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Biden’s FAA Doubling Down on ‘Unruly Passengers’ on Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is doubling down after it issued a “no tolerance” rule in January targeting “unruly” airline passengers, a phenomenon associated with the strict coronavirus regulations for fliers, including continually wearing a mask while at airports and on planes.

An officer from the Airport District Police of Miami International Airport removes passenger Dontavious Jackson (2nd R) from a United Airlines flight in Miami, on March 17, 2021, after Jackson was accused of wrongdoing by another passenger. - Jackson was later let go based on various eye witness statements from …

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

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.

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 Seeks $10 Billion Loan During 737 Max Crisis

Aircraft giant Boeing is now seeking $10 billion in loans in the aftermath of the 737 Max crisis. The flawed 737 Max fleet suffered two fatal crashes that claimed the lives of all passengers and crew on board before being grounded by the FAA and other global air traffic authorities.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Boeing Considers Cutting Back on 737 Max Production

Boeing announced this week that it is considering cutting back on the production of the 737 Max airplane. The announcement comes amidst internal concerns that the FAA not ready to approve the 737 Max fleet for commercial flights.

The Associated Press