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Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing hopeful for 737 MAX return to service in January 2020

Boeing has provided a status update on its once-star aircraft, the 737 MAX. Boeing is hopeful that the FAA will certify the jet in December 2019, with commercial flights resuming soon. However, airlines are not so hopeful and present a different timeline:...


Clement Charpentreau
American and Southwest postpone Boeing 737 MAX return to service

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have once again postponed the return date for the Boeing 737 MAX. They now expect to see the aircraft take back to the skies in early March 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, FAA and airline flaws

The final report of the Indonesian investigators says the design and development of the MCAS system by Boeing was the main cause for the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX flight JT610 on October 29, 2018, that killed 189 passengers and crew. Improper certification, training, and maintenance issues were also pointed at as contributing factors....


Ruta Burbaite
Investigators flag MCAS ahead of Lion Air crash final report

Mechanical and design flaws of the Boeing 737 MAX and lack of information on how to deal with malfunctions of the jet flight-control system by pilots contributed to the crash of the Lion Air Flight JT610 in October 2018, Indonesian investigators have told victims’ families, ahead of the release of the final report into the crash that killed 189 people and foreshadowed the MAX crisis....


Ruta Burbaite
Blow from the past: Boeing 737 MAX crisis hit with controversy

Just as Boeing seemed to be getting closer to having its upgrades to the 737 MAX flight controls approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) thus clearing the way for the jet to return to commercial service by year end, the crisis surrounding the MAX has been hit with fresh controversy. An exchange of internal messages from 2016 between two senior pilots suggests Boeing already knew about the drawbacks of the MCAS flight-control sy...


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing CEO loses chairman role after 737 MAX certification review

A few hours after the certification of the 737 MAX was criticized by a panel of aviation authorities, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was stripped from his role as a chairman by the Board of Directors, which elected David Calhoun to replace him....


Rytis Beresnevicius
American Airlines anticipates 737 MAX will fly in January 2020

In the latest update, American Airlines provides a preliminary date for their MAX aircraft to return to service:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Southwest pilot union SWAPA sues Boeing over 737 MAX groundings

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) has sued Boeing for “deliberately misleading the organization and its pilots” regarding the Boeing 737 MAX:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ethiopian Airlines reports profitable FY2019 amidst difficulties

Amidst a "severe shortage of aircraft", due to the 737 MAX groundings and Dreamliner Rolls-Royce engine issues, Ethiopian Airlines has announced a positive result in FY2019:...


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:...