4 Takeaways from Boeing’s Congressional Grilling

In the first of a series of grillings on Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX, Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the FAA, along with National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee on Wednesday, the latest in a round of inquiries and investigations surrounding Boeing’s 737 MAX. The safety of the aircraft […]

What Happens When Your Business Relies on the Boeing 737 MAX? Just Ask Norwegian Air

The future of low-cost flights to Europe is hanging by a Scandinavian thread. When global regulators grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft in March in response to a second fatal crash in six months, many predicted it could be the end of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the low-cost airline that has come from nowhere to grab a […]

Should Boeing’s CEO Stay Chairman? There’s Precedent For Splitting The Role After Scandal

Could Boeing’s org chart be faulty, too? It’s the question many shareholders and some corporate governance experts are asking in the aftermath of the 737 MAX crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines and the plane’s subsequent grounding around the world. At Boeing’s late April shareholder meeting in Chicago, 34.8% of shareholders voted for a […]

As the U.S. and EU Trade Tariff Threats Over Boeing and Airbus Subsidies, a Chinese Upstart Looms

The European Union on Wednesday unveiled a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. imports that it might hit with tariffs in retaliation for tariff threats made last week by the U.S. If the EU goes ahead with the tariffs, on goods such as suitcases and tobacco, the figure will probably end up around $13.5 […]

Rocket Startup Relativity Space Announces First Major Launch Client

Rocket startup Relativity Space has announced the first major customer to use its 3D-printed spacecraft for launching small satellites. Canadian satellite operator Telesat, which plans to loft 100 to 500 orbiting craft that would offer Internet service from space, will rely partly on Relativity launches starting in 2021, the companies said on Friday. Financial terms […]

Challenges Ahead for the Satellite Startup Industry

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. MIT has been holding its entrepreneur-focused New Space Age Conference for four years, and it’s notable how quickly things have changed. For one, the first iteration fit in a […]

Data Sheet—Why the Satellite Market Is Getting So Overcrowded

MIT has been holding its entrepreneur-focused New Space Age conference for four years, and it’s notable how quickly things have changed. For one, the first iteration fit in a smaller room and lacked the giant and delicious mid-morning doughnuts supplied for the 2019 conference. But more importantly, the focus has shifted in two ways. Way […]

Ethiopian Airlines Crash Likely Due to Problematic Boeing 737 Max 8 Safety Feature, Say Investigators

Investigators examining data from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302’s black boxes have come to a preliminary conclusion. They say the anti-stall feature of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 activated before the plane nosedived into the ground, according to the Wall Street Journal. The conclusions could see revisions. The same mechanism was suspect in the Lion Air […]

Boeing Fires Employee Responsible for Hanging a Noose in a South Carolina Factory

Boeing fired an employee Tuesday after claiming the worker was responsible for hanging a noose in a South Caroline manufacturing facility, TV station WCSC reported. In late February, Boeing said it was investigating a nylon, one-foot noose that was found hanging in a Charleston, S.C., plant that manufactures its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The noose was […]

Boeing Tries to Rebuild Confidence in the Company and 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing has invited regulators, technical experts, and pilots from around the world to a briefing scheduled for Wednesday for a company status update. The meeting is being taken as a sign that Boeing is close to a software fix that would keep the 737 Max from the suspected problem of mistakenly pushing the nose down, […]