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  • Alaska Airlines Boeing jet experiences flooding, turns around during flight from Hawaii to Anchorage

    04/03/2024 5:19:08 PM PDT · by libh8er · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4.3.2024 | Pilar Arias
    An Alaska Airlines flight from Honolulu to Anchorage, Alaska, had to turn around after a malfunctioning bathroom sink flooded the cabin of the Boeing 737 Max 9 jet, according to reports. The flight took off at 10:16 p.m. Friday, according to FlightAware. When the water began leaking about 90 minutes into the flight, the captain of Alaska Airlines Flight 828 decided to turn around, according to the Daily Mail. The plane landed back at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport two hours and 18 minutes after initial takeoff. "There was probably two to four inches of standing water that swooshed out...
  • Confirmed: The Boeing Blowout Plane Had Missing Bolts

    02/07/2024 8:19:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    Continuing our ongoing coverage of Boeing's "flying junkyards," the investigation into the blowout of a door plug on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 over Portland last month is still ongoing. FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker said yesterday that the investigation will take six weeks to complete in full and the company is roughly halfway through the process. But Boeing is already releasing some of their preliminary findings, including photographs of some of the inspections being done. One of these photos has led investigators to confirm earlier suspicions that four main bolts used to fasten the door plug in place were not even...
  • New quality glitch to delay some Boeing 737 MAX deliveries: Supplier Spirit AeroSystems Discovers Two Mis-drilled Holes on Some Fuselages.

    02/05/2024 6:58:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/05/2024 | Tim Hepher and Valerie Insinna
    Boeing Co. , said on Sunday it will have to do more work on about 50 undelivered 737 MAX airplanes, potentially delaying some near-term deliveries, after its supplier Spirit AeroSystems , discovered two mis-drilled holes on some fuselages. Boeing confirmed the findings in response to a Reuters query after industry sources said an "edge margin", or spacing problem, had been found in holes drilled on a window frame on some jets. Boeing, which has been under fire from regulators and airlines since the Jan. 5 blowout of a door plug on a 737 MAX 9, said safety was unaffected and...
  • Ex-Boeing Manager Issues a Dire Warning to Travelers Regarding the 737 Max 9

    01/31/2024 8:22:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/31/2024 | Matt Vespa
    Boeing has had a tumultuous month with a series of public relations disasters that sunk its market price and placed lives at risk. It began when a piece of a door panel blew off a 737 Max 9 aircraft on a routine flight from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California. It led to a temporary grounding of the 737 Max 9, which, upon further inspection, was discovered to have numerous issues, not least being that bolts needed to be tightened.The Federal Aviation Administration later issued an indefinite grounding of the 737 Max 9 and an audit of Boeing’s manufacturing process. This...
  • Boeing's 737 Max 9 could return to service FRIDAY, despite fears jet is riddled with flaws after door plug blowout: So, would YOU fly on one?

    01/25/2024 1:15:33 PM PST · by libh8er · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1.25.2024 | Rachel Bowman
    Boeing's 737 Max 9 planes could be back in the air as soon as Friday despite serious safety concerns among airlines and passengers - with American Airlines' boss warning Thursday that the aircraft maker needs to 'get its act together'. The FFA approved an inspection and maintenance process that will allow the Max 9 aircrafts to return to service - but said it will not approve any requests from Boeing to expand production of its killer jets. All Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft were grounded following the harrowing Alaska Airlines blowout that forced an emergency landing when a door fell...
  • Alaska Airlines Blowout Reveals Cockpit Door Vulnerability on Boeing Jet

    01/09/2024 1:34:04 PM PST · by billorites · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2024 | Nancy Keates & Benjamin Katz
    After an emergency exit-sized hole opened in the side of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 at 16,000 feet, a separate chaotic episode erupted when the cockpit door mysteriously flew open. That meant the pilots were subjected to the deafening wind and noise from the back of the plane—and also made the cockpit accessible to anyone inclined to try to force their way in. What the flight crew didn’t know at the time, federal investigators said Monday, was that it was supposed to happen that way. What the flight crew didn’t know at the time, federal investigators said Monday, was that it...
  • United Airlines confirm inspections have found loose bolts on the 737 MAX 9

