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Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

Washington - Boeing has conducted a final test flight of a 737 MAX model with an updated anti-stall system prior to its certification by aviation authorities, the aerospace manufacturer said Wednesday.

Boeing 737 MAX changes deemed 'operationally suitable': FAA

New York - The changes US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has proposed in the wake of two deadly accidents of its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft were deemed "operationally suitable," according to a draft report released by US regulators Tuesday.

Boeing says will take 'any and all' needed safety steps after Ethiopia crash

New York - Boeing on Thursday said it would take "any and all" necessary safety measures to ensure the airworthiness of its jets following last month's deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Boeing defends 'fundamental safety' of 737 MAX after crash report

Washington - Embattled US aviation giant Boeing on Thursday insisted on the "fundamental safety" of its 737 MAX aircraft but pledged to take all necessary steps to ensure the jets' airworthiness.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash report expected Thursday: sources

New York - Ethiopian officials on Thursday are expected to release preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month's crash of a Boeing 737 that killed 157 people, two sources told AFP on Wednesday.

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash: WSJ

Washington - The pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Singapore carrier grounds two Boeing jets over engine problem

Fpo - Singapore Airlines said Tuesday it had grounded two of its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft after discovering an engine defect during inspections, the latest problem for the US planemaker.

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator

New York - Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.

Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source

New York - Boeing's MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 airliner in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.

Boeing MCAS anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source

New York - Boeing's MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Renton - Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged Wednesday to do all it can to prevent crashes like the two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing unveils fix to flight software after accidents

Renton - US aircraft maker Boeing on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded for the MCAS flight software on the 737 MAX aircraft, following two recent crashes in which nearly 350 people died.

US regulators under fire, Boeing launches charm offensive

Washington - The head of the US air safety agency faces harsh questions from senators Wednesday over its relationship with and oversight of Boeing, while the aerospace giant launches a charm offensive to try to restore its reputation after two air disasters in rece...

Boeing holds test flights for 737 MAX fix: sources

Washington - US aviation authorities will defend their certification methods for new planes before lawmakers Wednesday, two weeks after grounding the Boeing 737 MAX over two deadly crashes in less than five months.

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Addis Ababa - An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.

Boeing delays test flight of Starliner crew capsule to August

Cape Canaveral - The bad news for Boeing has dripped out in a constant stream, day by day. Now, it is reported that Boeing has pushed back the first test flight of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule until August.

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Jakarta - Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes.

After crashes, Boeing rolls out safety feature previously sold as option

New York - Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system suspected in October's fatal crash in Indonesia, an industry source told AFP Thursday, standardizing a feature previously sold as an optional ext...

Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

Washington - Boeing's ill-fated 737 MAX and federal regulators next week will face the first public grilling by Congress over the two fatal plane crashes in recent months.

US probing certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington - Boeing and US aviation regulators are coming under intense scrutiny over the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft after news that two recent crashes share similarities.

China's 737 move shows growing global aviation clout: analysts

Shanghai - The key role China played in grounding the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8 has demonstrated its growing clout in global aviation and may give it an extra bargaining chip in trade talks with Washington.

A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing

New York - Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane's safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities.

Boeing crashes cast spotlight on US aviation regulator

New York - Was the United States complacent in its certification of the Boeing 737 MAX?

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Chicago - Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company's CEO said on Sunday.

737 MAX disaster pushes Boeing into crisis mode

New York - After a second air disaster involving the 737 MAX 8, aviation giant Boeing swung into crisis mode, losing $25 billion of market capitalization and suffering a severe hit to its reputation.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Addis Ababa - Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Boeing, airlines face tough path after 737 MAX grounding

Washington - Days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 that killed 157 people and led to the plane being grounded worldwide, Boeing and commercial airlines are trying to get a handle on the fallout.

'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

- From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia's capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air.Devastated mourners flung themselves onto a ground littered with business cards, seat covers and shards of aluminium.

Black boxes: crucial to air crash probes

Paris - A top priority for air crash investigators is to locate and analyse a plane's two black boxes which hold vital clues to what caused it to go down, including cockpit conversations.

Trump to sign executive order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8s

U.S. President Donald Trump has just announced that he will be signing an emergency executive order today grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s from flying in U.S. airspace.
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