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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 […]

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

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March 17, 2019 The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from […]

Ethiopian Airlines black boxes showed ‘clear similarities’ with Lion Air Crash- WSJ

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March 17, 2019 Analysis of the data from the black boxes of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing all 157 people on board showed ‘clear similarities’ with October’s Lion Air crash, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the Ethiopian Transport Minister. Data from the black boxes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 has been validated […]

NTSB RELEASE INITIAL REPORT ON ATLAS AIR CRASH

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March 14, 2019 The NTSB has released an initial report on the crash of the Atlas Air flight 3591 which crashed on February 23, 40 miles away from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The report shows that the plane did, in fact, hit a front of extreme weather. The report shows from ADS-B data that […]

US to ground all Boeing crash aircraft

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March 13, 2019 President Donald Trump has issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration had previously held out while many countries banned the aircraft from flying over their airspace. President Trump said the planes would now be […]

Germany will not look at crashed Boeing 737 MAX black box

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March 13, 2019 Germany’s federal agency responsible for investigating air accidents will not analyze the black box from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday, casting uncertainty over the process of finding out what may have caused the disaster. “This is a new type of aircraft with a new black box, with new software. […]

FAA says “no basis” to ground Boeing 737 Max 8

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March 13, 2019 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there is “no basis” to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 from flying – as other country aviation regulators suspend use of the aircraft after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 on board. Airlines and regulators in various jurisdictions, including in Europe […]