Airlines

The union that represents the roughly 17,000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants is considering suing Boeing over lost pay in the protracted grounding of the 737 Max, a union official said Wednesday.

Boeing’s embattled CEO expressed regret Wednesday over not grounding its 737 Max planes after the first deadly crash a year ago and said the company would more readily ground planes in the event of future problems.

Boeing’s CEO is getting a vote of confidence from the company’s new chairman. Phil LeBeau has more for us.

Boeing can handle the settlements it’s likely to pay to airlines over the forced grounding of its 737 Max jet, the company’s new chairman told CNBC on Tuesday.

Dozens of older Boeing 737 planes have been grounded worldwide after inspectors found cracks in a part that connects wings to fuselages, the manufacturer said.

On his second day at Capitol Hill, Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg got grilled by lawmakers as they slammed him this time for his $30 million salary. Phil LeBeau has more for us.

A Boeing engineer was concerned that the troubled 737 Max, years before it came to market, had a flight-control system that lacked sufficient safeguards, according to a document released Wednesday during a House questioning of the manufacturer’s CEO following two fatal crashes of the jetliners.

Boeing’s CEO apologizes and admits his company made mistakes as he was skewered by lawmakers on the crashes involving the 737 MAX. Phil LeBeau has more for us from Washington, D.C.

Boeing executives told lawmakers on Tuesday that they made mistakes developing the 737 Max plane, grounded worldwide after two crashes killed 346 people.

Phil LeBeau reports on how United Airlines is trying to turnaround its reputation and customer service.

Boeing on Friday said it is working to address concerns outlined in Indonesia’s final report on the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max jet in October last year that killed all 189 people on board.

Phil LeBeau reports on how both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted better than expected earnings but both airlines’ CEOs are frustrated with the Boeing 737 MAX.

Consumers are paying more attention to their carbon footprint and it could cost airlines billions of dollars, Citi said in a note to clients.

Boeing saw its profits fall and its costs rising as the CEO stands firm in sticking to his timeline of getting the 737 MAX back in the air. Phil LeBeau reports.

Boeing said Wednesday it still expects its best-selling 737 Max planes — grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes — to get regulatory approval to fly again before the end of the year but warned investors that it’s getting more expensive to build the planes.