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Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions of dollars.Read more...
Tags: Boeing, Automation, Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, Mcas, Boeing 737 Max 8, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 Max, Garuda Indonesia, Airplanes, Airlines, Aircraft, Aviation, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines


A Pilot Who Bummed a Ride on a Boeing 737 Max Saved the Plane Before It Crashed the Next Day

Ever since all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide, there’s been a lot of discussion about the anti-stall system that seems to have been the cause of the two recent tragic crashes of the airliner: an Ethiopian Airlines crash last week, and an Indonesian Lion Air crash in late October. In the latter…Read more...
Tags: Science, Airplanes, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Planelopnik


Board Last When You're Flying With Little Kids  

Ah, pre-boarding—the one logistical benefit of having small children.Read more...
Tags: Air Travel, Airplanes, Lifehacks, Flying With Kids


Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ntsb, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


"Boeing executives sat down last November with pilots at the Allied Pilots Association’s low-slung brick headquarters in Fort Worth."

"Tensions were running high. One of Boeing’s new jets — hailed by the company as an even more reliable version of Boeing’s stalwart 737 — had crashed into the ocean off Indonesia shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board the flight operated by Lion Air. After the crash, Boeing issued a bulletin disclosing that this line of planes, known as the 737 Max 8, was equipped with a new type of software as part of the plane’s automated functions. Some pilots were furious that they were not t...
Tags: Technology, Law, Indonesia, Airplanes, Boeing, Fort Worth, Lion Air, Allied Pilots Association, Ann Althouse, Dennis Tajer


Boeing to update control software

Five months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, and less than a week since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — both involving Boeing 737 Max 8s — Boeing has announced that the plane model will receive updated flight-control software. This is an effort not only to prevent future incidents, but also to reassure the international community that its planes are safe to fly. Several airlines have grounded their 737 Max 8 planes and several countries, including the entire EU and UK, hav...
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, Airplanes, Boeing, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS Boeing


Boeing asks all 737 Max 8s grounded

Shortly after the US became nearly the last country in the world to ground its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, Boeing itself issued a statement saying it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet. Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said in the statement, “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the acc...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Dennis Muilenburg


United States won’t ground Boeing

Although many airlines and countries, including the whole of the EU and the UK, have reacted to the Ethiopian Airlines crash by grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s or banning them from their airspaces, the US is keeping the aircraft model in the air. Several senators, from both the Republican and the Democratic parties, however, have called for these planes to cease operations until a thorough investigation determines the plane model is safe. Ted Cruz, chairman of a subcommittee on aviation and space...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Bbc, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Association of Flight Attendants CWA


U.S. Finally Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes, Joining Every Major Country on Earth

President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would order all Boeing 737 Max-8 and Max-9 planes grounded in the U.S. following Sunday’s plane crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people and an October crash in Indonesia that killed 189. The U.S. is the last major country…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Planes, Earth, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Donald Trump, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Max, American Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Boeing 737, Boeing 737 MAX


Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft safety

Following the tragic Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all people on board — at least 157 — China and Indonesia have ordered for all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes to be grounded in order to perform necessary safety inspections. The same model was involved in the fatal Lion Air crash in late October. Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation grounded every Max 8 plane operating in the country after the Lion Air crash, but allowed them to fly again one month later. Now, in the wake of another crash, ...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, China, Planes, New York Times, Airplanes, Shanghai, Airbus, Boeing, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Ministry of Transportation


Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, Planes, Aircraft, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Aviation, Plane Crash, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Software Update


Does This Video Capture the Ethiopian Airlines Crash?

Tragedies are bad enough without misrepresenting them via repurposed videos.
Tags: News, Airplanes, Malaysia Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines


Dozens of People Injured After Heavy Turbulence on Flight to JFK Airport in New York

Nearly thirty people were injured Saturday (Mar. 9) as a result of heavy turbulence aboard a flight that landed at JFK Airport in New York City.Initial reports stated 32 people were injured, however, the FDNY later confirmed that a total of 29 patients were evaluated on the scene for non-life threatening injuries.#FDNY confirms total patients treated at JFK Airport following a turbulent flight have been downgraded to 29 non-life-threatening injuries. FDNY continues to operate on scene.— FDNY (@F...
Tags: Travel, New York, News, Airports, Airplanes, Jazz, Breaking News, Jfk, Fdny, Faa, Boeing, Istanbul, Jfk Airport, Turkish Airlines, Kennedy International Airport, Port Authority


