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A Boeing 737 Max Makes an Emergency Landing in Orlando

The plane, the same type that crashed in Ethiopia this month and in Indonesia in October, reported engine problems.
Tags: Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Southwest Airlines Company, Boeing Company, Orlando (Fla


After Boeing Crashes, Sharp Questions About Industry Regulating Itself

Long before the grounding of the 737 Max, the F.A.A. faced scrutiny over its longtime practice of giving manufacturers the authority to help certify their own planes.
Tags: Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Company, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Airlines and Airplanes, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government




Forget Self-Driving Cars. Bring Back the Stick Shift.

Technology meant to save us from distraction is making us less attentive.
Tags: News, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Driver Distraction and Fatigue


Boeing Was ‘Go, Go, Go’ to Beat Airbus With the 737 Max

Caught short by its rival’s gains, Boeing raced to update its workhorse jet rather than design a new one. Workers describe a hectic project, but say they hadn’t felt safety was compromised.
Tags: Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Engineering and Engineers, Pilots, Design, Factories and Manufacturing, Airbus Industrie, American Airlines, EasyJet Airline Co Ltd


Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s

The request from the carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a Max 8 order since the deadly crash in Ethiopia this month.
Tags: Indonesia, Garuda Airlines, Boeing Company, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing 737 Max 8s

The request from the carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a Max 8 order since the deadly crash in Ethiopia this month.
Tags: Indonesia, Garuda Airlines, Boeing Company, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Lion Air Crash Families Say They Were Pressured to Sign No-Suit Deal

After the new 737 Max 8 jet went down in Indonesia, relatives of the victims say the airline is trying to buy their silence with a deal that also protected Boeing.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Boeing now plans to make one of the features standard.
Tags: News, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Boeing Jets, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Boeing Will Stop Charging to Install Safety Feature After Deadly Crashes

Airlines had to pay extra for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Now the company is making one of them standard.
Tags: News, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Doomed Jets Lacked 2 Key Safety Features That Boeing Sold as Extras

Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. The company will now make one of the features standard.
Tags: News, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Doomed Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Boeing Sold as Extras

Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. The company will now make one of the features standard.
Tags: News, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing

Patrick M. Shanahan’s relationship with his former employers, and complaints that he disparaged Boeing competitors while at the Pentagon, have come under scrutiny.
Tags: News, Warren, Conflicts Of Interest, Pentagon, Boeing, Defense Department, Elizabeth, Shanahan, Boeing Company, United States Politics and Government, United States Defense and Military Forces, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Patrick M Shanahan, Patrick M (1962-, Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense


Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet

Indonesian investigators described the sounds emanating from the cockpit as the flight crew fought to take control of a plane that seemed almost magnetically propelled toward earth.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia


F.A.A. Approval of Boeing Jet Involved in Two Crashes Comes Under Scrutiny

A software system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes involving the same jet, the Boeing 737 Max, did not raise concerns during the approval process.
Tags: Transportation, News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Company, Accreditation, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Transportation Department (US


Trump Picks Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson as F.A.A. Chief

Mr. Dickson will be nominated amid calls for the aviation agency to explain its approval of the Boeing 737 Max, the jet involved in the two accidents
Tags: News, Boeing, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Appointments and Executive Changes, Airlines and Airplanes, Stephen Dickson, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Trump Picks Former Delta


White House Nominates Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson as F.A.A. Chief

Mr. Dickson will be nominated as the permanent head of the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House said.
Tags: News, White House, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Appointments and Executive Changes, Airlines and Airplanes, Stephen Dickson, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Federal Aviation Administration the White House


White House Nominates Former Delta Air Lines Executive as F.A.A. Chief

Stephen Dickson was nominated as the permanent head of the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency currently facing scrutiny following two deadly crashes.
Tags: News, White House, Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, Appointments and Executive Changes, Airlines and Airplanes, Stephen Dickson, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Delta Air Lines Executive


Transportation Secretary Calls for Inquiry Into Boeing Jet Approval

Elaine Chao asked for the agency’s internal watchdog to conduct a review into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8, which was involved in two deadly crashes.
Tags: Transportation, News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Elaine Chao, Boeing Company, Accreditation, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Transportation Department (US


Boeing Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between Ethiopian and Lion Air Crashes

Information from the recorders on an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed is similar to findings from an earlier crash of a 737 Max, officials said.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Boeing Black Box Data Shows Similarities, Lion Air Crashes


Boeing 737 Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between 2 Crashes

Information from the recorders on an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed is similar to findings from an earlier crash of a 737 Max, officials said.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between


Ethiopians Say Flight Data from Doomed Jet Shows Similarities to Indonesian Flight That Crashed

Information from the recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last weekend show similarities to an earlier crash of the same type of Boeing plane, Ethiopia’s transport ministry said.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


In Ethiopia, a Day of Mourning With Empty Coffins for Plane Crash Victims

Families have no bodies to bury because the 157 victims perished in a fiery explosion when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 hurtled to the ground near Addis Ababa.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Funerals and Memorials, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia


After 2 Crashes of New Boeing Jet, Pilot Training Now a Focus

When the 737 Max was introduced, Boeing and regulators agreed that pilots who had flown an earlier model didn’t need additional simulator training.
Tags: News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, Muilenburg, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Dennis A, New Boeing


New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster

A piece of equipment found at the crash site suggests that the jet may have had a problem with a new flight-control system that is also suspected in the Lion Air crash.
Tags: News, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


New Evidence in Ethiopian Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster

A piece of equipment found at the crash site suggests that the jet may have had a problem with a new flight-control system that is also suspected in the Lion Air crash.
Tags: News, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Why Does the U.S. Tolerate So Much Risk?

The United States has a higher threshold than other developed nations for allowing corporations to risk the health and safety of consumers.
Tags: News, European Union, United States, Consumer Protection, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing Company, Elwell, European Aviation Safety Agency, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Airlines and Airplanes, Daniel K, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Boeing Promised Pilots a 737 Software Fix Last Year, but They’re Still Waiting

This delay is now part of the intense scrutiny over the company’s response to two deadly crashes involving its best-selling 737 Max jet.
Tags: News, Boeing, American Airlines, Boeing Company, DeFazio, Elwell, Peter A, Airlines and Airplanes, Daniel K, Southwest Airlines Company, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Boeing 737 Max Hit Trouble Right Away, Pilot’s Tense Radio Messages Show

“Break break, request back to home,” the captain of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight radioed air traffic controllers minutes after taking off.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Company, Getachew, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Yared


The Boeing 737 Max and the Problems Autopilot Can’t Solve

We don’t fully understand the risks introduced by the rise of increasingly automated airplanes.
Tags: News, United States, Pilots, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters