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The FAA considered grounding 38 Southwest jets over incomplete maintenance records

The 38 jets, all bought from foreign airlines, have incomplete maintenance records, making it impossible to tell whether they meet safety standards.

Boeing’s latest crisis is growing after an airline found cracks on two 737 planes that weren’t due for inspection yet

Lion Air, the airline involved in the first 737 Max crash, has found cracks on some of its 737NG planes that were below an inspection threshold.
Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington.

Internal Boeing survey hints at a culture of rushing through aircraft safety features in the years before 2 fatal 737 Max crashes

News of the survey, reported by The Wall Street Journal, comes as internal messages suggest Boeing misled authorities about the 737 Max's safety.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at a press conference after Boeing's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago in April.

Boeing executives reportedly rejected a safety system in the 737 Max because it was too expensive

A senior Boeing engineer filed a complaint earlier this year saying executives opted for a cheaper solution, which affected safety.

A new NTSB report about the Boeing 737 Max crashes tells the FAA to change its scenarios for testing new planes

The report suggests that the FAA and Boeing assumed pilots would behave one way, when in reality multiple cockpit alarms made things different.

The 737 Max will be the safest plane in the skies once it starts flying again

The level of scrutiny with which the 737 Max and the process of fixing it have endured, and the existential need to get it right, give me confidence.

The airspace around Area 51 is being closed by the FAA ahead of the planned ‘Storm Area 51’ event

The original event has been canceled, but there are concerns that some people may show up at the restricted military outpost anyway.
Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. July 1, 2019. Picture taken July 1, 2019.

European regulators say they’ll test the fixed 737 Max themselves, rather than trusting the FAA’s findings

Global regulators usually defer to the agency from the plane-maker's home country, but the European agency is conducting its own 737 Max review.
Undelivered Boeing 737 Max planes sit idle at a Boeing property in Seattle, Washington, in August 2019.

The Boeing 737 Max could be grounded through the holidays thanks to a series of new delays, and airlines are cancelling thousands of flights because o...

Amid reports of new delays bringing the Boeing 737 Max back, American said it would cancel flights through December 3, and United through December 19.

Boeing shares slide as the latest 737 Max delay threatens holiday-season travel

Boeing's CEO said in August the jet is expected to hit skies in the fourth quarter, but recertification delays could keep the Max grounded into 2020.