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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


544 NBAA Regional Forum

Reports from NBAA’s Regional Forum in Houston, attacking the pilot and mechanic shortage, and NBAA’s top safety focus areas. Wo look at the Boeing 737 Max, AOA indicators, MCAS, and the certification process. Also, a Southwest Airlines labor agreement, more coin tosses for good luck, B-52 re-engining, famous aviation siblings, Red Bull air races, and the Boeing 747. Aviation News Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing and FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system The or...
Tags: England, Australia, Gogo, Aviation, Ed, Airlines, Charles, Houston, Air Force, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Garmin, Auckland, Max, Southwest


When is an Airplane (ie B737 MAX) Too Dangerous to Fly?

Remains of the Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX 8, in the crater caused by its crash. This question, very similar to “how high is up” has been much in people’s thoughts this week with the Boeing 737 MAX and its two recent crashes.In an interesting duality that reflects how public debate has not flourished in the social media era, there was first a clamor of people demanding all 737 MAX planes be grounded, and then, as each successive national authority duly did so, even more pressure was felt by the ...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, US, Tech, Canada, Current Affairs, Airbus, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Southwest, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Dennis Muilenburg, AOA


Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months (BA)

A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday.  No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion Air crash in October have caused several major countries to ban the airplane.  Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies.  Several US senators have called on the federal government to also ban the plane.  Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, all t...
Tags: Facebook, UK, US, Trends, Tesla, Chicago, Italy, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Airline, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi


Boeing is going to update the control software on the 737 Max that may cause the plane to nosedive (BA)

The Boeing 737 Max will receive updated flight-control software in the coming weeks. The announcement comes nearly five months after the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 and two days after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Both involved effectively brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners. The update will change the way the plane's MCAS control software reacts to faulty sensor readings. Boeing expects the US Federal Aviation Administration to make the update mandatory. The Boeing 737 Max wi...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Chicago, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Max, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Georgetown University, US Federal Aviation Administration, AOA, MCAS


Boeing is going to update the control software on the 737 MAX that may cause the plane to nose dive (BA)

The Boeing 737 MAX will receive updated flight control software in the coming weeks. The software announcement comes four months after the crash Lion Air Flight JT610 and two days after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. Both of which involved effectively brand new Boeing 737 MAX eight airliners.  The update will change the way the plane's MCAS control software reacts to faulty sensor readings.  Boeing expects the FAA to make the update mandatory.  The Boeing 737 MAX will be receiv...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Chicago, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Georgetown University, US Federal Aviation Administration, AOA, MCAS


Boeing is going to update the 737 MAX control software that's designed to fix a problem with the way the planes flies (BA)

The Boeing 737 MAX will receive updated flight control software in the coming weeks. The software announcement comes four months after the crash Lion Air Flight JT610 and two days after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. Both of which involved effectively brand new Boeing 737 MAX eight airliners.  The update will change the way the plane's MCAS control software reacts to faulty sensor readings.  Boeing expects the FAA to make the update mandatory.  The Boeing 737 MAX will be receiv...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Chicago, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Southwest, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Georgetown University, US Federal Aviation Administration, AOA, MCAS


Fliers outraged that Boeing jets haven’t been grounded in U.S.

Angry airline passengers flooded social media Monday, imploring the Federal Aviation Administration to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in the United States and telling the aviation giant “blood is on your hands.” Officials in China and Indonesia grounded Boeing’s Max 8 jets in the wake of Sunday’s crash in Ethiopia, which killed 157 people. In October, a crash of the same model plane in Indonesia killed 189 people. Both planes went down shortly after takeoff, and exhibited erratic dives and climbs ...
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Washington, China, Uncategorized, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Public Safety


The future of flying

From 3500 feet up California is a glorious patchwork quilt of green and gold, textured by rippling mountains and shining water. Ahead of us we see the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay; behind us, the fingers of Lake Berryessa curl into the steep hills. Twenty minutes ago I stood barefoot in the soft grass on the bank of one of those narrow coves, many miles from any road. Twenty minutes from now I will be driving to Five Guys for lunch. “Hey,” I think to myself, “even a flying car couldn’t do this.”...
Tags: Travel, TC, California, Opinion, Canada, Marine Corps, Tsa, Lake Berryessa, Bmw, Honda, Air Force, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Major League Baseball, Tijuana, Bay


