July 15, 2024 6:51 am

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Boeing airplanes just as safe as Airbus despite media hype

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EVERETT—A Lynnwood Times study of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) incident records from 2014 to 2023 concludes that there is no statistically significant safety difference between US-related Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft. Boeing scrutiny and oversight After Alaska Airlines Flight 1282’s non-fatal incident involving a cabin door blowing off mid-flight on January 5, 2024, due to four […]

Boeing top executive announce retirements, search for new CEO

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ARLINGTON, Va.— Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun along with BCA president and board chair announce resignations on Monday, March 25, after a plethora of safety and quality incidents arising after the near-fatal Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 in-flight mid-cabin door blowout in January. “The eyes of the world are on us, and I know we […]

Missing bolts in door plug installation of Alaska flight 1282 led to blowout, NTSB finds

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WASHINGTON D.C.—The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on February 6, released its preliminary findings in the Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 incident involving a mid-cabin door blowing off mid-flight on January 5, 2024. In that report it was found that four key bolts were missing from the cabin door, which prevent upward movement to the aircraft’s […]

FAA grounds all US-operated Boeing 737-9 MAX effective immediately

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on January 6 the temporary grounding of all U.S.-operated Boeing 737-9 airplanes with a mid-cabin door plug installed for immediate inspections. “The FAA is requiring immediate inspections of certain Boeing 737 MAX 9 planes before they can return to flight,” FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker said. “Safety will continue […]

Alaska Airlines plane door blows out in mid-air, makes emergency landing

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PORTLAND—Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 departing Portland International Airport to Ontario, California, on Friday night, made a return emergency landing after a rear mid-cabin exit door assembly separated from the fuselage in mid-air depressurizing the 10-week-old airplane. Alaska Airlines CEO, Ben Minicucci, announced the grounding of all 65 Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft for full maintenance and […]

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