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Boeing’s Chun Succeeds Mills as Top Communications Executive

Boeing’s Chun Succeeds Mills as Top Communications Executive

Boeing announced the appointment of Conrad Chun to the position of as vice president of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes on Tuesday.
Mr. Chun succeeds Linda Mills, who is leaving the company.  He will reportto Anne Toulouse, the company’s senior vice president of communications, and to Stan Deal, the unit’s CEO.
Ms. Mills’ exit comes on the heels of the appointment of the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, Stan Deal.  She is …

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Saying it is  “confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” Boeing indicated Monday that it hopes to begin deliveries of 737 Max aircraft to airlines before the end of 2019 even if the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t at that point approved new pilot training procedures, adding it expects a return to commercial service for the 737 in January.
The company identified five “key milestones” that …

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the three major operators of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, announced that they have delayed the restarting flights of the aircraft until March 2020.
The move means that the plane will have been grounded for almost a year at that point if, in fact, it is cleared for flights at that time.
American set the date to restart 737 Max operations as March 5, …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

Pan Am 747 Exhibit Opens in New York Celebrating the ‘Queen of the Skies’ 50th

The Boeing 747 – often referred to as the Queen of the Skies – went into service nearly half a century ago with launch customer Pan Am. While the airline shut down in 1991, the Pan Am Museum, located in Garden City, New York, is celebrating with a special exhibition The Boeing 747: A Jumbo Jet Story. The exhibition opened on Saturday with a preview for donors.
Since its launch in …

Boeing Plans Changes to 737 Max Software as Indonesian Investigators Release Lion Air Crash Findings

Boeing said Friday it is addressing the findings and recommendations made by Indonesian investigators who were looking into the causes of Lion Air flight 610 to make certain “that this never happens again.”
“We commend Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee for its extensive efforts to determine the facts of this accident, the contributing factors to its cause and recommendations aimed toward our common goal,” the airplane manufacturer said in a statement.
Flight …

Report: Lion Air Boeing 737 Max Crash Caused by a Series of Failures

Report: Lion Air Boeing 737 Max Crash Caused by a Series of Failures

The investigation by Indonesian authorities into the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 held that design flaws in Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, maintenance issues, regulatory lapses, and false assumptions about pilots’ responses to new systems were to blame.
The aircraft crashed in part because pilots were never trained on how to respond to a malfunction of the Boeing 737 Max’s new flight control system, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS.  …