FAA Authorizes Boeing To Begin Test Flights Of Grounded 737 Max PlanesBoeing has received clearance to begin test flights of its troubled 737 Max jet, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The test flights of could begin as early as Monday.
FAA Orders Boeing To Fix Engine Covering Defect On Grounded 737 Max PlanesThe problem is not related to the flight-control system that pushed planes into nosedives before two deadly Max crashes. The crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people.
Boeing Is Building The 737 Max Again, Even Though It Is Not Yet Approved To FlyThe company temporarily stopped building the plane in January, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit most of the world's airlines.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Midway Traffic Control Tower Closing After 3 Workers Test Positive For COVID-19The FAA is closing the air traffic control tower at Midway International Airport, after three workers there tested positive for COVID-19.
Boeing Reports First Annual Loss In 22 Years, Amid 737 Max CrisisBoeing reported a net loss of $636 million last year, compared to a $10.5 billion profit it made in 2018.
The 737 Max Grounding Cost Southwest $828 Million In 2019Southwest Airlines said it will seek additional compensation from Boeing as the problem is expected to stretch deep into 2020.
Boeing Doesn't Expect Approval For 737 Max Airplanes To Fly Again Until Mid-2020"We are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020," Boeing said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
Boeing Has Officially Stopped Making 737 Max AirplanesThe assembly line in Renton, Washington, has stopped building Boeing's bestselling plane, the company confirmed late Monday.
You Won't Be Flying On A Boeing 737 Max Anytime SoonThe process to getting final approval for the 737 Max to return to service has become an excruciatingly slow one, with every minor glitch getting far more attention than it would during a normal certification process.
Boeing's Checklist Of 737 Max Fixes Grows With Wiring IssueThe wiring issue came to light after the Federal Aviation Administration asked Boeing to audit key systems on the Max after two crashes in which new software and faulty sensors were implicated.
Boeing Has Uncovered Another Potential Design Flaw With The 737 MaxAs part of a December audit of the plane's safety ordered by the FAA, Boeing found "previously unreported concerns" with wiring in the 737 Max.