Lion Air plane 'not airworthy' and should have been grounded, say investigators

The Indonesian authorities have concluded that the Lion Air plane that crashed last month killing 189 people was not fit to fly and should have been grounded after recurring technical problems.  The Boeing 737 MAX vanished from radar about 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, on October 29, slamming into the Java Sea at 450 miles per hour moments after the pilot had asked to return to the airport.  Data from the jetliner, presented in preliminary findings by accident...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, US, Bbc, New York Times, Times, Boeing, Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, Lion Air, Garuda, AOA, KNKT


Could Knowledge of Undisclosed MCAS Have Saved Lion Air 610?

Could Knowledge of Undisclosed MCAS Have Saved Lion Air 610? By Rob Mark Having spent more than a few decades in the cockpit, I thought even I’d reached that plateau where I could claim I’d just about seen it all … until this week’s admission by Boeing of an – until now, unknown – automated AoA related stall-prevention system called MCAS that, even when the aircraft is being hand flown, could yank the control column away from an unsuspecting pilot. Details are of course still sketchy, but I’m du...
Tags: Education, Safety, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Asn, Airline Safety, APA, Lion Air, Jakarta Indonesia, American Airlines Group Inc, Boeing Company, AOA, Safety Committee


Boeing is coming under pressure for allegedly failing to warn pilots about a safety feature at the center of the Lion Air disaster

Boeing is coming under fire for allegedly failing to warn pilots and customers about a safety feature that could cause the plane to dive out of the sky. CNN reports that a top Lion Air official joined a US pilots' group in accusing Boeing, the maker of the 737 Max 8 that fell out of the sky into the Java Sea of failing to tell pilots about the potential danger of a new safety feature implicated in the disaster. One pilots' group accused Boeing of failing to provide all the information needed t...
Tags: Bali, Indonesia, Navy, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Air, Faa, Fdr, Boeing, Jakarta, Basarnas, Reuters, APA, Lion Air


527 Bombardier Sheds Business Units

Bombardier sells off major portions of its commercial aviation business, FAA issues an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Boeing 737, an American Airlines executive flys United, an update on United’s Polaris business class, Japanese pilots and alcohol consumption, and some visitors allowed to the gate at Sea-Tac. Also, a talk with a Challenger Class Red Bull air race pilot and crosswind landings with the B-52. Bombardier Q400 Aviation News Bombardier To Sell Q400 Program to Viking Air ...
Tags: Japan, US, UPS, Chicago, Aviation, Salt Lake City, Airport, Red Bull, Seattle, Faa, Boeing, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Bombardier, Polaris


Boeing just issued a safety warning about its 737 MAX jet — here are the 40 airlines that fly the plane (BA)

The Boeing 737 MAX is the fastest-selling plane in company history. Through September, Boeing has taken orders for 4,783 737 MAX aircraft with 219 delivered to customers. The 737 MAX currently operates with 40 airlines around. The Boeing 737 MAX entered service in 2017 to great fanfare. The jet is the latest in Boeing's long line of hot-selling 737 family narrow-body airliner. The 737 MAX has earned praise for its advanced aerodynamics and fuel-efficient engines. In fact, the 737 remains the ...
Tags: Facebook, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Boeing, Lion Air, OMB, AOA, Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group, Airfleets, Air Italy, Operations Manual Bulletin OMB, Business Insider Boeing, Southwest American and United


Why You’ll Want to do the Hike to Havasu Falls

If you’ve ever seen the photos of world-famous Havasu Falls, the images of the turquoise-blue water contrasted with the earthy tones of the Grand Canyon will forever be etched in your mind. A hike to Havasu Falls is the best way (and a part  from helicoptering in, the only way) to appreciate the beauty of not just these falls, but the four other equally stunning waterfalls in the Havasupai area. They include Upper and Lower Navajo Falls, Mooney Falls and Beaver Falls.  Havasu Falls enjoys ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, US, Los Angeles, United States, Arizona, Patagonia, Jurassic Park, Philadelphia, John, Grand Canyon, Alberta, Lucas, Scottsdale, Don, Colorado River


Are Miss A's Dollar Beauty Products Too Good To Be True?

If Fyre Fest taught us anything, it's that you can't trust everything you see online — no matter how much hype it's getting. A silk dress that's only $15 is more likely 90% polyester. An organic farm-to-table restaurant hawking $6 lunch deals on Seamless could very well be operating out of someone's living room. And a makeup brand that sells everything for just $1 sounds like a rash waiting to happen.But online retailer Miss A is out to challenge that assumption. The website, which initially so...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Fashion, Music, Japan, Kim Kardashian, China, Korea, Reddit, Fda, ILO, International Labor Organization, AOA, Baik, Cincotta


K-Pop Singer Seolhyun's Photoshopped Nude Pictures Released, Management Agency FNC To Complain

K-pop girl band member Seolhyun became the latest victim of cyberbullying after her face was photoshopped onto bodies of the naked women and circulated on the internet over the weekend. The person responsible for the leak has not yet been identified. But, FNC Entertainment, the agency which manages the South Korean AOA girl group member, announced Monday they will be filing an official complaint against whoever is responsible for leaking the forged picture and will be pursuing defamation charges...
Tags: News, AOA, Seolhyun


Angle of Attack Indicator for Aerotow Tugs

Angle of Attack Indicator for Aerotow Tugs Doug DuBois, Adventure AirSports Tug Pilot writes: Aerotow tug pilots spend roughly 3/4 of their airtime in very close proximity to their aircraft's "stall speed," and much of this time is done in windy/gusty/turbulent conditions. Hang gliding's remarkably good aerotowing safety record speaks very highly of the skill of our tug pilots, as ultra-light aircraft combined with "stall speed" proximity in gusty conditions could easily amount to a recipe ...
Tags: ATP, AOA, Doug DuBois, AirSports LLC


Fashionable Glasses For The Whole Family

Unlike other websites that sell discounted eyeglasses, DiscountGlasses.com is USA based, with their products shipping from Columbus, OH. This means products can ship out the same day or overnight if needed.  Other websites ship from China and can take 2 or more weeks for your shipment to arrive. Best of all, their house brands – Lunettos for adults and Picklez for kids – are quickly growing brands with prices you can afford. You’ll find a huge variety of frames to choose from with prices starti...
Tags: Glasses, Fashion, Usa, China, Personal Care, Columbus, Health & Fitness, Eye Health, Don, FDA FTC, AOA, Ebates, Eye Exam, Fashion Advice, Contact Lenses, Picklez


GAO-17-643, Intelligence Community: Analysis of Alternatives Approach for a New Site Reflects Most Characteristics of a High-Quality Process, July 28, 2017

What GAO Found In 2012, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) began an analysis of alternatives (AOA) process to evaluate potential sites for its new NGA Campus West (NGA West) using...
Tags: Intelligence Community, GAO, AOA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency NGA, NGA Campus West NGA


Warby Parker wants to check your eyeglass prescription with an app, but some are calling the approach 'dangerous'

On Tuesday, Warby Parker launched its Prescription Check app.  The app is meant to help people check on their eyeglass prescription without having to visit an eye doctor's office. While app isn't meant to replace an eye health check-up, some are concerned about whether these telemedicine approaches could do more harm than good.  Warby Parker, the $1 billion+ eyeglasses retailer, just launched an app that could make it easier to check your eyeglass prescription.  The app, called Prescription C...
Tags: Florida, New York City, Trends, Fda, Nevada, Google Ventures, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Warby Parker, National Eye Institute, AOA, Opternative, American Optometric Association, New York California Virginia, America the American Optometric Association AOA


Board Question #89440: My wife recently decided to go to Medical School and ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,My wife recently decided to go to Medical School and I couldn't be more excited or proud of her. She's going to be an awesome doctor and I'm so happy that she's pursuing something that I know will make her happy and fulfilled. She's ambitious, pretty much a genius, and a rocking awesome mom of our two young kids to boot.However, she comes from a family that views working moms with complete disdain. It's taken a long time for her to be able to ask the question of whether sh...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Utah, Katya, Don, Idaho Falls, Lehi, Eirene, Julie Hanks, Medical School, AOA, Utah Idaho, Niffler Baby


China: Routine Operations - Watson & Band Law Offices

This phrase reflects both the encouragement and protection of company autonomy and the significant role played by the AOA in law and practice.
Tags: News, China, Watson, AOA


How Getting Surgery For His Crossed Eyes Changed This Guy's Life

Surgery is never a small thing, and it always changes lives (for better or worse), but one man recently shared recovery photos from his eye surgery to show how fixing his eye changed much more than just his ability to see."Life changing surgery comes in all shapes and sizes. 24 years of insecurity and I can finally start living my life properly," Ryan Williams posted to Imgur.The photo shows Williams right before and right after he had surgery to correct his crossed eye.Life changing surgery co...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Music, Williams, AOA, Ryan Williams, American Optometric Association


440 Glass Cockpit Avionics

This episode, we talk to the president of Dynon Avionics, a company that designs, builds, and supports glass cockpit avionics for builders and pilots of small aircraft. In the news, we discuss a celebrity landing on a taxiway, the 2017 General Aviation Awards, a capacity cutback on commercial flights to Cuba, a town that took a man’s Cessna, and the union representation vote at Boeing’s South Carolina plant. Robert Hamilton, president of glass cockpit avionics company Dynon Avionics Guest Ro...
Tags: Facebook, Harvard, Aviation, Airbus, Harrison Ford, Cuba, Faa, Boeing, Pacific Northwest, Jetblue, Long Island, South Carolina, Nlrb, Robert, Oceanside, Cessna


433 Aviation News and Listener Feedback

“Black Maria” from the Black Flight by Errol Cavit We start the new year with some recordings send in by members of the Airplane Geeks community. These look back at 2016, and ahead to 2017. In the news, we discuss angle of attack indicators for Skyhawks, the pilot shortage in Alaska, miscommunications between ATC and a commercial flight, A380 delivery issues, when is an F-35 an F/A-18?, comfort animals at the airport and in the air, and DHS collecting social media accounts. Aviation News Ces...
Tags: UK, Los Angeles, Iran, Nasa, Dhs, Alaska, New York Times, Aviation, Brian, Airbus, F-35, Lockheed Martin, Sfo, Air Traffic Control, Taipei, Donald Trump


This $1 Brush Cleanser Is A Complete Game-Changer

We’ve always looked in awe at the pure indulgence of the 1% — like the socialites who won't wear the same dress twice, or rappers who retire a pair of Air Jordans after a single use. As beauty junkies, we’ve dreamt of doing the same thing with our makeup brushes. Sure, the idea has its flaws (for starters, it’s not exactly environmentally friendly). But our inner lazy girls love the thought of never washing a foundation, eyeshadow, or concealer brush again.Now, there's a new gadget that might c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, AOA, Kathleen Lights


Proteomics and comparative genomics of Nitrososphaera viennensis reveal the core genome and adaptations of archaeal ammonia oxidizers [Microbiology]

Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) are among the most abundant microorganisms and key players in the global nitrogen and carbon cycles. They share a common energy metabolism but represent a heterogeneous group with respect to their environmental distribution and adaptions, growth requirements, and genome contents. We report here the genome and proteome...
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Next generation planes will either by large or they will use new engines that switch between performance and fuel efficiency

The United States Air Force is in the process of completing its initial research on a next-generation air superiority capability to replace the Boeing F-15C Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighters. Once such research is completed, the service will embark on an 18-month analysis of alternatives (AOA) starting this coming January to determine exactly what kind of capabilities it will need to gain and maintain control over the skies in the post-2030 threat environment. By then—in the year 20...
Tags: Technology, China, Russia, Future, US, War, Materials, United States, Engineering, Innovation, Airplane, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Engines, General Electric, Whitney


Schwab Index ETF Expense Ratios vs. Vanguard ETF Comparison (Updated 2016)

Schwab also had some reactionary price cuts to some of their Schwab Index ETFs last week. Here are the updated expense ratios, alongside the expense ratios of the closest equivalent ETF from Vanguard. In cases where both Vanguard and iShares compete, Schwab is now 2 basis points cheaper than Vanguard. This is because iShares recently dropped to mostly 1 basis point cheaper than Vanguard, and Schwab wants to keep the title of “cheapest”. But let’s be clear, Vanguard’s success and mere pre...
Tags: Marketing, Investing, Bank Of America, Vanguard, Schwab, AOA, AOM, Merrill Edge, Fidelity Vanguard