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FAA Issues Emergency Inspection Order for Boeing 737s Due to Engine Issue
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FAA Issues Emergency Inspection Order for Boeing 737s Due to Engine Issue
2020-07-24 17:44:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive Friday ordering operators of the Boeing 737 passenger jet to inspect and potentially replace a key engine component following four reports of unexpected engine shutdowns. The FAA's "emergency airworthiness directive"... Read More

Aviation Reform Bill Introduced in Response to 737Max Crashes
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Aviation Reform Bill Introduced in Response to 737Max Crashes
2020-06-19 18:28:47
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – Two senators serving on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation introduced legislation designed to improve aviation safety following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.  Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., chairman and ranking member,... Read More

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Resigns from Troubled Planemaker
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Resigns from Troubled Planemaker

CHICAGO — Dennis Muilenburg was ousted as chief executive officer of Boeing Co., a once-unthinkable turning point for a U.S. industrial champion engulfed in turmoil after two deadly crashes of its top-selling 737 Max jetliner. David Calhoun, who had served... Read More

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to Step Down Immediately
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to Step Down Immediately

Boeing's CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft. The Chicago manufacturer said Monday that Dennis Muilenburg is stepping down immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will officially take over on January... Read More

Boeing Whistleblower’s Complaint Says 737 Max Safety Upgrades Were Rejected Over Cost
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Boeing Whistleblower’s Complaint Says 737 Max Safety Upgrades Were Rejected Over Cost

SEATTLE — Seven weeks after the second fatal crash of a 737 Max in March, a Boeing engineer submitted a scathing internal ethics complaint alleging that management — determined to keep down costs for airline customers — had blocked significant... Read More

Appropriators Seek Clarity On Aircraft Inspector Qualifications
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Appropriators Seek Clarity On Aircraft Inspector Qualifications

WASHINGTON — Top Senate appropriators pressed the Federal Aviation Administration chief to respond after a federal investigator found that safety inspectors lacked sufficient training to certify Boeing 737 Max pilots. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jack Reed, D-R.I., the chairwoman and... Read More

FAA Misled Congress On Inspector Training, Federal Investigator Finds
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FAA Misled Congress On Inspector Training, Federal Investigator Finds

WASHINGTON — A federal investigator has told President Donald Trump that Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors “lacked proper training and accreditation” to certify pilots, including those flying the Boeing 737 Max, putting air travelers at risk. Special counsel Henry J.... Read More

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