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 (...)

The 737 Max has been grounded since March after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed.

Boeing on Thursday released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 Max, including one(...)

Boeing plans to halt production of its grounded 737 Max in January. Photograph: Bloomberg

An Irish-based aircraft leasing company that buys and leases planes is suing Boeing in the US to void contracts for almost two dozen 737 Max aircraft (...)

Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

US safety regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the protective covering of engines on its older 737 aircraft to prevent a repeat of the fatal a(...)

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