A Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane on the assembly line in March in Boeing’s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. Flyadeal, a Saudi budget carrier, says it is ordering 30 new Airbus planes, replacing a $6 billion agreement it had with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press, file DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Boeing’s campaign to restore the reputation of its best-selling plane after two deadly crashes suffered a blow with a Saudi airline canceling an order worth up to $5.9 billion in favor of a European rival of the U.S. manufacturer.Flyadeal, the budget airline arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., ordered 30 A320neo jets from Airbus and took options on 20 more, meaning that its entire fleet will consist of planes from that company. It’s a potentially troubling sign for Boeing, which has not seen customers divert orders to Airbus en masse. A small number of airlines have threatened to cancel 737 Max orders since crashes off the coast … [Read more...] about Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 Max order for Airbus
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner takes off from Renton Municipal Airport near the company’s factory, on March 22, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Boeing has announced that it has completed its software fix on the 737 Max, a requirement toward getting the plane certified to once again fly after two deadly crashes. News coverage of the announcement focused on the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will need to conduct its own tests and certification to verify if Boeing has truly fixed the problem. In addition, Congress is holding hearings on why the 737 Max was certified to fly in the first place. It’s safe to state that it may be months, if not longer, before the 737 Max once again is transporting passengers.Instead of focusing on the software, the media and the public should be fixated on the following fact:The reason why Boeing had to come up with a software fix is because the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), … [Read more...] about Flawed: Why the Boeing 737 Max Should Be Permanently Grounded
The Boeing 737 Miami Air International plane that skidded beyond the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns River on Friday night was lifted out of the water Tuesday afternoon. It took most of the day for two crews on barges to lift the jet, estimated to weigh 45 tons, onto a third barge. It was then towed away from the Navy runway for the night so air operations at the Navy base could resume. On Wednesday morning, the barge carrying the plane will be towed south on the river, under the Buckman Bridge and on to a secure location in Green Cove Springs for further analysis by the National Transportation Safety Board. The barge is expected to pass under the Buckman Bridge around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Florida Highway Patrol urged motorists not to stop or slow down on the bridge to see it or take pictures. Moran Environmental Recovery LLC, which is handling the operation, has done large-scale salvage operations for the Navy … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 lifted out of St. Johns River
Africa 5 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47553174 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEthiopian Airlines crash Pilots of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max were unable to prevent the plane … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max: What went wrong?
Benjamin Zhang, provided by Published 6:46 pm EDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Boeing Ethiopia's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released its preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Thursday. According to the reports, the pilots noted that the manual stabilizer trim controls did not work. That may be due to a decades-old design idiosyncrasy found on the Boeing 737, The Air Current reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ethiopia's Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) released its preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Thursday. One of the most confounding details to emerge from the 33-page document was the finding that the pilots successfully turned Boeing's troublesome MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) off only to switch it back on after the manual trim controls for the horizontal stabilizers didn't work. Roughly three minutes into the … [Read more...] about A little-known quirk on the Boeing 737 may have made things difficult for the pilots of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight (BA)