FAA Won’t Clear 737 Max Fixes Until 2020, Agency Chief Says

U.S. government approvals needed to return Boeing Co.’s 737 Max to the skies won’t be completed until 2020, the top U.S. aviation regulator said Wednesday, dashing the company’s hopes to complete key milestones this year needed to end the aircraft’s nine-month grounding. “If you do the math, it’s going to extend into 2020,” Federal Aviation […]

HNA’s SR Technics Sale Draws Airbus, Hainan Province

HNA Group Co.’s sale of its majority stake in Swiss aircraft-maintenance firm SR Technics has attracted interest from companies including Airbus SE as well as the government of China’s Hainan province, according to people familiar with the matter. Other aircraft maintenance and repair organizations, known as MROs, have also expressed interest in acquiring SR Technics, […]

Boeing surges most since June on optimism over MAX comeback

(Bloomberg) – Boeing Co. jumped after providing more detail on how the 737 MAX will return to the skies – even as the company backed away from earlier assurances that the grounded jet would win full regulatory approval by year-end. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is on track to certify redesigned flight-control software by mid-December, […]

Boeing CEO, Removed as Chairman, Near Last Chance on 737 Max

(Bloomberg) — The clock is ticking ever more loudly for Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg as the grounding of the 737 Max hits the seven-month mark. The board removed him as chairman Oct. 11 after the close of the workweek, saying the change would enable Muilenburg to focus on returning Boeing’s best-selling jet […]

UPS seeks airline-type status for long-distance drone deliveries

United Parcel Service is seeking approval to operate delivery drones under the same rules as a private jet service, unlocking the potential to carry health-care packages over long distances between hospitals. The company is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to obtain Part 135 certification this year, a step toward freeing it from current commercial […]
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