker on Max: ‘This airplane is designed by clowns’

Apologetically, the company released communications that also reveal contempt for regulators and airlines.

Spirit lays off 2,800 in Wichita due to Boeing production cut

The company expects to conduct further layoffs “later this month” at two factories in Oklahoma.

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $5.4 million over faulty Max parts

At issue are tracks that guide the movement of control surfaces on the front of the wings on 737s.

Coyote on runway briefly delays flight at Paine Field

By the time airport authorities set out to investigate the errant coyote, it had taken off.

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

In one exchange, an employee told a colleague they wouldn’t let their family ride on a 737 Max.

Iran denies downing plane, invites Boeing to investigation

Iranian officials asked the U.S. and Canada to share their evidence of a missile hitting the jetliner.

Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

The crash happened just hours after Iran launched a missile attack against bases housing U.S. troops.

Boeing faces $5 billion tab on 737 Max simulator training

It’s nearly double the $5.6 billion Boeing had committed to cover costs from the jetliner’s grounding.

Iran says engine fire brought down Boeing 737, killing 176

The flight was en route to Ukraine when a fire apparently struck one of its engines.

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