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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 […]

Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots’ frantic search for fix – sources

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March 20, 2019 The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said. The investigation into the crash, which killed […]

Ethiopia crash investigators return to Addis Ababa after reviewing black box data -source

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March 19, 2019 Ethiopian air crash investigators have returned to Addis Ababa from Paris where they had reviewed the black box data from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet, a source familiar with the investigation said. The crash of the Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 airliner last week killed all 157 people on board and prompted […]

Boeing’s safety analysis of 737 MAX flight control had crucial flaws: Seattle Times

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March 17, 2019 Boeing Co’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday. Boeing’s safety analysis of the flight control system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) understated the power of this system, the Seattle Times said, citing current and former […]

Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March

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March 17, 2019 Boeing Co plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said. The U.S. planemaker has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air […]