• FAA, Boeing Slammed for Fatal Crashes in Report by House Democrats

    FAA, Boeing Slammed for Fatal Crashes in Report by House Democrats

    House Democrats released a report Wednesday detailing how design and regulatory failures by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration led to two fatal crashes of 737 MAX planes. The 238-page investigative report from staff for Democrats on the House Transportation Committee, the result of an 18-month investigation, called the deaths of 346 people in the two MAX crashes “preventable.” …
  • Boeing grounds several 787 jets due to manufacturing defect

    Boeing grounds several 787 jets due to manufacturing defect

    Boeing has found manufacturing defects on some of its 787 long-range airliners in areas where parts of the fuselage are joined together, the latest setback for the aircraft maker whose 737 Max is still grounded after two deadly crashes. The company said Friday that eight planes must be inspected and repaired before they are allowed …
  • Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ jet and where it is now

    Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ jet and where it is now

    It hosted A-list celebrities, tycoons of industry and world leaders alike — but now Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express” because he allegedly used it as a flying underage-sex palace, is collecting dust at a Georgia airport, the Post has learned.  The Boeing 727 is parked in a long-term storage area at Brunswick …
  • Coronavirus forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747 jets

    Coronavirus forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747 jets

    The coronavirus crisis has forced British Airways’ jumbo jets into early retirement. The airline is grounding its fleet of Boeing 747s four years ahead of schedule because the pandemic has depressed demand for air travel. “It is sadly another difficult but necessary step as we prepare for a very different future,” British Airways Chairman and …
  • JetBlue will continue to block middle seats until at least September

    JetBlue will continue to block middle seats until at least September

    JetBlue has announced it will be extending its middle seat ban through summer. The carrier revealed Monday it will continue to block off middle seats on its larger aircraft and aisle seats on smaller planes in bookings through Sept. 8, in an update on its “Safety from the Ground Up” post about the steps JetBlue …
  • American Airlines not enforcing own mask policy, passenger claims

    American Airlines not enforcing own mask policy, passenger claims

    If he’d known his seatmate wouldn’t be required to wear a mask, this passenger says he would never have boarded the plane. After 55 days self-quarantined in California, Tony Scott decided to fly to Texas and quarantine with his son. “I haven’t seen him for like, six months, and I’m a consultant — I can …
  • Senators urge stricter FAA approvals for new airplane designs

    Senators urge stricter FAA approvals for new airplane designs

    Two key US senators are circulating a bipartisan draft bill that would reform how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new aircraft in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people. The measure seeks to eliminate the ability of aircraft makers like Boeing to unduly influence the certification process and marks …
  • Boeing deliveries hit 60-year low with just four planes shipped

    Boeing deliveries hit 60-year low with just four planes shipped

    Boeing deliveries worsened even further in May compared with April as the coronavirus pandemic’s crushing impact on airlines added to a year of crisis following the grounding of its 737 Max planes, company data showed on Tuesday. The US planemaker said it handed over just four planes in May, down from six it delivered in …
  • Trump Admin. Will Bar Chinese Airlines from Flying to U.S.

    Trump Admin. Will Bar Chinese Airlines from Flying to U.S.

    The Trump administration is planning to bar Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S., Reuters reported on Wednesday. The decision was reportedly made in response to China’s refusal to allow U.S. airlines to resume passenger service to Chinese airports. “We…conclude that the public interest requires the suspension of all Chinese carrier scheduled passenger air services …
  • Rolls-Royce axing 9,000 workers, mostly from civil aerospace

    Rolls-Royce axing 9,000 workers, mostly from civil aerospace

    Rolls-Royce plans to cut at least 9,000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to the UK economy and aviation industry dealt by the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which makes engines for planes such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus 350, said on Wednesday it could also close factories …