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FAA starts re-certification flights for Boeing 737 MAX

San Francisco, US | XINHUA |  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started Boeing 737 MAX recertification test flights on Monday, marking a major step toward the aircraft’s return to service after being grounded. A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle, U.S. state of Washington, on …

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Hard times for Boeing, long a symbol of American might

New York, United States | AFP | Faced with the calamitous fallout from the coronavirus on airline customers and the broader economy, Boeing found itself in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable position in March. The company, a longtime symbol of American industrial power, was unable to raise the funds to finance its …

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US FAA warns Boeing its 737 MAX timeline ‘not realistic’

Washington, United States | AFP | The top US aviation regulator will meet Thursday with Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg to express concerns the company is rushing to get its 737 MAX jets back in the air, officials said. Steve Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, is meeting with Muilenburg to …

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Boeing announces new MAX orders as grounding crisis drags on

New York, United States | AFP | Boeing’s 737 MAX got a boost Tuesday with confirmation of new orders for the still-grounded plane, but a fresh lawsuit connected to the development of the troubled aircraft poses another challenge for the company. The aviation giant, which has been in crisis mode since …

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Boeing says 737 MAX expected to resume flying in January

New York, United States | AFP | Boeing on Monday said it expects the 737 MAX airplane, which was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people, to resume flying in January, delaying its return by one month. In a statement, the group said it still hopes to receive certification next month …

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Does the 737 MAX crisis threaten Boeing’s future?

New York, United States | AFP | Seven months after the 737 MAX was grounded, Boeing remains stuck in crisis mode. Revelations from recently-released text messages between two Boeing pilots add to questions facing the aviation giant. Uncertainty continues to cloud Boeing’s timeframe for returning the MAX to service. The accident …

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Boeing’s 737 MAX crisis deepens, hitting shares

New York, United States | AFP | The pressure was mounting Monday on Boeing as newly-surfaced documents deepened doubts about the company’s ability to return a top-selling jet to service soon and amplified calls for a leadership shakeup. Shares tumbled for a second day in a row after the Federal Aviation …

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Document suggests Boeing pilots saw MAX system problems in 2016

New York, United States | AFP | A Boeing pilot behind the 737 MAX certification in 2016 told a colleague a key flight handling system was “running rampant” during simulator tests, according to documents reviewed Friday by AFP. The Boeing employees quipped about problems during simulations of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation …

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