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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.
Tags: News, Faa, Boeing, National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Department, Senate Commerce Committee, Robert Sumwalt, Daniel Elwell, Boeing FAA, Calvin Scovel, Senate Aviation Panel


NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

CROZET, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators say a trash truck driver was likely under the influence of marijuana and anti-seizure medication when his vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers in Virginia last year. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the accident Thursday. The crash killed a passenger […]
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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...
Tags: Texas, Science, Indonesia, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Ted Cruz, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air


Boeing’s CEO wrote an open letter about the 737 Max plane groundings — here’s what he says the company is doing after two deadly crashes (BA)

Boeing's CEO responded to growing questions about its 737 Max plane on Monday.  In an open letter to passengers and airlines, Dennis Muilenburg said the hotly awaited software update for the model should be available by the end of the month.  Read the full text of his letter below. Amid growing scrutiny surrounding the second crash of its 737 Max plane, Boeing’s CEO on Monday released an open letter to airlines and passengers about the ongoing investigation. "We're united with our airline cus...
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Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months, and what Boeing is doing to ensure it never happens again (BA)

A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday, March 10.  No cause has been determined, but experts say there are many similarities to the Lion Air crash in October. Most countries — including the US, Europe, and China — have all grounded the plane.  Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies.  Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, have taken major hits as t...
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Investigators are sifting through black box data from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max to unlock the cause behind the crash. Here's what a black box really is.

Ethiopian transport minister Dagmawit Moge told reporters on Sunday that an evaluation of the black boxes from crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 and Lion Air Flight JT610 showed "clear similarities." Flight ET302's black boxes were flown last week to Paris for evaluation by the BEA, France's highly-respect aviation accident investigation agency. An airliner's black boxes refer to its flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. They are bright orange inst...
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FAA’s Cozy Relationship With Boeing Under Scrutiny After Two Deadly Crashes

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled. But critics say the system, dubbed the “designee program,” is too cozy as company employees do work for an agency charged with keeping the skies safe while being paid by an industry that the FAA is regulating. “There is a potential conflict of interest,” said Todd Curtis, a former Boeing Co. safe...
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This is one of the black boxes that could unlock the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash (BA)

Crash investigators released the first picture of the black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. The photo, of the Boeing 737 Max 8 airliner's mangled flight data recorder, was published by the French government on Thursday.  Flight ET302's flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered on Monday and flown to Paris on Wednesday.  Crash investigators released the first picture of the black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. The photo, of the Boeing 737 Max 8 ai...
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The Plane Can Fly Itself. Is That Always a Good Thing?

Automation has helped create one of the safest stretches in aviation history. But some pilots are worried they are relying too much on autopilot.
Tags: News, Pilots, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air, Boeing Company, Airlines and Airplanes, Airbus Industrie, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide


Why Did A Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash? The Probe Is In Its Early Stages

Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Goelz, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board, about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.
Tags: News, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Steve Inskeep, Peter Goelz


Experts doubt turbulence caused crash of cargo jet in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Aviation experts say they doubt turbulence could have brought down a cargo jet that crashed into a Texas bay in February, speculating that human error or a massive malfunction are more likely culprits. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why Atlas Air Flight 3591 suddenly dropped as it approached a Houston […]
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NTSB: Co-pilot in fatal NJ crash shouldn’t have been flying

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The crew of a Learjet that crashed into office buildings near a New Jersey airport two years ago committed multiple mistakes during the 25-minute flight from Philadelphia, starting with the pilot’s decision to let the co-pilot fly the aircraft in violation of company policy, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tuesday. […]
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Cargo plane appears to have hit turbulence before crash

DALLAS (AP) — A Boeing 767 appears to have hit turbulence a minute before it dropped into a rapid descent and smashed into a Texas bay in February, killing all three people aboard. The National Transportation Safety Board says “small vertical accelerations” suggest Atlas Air Flight 3591 entered turbulence soon after the pilots had descended […]
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Ethiopian Airlines crash, T-Mobile and Sprint talk merger: 5 things to know Tuesday

The National Transportation Safety Board aids the Ethiopian Airlines crash investigation, Tiger Woods speaks after his latest injury and more things to start your Tuesday morning.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Singapore blocks all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from leaving or landing

Australia and Singapore suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of Changi airport on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months. The scare has wiped billions of dollars off the market value of the world's biggest planemaker, as the Boeing Co share closed 5 percent down on Monday having fallen by as much as 13.5 percent at one point. The United States say...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, US, Canada, United States, Middle East, Ethiopia, Airbus, North America, Faa, Boeing, Dianne Feinstein, Changi


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 ...
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Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded following Ethiopia crash

