Boeing's 737 MAX 7 lifts off for the first time. EASA says the aircraft family could be approved for European operation by the end of 2020. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

U.S. House Condemns Boeing, FAA in 737 MAX Disasters

A report issued by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday called the two fatal Boeing 737MAX crashes a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and a severe lack of federal oversight. The report comes at a conclusion of an 18-month investigation that included interviews with at least two dozen Boeing and Federal Aviation Administration employees as well as sorting through about 600,000 pages of records, the New York Times reported. The committee concluded that Boeing’s rush to…

How Congress Is Trying to Bring More Women Into Aviation

In a bipartisan effort to create more opportunities for women in the aviation industry, Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), are cosponsoring a bill called the Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act. The bill, which was put into committee Dec. 18, aims to enlarge the footprint of women…