Aviation and space

777X first flight rescheduled for Friday, weather permitting

The test flight is scheduled for 10 a.m., but that “is an estimate and delays can occur.”

 

Grounded Boeing jet holds back profits, growth at airlines

American Airlines said it canceled 10,000 flights in the fourth quarter because of the idled planes.

 

Boeing 777X first flight delayed until at least Friday

The program is a year behind schedule due to a problem with the plane’s General Electric engines.

 

Boeing’s new CEO sees 737 Max production resuming in spring

David Calhoun believes passengers will fly on the plane when they see pilots getting on board.

Boeing doesn’t expect Max to be cleared to fly until summer

That timetable would be five or six months longer than Boeing predicted for the grounded 737 late last year.

Boeing has reached out to retirees to maintain the 737 Max

Retired workers are on the job in Moses Lake. The deal lets them keep their pension benefits.

Another unsatisfied Boeing customer: the U.S. Air Force

The service has reminded the new CEO that it’s not happy with Boeing’s aerial-refueling tanker program.

Boeing has a newly discovered software problem on the 737 Max

The issue concerns a program that verifies whether monitors tracking key systems are working properly.

Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet’s return

The airline will drop about 330 flights each weekday from its normal 4,000 daily flights.

Group finds US aircraft approval process safe, despite crashes

The committee differed sharply with legislators who are investigating Boeing and the FAA.

Boeing’s ‘very bad’ internal messages boost crash victim suits

Employees bragged about fooling the FAA about pilots needing only computer training for the new 737 Max.

Max crisis: Boeing airplane orders plunge to a 16-year low

The company reported more cancellations than new orders in 2019.

Boeing thwarted Lion Air ‘idiots’ who wanted 737 Max training

Having the pilots do simulator training would have undercut a critical selling point of the jet.

Small local suppliers flying blind through 737 Max crisis

Unlike Boeing, makers of components and parts cannot easily absorb the cost of an assembly shutdown.

Boeing’s new CEO takes reins with company integrity in doubt

Dave Calhoun is entrusted with turning around a company that has been widely censured for arrogance.

Beyond pilot trash talk, Boeing documents show focus on cost

The newly released emails suggest a troubling culture that prioritized saving money over safety.

Boeing worker on Max: ‘This airplane is designed by clowns’

Apologetically, the company released communications that also reveal contempt for regulators and airlines.

Spirit lays off 2,800 in Wichita due to Boeing production cut

The company expects to conduct further layoffs “later this month” at two factories in Oklahoma.

FAA seeks to fine Boeing $5.4 million over faulty Max parts

At issue are tracks that guide the movement of control surfaces on the front of the wings on 737s.

Coyote on runway briefly delays flight at Paine Field

By the time airport authorities set out to investigate the errant coyote, it had taken off.

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