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Shifting Gears: A massive trucking bankruptcy, Tesla gets a string of wins, and a look into the post-car future

A trucking bankruptcy left drivers stranded nationwide, Elon Musk won his defamation case, Boeing's 737 drama continued, and more.
Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia's national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport

Airbus beat Boeing in the race to develop and sell a plane that can fly the world’s longest flights after Qantas’ 20-hour flights to Sydne...

Qantas was considering the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing's 777X program, the latter of which has been plagued by delays.
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max in the company's facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

American Airlines just cancelled Boeing 737 Max flights until April, as Boeing’s timeline for the jet’s return is thrown into further doub...

The airline became the first to pull the jet from its schedule into April, as the FAA says that Boeing's timeline is "not realistic."

The FAA calculated that Boeing’s 737 Max could crash a total of 15 times, killing more than 3,000 people, if it wasn’t grounded and fixed

If the Max suffered 15 crashes as bad as the two that actually happened, some 3,450 people would die, according to Business Insider's figures.
FAA administrator Stephen Dickson.

The FAA administrator and a Boeing whistleblower are testifying before Congress about the troubled 737 Max

The certification of the Boeing 737 Max, FAA plans going forward, and the culture at Boeing are among the topics on the agenda for Wednesday.

The FAA said the Boeing 737 Max had a high risk of crashing, but let the plane continue flying anyway

The November 2018 analysis found a likelihood for as many as 15 future crashes. However, the FAA allowed the 737 Max to continue flying.
Lightning is seen through the window of a plane in November 2010.

Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected

The FAA administrator will be questioned by Congress today over its certification of the change to the 787 Dreamliner as well as the 737 Max.

Inside the closed-door meeting where Boeing tried to reassure 737 Max stakeholders as the airlines and passengers get ready to fly the plane again

Business Insider spoke with people who attended the meetings, including the head of the American Airlines flight attendants' union.
Employees walk by the end of a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in March 2019. Ed Pierson worked at this factory.

A Boeing whistleblower says he tried to raise concerns about sloppy 737 Max production, but was ignored by the CEO, board, FAA, and NTSB

Ed Pierson told The New York Times and NBC News that employees on the Boeing 737 Max production line had been overworked and made mistakes.
American civil aviation and Boeing investigators search through the debris at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March 2019.

Boeing is promising 3 fixes to the faulty system behind the 737 Max crashes to let pilots stop it from forcing the plane into an unstoppable nosedive

MCAS, which was designed to automatically push the plane's nose down to stabilize it, was identified as a key factor in both 737 Max crashes.