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FAA wants to fine Boeing $5.4M for slat tracks on 737MAX

Claiming that Boeing had submitted approximately 178 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for certification, knowing that the aircraft were installed with nonconforming slat tracks, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $5.4 million fine against the plane maker. This is the second time in recent months when the U.S. authority proposes multi-million after finding allegedly faulty slat tracks on Boeing planes. Previously, the agency’s a...


AeroTime Team
Boeing employees’ emails draw parallel between 737 MAX and 777X

The internal emails among Boeing company employees working on the 737 MAX development program, which have recently been made public, have revealed some underlying problems with the company’s safety culture. Some of them indicate that the problems, especially those related to the development and qualification of simulators, might be expanding from the ill-fated MAX to Boeing’s next development ‒ the 777X. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing: 737 MAX pilots should go through simulator training

Seemingly, Boeing is taking the first step forward to end the debate regarding 737 MAX pilot training: the company recommended that all pilots should go through simulator sessions before flying the aircraft. The final decision, however, rests in the hands of the regulators....


Clement Charpentreau
737 MAX: Boeing relocates employees as suppliers adjust

Before suspending the 737 MAX production in Renton manufacturing site, Boeing has started reassigning some 3,000 employees to other production sites....


Rytis Beresnevicius
American Airlines reaches deal with Boeing over 737 MAX

The carrier that became the culprit of the 737 MAX, American Airlines,  agreed a deal with Boeing regarding compensation due to the financial damage sustained throughout the MAX crisis. The sum, however, is not disclosed....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX wiring poses potential threat: report

With the groundings continuing, a new, potentially deadly issue has been discovered by Boeing in the 737 MAX wiring systems that control the back of the aircraft....


Clement Charpentreau
Lessons to take from 2019 regarding aviation safety

Despite the heavily mediatized crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, 2019 proved a relatively safe year for commercial aviation. Dutch consulting firm To70 said total fatalities dropped by more than half compared to the previous year. But behind the encouraging data lay some crucial lessons for the future....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX crisis: a difficult return to the skies (Part V)

The alleged money saving strategies used by Boeing have backfired massively. Not only the manufacturer lost, and continue losing, a lot of money, but airlines are counting the losses from the crisis as well:...


Boeing 737 MAX: LEAP engine production to slow but not stop
Clement Charpentreau
Boeing 737 MAX: LEAP engine production to slow but not stop

Following Boeing's decision to suspend the production of the 737 MAX, the joint venture composed of Safran and General Electric Aviation should reduce the production rates of the LEAP-1B engine ‒ but not stop it....


AeroTime Team
How to unground Boeing 737 MAX? FAA’s recommendations

A week before Boeing announced its decision to halt 737 MAX production due to, among other factors, the prolonged certification of the grounded aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief has outlined the steps that still need to be made before the MAX can return to service....