Tag: Boeing Company

Problems Pile Up for Boeing as 737 Max Delays Continue

The return of Boeing’s 737 Max appears to be slipping. Again. The plane has been grounded since March after two deadly crashes that killed 346 people. It has disrupted the global aviation industry and plunged Boeing into the biggest crisis the aerospace giant has ever faced. Yet today, after more than eight months of intensive […]

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With Boeing in Cross Hairs, Lion Air Gets a Pass on Poor Safety Record

When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. JAKARTA, Indonesia — When Lion Air Flight 610 took off in clear skies a year ago, the 737 jetliner carried with it an anti-stall system designed […]

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Canadian Official Calls for Removal of Key Software From 737 Max

A manager at Canada’s aviation regulator believes that Boeing should remove software that played a role in two deadly crashes of its 737 Max before the plane is cleared to fly again, according to emails between global aviation regulators this week that were reviewed by The New York Times. The Max has been grounded since […]

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F.A.A. Chief Urges Employees to Resist Pressure to End Max’s Grounding

As the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max enters its eighth month, the company has been pressing the Federal Aviation Administration to speed up its approval of a fix that is necessary to return the plane to service. Before the Max is allowed to fly again, the F.A.A. must test new software on the plane with […]

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Boeing Aims to Move Victim Lawsuits Abroad, but C.E.O. Says He Is Unaware

When Boeing’s chief executive was asked by Congress last month if the company was working to get lawsuits related to the deadly crash of Lion Air Flight 610 transferred from the United States to Indonesia, where the accident occurred, he pleaded ignorance. “I can’t comment on that,” Dennis A. Muilenburg, the chief executive, said during […]

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Legislators Call On F.A.A. to Say Why It Overruled Its Experts on 737 Max

Two of the most powerful lawmakers on the House transportation committee demanded Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration explain why some of its managers overruled the agency’s own safety experts during the development of Boeing’s 737 Max plane. Representatives Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon, who is the chairman of the committee, and Rick Larsen of […]

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Far From the Spotlight, a Boeing Partner Feels the Heat

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The top executive for commercial airplanes has been ousted. The chief executive last week endured withering questioning from members of Congress. Earnings are sharply down. Boeing has been struggling through the biggest crisis in its history, after the deadly crashes of two 737 Max jets, the first just over a year […]

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The C.E.O. of American Airlines Has a Problem: Boeing’s 737 Max

Doug Parker has a knack for making airlines bigger. He took over America West Airlines just 10 days before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and steered the company through a brush with bankruptcy. When America West merged with US Airways in 2005, Mr. Parker — who was running the smaller of the two […]

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Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Touches Down After Test of Safety System

Boeing successfully tested a safety system of its commercial spacecraft on Monday morning, bringing the American aerospace industry one step closer to launching astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. The company ran an uncrewed test on the launch abort system of the CST-100 Starliner, a 16.5-foot spacecraft that can […]

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What Boeing Knew

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In testimony before a House committee on Wednesday, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing’s chief executive, said, “If we knew everything back then that we know now, we would have made a different decision.” Congress is investigating two […]

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Boeing C.E.O. on Capitol Hill: Live Updates

The Latest: Boeing’s chief executive is being questioned by lawmakers for a second day on Wednesday, appearing before the House of Representatives to discuss two deadly crashes of the 737 Max jet. The hearings come a year after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 off the coast of Indonesia, in which 157 people died. […]

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Boeing C.E.O. Faces Congress: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Boeing’s chief executive, Dennis A. Muilenburg, is appearing before Congress this week for the first time since the crashes of two 737 Max jets killed 346 people, left the company mired in crisis and raised new questions about government oversight of the aviation industry. Mr. Muilenburg is set to […]

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Boeing C.E.O. Faces Congress for First Time Since 737 Max Crashes

Boeing’s chief executive, Dennis A. Muilenburg, is appearing before Congress this week for the first time since the crashes of two 737 Max jets killed 346 people, left the company mired in crisis and raised new questions about government oversight of the aviation industry. Mr. Muilenburg is set to be grilled first at a hearing […]

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Boeing C.E.O. to Tell Congress: ‘We Know We Made Mistakes’

Boeing’s chief executive, Dennis A. Muilenburg, will acknowledge some of the company’s failings on Tuesday when he appears before a Senate committee investigating the crashes of two 737 Max jets that killed 346 people. “We know we made mistakes and got some things wrong,” Mr. Muilenburg plans to tell the lawmakers, according to a copy […]

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Boeing Shaped a Law to Its Liking. Weeks Later, a 737 Max Crashed.

With a few short paragraphs tucked into 463 pages of legislation last year, Boeing scored one of its biggest lobbying wins: a law that undercuts the government’s role in approving the design of new airplanes. For years, the government had been handing over more responsibility to manufacturers as a way to reduce bureaucracy. But those […]

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Indonesian Report on Lion Air Crash Finds Numerous Problems

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The first officer told the captain that he had been called at 4 a.m. and told to work the flight, which was not on his original schedule. The captain replied that he had the flu. He coughed 15 times in the hour before takeoff. So began Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed […]

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In Boeing Lion Air Crash, Indonesians Learn What Took Their Loved Ones

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The fatal crash of Lion Air Flight 610 last year was caused by systemic design flaws in the Boeing 737 Max that were compounded by flight crew lapses, Indonesian investigators told the relatives of victims on Wednesday. Investigators from the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee briefed family members on their findings about […]

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Boeing Sales and Profits Plummet as 737 Max Crisis Continues

Boeing reported sharp quarterly drops in sales, earnings and airplane deliveries on Wednesday as it continued to struggle with the fallout from the deadly crashes of two 737 Max jets. With the Max still grounded, Boeing has ceased deliveries of its most popular product, throwing the company into turmoil. The company said sales fell 21 […]

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Top Boeing Executive to Leave as 737 Max Crisis Swells

Boeing’s executive in charge of commercial airplanes is leaving, the company said on Tuesday. He is the most senior official to depart as the airline maker struggles to contain the crisis following the crashes of two 737 Max jets that killed 346 people. The executive, Kevin McAllister, had been at the center of the company’s […]

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Jeff Bezos Announces Blue Origin’s Team Approach to NASA Moon Lander

WASHINGTON — The race is on to build the next spacecraft that will land American astronauts on the moon. On Tuesday, three major aerospace companies led by Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, announced they would collaborate on one design that they will submit to NASA. “I’m […]

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Boeing’s Crisis Grows: Tense Meetings, Falling Stock, Angry Lawmakers

When Boeing’s board gathered on Monday, it confronted a grim reality. The crash of two 737 Max jets had already thrown the company into the biggest crisis in its 103-year history, and things only seemed to be getting worse. During tense meetings at the Boeing facilities in San Antonio, where the company makes Air Force […]

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Read the Boeing Pilot Messages From 2016: ‘The Plane Is Trimming Itself Like Craxy’

A top Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system known as MCAS was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators. The messages suggest that Boeing officials working on the development of the best-selling jet knew of potential issues with the automated system years […]

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Boeing Pilot Warned of ‘Egregious’ Issue With 737 Max in 2016, Messages Show

A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes. The pilot, Mark Forkner, complained that the system, known as MCAS, was causing him trouble. […]

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