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Committee hearing: has Boeing CEO tried to resign?

Getting increasingly apologetic about Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashes, Boeing CEO has revealed whether he tried to resign for the role in the light of the 737 MAX crisis. Meanwhile, the company's chief engineer has hinted at another possible reason why it is taking so long to recertify the airplane....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics. Among them, Muilenburg spoke about the “mistakes made” with the 737 MAX aircraft and revealed for how long he knew about messages exchange betwee...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing CEO Muilenburg: “We know we made mistakes”

Ahead of Boeing's CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, testimony before United States Congress, the company has released Muilenburg's opening statement....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Why Southwest acquiring Airbus jets makes no sense

Reportedly, Southwest Airlines is looking to acquire Airbus aircraft, as a result of the 737 MAX crisis. However, this makes little-to-no sense for the Dallas-based low-cost carrier, here is why:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Icelandair updates profit guidance; pessimistic about 737 MAX

Icelandair has provided an update on its financial situation, as the airline is more positive on the full year than previously anticipated. The carrier, which is heavily affected by the 737 MAX groundings, expects to perform similarly to 2018....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Norwegian posts Q3 2019 profit despite severe 737 MAX impact

Norwegian Air Shuttle has posted  $183.35 million (NOK 1,670.3 million) profit for the third quarter of 2019. The long haul, low-cost airline, which has finished the previous year with millions in losses, is doing relatively well in 2019, as it reached its “highest ever” quarter results despite setbacks like the  Boeing 737 MAX grounding. ...


AeroTime Team
Boeing management opted for cost reduction over MCAS improvement?

Six and a half months after the Boeing 737 MAX was globally grounded due to safety concerns following two crashes, both the manufacturer and the civil aviation authority, which had given the green light for MAX to enter service, remain under fire. The new accusation alleges that Boeing’s management rejected MAX safety improvements three times because of the costs, according to a new whistleblower’s account reported by the media. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing 737 MAX return question caught in FAA reputation crisis

As Boeing nears the end of the 737 MAX software update, the question remains whether aviation authorities will follow the FAA’s example in clearing the aircraft to fly again ‒ as it is a custom in the industry. The discussions and speculation on the topic has intensified in the last week, as global authorities gathered to the ICAO tri-annual assembly session on September 24, 2019. While media reports indicate that regulators authorities are...


AeroTime Team
Boeing’s Ethiopian, Lion Air crash victims fund starts operations

Boeing’s fund for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes relief has started operations, the U.S. planemaker announced on September 23, 2019. The fund is to provide $50 million, half of Boeing’s initial $100 million pledge, for the victims' families in “immediate financial assistance”. ...


AeroTime Team
Indonesian investigators to further scrutinize 737 MAX software

The final findings by Indonesian investigators of the fatal Lion Air flight JT610 crash causes are expected to be published in October 2019. In their final report, the investigators will be more critical of Boeing and the role of MAX software systems malfunction in the accident than they were when writing the preliminary report, media reports suggest....