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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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FAA will assess proposed Hollywood Burbank Airport flight paths as noise concerns linger

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a full environmental assessment of the proposed amendments to two existing flight routes at Hollywood Burbank Airport, the federal agency announced Monday. With increasing concern about air traffic noise above the Valley, the assessment will evaluate the potential impacts of proposed amendments to flight paths from the Burbank airport, known as OROSZ and SLAPP. RELATED STORY: Sherman Oaks congressman calls on FAA to deal with air traffic noise fro...
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Boeing has 737 MAX software fix ready for airlines as DOT launches new scrutiny of entire FAA certification process

Boeing said Monday it has finalized the proposed software update for its 737 MAX flight control system and has invited airlines to order it even before it’s formally approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Some airline pilots flew 737 simulators with the updated system software in Renton on Saturday. Flight tests are likely to […]
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FAA 'Tentatively' Approves Software Fix To Get the 737 Max 8 Flying Again

Boeing has been working on a fix for its disaster-prone aircraft.
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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...
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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...
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


Why the FAA Delegates Certification to Boeing — and Why That’s a Good Thing

One of the things many people have been shocked to learn, in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash, is that the FAA delegates much of the certification process to the aircraft manufacturer . People are shocked, shocked, that a company would be able to 'self-certify' and suggest this is some sort of dereliction of duty when nothing could be further from the truth. Continue reading Why the FAA Delegates Certification to Boeing — and Why That’s a Good Thing...
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American Airlines to cancel 90 flights every day through most of April

The decision comes as a result of the FAA's decision to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
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U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets headed to Boeing Co's factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upgrade on Saturday, as U.S. regulators prepared to receive and review the fixes in coming weeks.
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Boeing Software Updates to Fix Anti-Stall System 'Tentatively' Approved by FAA: Report

Following Boeing’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to release a series of updates to its operational training and 737 Max jets no later than next month, the Wall Street Journal reported that those changes have been “tentatively” greenlit by Federal Aviation Administration officials, though further…Read more...
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U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

The factory visits indicated Boeing may be near completing a software patch for its newest 737 following a Lion Air crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia last October. This month, a second deadly crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines MAX in Addis Ababa triggered the fleet's worldwide grounding. Boeing has come under global scrutiny along with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that must approve the software fix and new training.
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UPDATE 2-U.S. airlines visit Boeing as FAA awaits 737 MAX upgrades

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets headed to Boeing Co's factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upgrade on Saturday, as U.S. regulators prepared to receive and review the fixes in coming weeks. The factory visits indicated Boeing may be near completing a software patch for its newest 737 following a Lion Air crash that killed 189 people in Indonesia last October. This month, a second deadly crash involving an Ethiopian...
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WRAPUP 6-U.S. lawmaker seeks Boeing whistleblowers, some MAX 737 orders in jeopardy

WASHINGTON/JAKARTA, March 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under global regulatory scrutiny over software and training on the signature aircraft.
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Bet you can’t name this distinctive capital city. See item, below. Good morning“I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.”That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it came time to turn on the light in the morning as part of a regular getting out of bed routin...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, England, Science, London, Australia, France, Scotland, Hotels, Senate, China, Air Canada, Miscellaneous, US


Sherman Oaks congressman calls on FAA to to deal with air traffic noise from Van Nuys, Burbank airports

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, has called for the Federal Aviation Administration to establish an Aviation Noise Roundtable to deal with air traffic noise in the San Fernando Valley. The issue has cascaded recently over new noise concerns near Hollywood Burbank Airport, where the tweaking of flight paths over the Sherman Oaks area has prompted residents’ ire. Even more recently, in response to a huge spike in noise complaints, the Los Angeles City Council voted Feb. 27 to call on the FAA to ...
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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


What Boeing and the FAA should learn from the car industry

Regulators and the public need to decide if Boeing can charge extra for safety, or all versions of a jet should be equally safe.
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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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Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean?

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? What does the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets mean? And what lessons does it teach us? I’ve been reporting on the FAA and its historic internal conflict of interest dating back more than 40 years, and the aftermath of the two recent Boeing Max jet crashes have once again brought this conflict into... The post Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? appeared first on P...
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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.
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An Amazon Air plane crashed in February, killing all 3 people on board. Weeks earlier, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable.

An Amazon Air plane called CustomAir Obsession crashed on February 23, killing all three people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown. In conversations with Business Insider before the crash, several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable. These planes aren't owned by Amazon, and the people maintaining and flying these jumbo jets aren't Amazon employees. They're employees of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdin...
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Plane Safety Is A Shared Responsibility, Former FAA Administrator Says

As the Federal Aviation Administration comes under increasing criticism for its relationship with Boeing, Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Huerta, the last permanent FAA administrator.
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United States: Arbitration For Transportation Workers? The Anticipated Push To Expand The FAA Exemption - BakerHostetler

As we indicated in a January 17, 2019 blog article, the New Prime v. Oliveira, 139 S. Ct. 532 (2019), opinion was likely to lead to uncertainty in the transportation industry.
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U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year - Bloomberg

U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year weeks after the accident, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year - Bloomberg

U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year weeks after the accident, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The officials also started probing why Boeing Co did not flag the feature in pilot manuals, according to the report https://bloom.bg/2JvzGOf. Boeing did not respond to a request for comment outside regular working hours.
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Trump Administration Hopes New Leadership Can Calm Turbulence Roiling The FAA

President Trump is nominating Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Airlines exec, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration while it is being sharply criticized for its oversight of plane manufacturers.
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Europe and Canada Just Signaled They Don’t Trust the FAA’s Investigation of the Boeing 737 MAX

The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two of the jets crashed. The Europeans and Canadians vow to conduct their own reviews of Boeing’s changes to a key flight-control system, not to simply…
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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.
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Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
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