Boeing 737 Max’s Autopilot Called Out by European Regulators

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A Boeing 737 Max jet. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has newly surfaced concern over the 737’s autopilot function. Flickr

Skift Take: Let’s hope Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was sitting down when he learned about this newly surfaced concern by EASA regulators. Boeing’s most recent timeline for the return of the 737 Max was this September, but this latest red flag raised could potentially change matters.

— Faye Chiu

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Fastjet CEO Quits and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

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A Fastjet aircraft parked on the tarmac. jED dC / Flickr

Skift Take: This week in aviation, Fastjet CEO Nico Bezuidenhout steps down following millions in losses for the airline, and we examine how Air France-KLM has changed since getting a new CEO a year ago. Plus we talk to the man responsible for keeping Southwest’s aircraft looking neat and polished.

— Isaac Carey

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