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5 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Why has Boeing pulled its 737 Max fleet – and what took it so long?

15-Mar-2019

Donald Trump grounded Boeing’s 737 Max fleet on Wednesday, days after the second fatal crash involving the plane in five months led to governments around the world – but initially not the US – suspending their use of the plane.

The undisputed similarity is that both planes that were the same model of Boeing 737: a new iteration, the Max 8, that first flew in 2017 and had only been in service a matter of months for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines; and in both cases, the pilots reported difficulties immediately after takeoff.

7 Articles
Source: Global News

U.S. pilots warned about Boeing 737 MAX 8 concerns in months leading up to Ethiopia crash

15-Mar-2019

Pilots for U.S. airlines submitted several complaints about the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and voiced concerns directly with Boeing executives months before the same model crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, including 18 Canadians.

The union representing U.S. airline pilots met with Boeing executives last November in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss concerns over an anti-stall system in Boeing’s bestselling MAX 8 aircraft, the Washington Post reports.

8 Articles
Source: ABC News

'Start Here': US joins Boeing ban, and Paul Manafort is indicted after he's sentenced

15-Mar-2019

Literally minutes after Paul Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge to an additional three-and-a-half years in prison, new charges were announced in New York against Trump's former campaign chairman.

Satellite tracking data and evidence from the debris field convinced the Federal Aviation Administration, which initially resisted a ban, to ground U.S. fleets, the agency said Wednesday. Two black boxes recovered from the crash site in Ethiopia were sent to France for examination, which should confirm "whether or not something's wrong with this aircraft," ABC News Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley says on "Start Here."

8 Articles
Source: ABC News

'Start Here': US joins Boeing ban, and Paul Manafort is indicted after he's sentenced

15-Mar-2019

Literally minutes after Paul Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge to an additional three-and-a-half years in prison, new charges were announced in New York against Trump's former campaign chairman.

Satellite tracking data and evidence from the debris field convinced the Federal Aviation Administration, which initially resisted a ban, to ground U.S. fleets, the agency said Wednesday. Two black boxes recovered from the crash site in Ethiopia were sent to France for examination, which should confirm "whether or not something's wrong with this aircraft," ABC News Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley says on "Start Here."

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Source: ABC News

'Start Here': US joins Boeing ban, and Paul Manafort is indicted after he's sentenced

15-Mar-2019

Literally minutes after Paul Manafort was sentenced by a federal judge to an additional three-and-a-half years in prison, new charges were announced in New York against Trump's former campaign chairman.

Satellite tracking data and evidence from the debris field convinced the Federal Aviation Administration, which initially resisted a ban, to ground U.S. fleets, the agency said Wednesday. Two black boxes recovered from the crash site in Ethiopia were sent to France for examination, which should confirm "whether or not something's wrong with this aircraft," ABC News Senior Transportation Correspondent David Kerley says on "Start Here."

2 Articles
Source: The Guradian

Why has Boeing pulled its 737 Max fleet – and what took it so long?

15-Mar-2019

Donald Trump grounded Boeing’s 737 Max fleet on Wednesday, days after the second fatal crash involving the plane in five months led to governments around the world – but initially not the US – suspending their use of the plane.

The undisputed similarity is that both planes that were the same model of Boeing 737: a new iteration, the Max 8, that first flew in 2017 and had only been in service a matter of months for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines; and in both cases, the pilots reported difficulties immediately after takeoff.

1 Article
Source: Reuters

Airlines wrestle with calls, cancellations after Boeing MAX fleet...

Friday 20:55 GMT

U.S. and Canadian carriers wrestled with customer calls and flight cancellations on Thursday after the two countries followed other nations in grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX planes because of safety concerns.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co, the largest operator of the 737 MAX in the world with 34 jets, said it was experiencing unusually high call volumes and had canceled 39 MAX flights. The low-cost carrier, a launch customer of the MAX 8 in 2017, said it was servicing those flights with available 737-700s and 737-800s.

2 Articles
Source: BBC

What's next for Boeing after 737 grounding?

Monday 16:21 GMT

Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 Max jets have left the plane maker rushing to restore confidence in the safety of its fastest-selling fleet.

Teal Group aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said although the current 737 Max fleet is relatively small "the future revenue stream is enormously important" to Boeing. Each plane on order was priced at between $45-50m, Mr Aboulafia said, and Boeing has "taken deposits worth a small portion of many of the orders received".

1 Article
Source: Global News

‘We all got abandoned’: B.C. family among hundreds stranded without their luggage in India

Monday 20:55 GMT

A B.C. family is among hundreds of Canadians who have been left stranded and frustrated in India without their luggage days after their Air Canada flight flew out of Vancouver.

Birk said that since they arrived in India, two other flights have also flown into New Delhi from Vancouver — both without their luggage.

1 Article
Source: Reuters

What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

Tuesday 00:34 GMT

(Reuters) - More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all.

Boeing plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said on March 16.. - No lawsuits have been filed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, but some plaintiffs’ lawyers said they expect that Boeing will be sued in the United States.

2 Articles
Source: Global News

Canada, EU reviewing certification approval of Boeing 737 MAX after FAA probe

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

Canada and the European Union say they are re-examining the approval it gave Boeing 737 MAX jets, following reports of a U.S. investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration certification of the aircraft.

Canada urged to review aircraft certification agreement with U.S. following Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes. Canada accepted the FAA’s certification of the MAX in June 2017 under a bilateral agreement where such approvals by the U.S. are almost always accepted by Canada and vice versa.


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