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Factobox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX jets have been grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes in the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed nearly 350 people.
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Indonesia's Garuda asks to cancel $6 billion 737 MAX order, considers other Boeing jets: CFO

National carrier Garuda Indonesia has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking to cancel an order for 49 737 MAX 8 narrowbody jets, Garuda Chief Financial Officer Fuad Rizal said on Friday.
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Indonesian airline Garuda cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Company blames loss of passenger trust after Ethiopia Airlines and Lion Air disasters involving the aircraft Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has cancelled a multibillion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the company said, blaming passengers’ loss of trust in the aircraft.In what is thought to be the first formal cancellation for the model, Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said: “We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be can...
Tags: Boeing, Indonesia, Airline industry, Business, Asia Pacific, Lion Air crash, Ethiopian Airlines crash


Boeing will start including a safety feature that customers previously had to pay for on all 737 Max aircraft (BA)

Boeing will start including a safety feature customers previously had to pay for on all of its 737 Max aircraft, The New York Times reports. The feature, called a disagree light, will alert pilots if two sensors are giving different readings of the angle at which the plane is pointing up or down. Those sensors are part of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which points an aircraft's nose downward if the plane is flying at too steep an incline. Boeing did not immedia...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, Boeing, Doj, Bugatti, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS


DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ


The DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reports. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot trainin...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Boeing, Doj, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS, United States Department of Justice DOJ, Koenigsegg Jesko


Pilots who fly for Amazon Air earn 33% less than their colleagues at UPS and FedEx for flying the exact same planes (AMZN)

More than a dozen current and former pilots who fly for Amazon Air told Business Insider about a culture of overwork and underpay at their employers, which contract air services to Amazon.  ABX, ATI, and Atlas pilots, who fly your Amazon Prime packages, all make considerably less than pilots at other cargo airlines, including FedEx and UPS.  "Amazon is doing everything possible to keep their shipping expense low because it's ballooning," one analyst told Business Insider.    The pilots who ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, UPS, Atlas, Boeing, Fedex, Ati, Abx, Mercedes Benz, ATSG, AMZN, Alpa, National Mediation Board


Boeing quietly unveiled the $442 million airliner that will replace the 747 jumbo jet (BA)

The Boeing 777X was unveiled on March 13 in a private employee-only event.  The 777X is destined to serve as Boeing's new flagship and as the replacement for the iconic 747 jumbo jet.  The 777X comes in two variants, the $410.2 million 777-8 and $442.2 million 777-9. The jet is expected to enter service with launch customer Emirates in 2020.  Wednesday, March 13 was supposed to be a media bonanza for Boeing. The aviation giant was set to unveil its next great wide-body jetliner. One that is d...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines


An Amazon Air plane crashed in February, killing all 3 people on board. Weeks earlier, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable.

An Amazon Air plane called CustomAir Obsession crashed on February 23, killing all three people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown. In conversations with Business Insider before the crash, several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable. These planes aren't owned by Amazon, and the people maintaining and flying these jumbo jets aren't Amazon employees. They're employees of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdin...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, China, US, America, Trends, UPS, Atlas, George Bush, Delta, Bob, Houston, DHL, Seattle, Faa


Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator - source

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practise on his airline's new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


Exclusive: Ethiopian crash captain untrained on 737 MAX simulator - source

The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight was unable to practice on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Boeing’s grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed. The Europeans and Canadians want to do more than simply take the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s word that alterations to a key […]
Tags: Business, News, Boeing, U S Federal Aviation Administration


U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year - Bloomberg

U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year weeks after the accident, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tags: Money, Bloomberg, businessNews, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Lion Air


Will Boeing's Problems Spell Trouble for GE Aviation?

General Electric is the top supplier of Boeing engines. Here's how the industrial conglomerate might be affected.
Tags: Finance, Article, General Electric, Boeing, GE Aviation, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 9a53aa37-fe48-5397-9a2c-843c4eb3c7ea


Alaska Air Group declares support for Boeing during ‘an incredibly difficult time’

Alaska Air Group President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Minicucci emailed a statement to employees expressing support for Boeing.
Tags: Business, News, Boeing, Alaska Air Group, Boeing & Aerospace, Ben Minicucci


Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program: sources

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Nasa, businessNews, Boeing, Boeing Co


