Boeing must appear in US court to be charged in fatal 737 crash

Boeing must appear in US court to be charged in fatal 737 crash

OCT February 29, 2018 – A Lion Air 737 MAX plane crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board

NOV. February 13, 2018 — FAA, Boeing says they are evaluating the need for software or design changes to 737 MAX jets following the Lion Air crash

NOV. February 2018 – Boeing is considering plans to roll out a software upgrade for its 737 MAX in six to eight weeks that would help address a scenario faced by the crew of Indonesia’s Lion Air, sources told Portal

MARCH 10, 2019 – An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash kills all 157 people on board

MARCH 12, 2019 – The FAA says Boeing will require implementation of design changes to the 737 MAX by April that have been in the works for months

MARCH 13, 2019 – The FAA joins other major global regulators in grounding the 737 MAX, citing evidence of similarities between the two deadly crashes

APRIL 6, 2019 – Boeing announces it will cut monthly production of the 737 MAX by nearly 20%; US and airline officials say they believe the plane could be grounded for at least two months

MAY 16, 2019 – Boeing announces that it has completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets and is in the process of submitting a pilot training plan to the FAA

JUNE 27, 2019 — Boeing says it will take at least September to fix a newly identified software issue that surfaced when FAA test pilots reviewed potential flight control computer failure scenarios in a 737 MAX simulator

JULY 18, 2019 – Boeing anticipates that regulatory approval for the return to service of the 737 MAX will begin in the United States and other jurisdictions early in the fourth quarter

OCT February 2019 – Boeing still expects FAA certification to fly the 737 MAX in the fourth quarter, pushing its shares higher despite a slump in quarterly earnings. The FAA says the review will take “several weeks.”

NOV. September 2019 – US and European regulators are asking Boeing to revise the documentation for its proposed 737 MAX software fix

NOV. November 2019 – Boeing expects the FAA to issue an order authorizing the plane’s return to flight operations in December and forecasts the resumption of commercial flights in January

NOV. February 15, 2019 – The FAA chief is urging his team to “take whatever time is necessary” in reviewing the 737 MAX.

DEC November 2019 – FAA chief Steve Dickson says the 737 MAX will not be cleared to fly until late 2019

DEC November 2019 – Boeing is abandoning its goal of gaining regulatory approval for the 737 MAX to resume flight operations in December after the FAA said the plane would not be cleared to fly until 2020

DEC February 23, 2019 – Boeing fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Jan August 2020 – An audit conducted in December shows that wiring in the rear of the 737 MAX could cause a short and a crash if pilots don’t know how to properly respond

Jan. September 2020 – Boeing last week released hundreds of internal messages between employees to Congress and the FAA raising serious questions about simulator development and showing that employees may have been covering up issues

Jan. 13, 2020 – Low-cost airline Ryanair says it could receive its first deliveries of up to 10 ground-based 737 MAX planes from Boeing by April, but warns it will depend on regulators

Jan. November 2020 – The committee appointed by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in April finds the FAA’s safety approval process was not at fault

Jan. February 2020 – Boeing announces that it does not expect federal regulators to approve its modifications to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company said just weeks ago

NOV. February 18, 2020 – The FAA lifts the order that halted commercial operations of the 737 Max

DEC 29, 2020 – American Airlines Flight 718, which departed Miami at approximately 10:30 a.m. and landed in New York after 1:00 p.m., will become the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 Max

Jan. February 7, 2021 – Boeing has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion in a legal settlement with the Department of Justice resulting from the 737 Max debacle. The agreement settles a charge that Boeing conspired to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates the company and rates its aircraft. Boeing will set up a $500 million fund to compensate the families of those who died and pay a nearly $244 million fine. The company is also paying $1.77 billion in compensation to its airline customers who were unable to use or receive the Max, which remains grounded in some parts of the world.