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How should the FAA regulate commercial spaceflight?

Jul 26, 2021
The industry's growth raises questions about how the FAA manages spaceports and their impact on surrounding communities.
Kevin Lang, vice president of the Little Cumberland homeowners association in Georgia, has been fighting a spaceport proposal that would involve launching rockets over members' homes.
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Can $8B in grants smooth out U.S. airports' uneven recovery?

Jun 23, 2021
Passenger numbers are bouncing back. But for business destinations and international hubs, the recovery is taking longer.
The United Airlines check-in counter at San Francisco International.
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U.S. approves return of Boeing's 737 Max airplane

Airlines using Boeing's 737 Max will have to get FAA approval for pilot training programs and complete required maintenance.
The plane had been grounded after a pair of deadly crashes revealed design flaws and trouble in the air certification process.
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Boeing, FAA failures at fault for deadly 737 Max crashes, Congress finds

Those in charge didn't necessarily understand everything about the plane's design or the safety lapses.
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Boeing 737 Max test flights set to begin

Jun 29, 2020
Air safety regulators say Boeing can start test flights of its grounded 737 Max jets.
Two 737 Max planes crashed in late 2018 and March of 2019, killing 346 people.
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Boeing will halt production of the 737 Max

Dec 16, 2019
The aircraft maker has continued to pump out the beleaguered planes, even though it can't deliver them.
Will the 737 Max fly again?
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Boeing troubles spill over into U.S. economy

Oct 21, 2019
The longer the company's 737 Max jet stays grounded, the more impact Boeing suppliers and customers feel.
Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 is rolled out for the media at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
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What impact is the 737 Max grounding having on Boeing?

Jul 24, 2019
Boeing's 737 Max jets have been grounded since March. The repercussions are starting to add up for the plane maker and its airline customers.
Nadia Milleron, mother of Ethiopian Air crash victim Samya Stumo, shows a photograph of crash victim Julia Mwashi of Kenya during a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 Max airplane on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Boeing has a new problem

Jun 27, 2019
The problem appears to be related to how pilots can control the jet if the system that automatically pushes its nose down malfunctions.
At Boeing's Renton, Washington, factory, 737 Max airplanes are still coming off assembly lines at a record rate.
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Boeing liabilities could grow with grounding of Max fleet

Mar 14, 2019
The entire fleet remains grounded in the U.S.
Tails of Boeing 737 aircraft are pictured at Boeing Field, on March 16, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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