A Norwegian Air Boeing 737-800 landing at Riga International Airport in Latvia earlier this year. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is bidding to stall the troubled airline’s $1 billion lawsuit against it while the Scandinavian carrier lines up a rescue attempt in the Irish courts. Photograph: EPA/TOMS KALNINS

Boeing is bidding to stall troubled airline Norwegian Air’s $1 billion lawsuit against the US aircraft manufacturer while the Scandinavian carrier lin(...)

Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019 after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. Photograph: Getty

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an order on Wednesday to allow Boeing’s 737 Max to return to the skies, clearing the way for other regul(...)

Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency is expected to allow the Boeing 737 Max to start flying again before the end of the year. The US Federal Av(...)

Ethiopians fleeing intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray, gather in a bordering Sudanese village, east of the town of Gadaref, on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Two airports in Ethiopia’s Amhara state which neighbours Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Fr(...)

The Federal Aviation Administration in the US   on Tuesday issued a draft report on revised training procedures for the 737 Max, a milestone in the return of the aircraft to service.  Photograph: AFP via Getty

Ryanair expects Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft to return to service in the United States in the next month or so, paving the way for the Irish low(...)

Last year,  a Max jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed just five months after another owned by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the sea. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Boeing hid design flaws in its 737 Max jet from both pilots and regulators as it raced to have the aeroplane certified as fit to fly, according to a d(...)

People shelter under a tree as locusts take flight in Laisamis, Kenya: swarms are likely to disrupt agricultural production and supply routes, leaving millions hungry. Photograph: Khadija Farah/New York Times

A new generation of desert locusts is spreading across east Africa, posing a significant threat to food supplies across the region. Aid organisation(...)

Staff and customers at an Ethiopian Airlines check-in desk at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Face masks are everywhere in Bole International Airport, in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Friends lift them to talk to each other; children wear them(...)

Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

Christine Ryan with a photograph of her son Michael at home in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph Eamon Ward

Airline manufacturer Boeing must suffer criminal punishment for the failures that led to two crashes of its 737 Max aircraft, the Irish mother of one (...)

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