Seattle Times SEATTLE — The 737 MAX is hardly the first case of a commercial aircraft launch or redesign that has run into serious problems. The debut of Boeing’s own 787 Dreamliner, starting in 2011, was marred by everything from faulty supply chains and production delays to onboard fires from overheating batteries — and a grounding for more than three months. But you have to go back many decades to find the introduction of a commercial aircraft that has involved such a staggering loss of life, or has raised such uncertainties. “I can’t think of a time since perhaps the 1970s or even the 1960s, when you had two examples of a brand-new aircraft crashing within six months of each other, within the first couple of years of service,” said Todd Curtis, a Seattle-based aviation safety expert who tracks aircraft safety data on the website AirSafe.com. And although the 737 MAX’s relatively short life span — it was first delivered in May 2017 … [Read more...] about 737 MAX crashes make it the most troubled airliner debut in modern aviation
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Matthew L. Wald, The Washington Post Published 10:00 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet flies over Mesa, Ariz., en route to Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2019. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people. less A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet flies over Mesa, Ariz., en route to Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2019. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. ... more Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 A Southwest … [Read more...] about In aviation, safety comes in numbers. And there are thousands of Boeing 737s.
Warning: Please before you fly on board Boeing B737 8- Max see the video in the description below. published: 11 Mar 2019 views: 21 WARNING: BEFORE YOU FLY ON BOARD a Boeing B737 Max please WATCH the following investigative report and video, consider the other alleged causes behind the crashes of the other Boeing B737 Max, such as the malfunction of the Sensor of the Angle of Attack (Alpha Vane), and the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Are the crashes of the Boeing B737 Max, caused by the malfunction of the MCAS, which fights against the pilots, who were trying to save the airplane? Is the MCAS the band aid to control the nose heavy of the Boeing B737 Max resulted from fitting the Boeing B737 Max with bigger and heavier engines positioning the engines higher and more forward comparing it with the original design of the classic B737 that moved the center of the gravity of the B737 Max forward in order not lengthen the struts of the undercarriage, which requires … [Read more...] about U.S. to mandate design changes on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crashes
BRUNSWICK — In the seven years since Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority took over the Brunswick Executive Airport, Executive Director Steven Levesque has courted more than a dozen aeronautic businesses and provided a base for 35 aircraft. Still, about one-third of the airport’s 650,000 square feet remains unused. The airport is in the midst of a 10-year, $40 million investment program with the Federal Aviation Administration, Levesque said. The program funds improvements including runway lighting, a new $3 million hangar and safety upgrades. The goals is to make the airport, which was used by the U.S. Navy for about 60 years, suitable for civilian use, he said. In some cases that means insulating the hangar doors, installing radiant heat, making the restrooms ADA compliant and switching to energy-efficient lighting, all changes that Levesque called “significant spruce ups.”Even with these adjustments, it can be hard to compete with the southern states … [Read more...] about Brunswick base redevelopers face stiff competition drawing companies to airport
Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home.Born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in Milwaukee, on April 22, 1926, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, she had studied drama at Northwestern University, then moved to NY where, despite early plans to be a "serious" actress, she quickly found work doing satirical sketches in Greenwich Village clubs.In her role, Rae played the house mother at the Eastland School for Girls on The Facts of Life, in a role that earned her an Emmy nomination in 1982. (Jessica Biel and Leonardo DiCaprio are now eyeing a reboot of the series.) Rae earned an Emmy nomination in 1982 for her performance in the series but lost to Carol Kane for Taxi.She played Edna Garrett in "Diff'rent Strokes" and then on the beloved spinoff "The Facts of Life". She has 93 acting credits to her name, according to TMZ."I wanted to be a serious actress and do all the classics", Rae told the Sun-Times in 1989.She was married to composer John Strauss, with whom she … [Read more...] about Charlotte Rae, Beloved Mrs. Garrett On ‘Facts Of Life,’ Dead At 92