Alaska Airlines ordered to pay $3.2M to the family of grandmother, 75, who died after escalator fall

Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay $3.19 million to the family of a 75-year-old passenger who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport back in June 2017. The family of the grandmother, Bernice Kekona, sued that Alaska Airlines failed to ensure she received the gate-to-gate transportation the family requested and confirmed multiple times.…

Boeing to pay $6.6 million in penalties to FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has fined Boeing $6.6 million to settle down a couple of matters. The penalties include $5.4 million for failing to meet the 2015 settlement agreement in which the US manufacturer pledged to change its internal processes to improve and prioritize regulatory compliance. Similarly, Boeing agreed to pay $1.21 million to…

Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX

Australia’s aviation regulator to lift a near two-year ban on flights. Australia’s aviation regulator said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights to and from the country that use the Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. “We … are confident that the…