Tag: Boeing 737 Max

Confidence Boost in Boeing 737 MAX: Will It Ever Regain Trust?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai Airshow 2019 has brought Boeing some exciting news and encouraging deals. Primarily, the great confidence boost in struggling Boeing 737 MAX program – Air Astana and SunExpress have placed orders on the type. For the troubled and for more than eight months grounded aircraft over the safety concerns, it is a great leap forward. […]

Boeing Provides Status Update on 737 MAX Progress

Reading Time: < 1 minute “With the rigorous scrutiny being applied, we are confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly”. The Boeing Company has provided an update on the progress of 737 MAX. According to the statement, Boeing has completed one of the five key milestones. It was the FAA eCab Simulator Certification Session […]

Pilots of Southwest Airlines Sue Boeing For Over $100 Million

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) representing over 10,000 pilots of the US airline has filled a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for $100 million over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft. According to the media release issued by SWAPA, pilots are seeking damages in the lawsuit due to the fact that the plane-maker was “deliberately misleading […]

Boeing 737 MAX Crash Investigation: Pilots in Safety Tests Are Too Skilled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Transportation Safety Board issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration, calling upon the agency to address concerns about how multiple alerts and indications are considered when making assumptions as part of design safety assessments. Aviation Safety Recommendation Report 19-01 was issued Thursday stemming from the NTSB’s ongoing support under International Civil […]

India to Follow EASA by Making Own Boeing 737 MAX Checks

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is determined to follow the example of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and make its own validation of the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in India after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears it for take-off, Bloomberg reported citing the person closely related to the […]

Oman Air Cancels Over 700 Flights Amid Boeing 737 MAX Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, announced about the cancellation of over 700 flights over the period of 22 July and 31 August due to ongoing Boeing 737 MAX grounding. The number of affected flights were scheduled to reach such destinations as Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Kuwait, Amman, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Calicut, Colombo and […]

Boeing to Support Affected by Lion Air and Ethiopian Crashes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ahead of Independence Day in the U.S., Boeing announced $100 million in funds to address family and community needs of those affected by the tragic accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. These funds will support education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs, and economic development in impacted communities. […]

Boeing to Cut MAX Production Rate

Reading Time: < 1 minute In light of ongoing investigations of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes both involving Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing announced that it is reducing 737 MAX production rate to 42 planes per month to make grounded aircraft fly again. Actively progressing towards the end of update of software to proceed with its final certification, Boeing […]

Doubts Over FAA Ability to Set Global Safety Standards Arising

Reading Time: < 1 minute After two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the US government has ordered to review the approval of Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane issued by the FAA. Doubts are arising over the ability of the US to set global safety standards. Elaine Chao, the US transport secretary requested an independent inspector to audit […]

Ethiopian Crash: Black Boxes Show Similarities to Lion Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder,  the so-called “black boxes”, of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET-302 have been successfully read out. The links between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes are emerging. Last week Ethiopian Airlines said that the “black boxes” were transported to Paris, France, for investigation. On Sunday Ethiopia announced that the data […]