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Southwest pilots say extra training required after 737 MAX software update

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co’s pilot union said on Wednesday that extra computer-based training would be required as a result of a planned update to the software on the Boeing Co 737 MAX, and it was seeking additional information for pilots. Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called Read More

Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets while the world’s biggest planemaker worked on returning the grounded fleet to the skies. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Read More

With 737 MAX grounded, airlines face daily scheduling challenges

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CHICAGO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – U.S. and Canadian airlines that fly the roughly 175-seat aircraft face a logistical challenge: which flights to cancel and which to cover with other planes following the global grounding of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets. FILE PHOTO: Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sit next to the maintenance area after Read More

Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

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The pilots of a Boeing 737 MAX frantically scoured a manual before their plane crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board. Recordings from the cockpit of the Lion Air plane suggest that the pilots were struggling to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time Read More

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia investigation

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) – The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

WATCH Russian Su-35 jets streaking across Syrian sky, filmed from inside defense minister’s plane

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A new video provides a unique perspective of Russia’s fighter jets flying over war-torn Syria, shot from inside Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu’s plane which they were accompanying. The footage filmed through the airliner’s window shows the plane traveling above desert-like scenery. Two pairs of Russian Su-35 fighter jets are perfectly positioned on both flanks as Read More

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) – The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday, while chilling details emerged of an Indonesian crash with similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company said. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, was put out by 3 a.m., but fire crews continued to spray foam Read More

Russian airlines halt purchases of Boeing 737 MAX jets indefinitely

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Contracts for the purchase of troubled Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been suspended indefinitely by a number of Russian airlines, according to Vladimir Afonsky, a member of the State Duma Committee on Transport and Construction. He told TASS, with a reference to Deputy Transport Minister Aleksandr Yurchik, that these were contracts for the supply of Read More

Boeing 737 MAX pilots frantically searched manual as craft flew into water – report

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The pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX were searching in manuals for a solution to an apparent malfunction of a flight assistance system right until the aircraft plunged into water killing 189 people on board, Reuters reports. The news agency provided additional details about the October 2018 crash based on three sources who Read More