    01/08/2024 1:23:14 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 118 replies
    Update: United Airlines confirm inspections have found loose bolts on the 737 MAX 9 “Since we began preliminary inspections on Saturday, we have found instances that appear to relate to installation issues in the door plug – for example, bolts that needed additional tightening.”
  • Boeing falls 6% after warning that production problem will likely slow deliveries of 737 Max planes

    04/14/2023 7:51:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/13/2023 | Sara Salinas
    Boeing on Thursday warned it will likely have to reduce deliveries of its 737 Max airplane in the near term because of a problem with a part made by supplier Spirit AeroSystems . Boeing said its supplier informed the company a “non-standard” manufacturing process was used on two fittings in aft fuselages. It said the issue affects certain 737 Max 8 planes, the company’s most popular model, with customers including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines . It also affects certain 737 Max 7, the 737 8200 and P-8 planes. Boeing said the problem was not an “immediate safety of flight...
  • What Is Really Going On: Big Aerospace, Defense Giant Boeing Gets The Kind Of Deal From Federal Prosecutors Jeffrey Epstein Got In 2008

    01/27/2023 12:59:58 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/27/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    "In an unusual proceeding for a corporation accused of a crime, Boeing officials were arraigned Thursday in a federal courtroom in Fort Worth for the company's actions leading to two plane crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 passengers and crew. Boeing was charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government for allegedly skirting safety rules when introducing its 737 MAX jets. The arraignment before US District Judge Reed O'Connor took place two years after the company entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice..." Texas Tribune Story 1/26/2023 When folks...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 1/26/2023 Boeing Charged With One Count In Deferred Prosecution Deal Over 737 MAX, More Russian Strikes In Ukraine Slow Rail Traffic, Censoring Judge In Brazil Fines Telegram

    01/26/2023 8:52:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/26/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    In Israel a rocket barrage coming in the south early Friday morning from Gaza... In the Russia-Ukraine conflict a Russian official disputing the accuracy of an International Atomic Energy Agency report that there were "powerful blasts" near the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant... Violence and mayhem in Haiti today with six police officers killed an armed men swarming around the international airport... An arraignment in a federal courtroom in Fort Worth, Texas today for Boeing. Under a deferred prosecution agreement the military industrial giant facing one charge of fraud for the company's actions leading to deadly plane crashes in Indonesia and...
  • New Netflix Documentary Explores Causes Behind Two Boeing 737 Crashes

    02/23/2022 3:22:30 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 53 replies
    LAD Bible ^ | Feb 2022 | Jess Hardiman
    A chilling new documentary exploring two high-profile Boeing 737 plane crashes that took place within a matter of months is out on Netflix now, with many viewers saying they were left 'speechless' and 'enraged' by the powerful film. Downfall: The Case Against Boeing delves into the the ‘negligence and corporate greed' behind the two devastating crashes – one in October 2018 that saw a Lion Air flight plummet into the Java Sea, killing 189 passengers and crew, and a second that followed just five months later in Ethiopia, killing 157. Billed by the streaming service as a ‘searing investigation of...
  • Hoping for recovery, Boeing bosses look to the future, deflect questions on the 737 MAX crashes

    01/05/2022 3:36:58 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Jan 4 2022 | Dominic Gates
    After almost three years of crisis, with Boeing still facing immense challenges, two top Boeing leaders in exclusive interviews laid out their strategy: hunker down, fix the litany of current problems and rely on a revamp of the company’s engineering culture to restore Boeing’s stained reputation. Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal said Boeing, for all its current problems, is in a better position than it was a year ago. “We see a much clearer path” in 2022, he said. Boeing Chief Engineer Greg Hyslop said recovery begins with the company’s 52,000 engineering staff. “We’re going to lead with engineering excellence,”...
  • Federal prosecutors 'will criminally charge a former Boeing test pilot' they suspect of misleading FAA regulators about 737 MAX safety issues

