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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


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


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 ...
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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


Lion Air Crash Families Say They Were Pressured to Sign No-Suit Deal

After the new 737 Max 8 jet went down in Indonesia, relatives of the victims say the airline is trying to buy their silence with a deal that also protected Boeing.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters


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


Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator: source

Captain Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague told Reuters, two months after Ethiopian Airlines had received one of the first such simulators being distributed. The March 10 disaster, following another MAX 8 crash in Indonesia in October, has set off one of the biggest inquiries in aviation history, focused on the safety of a new automated system and whether crews understood it properly. The MAX, which came into service two years ago, has a new a...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, Yared Getachew


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
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Ethiopian Airlines Installed Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Get Training

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


Confusion, Then Prayer, in Cockpit of Doomed Lion Air Jet

Indonesian investigators described the sounds emanating from the cockpit as the flight crew fought to take control of a plane that seemed almost magnetically propelled toward earth.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia


Pilot who hitched a ride in cockpit saved doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max day before it crashed

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation told Bloomberg. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said w...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, US, Bloomberg, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Jakarta, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Transportation Department, American Airlines Group Inc, US Justice Department


F.A.A. Approval of Boeing Jet Involved in Two Crashes Comes Under Scrutiny

A software system suspected of playing a role in two deadly crashes involving the same jet, the Boeing 737 Max, did not raise concerns during the approval process.
Tags: Transportation, News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Company, Accreditation, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Transportation Department (US


Can Ethiopia’s Long Love Affair With Boeing Survive the 737 Max Crash?

The manufacturer is so revered in the country, planes are often referred to as “Boeings.” The Max 8 crash may change all that.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes


Transportation Secretary Calls for Inquiry Into Boeing Jet Approval

Elaine Chao asked for the agency’s internal watchdog to conduct a review into the certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8, which was involved in two deadly crashes.
Tags: Transportation, News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Elaine Chao, Boeing Company, Accreditation, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Transportation Department (US


Feds to audit Boeing 737 MAX's FAA certification

The United States Department of Transportation's office of the Inspector General will audit the Federal Aviation Administration certification of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft involved in multiple recent crashes, including a fatal Ethiopian Airlines incident earlier this month. Today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao (who is married to GOP leader Mitch McConnell) issued this request to DOT's Inspector General to "proceed with an audit to compile an objective and detailed f...
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Boeing CEO says company understands 'lives depend' on plane safety

Muilenburg said a software upgrade for the 737 MAX aircraft that the planemaker started in the wake of October's deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia was coming "soon." Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia eight days ago have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with the 737 MAX that came down off Indonesia, a source told Reuters, piling pressure on the world's biggest planemaker. The Ethiopian Airlines disaster on March 10 that killed 157 people led to the g...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Co, Muilenburg, MAX Muilenburg


China Considers Excluding Boeing 737 Max From Trade Deal

Boeing jets were featured on a draft list of American products China would buy to reduce its trade surplus with the U.S., the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private deliberations. Now, safety concerns are pushing China to examine whether to cut the 737 Max from the list altogether or replace it with other Boeing models after the crash of a plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines led to the aircraft being grounded worldwide, they said.
Tags: News, China, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


The Latest: CEO says Boeing working to ensure 737s are safe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


Boeing’s C.E.O. Speaks: ‘Our Hearts Are Heavy’

The chief executive, Dennis A. Muilenburg, broke his silence more than a week after the second 737 Max jet crash in recent months.
Tags: News, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Muilenburg, Boeing Company, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Dennis A, Dennis A Muilenburg


Ethiopian Airlines crash raises questions about Boeing 737 Max certification process

The Justice Department is reportedly looking into the development of the grounded Boeing 737 Max blamed for two crashes.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Boeing, Justice Department, Ethiopian Airlines


A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing

Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane's safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities. On March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed southeast of Addis Ababa, killing the 157 people on board. It was the second accident in five months for a 737 MAX aircraft, a product line meant to replace the 737 NG.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines


What experts say are the similarities in the two Boeing 737 Max plane crashes

When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Stories, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air


Experts say there were similarities in the Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air crashes. What were they?

When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.
Tags: Indonesia, Cnn, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air


Boeing Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between Ethiopian and Lion Air Crashes

Information from the recorders on an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed is similar to findings from an earlier crash of a 737 Max, officials said.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Boeing Black Box Data Shows Similarities, Lion Air Crashes


News Brief: Mosque Attack, Boeing 737 Max, Midwest Flooding

In New Zealand, thousands pay tribute to the 50 people killed in the attacks. There are new developments in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight. "Bomb cyclone" leaves behind torrential flooding.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Midwest Flooding


Morning News Brief

In New Zealand, thousands paid tribute to the 50 people killed in the attacks on two mosques. There are new developments in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight. "Bomb cyclone" leaves behind torrential flooding.
Tags: News, New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines


Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesia crash, Ethiopia says

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week show "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Boeing, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Boeing 737 Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between 2 Crashes

Information from the recorders on an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed is similar to findings from an earlier crash of a 737 Max, officials said.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Black Box Data Shows Similarities Between


Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, confirmed by black box data, have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is an automated safety feature on the 737 Max 8 designed to prevent the plane from entering into a stall, or losing lift. Both the Lion Air jet, which crashed in October, killing 189 people, and the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, which went down a week ...
Tags: News, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air



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