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Boeing Hit with $2.5 Billion Criminal Penalty to Resolve Criminal Charges Brought by U.S. Justice Department Regarding Company’s Conspiracy to Defraud FAA in Connection with Dangerous MAX Aircraft; Families Disgusted by Lack of Accountability and Justice

Boeing agreed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to pay a mere $243.6 million fine to settle criminal conspiracy charges, plus compensation to victims families and airline customers, ending a roughly two-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Justice Department, but the families who lost loved ones saw little justice in this rushed criminal settlement process that excluded them. Government officials said Boeing employees concealed information about its 737...
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First Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flight Flies December 29, 2020; Victims’ Families of Ethiopian Crash Remain Steadfast in Their Distrust of Safety of the Aircraft

Families of victims of the Boeing crash of a 737 Max in Ethiopia continue to warn the public about the lack of safety protocols and the flawed design of the aircraft that is set to take its first commercial flight on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recent approval to return the aircraft to service in the United States. Families who...
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Canada Approves Design Changes to Boeing 737 MAX; Families of Ethiopian Crash Continue to Point out Deficiencies of the MAX Aircraft

The Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) announced on Thursday, 12/17/2020 that the approval of design changes to the Boeing 737 MAX in a first step toward bringing the aircraft back to that country's skies after a near two-year flight ban. The 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019 following two tragic crashes of the new aircraft that killed 346 people due to defects in the...
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Ungrounding of Boeing MAX Aircraft: Questionable Future

By John V. Kalantzis and Tracy A. Brammeier [caption id="attachment_35082" align="alignleft" width="225"] John V. Kalantzis[/caption] The crashes of Lion Air flight JT610 in October 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 in March 2019, both Boeing 737 MAX planes, were initiated by a single malfunctioning sensor, which led to the pilots fighting a new flight control system that forced the planes into a deadly nosedive minutes...
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ET302 Families React to Boeing/American Airlines Promotional Flight as Media Stunt

Boeing and American Airlines will be hosting a 737 MAX 8 marketing event on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, that involves flying reporters and videographers on the aircraft. The MAX fleet was grounded for 20 months following two crashes of the dangerous plane that killed 346 people in two separate crashes within five months. Reporters will be flown round trip from Dallas, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
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