    09/17/2021 4:37:14 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 01:43 EDT, 17 September 2021 | UPDATED: 01:49 EDT, 17 September 2021 | By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Federal prosecutors are preparing to criminally charge a former Boeing pilot who is suspected of misleading regulators about safety issues during the approval process for the troubled 737 MAX, according to a new report.Mark Forkner, Boeing's 737 MAX chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, could face charges in the next few weeks, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Prosecutors have been probing whether Forkner intentionally lied to the Federal Aviation Administration about the nature of new flight control software on the jet, which suffered two deadly crashes within months, killing 346 people.Forkner's attorney David Gerger...
  • Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing over price dispute

    09/06/2021 12:12:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | SEP 6 2021
    BLIN – Boeing faces a standoff with one of its biggest customers after Ireland’s Ryanair said it had ended talks over a purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets worth tens of billions of dollars due to differences over price. The rare decision to go public over big-ticket airplane negotiations comes after months of wrangling that had already delayed a deal for the largest version of the 737 MAX when Ryanair re-ordered a smaller model in December. A large new Ryanair order would provide a boost to the U.S. plane maker as it rebuilds confidence in the MAX, grounded for 20...
  • Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in ocean near Honolulu; 2 rescued

    07/02/2021 8:38:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 2021 | Associated Press
    A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board have been rescued. The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 cargo aircraft in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • United Airlines orders 270 jets, its biggest aircraft purchase ever

    06/29/2021 10:09:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 29, 2021 | Chris Isidore,
    The list price for the 270 jets totals about $35 billion. Airlines typically pay only a fraction of list prices — and because this is still not a good time for aircraft sales, United is paying far below half of the list price. United is likely getting an especially significant discount, on the 200 Boeing (BA) 737 Max jets that makes up the bulk of the order. The rest of the order is for 70 Airbus (EADSF) A321neo aircraft. United will use most of the jets ordered Tuesday to replace 200 smaller regional jets that carry about 50 passengers each,...
  • Boeing Offloads Unclaimed MAX Jets as Air Travel Recovers

    06/11/2021 7:53:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2021 9:05 am ET | Andrew Tangel and Alison Sider
    A faster-than-expected recovery in domestic air travel is helping Boeing Co. find new homes for unclaimed 737 MAX jets whose buyers walked away or collapsed during the pandemic. The Covid-19 vaccine-fueled travel rebound in the U.S. and some other parts of the world has left the Chicago-based plane maker with around 10 stored MAX aircraft needing buyers, people familiar with the matter said. Last July, it counted around 100. While previous travel rebounds have been cut short by new waves of infections and restrictions, airline executives are more confident now that the recovery has begun in earnest and their finances...
  • Boeing's 737 Max aircraft under scrutiny AGAIN

    06/07/2021 11:38:32 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | May 2021 | Theo Leggett
    Little more than six months after Boeing's 737 Max was cleared to fly again by US regulators, the aircraft finds itself under intense scrutiny once again. The discovery of a potential electrical problem last month led to the renewed grounding of more than 100 aeroplanes, belonging to 24 airlines around the world. Deliveries of many more new aircraft have been suspended. Boeing and the US regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration say they are working closely to address the issue. But the affair has given new energy to critics who claim the 737 Max was allowed back into service prematurely -...
  • Boeing’s new 737 Max problem is ‘easy fix,’ analyst says

    04/09/2021 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Shadylake · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/9/2021 | Claudia Assis
    Boeing Co. stock traded lower Friday after the aerospace and defense company late Thursday flagged a new problem with 737 Max jets, with at least one Wall Street analyst saying that a fix would be easy and cause “minimal disruption” for Boeing customers.
  • Southwest Airlines agrees to buy 100 of Boeing’s smallest 737 Max model

    03/29/2021 6:39:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnbc ^ | MAR 29 20214:39 PM EDT | Leslie Josephs
    The Dallas-based low-cost airline said under the agreement it would also convert 70 of its firm orders for Max 8 planes to the smallest and slower-selling jets, the Max 7s. It also added 155 options for 737 Max 7 or Max 8 airplanes through 2029. Southwest, which operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet, said its order, the largest Max sale since two crashes caused a worldwide grounding in March 2019, is a vote of confidence in the planes. U.S. regulators lifted the 20-month grounding of the 737 Max in November and many other countries have followed suit since then. The carrier...