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Boeing Charged With Criminal Fraud And Ordered To Pay Over $2.5 Billion Over 737 MAX

Just when you thought Boeing’s troubles with the 737 MAX were over, the U.S. Department of Justice delivers a whopper. The DOJ charged Boeing with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. The charges come nearly 22 months after the 737 was grounded following two crashes that killed 346 people.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Joe Biden’s Big Electric-Car Push Is Taking Shape

Volkswagen faces a Dieselgate legal setback, Boeing is still trying to come back from its 737 MAX disaster, and Jennifer Granholm. All that and more in The Morning Shift for December 17, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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American Airlines Is Pushing To Persuade You That Its 737 Max Planes Are Safe

American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas to Tulsa today, one of its first 737 Max flights in almost two years. A gaggle of media people were on board to record the occasion, part of an effort by American to ensure its customers that really, these planes are safe now. I’m guessing that […]

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Here’s Everything Boeing Did To Fix The 737 MAX After Two Deadly Crashes

American Airlines says it will start flying its Boeing 737 MAX airliners again on Dec. 29, marking the return of that troubled plane to commercial service after two disastrous crashes led to a 20-month grounding. The Federal Aviation Administration has now cleared the 737 MAX to fly, which made me wonder what changes…Read more… Continue […]

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The Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared To Fly Again But That Isn’t Terribly Reassuring

Over a year and a half ago the FAA grounded the Boeing 737 Max after two crashes that left 346 people dead. The failures on the 737 Max were later attributed to a “culture of concealment.” Today, the FAA lifted the grounding order on the 737 Max.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The TSA Is Finding Tons Of Guns On People Flying In The Pandemic (And They’re Almost All Loaded)

It’s safe to say, flying is already fairly stressful, even under normal circumstances. So it’s definitely about time for those bold enough to travel during a pandemic to dial up the number of guns they’re bringing through airport security. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The First Airplane To Fly In England Was Absolutely Ridiculous Looking

Most of us can roughly picture what the first real powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, looked like: two big parallel and rectangular wings, held in a flimsy-looking structure of wire and slats that held a prone Wright brother and an engine with a propeller. It’s general look sort of makes inherent sense when we think…Read […]

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Why the Covid-19 Related Drop in Air Travel Could Make Weather Forecasts Less Accurate

Amid the covid-19 pandemic, everyone’s cancelling their flights. To prevent the spread of the virus, countries are enforcing strict travel bans and encouraging social distancing, which means no air travel unless absolutely necessary. Airlines are taking huge hits: Southwest’s planes are just 20 percent full, Delta’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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