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New Boeing Lawsuit Alleges Company Hid Design Flaws in 737 MAX Planes | Democracy Now!

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Another lawsuit has been filed against Boeing, alleging the company concealed known design flaws in its 737 MAX aircraft from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department, filed the suit on behalf of a passenger who was killed in the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed all 157… Read more »

Lawsuit Alleges Boeing Knowingly Built Dangerous 737 Max | postandcourier.com

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The former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department has filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co. alleging the aerospace giant knew its 737 Max jet was unsafe but concealed the plane’s dangerous design flaws from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the U.S. DOT’s inspector general from 1990 to 1996, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Charleston on behalf… Read more »

What Airlines Not To Fly This Holiday Season

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As the holidays approach, our thoughts (or more likely the thoughts of our college-age children on winter break) may turn to exploring the far-flung corners of the world. As your family plans its travel, you would be wise to make a list and check it twice—against the European Union list of banned carriers and the FAA list of nations which fail to meet the international safety standards of aviation. Checking these two lists may be the most important thing you do before you travel.

Drones: Naughty or Nice this Christmas?

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Okay, let’s face it, drones are fun. That is why perhaps more than a million Americans are expected to receive or buy a drone this holiday season. They can be purchased for as little as $50 for adults and kids alike, but they were not built in Santa’s workshop so it is important to remember that drones flown above 400 feet are not toys but aircraft.