• Congress October 31, 2019 12:36 am

    Boeing Employee Raised Concern About Design of Max System

    Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings’ star witness, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, with questions and lectures. They asked why he got a pay...

  • CEO October 1, 2019 7:33 pm

    UPS Gets Government Approval to Become a Drone Airline

    UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many regulatory obstacles remain, however, before UPS — or other operators who are testing drones — can fill the sky over cities and suburbs with drones carrying...

  • CEO September 20, 2019 1:10 am

    FAA Chief Meets Boeing Officials, Tries Out Max Simulator

    The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration tested the Boeing 737 Max in a flight simulator Thursday, but the FAA declined to say how its updated anti-stall software performed. That software kicked in before two Max jets crashed, and fixing it is central to Boeing’s effort to get the grounded airplane flying again. New FAA chief Stephen Dickson said his...

  • Jennifer Millman August 27, 2019 10:23 pm

    Frontier Airlines Announces 15 New Nonstop Routes Out of Newark Airport — With Intro Fares as Low as $15

    Southwest Airlines may be pulling out of Newark Liberty International Airport, but another budget airline sees opportunity, announcing 15 new nonstop routes, including two international destinations — and offering fares as low as $15.

  • New Jersey August 13, 2019 9:16 pm

    United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights

    United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours.

  • America February 20, 2020 1:42 am

    New Federal Guidelines Issued for Service, Emotional Animals on Planes

    The government is telling airlines and passengers how it will enforce rules governing animals that people bring on planes. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. Airlines, however, can be punished if they ban an entire dog or cat breed, such as pit bulls.

  • Jennifer Millman July 25, 2019 11:39 pm

    Southwest Airlines Pulling Out of Newark Airport, Consolidating NYC Operations at LaGuardia Amid Boeing 737 Max Woes

    Southwest Airlines is pulling out of Newark Liberty International Airport and consolidating its operations at LaGuardia due to the continued grounding of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which it has more of than any other carrier, the airline said in its second-quarter earnings release Thursday.

  • CEO July 14, 2019 9:29 pm

    American Airlines Extends Boeing Plane Flight Cancellations

    American Airlines said Sunday that it will keep the Boeing 737 Max plane off its schedule until Nov. 3, which is two months longer than it had planned. In a statement, American said the action will result in the cancellation of about 115 flights per day. It said it “remains confident” that the Boeing plane will be recertified this year....

  • Federal Aviation Administration June 27, 2019 1:06 am

    New Software Glitch Found in Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Jet

    A new software problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that could push the plane’s nose down automatically, and fixing the flaw is almost certain to further delay the plane’s return to flying after two deadly crashes. Boeing said Wednesday that the FAA “identified an additional requirement” for software changes that the aircraft manufacturer has been working...

  • CEO June 19, 2019 9:09 pm

    Pilots Criticize Boeing for Mistakes on Its Grounded Jet

    Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that any U.S. pilots practiced handling...

  • CEO June 19, 2019 9:09 pm


    Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that any U.S. pilots practiced handling...

  • CEO June 18, 2019 6:52 pm

    Boeing Signs First Deal for 737 Max Jet Since Deadly Crashes

    Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. The company announced at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday that International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and other carriers, signed a letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft. Boeing said it’s the first sale of the jetliner since the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max in...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019 8:21 pm

    FAA Chief Defends Handling of Boeing Max Safety Approval

    The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Boeing should have done more to explain an automated flight-control system on its 737 Max aircraft before two deadly crashes, but he defended his agency’s safety certification of the plane and its decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so. The...

  • Department of Justice May 6, 2019 10:05 am

    Boeing Didn't Tell Airlines That Safety Alert Wasn't On

    Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn’t disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The feature was designed to warn pilots when a key sensor might...

  • Congress April 11, 2019 7:42 pm

    Boeing Makes 96 Flights to Test Software on Troubled Max Jet

    Boeing has made 96 flights to test a software update for its troubled 737 Max jet, according to the company’s CEO.

  • ASIA April 8, 2019 12:08 pm

    Delta Tops Long-Running Ranking of US Airlines, Followed By JetBlue

    Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting fewer complaints.

  • Chairman March 27, 2019 11:30 pm

    FAA Defends Its Reliance on Aircraft Makers to Certify Jets

    Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the agency’s practice of relying on aircraft makers to help certify their own planes for flight. Acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell said the strategy has “consistently produced safe aircraft designs for decades.” And he said the agency...

  • David Koenig January 26, 2019 9:21 pm

    How Congress Got Trump to Climb Down, End Shutdown For Now

    President Donald Trump was feeling the heat. Week after week, Trump had demanded that the government stay partially shuttered until Democrats agreed to pay for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Surrounded by a shrinking cast of advisers, he watched as federal workers went unpaid and basic services were frozen. His poll numbers were slipping. His arguments were landing with...

  • David Koenig January 26, 2019 4:48 pm

    Trump, Congress Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown Without Wall Funding

    President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a deal Friday to temporarily reopen the government and end the longest shutdown in U.S. history. Trump agreed to endorse a short-term funding bill that doesn’t include money for a border wall — something he had previously demanded as part of any continuing resolution to end the shutdown.

  • David Koenig January 25, 2019 11:54 am

    Belt Buckles and Beer: Federal Shutdown Hits Businesses Hard

    From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it’s forcing them to cut workers’ hours and buy less from suppliers — measures that could ripple through the larger U.S. economy.

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