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Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s

The request from the carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a Max 8 order since the deadly crash in Ethiopia this month.
Tags: Indonesia, Garuda Airlines, Boeing Company, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Airline cancels order for 49 Boeing Max 8s

Indonesian airline Garuda said Friday that it's canceling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two of them crashed in less than five months.


Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

The airline has asked to cancel an order for 49 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes.


Indonesia's Garuda is canceling its order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

Indonesian airline Garuda said Friday that it's canceling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two of them crashed in less than five months.


One pilot's training for 737 Max 8: 56 minutes on an iPad

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots' unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN.


This Week: Acting Pentagon Chief’s Alleged Pro-Boeing Bias Gets New Attention

The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who spent more than 30 years at Boeing before joining the Trump administration, improperly boosted the company as a government official. The investigation came in response to a complaint from the independent watchdog group CREW, which in turn cited a January report from Politico that Shanahan’s remarks as a government employee had “fuel[ed] questions about whether he harbors an unfair ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Politico, Defense, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Boeing, Lockheed, Caribbean, Patriots, Forbes, Trump


Reports: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots after Ethiopian 737 Max crash

The warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Crashed Boeing jets lacked two safety features that would have cost extra

Two Boeing jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia each lacked a pair of cockpit safety features that the plane manufacturer charged extra for. The systems  might have helped the pilots as they struggled to control their planes, aviation experts said. Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in October killing 189 people, and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 went down on March 10, shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, with the loss of 157 lives. Both Boeing 737 Max aircraft were new but did not have an an...
Tags: News, Indonesia, New York Times, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Justice Department, US Federal Aviation Administration, Bjorn Fehrm, Ethiopia Airlines


WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 16. FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Wolf Pack” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnman’s Sons) Most Read StoriesFBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAXFlawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system | Times […]
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How Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan May Have Promoted Boeing Over Competitors

The Pentagon is investigating the Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan over his ties to Boeing. Before serving as deputy and now acting defense secretary, Shanahan was a Boeing executive.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Boeing, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense


Pentagon IG investigation renews scrutiny of Shanahan's ties to Boeing

In the months since Patrick Shanahan became acting defense secretary following the departure of James Mattis, President Donald Trump has repeatedly praised the former Boeing executive. Yet Shanahan's relationship with his former employer has emerged as a point of controversy that could pose challenges if he's nominated to permanently lead the Pentagon.
Tags: Cnn, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Boeing, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, James Mattis


Boeing Stops Charging Extra For Safety Feature On Troubled Max Jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will now be included on every 737 Max as part of changes that Boeing is rushing to complete on the jets by early next week, according to a person familiar with the changes. The person spoke ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, New York Times, Ethiopia, Kenya, Faa, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, U S Federal Aviation Administration, Tewolde Gebremariam, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Summer Concepcion


The DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reports. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot trainin...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Boeing, Doj, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS, United States Department of Justice DOJ, Koenigsegg Jesko


Doomed Boeing planes lacked two optional safety features – report

Neither 737 Max aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia crashes had sensors sold for extra costBoeing reportedly sold the 737 Max planes that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia without two safety features that the US aircraft manufacturer offers airlines for an additional cost.It is still not clear what caused Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 to crash, but investigators have said flight data shows clear similarities between the two incidents. Continue reading...
Tags: Indonesia, US, World news, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Airline Industry, Ethiopia, Chris Grayling, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Lion Air crash, Ethiopian Airlines crash


DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ


Watchdog Probing Boeing, FAA to Testify to Senate Aviation Panel

Calvin Scovel, the Transportation Department’s inspector general, will testify along with FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell and National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, the Senate Commerce Committee said on its website. The committee also intends to hear from Boeing executives, pilots and other aviation industry groups in a second hearing in the near future, the panel said.
Tags: News, Faa, Boeing, National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Department, Senate Commerce Committee, Robert Sumwalt, Daniel Elwell, Boeing FAA, Calvin Scovel, Senate Aviation Panel


Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Receive Training On It

While Ethiopian Airlines was among the first to install the Boeing 737 Max 8 simulator, the captain of Flight 302 had not trained on the simulator.
Tags: News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company


Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated Over Ties To Boeing

Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)
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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated Over Boeing Ties

Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)
Tags: News, Boeing, Defense Department, Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan, Boeing Image


FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Boeing 737 MAX

The FBI has joined the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a Wednesday Seattle Times report. The FBI’s Seattle field office is close to the 737 plant and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, where officials partook in the certification process for the planes, two of which crashed in recent months. Criminal investigations into the aviation industry are exceedingly rare in America and point to the seriousness of the f...
Tags: News, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Seattle Times, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga, FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Boeing


‘Why Are We Doing This?’: Trump Aides Don’t Understand McCain, Conway Attacks

President Trump’s aides are befuddled by his latest choice in nemeses. According to a Wednesday Politico report, some close to Trump believe the President is hitting the late-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and the husband of one of his most loyal aides to distract from criticism over his lukewarm response to the massacre in New Zealand and the controversy surrounding the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets. Others are at a loss. “It does not appear to be a great use of our time to talk about George...
Tags: News, White House, New Zealand, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump, McCain, Wednesday Politico, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Nicole Lafond, Trump Aides Don t Understand McCain Conway Attacks


Ethiopian Airlines Denies Reports That Pilot in Boeing 737 MAX Crash Was Not Properly Trained

They were prepared to fly a Boeing 737 Max 8, the airline said
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Aviation, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Onetime


Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

Airlines had to pay more for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Boeing now plans to make one of the features standard.
Tags: News, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Boeing Jets, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight - report

An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help crew disable a malfunctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg.
Tags: Asia, News, Boeing


FBI Involved In Boeing 737 MAX Investigation

The FBI is involved in the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a Wednesday Seattle Times report. The FBI’s Seattle field office is close to the 737 plant and the Federal Aviation Administration offices, where officials partook in the certification process for the planes, two of which crashed in recent months. Criminal investigations into the aviation industry are exceedingly rare in America and point to the seriousness of t...
Tags: News, America, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Seattle Times, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga


FAA: Boeing 737 MAX to get software update

Boeing has developed a software patch and pilot training program to address issues with the Boeing 737 MAX identified in the October Lion Air crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.


Boeing Will Stop Charging to Install Safety Feature After Deadly Crashes

Airlines had to pay extra for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Now the company is making one of them standard.
Tags: News, Boeing, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


Patrick Shanahan Allegedly Touted Former Employer Boeing Over Competitors

Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Boeing, Patrick Shanahan


Trump’s Acting Defense Sec Allegedly Touted Ex-Employer Boeing Over Competitors

Patrick Shanahan, the Pentagon's acting chief, allegedly touted his former employer while disparaging competitors.
Tags: News, Pentagon, Boeing, Trump, Patrick Shanahan


Boeing to mandate safety alert in 737 MAX software upgrade -sources

Boeing Co will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part of a forthcoming software update to the 737 MAX fleet that was grounded in the wake of two fatal crashes, two officials briefed on the matter said Thursday. Boeing previously offered the AOA DISAGREE alert, which warns pilots when the "angle of attack" (AOA) readings do not match, but it was not required by regulators. Boeing will now retrofit older planes with the light that did not initially receive it, the officials ...
Tags: News, Boeing, Boeing Co, AOA



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