UPDATE: Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet



Posted by Ed 2 mths ago
China grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

China's aviation authority said on Monday morning local time that it has issued a notice to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes used by domestic airlines in response to the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed 157 people.

According to a statement by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash have certain similarities that have caused concern over the Boeing aircraft.

The notice, issued at 9 a.m. local time, would suspend commercial operation of the aircraft until 6 p.m. on Monday.



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Ethiopian Airlines joins China and Cayman Islands in suspending use of the new jets following second tragedy in four months


Ed 2 mths ago
Passenger confidence in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max has taken a hit after the jet’s second fatal crash in just five months.

Travelers around the world took to social media to express fears about the plane’s safety -- or seek reassurance from carriers that fly it.

Hours earlier, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed after leaving Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. Some flyers said they were now too fearful to board one of those planes.


Ed 2 mths ago
How Boeing's 737 Max Went From Bestseller to Safety Concern

Boeing Co.’s 737 jetliner has been an aviation workhorse since it first took to the skies in 1967, enjoying unparalleled success while improving its safety record each decade as fatal incidents became increasingly rare across the industry.

The latest Max version extended the 737’s popularity with a welter of orders, but two deadly incidents claiming close to 350 lives in five months have raised questions about the model’s future. Here’s a timeline showing how the aircraft has gone from being a marketing triumph to a focus for safety concerns.


Ed 2 mths ago
Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189.

Some countries have also closed their airspace to the jets. Here is a list of airlines and countries that have grounded the aircraft so far:


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Boeing disaster: Countries that did & DID NOT ground 737 MAX 8 amid probe; BILLIONS at stake

Countries around the globe are grounding their Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets, as the best-selling jet is under investigation after two deadly crashes in under five months. The US firm’s reputation and billions of dollars are at stake.

The 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board. The tragedy followed Indonesia's Lion Air 737 Max 8 crash in October that killed 189 passengers and crew.

The latest crash of the best-selling jet in the Boeing's 737 range might seriously challenge the unrivalled reputation of the aerospace giant. Despite the October crash the manufacturer could boast 5,011 firm orders from 79 customers for its 737 MAX 8 as of the end of January.



Ed 2 mths ago
Virgin Australia passengers distressed after screening of ABC report on Ethiopia plane crash

Airline furious with broadcaster over inadvertent screening of tragedy aboard its domestic flights

Virgin Australia passengers were distressed by the screening of an ABC News report on the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash after the ABC breached an agreement to warn the airline of any unsuitable content.

Sources said the airline was furious with the ABC about the inadvertent screening of the tragedy aboard all its domestic flights on Monday.

“We are concerned with reports of distress caused to our passengers due to an unsuitable broadcast during our in-flight ABC news bulletin,” a Virgin Australia spokesman told Guardian Australia.

“We have been in contact with the ABC and understand this was due to human error on its part. We are, of course, working with the ABC to ensure this does not happen again.”


Ed 2 mths ago
Boeing has described the Max series as its fastest-selling family of planes, with more than 5,000 orders placed to date from about 100 customers.

But not since the 1970s—when the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 suffered successive fatal incidents—has a new model been involved in two deadly accidents in such a short period.


Ed 2 mths ago
Several Pilots repeatedly warned federal authorities of safety concerns over the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 for months leading up to the second deadly disaster involving the plane, according to an investigation by the Dallas Morning News. One captain even called the Max 8's flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient," according to the report.


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Hong Kong Shuts Airspace to Troubled Boeing Jet: 737 Max Update


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Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.


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Trump grounds troubled 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing stock tumbles


Ed 2 mths ago
In the wake of the second Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday, the Chicago, Illinois-based aircraft maker’s stock has not only plummeted by over 10% but some of its customers are now reconsidering their orders for the narrow-body jet. So far over 5,000 orders worth more than $600 billion have been placed for the MAX narrow-body jets.

According to Bloomberg, airlines that are reviewing their orders for the Boeing 737 MAX are mostly in Asia. Indonesia’s largest airline by market share Lion Air has, however, gone a step further and suspended existing orders. Lion Air’s own 737 Max 8 plane crashed last year in October shortly after takeoff killing all 189 people on board.


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‘Don’t sink! Don’t sink!’ Pilot reports reveal at least 2 incidents of Boeing 737 MAX 8 nosediving

Boeing 737 MAX 8 pilots reported their planes nosedived and lost altitude in at least two incidents before the current safety scandal that has seen the aircraft grounded across the world.

As Boeing deals with the fallout of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes being banned around the world following two deadly crashes, reports of the aircrafts nosediving have been revealed while other reports cite safety concerns.

Pilots on at least two US flights reported their aircrafts nosedived and lost altitude quickly when using autopilot mode on the 737 MAX 8 in the last few months, according to pilot reports compiled in the Aviation Safety Reporting System database administered by NASA. The data shows there were 11 reports about the Boeing 737 MAX 8 logged between April 2018 and December 2018, USA Today reports.

In one incident, as soon as the captain put the plane on autopilot, the co-pilot said, “Descending,” and a cockpit audio low altitude warning said, “Don’t sink, don’t sink!” The pilots turned off autopilot and the plane stopped descending.


Ed 2 mths ago
Airlines lining up for Boeing compensation over grounded jets

After the troubled Boeing MAX 737 was grounded around the world, airlines are beginning to demand compensation from the manufacturer as revenue losses are expected to mount.

European low cost airline Norwegian Air, which has eighteen 737 Max 8 planes in its fleet, has become the first airline to say publicly it will demand that Boeing pay for lost flight time.

"It is quite obvious we will not take the cost related to the new aircraft that we have to park temporarily," Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said in a recorded message to customers. "We will send this bill to those who produce this aircraft."


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Trump reportedly worried grounding Boeing 737 MAX jets would hurt the stock market


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"Something Was Extraordinarily Wrong": Doomed Boeing Swung Up And Down Hundreds Of Feet

One glimpse at the terrifying trajectory of the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that crashed on Sunday shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa and it is clear something was dreadfully wrong from the start.



As The New York Times notes, controllers also observed that the aircraft, a new Boeing 737 Max 8, was oscillating up and down by hundreds of feet - a sign that something was extraordinarily wrong.


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