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Boeing, FAA face more pressure from U.S. lawmakers over 737 MAX accidents

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CHICAGO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Pressure mounted on Boeing Co in Washington as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets, even as the world’s biggest planemaker worked to return the grounded fleet to the skies. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is parked at a Boeing production facility in 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

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honored in death

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew. A relative carries a portrait photograph of Ethiopian Airlines pilot Yared Getachew as he mourns at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town Bishoftu, near Addis Read More

Democrats seek probe of key FAA decisions on 737 MAX approval

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives transportation committee and another key Democrat asked the Transportation Department’s inspector general on Tuesday to examine key decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration in certifying Boeing’s 737 MAX jet for use. FILE PHOTO: Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Read More

Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of Read More

High-stakes Boeing inquiry hinges on Ethiopia black box secrets

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

Ethiopian crash crew's voices may unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

Lenders and travelers stick with Ethiopian Airlines, for now

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Financiers, passengers and industry partners are, for now, still backing Ethiopian Airlines’ quest to become Africa’s dominant carrier, despite a March 10 crash that killed 157 people. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash victims at the scene Read More

Jet Airways now operating only 41 aircraft, could reduce further: regulator

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FILE PHOTO: A Jet Airways plane is parked as another moves to the runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday that Jet Airways is currently operating only 41 aircraft, just a third of its original fleet, as Read More

Ethiopian crash crew's voices could unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight Read More