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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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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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Aviation experts blast FAA over 737 MAX redesign approval: report

Washington, United States | AFP | US aviation regulators came in for heavy criticism on Friday over lapses in certifying the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which has been grounded following two crashes that killed 346 people. The report, authored by a team of international aviation regulators, said the US Federal Aviation …

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Ethiopian Airlines rejects ‘pilot error’ claim in US

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max flown by Ethiopian Airlines was “seriously misinformed”, the carrier’s boss has said. Republican Sam Graves told a House of Representatives hearing last month that “facts” in investigations …

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Will FAA’s plan for 737 MAX fly outside US?

New York, United States | AFP | Getting Boeing’s top-selling 737 MAX back in the skies faces a critical test this week as the company and US regulators each seek to restore their reputations after two deadly crashes. The US Federal Aviation Administration will convene a summit of global aviation regulators …

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