New Funding for Workplace Software Firms Skedulo and Scope AR

Two young San Francisco companies on Wednesday announced fundraisings to bolster their online services aimed at improving workforce efficiency.—Skedulo, which helps managers schedule assignments for field service personnel, says it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture arm. Joining in the round were previous investors Blackbird, a venture capital firm based near Sydney, Australia, and Palo Alto, CA-based Costanoa Ventures. M12 principal Priya S...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Microsoft, Workplace, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Unilever, Web, It, Vc, Software


The FBI is reportedly joining the government's investigation into Boeing's 737 Max plane (BA)

Federal investigators are looking into how Boeing's 737 Max plane was certified to fly.  The FBI is also joining the Department of Transportation's inquiry, the Seattle Times reported.  The FBI is joining the Department of Transportation's investigation into the Boeing 737 Max plane, the Seattle Times reported Wednesday. People familiar with the matter told reporter Steve Miletich that the investigation is focused on how the plane, which has crashed twice in the past five months, was certifie...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Fbi, Pentagon, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Seattle Times, Elaine Chao, Patrick Shanahan, Steve Miletich


Boeing delays flight test to International Space Station: sources

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Nasa, businessNews, International Space Station, Boeing, Boeing Co


Europe, Canada to do own reviews of Boeing flight system

The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators is likely to delay the resumption of flights by the Boeing 737 Max after two deadly crashes.
Tags: Europe, Finance, Article, Canada, Associated Press, Boeing, Europe Canada, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 73fbaa0e-0036-5ae1-b23d-adf0c2185692, DAVID KOENIG and TOM KRISHER


Boeing wins $4 billion U.S. defence contract for Navy F/A-18 jets: Pentagon

Boeing Co was awarded a $4 billion contract for advance purchase of materials to produce 78 F/A 18 aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Work is expected to be completed in April 2024, it said.
Tags: Money, Navy, businessNews, Pentagon, Boeing, U S Navy, Boeing Co


U.S. FAA says Boeing to develop service bulletin on 737 MAX, calls it 'agency priority'

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that Boeing Co is developing a service bulletin instructing airlines to install new flight control computer operational program software in the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, Boeing Co


Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Dwrena K. Allen, spokeswoman for the inspector general, said Wednesday that Shanahan has been informed of the investigation. A Washington, D.C., watchdog group […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Defense, Ap, Nation, Pentagon, Boeing, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Boeing Co Dwrena K Allen


FBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAX

The federal grand jury investigation, based in Washington, D.C., is looking into the certification process that approved the safety of the new Boeing plane, two of which have crashed since October.
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Fbi, Boeing, Local Business, Boeing & Aerospace


Boeing names leadership for new joint venture with Embraer

Boeing Co on Wednesday named two executives to lead a new company to be created after a proposed $4.2 billion deal with Brazilian planemaker Embraer closes.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Boeing Co, Embraer


Meet the veteran astronaut who’ll be on the first launch of Boeing’s Starliner

The newest addition to the commercial crew explains how he is preparing for space again, eight years after his last trip.
Tags: Innovation, Boeing


Full moon patents: Uber’s pick-up AR, Microsoft’s crime scene AI, and Boeing’s toilet

Ugh, the Gregorian calendar is so boring. That’s why we’re disrupting monthly series with a lunar cycle-based series about the best patents of the last synodic month, picked by the PatentYogi team. Get ready when that moon gets gibbous, y’all. This March-ish roundup lands on the icky Worm Moon ! Since my last post, the US patent office issued over 13,028 patents and published over 13,113 patent applications. Each patent asset adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As I cannot l...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, US, Tech, Boeing, PatentYogi, AR Microsoft


Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

Boeing Co, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Boeing Co


The US government wants to audit how the Boeing 737 Max got approved to fly by the FAA (BA)

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that her department is requesting an audit on how the Boeing 737 Max was certified by the FAA to enter service. The FAA issued an emergency order grounding the entire Boeing 737 Max fleet in the US after two nearly brand-new 737 Max airliners crashed in a four-month period. The Boeing 737 Max entered service in 2017.  US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced on Tuesday that her department is requesting an audit on how the B...
Tags: Facebook, Indonesia, US, Trends, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Department, Lion Air, Jakarta Indonesia, US Transportation, Chao, Elaine Chao


Trump names pick for FAA job as agency faces new scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing the nomination of a permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces new scrutiny over its oversight of industry in the wake of a pair of deadly crashes involving a new Boeing aircraft. The White House announced Trump has selected former Delta Air Lines […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump



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