The F-35C Is Finally Ready for Combat, Though Of Course It Was Years Late

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is being sold to the U.S. military and the air forces of thirteen allies under a program worth approximately $1.4 trillion worldwide. It’s all been an utter boondoggle, but we’re stuck with it, even as there have been some signs of progress, with the latest variant going operations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Military, Airplanes, Fighter Jets, F 35, F 35 Saga, Foxtrotalpha


Absolutely spectacular first-ever air-to-air images of supersonic jets' shockwaves interacting

For a decade, NASA scientists have worked on an air-to-air photographic technology that will be used to collect data for the agency's next-generation supersonic airplane project. They've just released these absolutely astonishing "first air-to-air images of supersonic shockwave interaction in flight." “We never dreamt that it would be this clear, this beautiful," says NASA scientist J.T. Heineck. From NASA: The images feature a pair of T-38s from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Ed...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Nasa, Flight, Airplanes, Supersonic, Photographs, NASA Armstrong, Edwards Air Force Base, Shockwaves, Nasa Ames, U S Air Force Test Pilot School, Dan Banks, Neal Smith, AerospaceComputing Inc


Passenger tossed coins in jet

As it turns out , some superstitious rituals can ultimately bring you bad fortune. To bring good luck to himself and his fellow travelers, a passenger on Chinese low-cost airline Lucky Air tossed some coins into the engine ahead of his flight from Anqing to Kunming, China, on February 17. “Lu,” as the passenger is being identified, is now paying the price for his behavior. The South China Morning Post reports that officials discovered a couple of coins on the tarmac near the aircraft’s left en...
Tags: Travel, Airplanes, Airlines, All, South China Morning Post, Lu, Kunming China, Anqing, Un Lucky Air, Lucky Air Lu, Travel Pulse Lucky Air, Indeed Lucky Air


FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Batteries, Airlines, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Lithium Ion, Battery Explosion, FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries


Kern County plane crash victims were from Orange and Los Angeles counties

TEHACHAPI — Authorities have identified three people who died when their plane crashed in the snowy Tehachapi Mountains. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said those killed were 38-year-old Marina Villavicencio of Yorba Linda; 53-year-old Felipe Plascencia of Whittier and 74-year-old Ruben Piranian of Granada Hills. The twin-engine Beechcraft was reported overdue Thursday on a flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. Kern County authorities spotted the wreck on Saturday and retrieved...
Tags: News, Accidents, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Airplanes, Orange, San Luis Obispo, Kern County, Kern County Sheriff s Office, Whittier, Yorba Linda, Granada Hills, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories WDN


Amazon Air Jet Crashes in Texas, With Three on Board Believed Dead

An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed in a bay near Anahuac, Texas on Saturday afternoon with three people on board, according to multiple media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration. The flight, which was contracted to fly cargo for Amazon Air (formerly Prime Air), went down while flying to Houston…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Technology, Air Travel, Airplanes, Aviation, Plane Crash, Houston, Federal Aviation Administration, Amazon Air, Atlas Air Boeing, Atlas Air, Anahuac Texas, Flight 3591, Amazon Air Jet Crashes


Bored Pilot Writes 'I'm Bored' and Draws Two Dicks in the Sky

A pilot based in Adelaide, Australia, took an artistically inspired flight path on Tuesday morning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dicks, Flight, Flying, Airplanes, Adelaide Australia, Air Graffiti


Rogue Drone Shuts Down the Third Busiest Airport in the World, Dubai International

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was shut down and all flights were grounded for roughly 30 minutes this morning after a drone was spotted in the area, Dubai Media Office reported on Twitter. It was the latest airport shut down in what’s becoming a troubling pattern of drone sightings around the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Drones, Airplanes, United Arab Emirates, Gatwick Airport, Uae, Dubai Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai Media Office, Hobby Drones, DXB, Third Busiest Airport