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN BEIJING — Boeing’s stock plunged 7 percent Monday as aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes the day after one crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday is drawing renewed scrutiny of the plane just four months after a similar crash of the same model that killed 189 people in Indonesia. Chicago-based ...
Tags: Indonesia, China, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Ethiopia, Airbus, Associated Press, Boeing, Max, Addis Ababa, Aviation Safety Network, Ntsb, Niniek Karmini, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board


What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes If you’re flying with a child under the age of two years, the FAA still permits you to hold the child during the flight and doesn’t require you to provide a separate seat for your kid. But this is an issue on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) 10 most wanted list of safety problems... The post What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detectiv...
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Aviation Authorities Grounding Boeing Max 8 Planes After Ethiopian Crash

BEIJING (AP) — Aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines on Monday to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after it took off from Addis Ababa on Sunday is drawing renewed scrutiny of the plane just four months after a similar crash of the same model of aircraft in Indonesia that killed 189 people. A spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines, Asrat...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Chicago, Beijing, Ethiopia, Plane Crash, Boeing, Max, Addis Ababa, Aviation Safety Network, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air, China Indonesia, U S Federal Aviation Administration, Dennis Muilenburg


Boeing Faces Questions About Its New 737 Max Jets After Ethiopia Crash

For the company, scrutiny of the jet goes to the heart of its business — the 737 Max has been its best-selling plane ever.
Tags: News, United States, Ethiopia, Pilots, Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Boeing Company, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Airlines and Airplanes, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Air Line Pilots Assn


157 Dead After Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. More than 30 nationalities are among the dead. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The pilot sent out a distress call and was ...
Tags: News, France, China, India, Africa, Britain, United States, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands, Moscow, Ethiopia, Kenya, Slovakia, Plane Crash, Beirut


Arizona Prosecutor Says Uber Not Criminally Liable In Fatal Self-Driving Crash

Uber is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company's self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. "The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter made public that there was 'no basis for criminal liability' for Uber, but that the back-up driver, Rafaela Vasquez, should be referred to the Tempe police for additional investigation," reports Reuters. From the report: Vasquez, the Uber back-up driver, could face charges ...
Tags: Tech, Arizona, Hulu, Voice, Reuters, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Yavapai County, Maricopa, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg, Rafaela Vasquez, June Vasquez


Pilots likely lost control of the plane carrying Amazon cargo before the crash killed all 3 onboard, according to an initial review of the cockpit recordings

An Atlas Air cargo plane that was transporting Amazon goods crashed in Texas on Feb. 23, killing all three onboard. The National Transportation Safety Board has finally extracted the black boxes from the mud in which the plane crashed. According to the NTSB's preliminary review of the cockpit audio released on March 5, the pilots likely lost control of the plane 18 seconds before the recording ends .    The National Transportation Safety Board has reached some early conclusions on what hap...
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Audio suggests crew of crashed cargo plane lost control

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A recording from the cockpit of a cargo plane that crashed into a Texas bay in February suggests the pilot lost control while preparing to land at a Houston airport. The National Transportation Safety Board says its preliminary review of the audio found that 18 seconds before the flight’s blackbox recording […]
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Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note of an emerging trend in AV development, and check out an experiment with paving. Oh, and how could we forget Tesla. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transp...
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NTSB recovers flight data recorder from cargo plane crash near Houston

The flight data recorder is now being transported to the National Transportation Safety Board labs in Washington for evaluation.
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Federal government probes two fatal Tesla crashes in Florida as experts question Autopilot's advertising and capabilities

After two Tesla drivers were killed in separate crashes last week, a federal agency is reportedly preparing to investigate the two wrecks. The Associated Press reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will look into the deaths of Omar Awan on February 24 and Jeremy Beren Banner on March 1. A second agency is also looking into the March 1 crash. The NHTSA can seek recalls of cars, fine companies, or make new regulations, which could pose problems for Tesla or for other co...
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Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida Prompts Investigations by Federal Agencies

A man driving a Tesla Model 3 in Delray, Florida was killed in a collision with another vehicle early Friday that has prompted investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model 3, Self Driving Cars, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Agencies, Delray Florida


Cockpit voice recorder found at cargo plane crash site

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from a Boeing 767 cargo plane that crashed into a Texas bay. Local and federal officials have been scouring Trinity Bay for clues about the crash since Flight 3591 slammed nose-first into its shallow waters Saturday. The National Transportation Safety Board says […]
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LA-area lawmaker proposes lower blood limit for drunk driving; will face opposition

Since the last major change to the state’s drunk-driving standard, in 1990, many Californians have developed at least a foggy sense of how much alcohol they can consume without risking a DUI — or worse. If a new bill is approved, drinkers might have to change their habits. That’s the hope, anyway, of Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Marina del Rey. This week, she introduced a bill  that would lower the threshold for driving under the influence to .05 percent blood-alcohol content from the current ....
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