Amid DOJ fraud suit, Boeing is set to buy back Spirit Aerosystems

Jul 1, 2024
Spinning it off was supposed to boost profits. Buying it back is supposed to help Boeing regain control of the process.
Two recent fatal crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts resulted in a DOJ investigation into the plane manufacturer.
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Activist investor says Southwest Airlines is underperforming

Jun 10, 2024
The airline's had a bumpy ride since multitudes of passengers were stranded by bad weather and an aged computer system.
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Boeing failures are a case study of America's manufacturing "dark age"

Apr 24, 2024
A century ago, U.S manufacturers were run by engineers. Now leadership suites are distant from factory floors, says journalist Jerry Useem.
Jerry Useem attributes much of America's loss of manufacturing excellence to the replacement of engineers by financial managers in corporate leadership.
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Delays in Boeing deliveries bring voluntary unpaid time off for United's pilots

Apr 4, 2024
United and Southwest have also paused hiring because of the delivery delays. Higher airfares could be on the way.
United Airlines has paused its hiring of pilots and is offering pilots voluntary unpaid time off in May due to Boeing aircraft production issues.
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How does an airline expert feel about traveling on Boeing planes?

Mar 29, 2024
Another CEO at Boeing is out after its planes have faced a series of safety-related issues. Experts say flying is still safe, but the company culture needs an overhaul.
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 taxis at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday in Seattle, Washington.
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How safety concerns over Boeing planes affect the air travel industry

Mar 11, 2024
Many travelers still prioritize the cost of travel over which airplane they will fly in.
A National Transportation Safety Board handout shows the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 in which a door panel blew out midair. The January incident is now being investigated by the Justice Department.
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Boeing timeline: What led to the problems with the 737 Max?

Jan 23, 2024
Some trace Boeing's problems back to the '90s.
After two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max 8 in 2019, Boeing has only reported two profitable quarters.
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How flight attendants are feeling after the Alaska Airlines accident

"The staffing for flight attendants, especially domestically, is at FAA minimums," said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. "Our jobs are harder than they've ever been."
"The staffing for flight attendants, especially domestically, is at FAA minimums," said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.
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What passengers need to know about the Boeing Max 9 safety issues

Jan 10, 2024
A door plug recently blew off a Max 9 plane, prompting concerns about whether fliers should board these planes.
An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane sits at a gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 6, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. Alaska Airlines grounded its 737 MAX 9 planes after part of a fuselage blew off during a flight from Portland, Oregon to Ontario, California.
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