Flying on a Boeing 737 or 777? It’s Probably Best to Turn Off Your Phone

U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger mobile phones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones, and even […]

Boeing MAX Problems Put European Vacations in Jeopardy

Ireland’s Ryanair has made a hugely successful business model out of jetting holidaymakers around Europe—to places as farflung as Aalborg and Zaragosa—by sticking to a ruthlessly efficient cost-cutting playbook. Key to keeping operating costs in check came down to a decision made long ago to fly only the Boeing 737 class of jets. That cozy […]

Airbus On Track To Become World’s Top Plane Manufacturer As Boeing’s Orders Slump on Max Grounding

Airbus SE booked a slew of jetliner deals from last month’s Paris Air Show, dragging the company out of one of the thinnest sales periods in its recent history. Toulouse, France-based Airbus signed contracts for 145 planes in June, taking the first-half total into positive territory at 88, as cancellations had previously outweighed new sales. […]

Boeing Offers $100 Million Fund for Max Crash Victims. Does It Go Far Enough?

Boeing Co. is reaching out to help families of victims and others affected by two crashes of its 737 Max jetliner. Does the $100 million fund go far enough? The money is intended to support ”education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs, and economic development in impacted communities,” Boeing said Wednesday in […]

Coming Off Paris Air Show High, Here’s What Boeing Must Do to Get the 737 MAX (and Its Business) Back in the Air

Talk about turbulence. Boeing saw a stunning moment of redemption at last week’s Paris Air Show; then returned home to FAA reports of yet another potential flaw in the 737 MAX’s software. But beyond fixes to the plane itself, the company’s larger issue may be much more basic: Nick Hennen. This media relations advisor from […]

Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger Slams Boeing for Inadequate Pilot Training on the Troubled 737 Max

Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a crippled airliner safely on the Hudson River in 2009, said he doubted that […]

Why This Airline CEO Just Bought 200 Boeing 737 MAX Planes—Despite Recent Issues

So much for the 737 MAX hangover. After a quiet Day 1 at the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced a trio of deals Wednesday that stunned the aviation sector. The aircraft manufacturer has new orders lined up from airline customers on three continents for its widebody 787 Dreamliner and its beleaguered narrowbody 737 MAX. The […]

Boeing CEO to Paris Air Show Crowd: There’s ‘Still No Timetable’ for 737 Max Return

The Paris Air Show, which kicked off today, is an event to talk deals, crow about new orders and show off new aircraft designs, particularly as the buzz around electrification and hybrid-electric intensifies. But the focus on Day One was squarely on Boeing and the state of its downed 737 MAX airliners with a contrite […]