What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
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May 30, 1:44 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levine-Weinberg 05/30/19 AT 1:30 AM In recent weeks, the Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 MAX has continued to make progress toward recertification, following two deadly crashes over the past year. In fact, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives recently told the International Civil Aviation Organization that the FAA may be able to clear the jet for a return to service by late June.That said, the timeline for recertification isn't set in stone. Moreover, airlines won't be able to reactivate their Boeing 737 MAX fleets instantaneously. As a result, it seems increasingly likely that the 737 MAX will return to service during the month of August -- at least for domestic operators American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV), and United Continental (NASDAQ:UAL).Boeing and the FAA make progress … [Read more...] about When Will The Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | To Get Boeing 737 Max Flying, Global Consensus Will Be Hard Advertisement Supported by ByNatalie Kitroeff and David Gelles May 23, 2019 FORT WORTH — Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration want global consensus to get the 737 Max flying again. They may have to wait awhile. Aviation regulators from around the world, who met in Fort Worth on Thursday, are continuing to press the F.A.A. for details on the fix to the anti-stall system blamed for two deadly crashes involving the Max, as well as the process for assessing the software, according to an F.A.A. official. One big sticking point: whether to require that pilots undergo additional training on a flight simulator. If regulators did require training, the condition would mean that the plane would be out of service for months longer than … [Read more...] about To Get Boeing 737 Max Flying, Global Consensus Will Be Hard
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | Boeing 737 Max Simulators Are in High Demand. They Are Flawed. Advertisement Supported by ByNatalie Kitroeff May 17, 2019 Since the two fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 Max, airlines around the world have moved to buy flight simulators to train their pilots. They don’t always work. Boeing recently discovered that the simulators could not accurately replicate the difficult conditions created by a malfunctioning anti-stall system, which played a role in both disasters. The simulators did not reflect the immense force that it would take for pilots to regain control of the aircraft once the system activated on a plane traveling at a high speed. The mistake is likely to intensify concerns about Boeing, as it tries to regain credibility following the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max Simulators Are in High Demand. They Are Flawed.
Two accidents of the Boeing flagship aircraft in the 1990s and lawsuits awarding damages worth USD 25.5 million reveal shocking truths about the Boeing Company. The Seattle Times reported the company’s long-standing awareness of the rudder’s propensity to deflect on its own. What’s more, the papers released by the court show Boeing discovered in the early 1980s, that there was little pilots could do to recover from some rogue deflections, yet failed to point out the significance of that finding to safety regulators and airlines. Boeing insists it did nothing wrong, and everything was done as was required to by federal safety regulations. The Lion Air B-737 Max accident in Indonesia has drawn the attention towards a similar technical issue. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was a design feature incorporated in the ill-fated Lion Air B-737 Max but the pilots did not know about it. The larger engines of the B-737 Max required the … [Read more...] about A question of safety or ethics: The Boeing 737