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Amazon and Atlas Air face lawsuit for Flight 3591 crash

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September 24, 2019 The brother of the first officer killed in Flight 3591, which crashed near Houston in February is suing Atlas Air and Amazon for negligence. Atlas Air Flight 3591 a Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter crashed on 23 February when it rapidly descended from 6,000 feet and hit a marshy bay about 40 […]

Smartwings passenger plane makes emergency landing in Budapest

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July 11, 2019 An airplane operated by Czech airline Smartwings made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Airport on Thursday after its landing gear was damaged, a spokesman for Budapest Airport told national news agency MTI. Smartwings’ Boeing 737-400 plane bound for Hurghada in Egypt, with 151 passengers and nine crew […]

Boeing Offers $100 Million in ‘Outreach’ for Max Crash Victims

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July 3, 2019 Boeing Co. is offering $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by two crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits. The money will go toward “education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs and economic development […]

Five years after MH17 downing, airline conflict alert system remains patchy

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June 4, 2019 When Pakistan closed its airspace during conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already done so two weeks earlier, the carrier’s chief executive said. Nearly five years after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile […]

Aerospace engineer Senior warns of hit from 737 MAX production cuts

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April 25, 2019 Aerospace engineer Senior Plc on Thursday warned that Boeing Co’s production cuts following the global grounding of its 737 MAX planes will hit margins. Senior said a part of its structures business in Seattle, Washington, will be hurt after the U.S. plane maker cut its production rate to 42 from 57, as […]

Ethiopian Airlines pilots initially followed Boeing procedures before crash

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April 3, 2019 The pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX jet that crashed last month had initially followed Boeing Co’s emergency procedures but they still failed to regain control of the plane, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The crash killed all 157 people on board and led to a global grounding of […]

Ethiopian crash could be largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim

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April 1, 2019 Liability claims related to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could be the largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim on record, broker Willis Re said in its April round-up of reinsurance pricing. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 on March 10 killed 157 passengers […]

Ethiopia to release preliminary report into cause of Ethiopian Airlines crash

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April 1, 2019 Ethiopia will release a preliminary report on Monday into the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157, a foreign ministry spokesman said. The report will be released by the Ministry of Transport, Nebiyat Getachew said, although a time had not yet been set Source: (Reuters)

Co-owner of Russia’s S7 airline dies in plane crash near Frankfurt

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April 1, 2019 Natalia Fileva, chairwoman and co-owner of Russia’s second largest airline S7, died when a private jet she was in crashed near Frankfurt on Sunday, the company said. Fileva, 55, was the major shareholder in S7, a member of global Oneworld airlines alliance, and one of the richest women in Russia, whose wealth […]

Ethiopian Airlines CEO says preliminary crash report ‘may be this week or next’

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March 26, 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam said on Monday he expected the preliminary release of a report into the March 10 crash of its Boeing 737 800 MAX “maybe this week or next week”. Tewolde told Reuters the airline may or may not attend a briefing in the United States by […]