David Koenig, Ap Airlines Writer Updated 2:21 am CDT, Tuesday, July 16, 2019 FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and three young children in the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. On Wednesday, July 17, Njoroge will be the first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before Congress. less FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and ... more … [Read more...] about Man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash: Scrap the jet
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Vandana Ravikumar USA TODAY Published 8:04 PM EDT Jun 11, 2019 With its 737 Max jet still grounded after two deadly crashes in the last year, Boeing's delivery of new airliners has fallen far behind last year's pace. Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 30 commercial airliners in May, a 56% drop from a year ago, when 68 jets were delivered. Deliveries of 737s dropped from 47 last year to just eight last month, all of which were an older model of the jet. The Chicago-based company has 4,550 unfulfilled orders for the Max, but stopped deliveries after regulators around the world grounded the jets following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people. In both crashes, pilots reportedly struggled against a computerized system that automatically pushes the plane's nose down when it is at risk of stalling. On autopilot? 'Pilots are losing their basic flying skills,' some fear after Boeing 737 Max crashes MCAS, or the … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max crashes take a toll on 2019 jetliner deliveries
By David Shepardson and Eric M. Johnson WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July following two fatal Boeing Co MAX 737 passenger plane crashes, according to written congressional testimony seen by Reuters.At a U.S. Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting head Dan Elwell will say the agency's oversight approach must "evolve" after the deadly crashes, according to the testimony. While specific details on oversight changes were not clear, lawmakers are expected to question Elwell on how the regulator intends to change the process by which a manufacturer such as Boeing can to a large extent certify their own planes and flight software systems. Anti-stall software on the Boeing 737 MAX plane is among the leading areas of focus for investigations into the two crashes. Investigators have pointed to "clear similarities" between the crashes, … [Read more...] about U.S. to overhaul air safety oversight in response to two Boeing 737 MAX crashes
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Ethiopian air accident investigators are taking the unusual step of fast-tracking their probe into last week’s crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner amid global safety concerns around the jet and could issue a preliminary report on the accident as early as next week, the head of Ethiopia’s civil-aviation authority said Wednesday. Ethiopian AirlinesFlight 302 crashed outside Addis Ababa on March 10 killing all 157 aboard. The accident came less than five months after a Lion Air flight of the same aircraft... … [Read more...] about Ethiopia Fast-Tracks Boeing 737 MAX Crash Probe
Their Views Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Frequent flyers understand that air travel in the 21st century is inherently safe. Planes are sophisticated and accidents are anomalies. The last crash involving major loss of life on a U.S. passenger airline jet — Colgan Air Flight 3407, 50 dead — happened in 2009. That was the same year Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger of US Airways made a perfect landing in the Hudson River. This is what’s so concerning about Sunday’s crash in Africa of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max jet — designed and built by Chicago-based Boeing. The mysterious incident calls into question the airworthiness of Boeing’s newly redesigned plane, which is flown around the world. The Ethiopian 737 Max disappeared from radar six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, just after the pilot reported trouble and requested permission to return to the airport. The plane plunged into the ground, … [Read more...] about Another Boeing 737 Max crash: Why did Ethiopian 302 fall from the sky?