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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

U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO: Lion Air’s Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane is parked on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta International airport near Jakarta, Indonesia, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year Read More

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

Ethiopia to lead next stage of cockpit data analysis: source

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FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Los Angeles approaches to land at Reagan National Airport shortly after an announcement was made by the FAA that the planes were being grounded by the United States over safety issues in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts PARIS (Reuters) – Ethiopian investigators 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

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

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