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  • NEW YORK, March 22- Shake-ups come infrequently for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but some degree of change may be in the works for the stock index as two of its 30 constituents prepare to transform from large conglomerates into smaller companies. The first step, the separation of the company's Dow materials science division, is due to take effect on April 1.

  • CHICAGO, March 21- American Airlines pilots expect to test Boeing Co's 737 MAX software fix on simulators this weekend, the pilots' union told Reuters on Thursday, a key step in restoring their confidence in the jet after two fatal crashes. Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in...

  • Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October. Similarities between the flight path in the Lion Air incident and a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 have raised fresh questions about the system, and pilots want...

  • *Boeing to retrofit older planes, install safety alert- sources. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 21- Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

  • SEATTLE, March 21- Boeing Co said on Thursday that production lines will not "pulse" or move airframes forward for three days next week at its 737 factory to allow workers to catch up on work that was previously delayed.

  • *Europe, Canada seek own certification for MAX jets. The same panel, the Senate Commerce subcommittee on aviation and space, will also question FAA officials on March 27, likely about why the regulator agreed to certify the MAX planes in March 2017 without requiring extensive additional training. Initial reports from investigators say there are clear...

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  • ADDIS ABABA/ JAKARTA/ WASHINGTON, March 20- Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome obstacles to returning the grounded fleet to the skies. The Senate hearing, at an unspecified date, would be the first...

  • SEATTLE, March 20- Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday. Reuters reported last month that NASA has warned Boeing and rival contractor SpaceX of design and safety...

  • The management reshuffle comes as Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of crashes that killed more than 300 people. John Hamilton, formerly both vice president and chief engineer in Boeing's...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its "angle of attack" data was "very, very similar" to that of the Lion Air jet that went down off Jakarta in October, killing 189 people, a person familiar with the investigation said. "If that's the case, that does raise the possibility that there is a similar occurrence...

  • *Ethiopia and France see similarities with Indonesia crash. ADDIS ABABA/ PARIS, March 18- Investigators into the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world's biggest planemaker. Analysis of the cockpit recorder showed its...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- The grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday. Investigators in France on Friday...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before. "It looks like the Lion Air, because the flight only lasted for...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before. "It looks like the Lion Air, because the flight only lasted for...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia, as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before. Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed soon after...

  • *Boeing 737 MAXs suspended worldwide after Ethiopia crash. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as a spooked global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to a disaster in Indonesia months before. Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed soon after...

  • *New information shows similarities with Indonesia disaster. WASHINGTON/ PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 15- French investigators on Friday will begin analysing data from the black boxes of the Boeing 737 Max plane that crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving the aircraft since October. Experts will be looking...