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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 737 MAX flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing 737 MAX flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air jet last year, Indonesian investigators told victims’ families in a briefing on their findings Wednesday. But some grieving relatives expressed anger that investigators were …

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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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Pilots tell US Congress more training needed on 737 MAX

New York, United States | AFP | US pilots, including Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, called Wednesday for enhanced training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service following two deadly crashes. Sullenberger, who famously landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River in New York in 2009, …

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FAA sets multi-nation review of Boeing’s troubled Max planes

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities. The review is to begin April 29 and is expected to take 90 days, the FAA announced …

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Boeing under pressure amid canceled flights, Trump tweets

New York, United States | AFP | Boeing faces a wave of flight cancelations by US airlines and pressure from President Donald Trump to rebrand its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft, a month after the plane was grounded worldwide in the wake of two deadly crashes. American and Southwest Airlines say the …

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Boeing cuts 737 production rate by 10 planes per month

New York, United States | AFP | Boeing announced Friday it would cut the production schedule of its 737 aircraft line following the two recent crashes that have seen the 737 MAX grounded worldwide. The aerospace giant plans to trim production to 42 planes per month, down from 52 per month, starting in mid-April. Boeing …

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