Rogue Drone Shuts Down the Third Busiest Airport in the World

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was shut down and all flights were grounded for roughly 30 minutes this morning after a drone was spotted in the area, Dubai Media Office reported on Twitter. It was the latest airport shut down in what’s becoming a troubling pattern of drone sightings around the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Drones, Airplanes, United Arab Emirates, Gatwick Airport, Uae, Dubai Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Dubai Media Office, Hobby Drones, DXB, Third Busiest Airport


Landing gear failure prompts emergency landing at Ontario International Airport

Landing gear failure prompted the pilot of a private airplane that took off from Los Angeles en route to Cabo San Lucas to make an emergency landing at the Ontario International Airport on Friday afternoon, officials said. Atif Elkadi, deputy executive officer with the Ontario International Airport, said one of the plane’s rear tires was displaced, an issue that was discovered after takeoff from LAX at around 11:05 a.m. The Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV made the emergency landing in Ontario at aroun...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Airplanes, Local News, Public Safety, Southern California, Ontario, Cabo San Lucas, Wilmington Delaware, Ontario International Airport, Ontario Airport, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Boeing Is Aerion’s Latest Partner in Supersonic Passenger Jet Effort

Seattle may no longer be home to the NBA’s Supersonics, but one of the city’s anchor businesses, Boeing, announced this week it expects to play a key role in a company developing a jet for business travelers designed to fly at the speed of sound.Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the latest big-name partner that Aerion, a Reno, NV-based company, has partnered with to co-develop Aerion’s ultra-fast and modern aircraft for long-distance travel. Boeing is headquartered in Chicago but has roots and large numbers...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Planes, Trends, Tech, Chicago, Airplanes, Concorde, Nba, Aviation, Airbus, National Basketball Association, Lockheed Martin, Seattle, Faa, General Electric


Meet the Icon A5: a high-tech airplane that anyone can fly

Prior to hopping inside the Icon A5's cockpit, I had never set foot inside a single-engine aircraft -- let alone flown one. But thanks to some amazing design and technology, this plane is somehow so easy that I was able to fly it with just a few minutes of instruction The post Meet the Icon A5: a high-tech airplane that anyone can fly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Features, Airplanes, Emerging Tech


Are you the owner of this jetliner? If so, please move it immediately.

There is an abandoned McDonnell Douglas MD87 jetliner parked on the tarmac of Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. If this is your jetliner, the airport asks that you please move it immediately. Apparently, the plane has been illegally parked for some years. From CNN: Airport director Elena Mayoral submitted an official notice to the Boletín Oficial del Estado, the official gazette of the Kingdom of Spain, informing the nation of a plane in an "obvious state of abandonment" at th...
Tags: Post, News, Airports, Spain, Airplanes, Jets, McDonnell Douglas, Kingdom of Spain, Finders Keepers, Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas, Elena Mayoral, AMAC Aerospace


Spanish Officials Want Whoever Owns This Abandoned Aircraft to Pay Their Dang Bill

Officials at Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport in Spain are trying to locate the owner of an abandoned McDonnell Douglas MD87 that has been taking up costly space at the facility for years, CNN reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Spain, Cnn, Aircraft, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, McDonnell Douglas, Will The Owner Of A Mcdonnell Douglas Md87, Plane Graveyards, Dang Bill, Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas


Air Travel Unions Warn They 'Cannot Even Calculate the Level of Risk' From Trump's Shutdown

Unions that represent U.S. air traffic controllers, pilots, and flight attendants sent out an alarming joint statement on Wednesday warning that the ongoing federal government shutdown—at 33 days, the longest in history—has caused a situation in which they “cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Labor, Airplanes, Airlines, Air Traffic Control, Donald Trump, Shutdown


What You're Entitled to When Your Flight's Delayed

Last weekend, some 250 passengers on a United flight headed to Hong Kong from Newark, New Jersey lived every traveler’s worst nightmare; After making an unplanned stop at a Canadian airport for a medical emergency, passengers were left stranded on a tarmac for nearly 14 hours.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Money, Airplanes, Lifehacks, Delays, United, United Airlines, Newark New Jersey


Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

In an incident similar to ones which shut down the UK’s Gatwick Airport before Christmas last month and another at Heathrow in early January, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport grounded all departing and incoming flights on Tuesday after two pilots spotted a drone.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Flight, Drones, New Jersey, Airplanes, Heathrow, Uavs, Airlines, Gatwick Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Liberty