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Amazon Buys Passenger Jets from Delta, WestJet to Carry Cargo

Amazon announced this week that it is purchasing Boeing airliners from Delta and WestJet and converting them from passenger planes to cargo jets to assist with a surge in online shopping. Amazon’s purchase of 11 Boeing 767-300 passenger jets is a sign of both its increasing dominance in the American economy as well as the airline’s struggles in the era of lockdowns.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Financial Analysts Forecast Bleak Future for Boeing

Financial analysts are concerned about the future of Boeing after two years of financial hardship. Boeing has struggled financially as a result of the. international grounding of the 737 Max fleet and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Boeing planes sit on the assembly line at the company’s 737 plant in Renton, Wash.

Senate Report: Boeing ‘Inappropriately Influenced’ FAA on 737 Max Safety Tests

A new report published by the Senate Commerce Committee alleges that Boeing  “inappropriately influenced” FAA test pilots during flight simulations. The interference allegedly took place when test pilots attempted to interact with the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), the same function that led to two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) said: “Our findings are troubling. The report details a number of significant examples of lapses in aviation safety oversight and failed leadership in the FAA. It is clear that the agency requires consistent oversight to ensure their work to protect the flying public is executed fully and correctly.”

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Boeing Freezes Employee Raises, Says Recovery Will Take 3 Years

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun announced this week that the aircraft manufacturer will indefinitely freeze salary increases for employees. Boeing suffered financially in 2020 as a result of both the 737 Max crisis and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Calhoun claims that it “may be three more years until we achieve a full recovery.”

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

CNBC: Self-Regulation at Boeing May Have Prolonged 737 Max Crisis

A new report published this week by CNBC dives into the conditions at Boeing and the FAA that led to and prolonged the 737 Max crisis. The 737 Max fleet was grounded by aviation authorities around the world after two fatal crashes that occurred in 2018 and 2019. Both crashes, which were caused by a flaw in the fleet’s flight systems, claimed the lives of all passengers and crew on board.

Boeing planes sit on the assembly line at the company’s 737 plant in Renton, Wash.

Brazilian Airline GOL Will Resume Boeing 737 Max Flights This Week

The Brazilian airline GOL will resume Boeing 737 Max passenger flights on Wednesday. The flights will mark the fleet’s first passenger flight in nearly two years. The 737 Max fleet was grounded by aviation officials around the world after two fatal crashes that occurred in 2018 and 2019.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

American Airlines to Fly 737 Max Test Flights Carrying Only Employees

American Airlines announced over the weekend that it will charter five flights on the infamous Boeing 737 Max carrying only its own employees as part of a trial program. The FAA approved the fleet for a return to the airways in November following a 20-month hiatus that occurred after two fatal crashes that occurred in 2018 and 2019.

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 13: A grounded American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 is towed to another location at Miami International Airport on March 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. American Airlines is reported to say that it will ground its fleet of 24 Boeing 737 Max planes and it plans …

Boeing Sells Zero Airplanes in October

Boeing received zero orders for aircraft in the month of October. Despite the setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, European competitor Airbus received 11 new orders in the month of October.

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Report: FAA Could Approve Boeing 737 Max for Flight This Month

The FAA may soon be issuing its stamp of approval on the Boeing 737 Max fleet, which has undergone intensive safety overhauls after it was involved in two crashes that claimed the lives of 346 people. The fleet was grounded by aviation authorities in countries around the globe shortly thereafter.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Boeing and Airbus Study How Coronavirus Behaves in Planes

Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus announced this week that they are conducting tests to determine how the Chinese virus behaves on airplanes in flight. Their efforts, along with work by the FAA and CDC, are concentrated on ensuring safe flights as the public returns to the skies.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Boeing Finds Two More Software Flaws in 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing announced this week that it has discovered two additional software flaws in its troubled 737 Max line that must be fixed before the fleet returns to the air. Major nations around the globe grounded the 737 Max fleet in 2019 after it was involved in two fatal crashes that claimed the lives of all passengers and crew on board.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes