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Pilot: Boeing has lost my trust

The tragedies of the Ethiopian Airlines crash this month and the Lion Air crash in October are all but unprecedented. Except for the de Haviland Comet in the early 1950's -- an airplane plagued by in-flight break-ups related to structural design flaws -- never before has a brand-new model of passenger jet been involved in such a catastrophe.
Tags: News, Stories, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air


In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error

They had just moments to override an automated system and avert disaster in simulations of problems with the Lion Air plane that crashed last fall.
Tags: News, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Company, MCAS


Ethiopian Airlines boss confirms suspect flight software was in use when 737 Max 8 crashed

Meanwhile American Airlines cancels 90 flights a day The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers and crew, was actively using Boeing's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) that is thought to have brought down a similar 737 five months earlier.…
Tags: Software, Boeing, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines


Boeing is reportedly close to completing its 737 Max software update (BA)

Boeing is nearly finished with a software update for its 737 Max aircraft, The Seattle Times reports. Airlines are reportedly able to order the update, which Boeing will give to them for free, following two deadly crashes in five months involving the 737 Max 8. The FAA must approve the update before it can be used in commercial flights. An FAA representative told Business Insider the agency expects to receive the update "early this week." Boeing is nearly finished with a software update for i...
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Boeing readies 737 MAX software fix as families wait for crash report

Boeing Co will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told Reuters it expected a preliminary crash report this week or next.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Co


Pilot: What I'd need to trust a 737 Max again

The tragedies of the Ethiopian Airlines crash this month and the Lion Air crash in October are all but unprecedented. Except for the de Haviland Comet in the early 1950's -- an airplane plagued by in-flight break-ups related to structural design flaws -- never before has a brand-new model of passenger jet been involved in such a catastrophe.
Tags: News, Stories, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air


Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in Boeing'

Chief executive Tewolde Gebremariam says the firms will be linked "well into the future".
Tags: Business, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam


One airline has attempted to cancel its order for Boeing's 737 Max 8. Here's why it would be difficult for other airlines to do the same. (BA)

Garuda Indonesia became the first airline to attempt to cancel its order for Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft, a decision the airline announced on Friday. But other airlines won't necessarily follow Garuda's lead in canceling 737 Max 8 orders, said aviation analysts Henry Harteveldt and George Hamlin. The decision to cancel an aircraft order is a difficult one, due to Boeing and Airbus' dominance over the market for large, commercial aircraft, and the series of investments and decisions airlines ma...
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Ethiopian CEO says the airline still 'believes in Boeing' after the 737 Max crash (BA)

Ethiopian Airlines is standing by Boeing after its fatal 737 Max 8 crash earlier this month.  The New York Times reported on Sunday that the company rushed production of the plane — now grounded around the world — to compete with Airbus.  Ethiopian Airlines' CEO said its pilots had all the proper training for the updated plane model.  As investigators work to piece together why two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes plunged to the earth shortly after takeoff, Ethiopian Airlines' CEO is standing by the A...
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Ethiopian CEO says the airline still 'believes in Boeing' after 737 Max crash (BA)

Ethiopian Airlines is standing by Boeing after its fatal 737 Max crash earlier this month.  The New York Times reported on Sunday that the company rushed production of the plane — now grounded around the world — to compete with Airbus.  Ethiopian Airlines' CEO said its pilots had all the proper training for the updated plane model.  As investigators work to piece together why two Boeing 737 Max planes plunged to the earth shortly after takeoff, Ethiopian Airlines' CEO is standing by the Ameri...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Trends, New York Times, Airbus, Faa, Aston Martin, Boeing, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Lagonda, Tewolde Gebremariam, MCAS, Airbus Ethiopian Airlines, Gebremariam


Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. Tewolde GebreMariam told The Wall Street Journal an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was "to the best of our knowledge" activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its journey to Nairobi. Although he ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Tewolde Gebremariam, Tewolde


Boeing to brief on 737 MAX updates as Ethiopian backs planemaker

Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical experts and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Co


Ethiopian Airlines CEO says pilots got correct training

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on “all appropriate simulators,” rejecting reports that they had not been properly prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that the airline owns simulators to help pilots […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia AP, Tewolde Gebremariam


Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

The carrier will work with Boeing and other airlines to make air travel safer, its chief executive, Tewolde Gebremariam, said, after regulators this month grounded the worldwide fleet of the aircraft following a crash that killed 157 people. "Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will continue to be linked well into the future," he said in a statement on Monday. "Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing.
Tags: News, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam


Ethiopian Airlines 'believes in' Boeing despite crash: CEO

Ethiopian Airlines "believes in" Boeing despite the crash of its 737 MAX 8 plane that killed all 157 people on board and led to the model's grounding, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. "Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. "We will work with investigators in Ethiopia, in the US and elsewhere to figure out what went wrong," he added.
Tags: News, US, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


UPDATE 2-Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions

Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly after take off this month killed 157 people. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam also promised to work closely with an investigation into the March 10 incident, after reports that the probe was under strain because the Ethiopian authorities were not sharing information with international partners. Boeing has come under intense scrutiny since...
Tags: News, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam


Ethiopian Airlines is a symbol of national pride. Now a disaster has put it under scrutiny

Ethiopian Airlines has turned itself into an aviation powerhouse and sought to open up Africa's skies. But a deadly crash earlier this month has thrust its safety reputation into the spotlight.
Tags: Africa, Cnn, Ethiopian Airlines


Boeing's Grounded 737 Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines to Cancel 90 Flights Per Day Through April

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded models in Boeing’s 737 Max series earlier this month following two separate deadly crashes involving the jets, and a number of changes to aircraft software and training procedures are expected as soon as this week. In the meantime, however, American Airlines said it is…
Tags: Science, Airplanes, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Lion Air crash, Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines




Travel News: March 25, 2019

Indonesia’s Garuda airline cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets Washington Post Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia is moving to cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the deadly crashes involving two of the aircraft, a spokesman for the company said Friday. The decision comes less than two weeks after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people onboard. A flight of Lion Air, a low-cost Indonesian airline, crash...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Washington Post, Africa, Ethiopia, Norway, Boeing, United, Jakarta, Federal Aviation Administration, News And Deals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines, Nairobi, Lion Air, Horn of Africa


Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' software

An Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about "aggressive" software that pushes a plane's nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia this month. Comments by the CEO and vice president of the airline this weekend will fuel a debate over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, two of which have crashed in similar circumstances in the last five months. Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's most profitable airline, has robustly defended it...
Tags: News, Africa, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' software

An Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about "aggressive" software that pushes a plane's nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia this month.
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Ethiopian Airlines defends its Boeing planes after deadly crash

The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines has rejected media reports that optional equipment for Boeing 737 MAX planes was critical for safety aboard a flight that crashed this month.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


just checking the box

Were the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft a result of inadequate training, or design and safety flaws resulting from a lack of regulator oversight? I don’t know and I cannot speculate. However, I am interested in how training design decisions are made and what role Learning & Development (L&D) professionals play in the relationship between building aircraft and flying them. Is there something to learn here? “The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a n...
Tags: Technology, Canada, Boeing, eLearning, Cbc, Ethiopian Airlines, Performance Improvement


Ethiopian Airlines CEO rejects criticism that pilots did not train on 737 Max 8 simulator

The pilots of a jet that crashed in Ethiopia killing all on board used a flight simulator to learn how to fly the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane, the airline told CNN.
Tags: Cnn, Ethiopia, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines


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


Indonesia's Garuda cancels Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

Indonesia's national carrier Garuda will call off a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the company said Friday, in what is thought to be the first formal cancellation for the model. "We have sent a letter to Boeing requesting that the order be cancelled," said Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan. "The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence" in the plane, he said, adding that t...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Boeing, Afp, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Garuda, Garuda Indonesia, Detik, Ikhsan Rosan, Boeing Garuda, I Gusti Ngurah Askhara Danadiputra


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 will start including a safety feature that customers previously had to pay for on all 737 Max aircraft (BA)

Boeing will start including a safety feature customers previously had to pay for on all of its 737 Max aircraft, The New York Times reports. The feature, called a disagree light, will alert pilots if two sensors are giving different readings of the angle at which the plane is pointing up or down. Those sensors are part of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which points an aircraft's nose downward if the plane is flying at too steep an incline. Boeing did not immedia...
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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 ...
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