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“Boeing continues to pursue a return-to-service schedule that is not realistic,” the FAA says.
Yet the regulator did not ground the plane until a second deadly crash five months later.
Boeing removed some lightning protections, which the FAA resisted, then approved — then questioned again.
The regulator has been criticized for delegating oversight of Boeing planes to the company itself.
The senior manager said a push to increase production of the plane created a “factory in chaos.”
The commission’s vote halts plans by Delta Air Lines to use the cameras at its boarding gates.
Net orders for all Boeing models in 2019 rose to negative 84. Airbus logged 718 net orders in 2019.
The ruling has halted use of a flight path that left some residents sleepless and at their wits’ end.
Some expect Airbus’s shares to continue to benefit from the confusion in 2020.
One flight out of Paine Field in Everett discovered a 4.5-ton discrepancy in weight after take-off.
The action covers critical parts on Boeing 737s that were “more prone to fatigue and failure.”
The dispute centers on encouraging pilots to report errors without fear of being penalized.
The public will have 30 days to comment on the document, which was posted on the FAA’s website.
The company invited union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings.
John Hamilton will be replaced by Lynne Hopper, VP of engineering for Boeing’s commercial airplanes.
The decision is a setback for Boeing, which is still reeling from the grounding of its 737 Max jets.
The EU is expected to appeal, though the US is on the cusp of preventing ruling on any new appeals.
The low-cost carrier cited low demand and problems with Rolls Royce engines.
The agency said it will retain all authority to issue safety certificates for newly manufactured planes.
Videos posted to social media showed short bursts of flames coming from the plane’s right engine.