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4 August 2020

FAA issues Boeing 737 MAX proposed Airworthiness Directive

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 4 August 2020

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a Boeing 737 MAX airworthiness directive (AD) (PDF) as another step to clear the grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets for flight again.

FAA proposes $5.4 million civil penalty against Boeing over nonconforming slat tracks on 737 MAX

12 January 2020

The FAA proposes a $5.4 million civil penalty against Boeing for allegedly installing nonconforming slat tracks on approximately 178 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification.

Finland concludes serious loss of separation incident at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

23 December 2019

The Safety Investigation Authority of Finland (SIAF) concluded their investigation into a serious loss of separation incident at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in which a Boeing 737-900 was late in vacating the runway after landing with a 737 MAX following behind.

Indonesia published final report on the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX JT610 accident

25 October 2019

Indonesia published their final report on the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX JT610 accident.

International panel releases review of FAA’s Boeing 737 MAX flight control system certification process

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 12 October 2019

The international team of experts convened by the FAA to review their Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System certification process in the wake of two fatal accidents, has released its findings and recommendations.

NTSB issues 7 safety recommendations to FAA related to Boeing 737 MAX crash investigations

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 26 September 2019

The NTSB issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of their support in the investigations of two Boeing 737 MAX accidents.

FAA: Some Boeing 737NG and MAX aircraft may have improperly manufactured leading edge slat tracks

3 June 2019

Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

FAA publishes draft report on Boeing 737 MAX MCAS changes

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 17 April 2019

The FAA published a draft report from the Boeing 737 MAX Flight Standardization Board, after reviewing changes made by Boeing to the aircraft’s MCAS.

Ethiopia releases preliminary report on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident

4 April 2019

Ethiopia released the preliminary report of the investigation into the accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

U.S. announces Special Committee to review FAA’s aircraft certification process

26 March 2019

The U.S. DoT announced the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the procedures of the FAA for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX.