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Boeing Takes Steps to Unify and Increase Focus on Safety

Boeing Takes Steps to Unify and Increase Focus on Safety

Embattled aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced a series of steps it will take to bolster the company’s internal safety culture.
The move was announced by Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, who said he would centralize safety oversight at the company under the newly created Product and Services Safety Organization. The new group will be headed by Beth Pasztor, a veteran Boeing executive, who will report to Boeing Chief Engineer Greg Hyslop and a …

NTSB: Boeing Didn’t Adequately Plan for Pilot Response to Potential 737 Max System Failures

NTSB: Boeing Didn’t Adequately Plan for Pilot Response to Potential 737 Max System Failures

The National Transportation Safety Board released formal safety recommendations as an outcome of its investigation of two fatal Boeing 737 Max hull losses.
The report calls for significant changes in how the Federal Aviation Administration evaluates a new aircraft for certification, stating that the agency was not taking variances in pilot behavior fully into consideration and stating that the tests used to initially certify an aircraft to carry passengers were unrealistic.
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American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max to Early December

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max to Early December

American Airlines said Sunday that it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early December.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through December 3. United has cancelled all …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until December 19, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the six-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The three U.S. airlines …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2019

August is the eighth month of the year in both the Juliana and Gregorian calendars, and is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The month was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest triumphs including the conquest of Egypt took place in this month.
August …

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …