FAA employee ‘maliciously’ caused a communications blackout between planes and Air Traffic Control over Hawaii

A federal judge sentenced on Thursday a former Federal Aviation Administration employee to two years’ probation and fined her $5,000 for willfully and maliciously interfering with the working and use of a communication system operated and controlled by the United States. Joelyn DeCosta, 48, of Honolulu was an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist for the FAA…

118 orders for Boeing 777X no longer firm

Boeing says 118 orders for 777X no longer firm under accounting rules. Boeing Co said on Monday that 118 orders for its 777X widebody plane under development are no longer seen as firm under accounting rules that require it to regularly assess their viability, leaving it with 191 solid orders for the model. Boeing last…