Joel Rose, NPR

Joel Rose, NPR
an interchange

When driving on the wrong side of the road is the right way to speed up traffic

An unconventional design known as the diverging diamond interchange can be both safer and more efficient than conventional left turn lanes.
a building

DOJ says Boeing broke deal that avoided prosecution after 2 fatal 737 Max crashes

Prosecutors told a judge Boeing had broken its three years of probation after the crashes, which ended days after January's 737 Max door-plug blowout.

Airlines are ordered to give full refunds instead of vouchers and to stop hiding fees

The new Biden administration rules are meant to crack down on airlines that charge passengers steep fees to check bags and change flights.
an air traffic control tower

With close calls mounting, the FAA will require more rest for air traffic controllers

Federal regulators are increasing the amount of required rest between shifts for air traffic controllers, amid rising concerns about aviation safety.
an airliner

Another Boeing whistleblower says he faced retaliation for reporting ‘shortcuts’

An engineer who accused the company of taking production "shortcuts" has joined a growing list of whistleblowers who say they faced retaliation.
a ship

What we know and don’t know about Baltimore’s Key Bridge collapse

Rescue efforts have turned to recovery after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, as the region braces for a long and costly reconstruction.
a man

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to step down, part of a shakeup after 737 Max problems

After several difficult months, Boeing announced its embattled chief executive will step down at the end of this year.
an airliner

NTSB says Boeing is withholding key details about door plug on Alaska 737 Max 9 jet

NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy told senators that Boeing has not revealed who was responsible for failing to reattach the door plug properly.
a factory

FAA audit faults Boeing for ‘multiple instances’ of quality control shortcomings

The findings singled out both Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems in the wake of an in-flight door plug blowout on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 jet.
an airliner

The FAA gives Boeing 90 days to fix quality control issues. Critics say they run deep.

The FAA says Boeing has 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality control issues. Critics say they go far beyond 737 Max door plugs.
an airliner

NTSB says key bolts were missing from the door plug that blew off a Boeing 737 Max 9

According to preliminary NTSB findings, four key bolts were "missing" when a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 in midair last month.
an airliner

Boeing declines to give a financial outlook as it focuses on quality and safety

Boeing's CEO said the company is focused on improving production after a fuselage panel blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 jet in midair.
an aircraft

Boeing’s quality control draws criticism as a whistleblower alleges lapses at factory

New revelations from an alleged whistleblower suggest Boeing could be at fault in this month's door plug blowout on a Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9.
Barack Obama

‘Cozy’ relationship between Boeing, feds draws scrutiny amid 737 Max 9 mess

Boeing's latest safety lapse renews concerns about its Beltway influence, and federal regulators' delegation of oversight authority to its employees.
an airport

Broken wings: Complaints about U.S. airlines soared again this year

Flight cancellations this year have fallen from levels last year, according to federal data, but delays have increased heading into the holiday travel season.

A strained U.S. aviation system braces for a record-setting week of holiday travel

The annual rush of holiday travelers will test an aviation system straining to keep up with demand. But federal regulators say the system is ready.
an airplane

FBI: ‘I am not okay,’ off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot said before trying to turn off jet engines

The Horizon Air flight's crew said Joseph Emerson gave "zero indication of anything wrong" before reaching for the controls Sunday.
an unofficial U.S.-Canada border crossing

U.S. and Canada reach a deal on migrants at unofficial border crossings

The deal is the Biden administration's latest move to discourage migrants from crossing the border illegally in order to seek asylum.
Man in glove and face mask holds a vial.

A new coronavirus variant leads to global concern, travel bans and market jitters

Stock markets around the world tumbled on Friday after scientists in South Africa identified a new, fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus. While it's too soon to tell exactly how the variant functions, virologists are rushing to learn more.