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STORIES Mar 20, 2024 Boeing's Blame Game: A History of Shifting Responsibility After Crashes Boeing has been experiencing high pressure and complications due to accidents and a lack of safety culture. Boeing CEO David Calhoun appeared in an interview with the New York Times in 2020. When asked to accept the blame for the fatal 737 MAX crashes, he avoided answering the question by stating whether U.S. pilots could have avoided them. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 10, 2024 Five Years Later: How Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Highlighted the Boeing 737 MAX's Issues Five years have elapsed since the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. This was the second fatal incident within five months involving a 737 MAX. Shortly after Flight 302's demise, a two-year-long worldwide 737 MAX grounding went into effect. Such an extensive grounding highlighted various issues about the MAX and was dedicated to improving the aircraft's control systems before it returned to service. Read More →
NEWS Mar 09, 2024 U.S. Department of Justice Opens Criminal Investigation into Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 Incident The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a criminal investigation into the incident involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. The DOJ announced this investigation on March 9, over two months after the incident occurred. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 NTSB Investigating Stuck Rudder From Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft in Newark A United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX recently experienced "stuck" rudder pedals shortly after landing, prompting the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 08, 2024 United Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway upon Landing in Houston United Airlines has suffered the fourth major technical incident in one week when on March 8, a United 737 MAX 8 has suffered a landing gear failure and runway excursion on landing in Houston (IAH). No passengers or crew were injured in the incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed: Passengers Claim Alaska Airlines and Boeing Put Lives at Risk Three passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1812, which had an incident involving a door plug blowing off mid-flight in January, are suing the airline and Boeing for $1 billion. The case includes negligence for allegedly ignoring the signs of an impending incident. Read More →
NEWS Feb 29, 2024 U.S. Justice Department Launches Investigation into Boeing's Door Plug Incident In January, just days before the expiration of a crucial deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice (DOJ), a mid-air incident involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 reignited concerns about the company's safety practices and compliance with the agreement. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Boeing Replaces Head of 737 MAX Program After Series of Failures Boeing has been going through a lot of turbulence over the past five years, especially over the past two months.┬áThis rough patch for the once-dominant aircraft manufacturer can mainly be attributed to controversies surrounding one of its newest airplanes:┬áthe Boeing 737 MAX. On February 21, Boeing disclosed that the head of the 737 MAX program is leaving the company. Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 FAA Investigating Incident Involving Two Men Fighting on Southwest Airlines Flight to Hawaii The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight to Hawaii on February 12. Two passengers onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1288 (WN 1288) from Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) when two men started arguing and throwing punches at each other. This disturbance prompted the cabin crew and passengers surrounding the two unruly passengers to step in and break up the fight before it escalated further. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 12, 2024 Allegiant Air Announces Boeing 737 MAX Destinations and New Summer Routes On February 12, Allegiant Air revealed the initial routes for its upcoming Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. In addition, the American low-cost carrier announced ten new nonstop routes to 14 cities across the United States that will launch in the summer. Read More →