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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


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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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


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...
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


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




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


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


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


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...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, Boeing, Doj, Bugatti, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS


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


Indonesia's Lion Air in early stages of long-delayed IPO - sources

Indonesia's Lion Air has begun preliminary work on an initial public offering (IPO) that has been delayed multiple times over the past five years, sources familiar with the matter said.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, businessNews, Lion Air


Pilots searched for right checklist before Lion Air crash: investigators

The details revealed at a press conference corroborated a Reuters report on Wednesday that was based on three sources with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder's contents. Investigators said they have 90 percent of the data needed for a final report on the October crash that killed 189 people. Nurcahyo Utomo, an investigator at Indonesia's national transportation committee (KNKT) said the recording showed there was "panic" in the cockpit in the last 20 seconds of the flight.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Reuters, Lion Air, KNKT, Nurcahyo Utomo


Official: 3rd pilot aided next-to-last Lion Air flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed Thursday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on a troubled flight the day before the aircraft crashed on Oct. 29, just minutes after takeoff. However, Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of the National Transportation Safety […]
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Nation, Lion Air, Jakarta Indonesia, National Transportation Safety, Lion Air Boeing, Soerjanto Tjahjono


Indonesia's Lion Air planning IPO - sources

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has started working on a domestic initial public offering (IPO), as it seeks to move past the crash in October last year that killed 189 people on board, two sources told Reuters.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, businessNews, Lion Air


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.
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Lion Air, Boeing Co


UPDATE 1-Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software update

Extra computer-based training will be required after a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, Southwest Airlines Co's pilot union said on Wednesday, adding that it was seeking additional information for pilots. Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called MCAS since a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 aboard.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Boeing, Southwest, Southwest Airlines Co, Lion Air, Boeing Co


The investigation, which is in its early stages, began after the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max aircraft operated by Lion Air, sources say

US Justice Department prosecutors have issued multiple subpoenas as part of an investigation into Boeing's Federal Aviation Administration certification and marketing of 737 Max planes, sources briefed on the matter told CNN.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Boeing, Justice Department, Federal Aviation Administration, Lion Air


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


Report: Pilots raced for manuals as plane went down

New details about Lion Air's Boeing 737 Max 8 October crash in Indonesia report the flight crew frantically searched manuals as the plane went down. Now Bloomberg is reporting a Lion Air flight crew experienced the same "nose down" effect just one day before that October Crash. CNN's Melissa Bell analyzes the report.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Bloomberg, Stories, Boeing, Lion Air, Melissa Bell