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Boeing boosts Robotic Skies drone servicing venture

Boeing’s venture capital arm is leading an investment round for Robotic Skies, a New Mexico-based startup that offers a global network of repair stations for drones. Other investors in the round include Thayer Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital and KickStart Seed Fund. … Continue reading

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Boeing says 737 MAX software update is done

Two months after a pair of catastrophic crashes led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets worldwide, the company says it has finished work on a software update aimed at heading off future safety issues with an automatic flight control … Continue reading

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Donald Trump gives 737 MAX advice to … Boeing?

In addition to praising Tiger Woods and pillorying Democrats, President Donald Trump had some words of advice on Twitter for Boeing, which is dealing with federal investigations in the wake of two catastrophic 737 MAX crashes. “What do I know … Continue reading

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Boeing will cut back on 737 MAX production

Boeing will reduce its monthly production rate for its single-aisle 737 jets from 52 to 42, starting in mid-April, CEO Dennis Muilenburg said today. In a statement, Muilenburg said he’s also asked the company’s board of directors to establish an … Continue reading

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Concerns about 737 MAX procedures deepen

Readings from the recorders recovered from last month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet reportedly suggest that the pilots tried using the recommended procedure for overriding a balky automated flight control system — but that the system … Continue reading

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737 MAX hearings focus on training and FAA’s role

Were airline pilots adequately trained on a catastrophic scenario involving the automatic flight control system for Boeing’s 737 MAX airplanes? And did the Federal Aviation Administration cede too much of its responsibility to Boeing when the system was certified as … Continue reading

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Indonesian airline wants to cancel 737 MAX order

Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, is saying it wants to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, citing the effect of two catastrophic crashes on passenger confidence. The order, announced in 2014, has a list-price value of roughly $6 … Continue reading

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