By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post Published: June 11, 2019 WASHINGTON — Less than a week after pushing Boeing to release additional documents tied to the operation of the company’s troubled 737 Max jets, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio has scheduled a second hearing on the aircraft involved in two fatal crashes in less… Read More


Boeing’s Influence Can you imagine the amount of money flowing from Boeing to DC right now? During the 2018 election cycle, here were the donations from Boeing to members of the House Aviation Subcommittee: Republicans: Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) $9,700. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) $5,999. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) $6,000. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) $10,000. John Katko (R-New York) $15,400. Brian Mast (R-Florida) $7,681.… Read More


  FAA ‘credibility’ is now at stake Boeing now realizes that it needs more than executive spokespeople, lobbyists, and public relations specialists. It wants pilots and flight attendants to vouch for the MAX safety fixes. Boeing is desperate and does not want to wait the 6-12 months it would take to properly vet, test and… Read More


The Implications For Boeing FlyersRights.org’s President Paul Hudson, interviewed by  Corporate Crime Reporter  last week, assessed the threats Boeing is facing after the two deadly crashes within five months by its popular 737 MAX jets. Over the past 10 years in the United States, there have been 90 million commercial airline flights and only a handful of fatalities.… Read More


Boeing has gone all out to say it is updating software and the 737 MAXes will be back up in a few weeks. No problems anymore! But will people still refuse to board? No one wants to talk about that. What passengers now want to know is how to avoid that bad plane. Everyone who has watched… Read More


Boeing, Boeing, GONE! Last Wednesday, President Trump announced the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet in the United States, making it the last major country to take this step.   His statement came after days of turmoil that saw Boeing stock descend steadily while nation after nation moved to bar the fast-selling plane from flying.… Read More


  Serious problems were exposed this week by the Southwest Airline Pilots Association when the organization’s leader said that 80 percent of its maintenance is outsourced. This is far more than other airlines. United Airlines farms out 51 percent of maintenance, Alaska 49 percent, Delta 43 percent, and American 33 percent, the union said. Last Friday, Southwest… Read More


We live in an automated society.   In the 1800s, 90 percent of the population lived on farms; today it is around 1 percent.   We’re seeing jobs being automated away, and we adapt.   But what about fully automated flight controls? The October crash of a Lion Air jet off Indonesia, killing 189, raised questions about Boeing rapidly… Read More