Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing Co. said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports."
Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed Boeing’s recommended procedures when their 737 Max 8 started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report.
An automated anti-stall system repeatedly turned itself on during the flight, and the pilots followed Boeing protocol to manually disable it, said a person familiar with the situation.
A faulty sensor on a Lion Air 737 Max that’s been linked to the jetliner’s deadly crash last October and a harrowing ride the previous day was repaired in a U.S. aircraft maintenance facility before the tragedy, according to investigative documents.
Aviation experts say automated systems have made planes safer than ever and are a major reason why crash rates have declined all over the world. But they are also implicated in a series of incidents in which they made the wrong decisions and pilots did not fully understand the complex software.
Intentional or not, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s snub points to the delicate politics Boeing faces in convincing regulators the 737 Max is safe as the company seeks to restore confidence in its bestselling jet.
Boeing has released details about an update to its maneuvering control augmentation system that has been implicated in recent deadly crashes of its 737 Max planes.
Boeing's fixes are designed to address concerns about the 737 Max's automated anti-stall feature, in the wake of a Lion Air jet crash in Indonesia and an Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month.
The FAA's delay in grounding the 737 Max and news that it allowed Boeing engineers to certify their aircraft made China look like a safety leader in contrast.
The U.S. Transportation Department is creating a special commission to review how newly designed aircraft are certified, spurred by criticism after two deadly crashes of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max.
It's the first announcement of a cancellation since Boeing's new model aircraft were grounded after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
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Air-crash experts gathered in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensified following two fatal disasters in less than five months.
A pilot who hitched a ride on a Lion Air 737 saved that plane. The next day, the same Boeing jet crashed
An off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit of a Lion Air 737 Max jet told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane. A day later, the same aircraft crashed into the Java Sea.
Compromises required to push forward a more fuel-efficient version of Boeing's 737 — with larger engines and altered aerodynamics — led to the complex flight control software system that is now under investigation in two fatal crashes over the last six months.
The fatal crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets and the fleet’s worldwide grounding have triggered a complicated scramble regarding legal liability.
A screw-like device found in the wreckage of the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia has provided investigators with an early clue into what happened as work begins in France to decode the black boxes recovered from the scene.
Ethiopia has sent "black boxes" from a crashed Boeing 737 jet to France for decoding after refusing to hand them over to U.S. authorities that had kept the Max model flying after most other regulators grounded it.
Dennis Tajer, a 737 captain who attended the meeting with Boeing executives, recalled, “They said, ‘Look, we didn’t include it because we have a lot of people flying on this and we didn’t want to inundate you with information.’”
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The FAA's response to the two devastating crashes of involving Boeing's 737 Max aircraft raises questions about why U.S. regulators waited so long to ground the airplanes.
President Trump grounded 737 Max planes Wednesday; 51 countries have also ordered an indefinite freeze on flying the model involved in two recent crashes.
Three days after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed, killing all 157 people on board, country after country ignored assessments by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that the plane is safe to fly. Even U.S. ally Canada agreed Wednesday to ground the plane and restrict it from its airspace.
The safety notice restricts the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 from operating in or overflying Canada, Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters.
Kenya Airways is reevaluating plans to buy up to 10 Boeing 737 Max 8s and Indonesia's Lion Air moves to drop a $22-billion order for the plane after recent crashes.
The report come as Ethiopian Airlines announced Wednesday that it would send the voice and data recorders from its ill-fated Flight 302 to be analyzed abroad, as more countries said they were banning planes of the same type from operating in their airspace.
While the Federal Aviation Administration released a statement of confidence in the safety of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft involved in two deadly crashes in the last six months, countries around the world decided to ground the plane.
Technology and healthcare companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher Tuesday, building on the market’s solid gains from the day before. Boeing weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average.
Boeing Co. faced a quickly escalating threat to its reputation and financial health as more airline authorities worldwide grounded Boeing’s 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes.
The FAA issued a statement of confidence in the safety of Boeing's 737 Max following its second crash in less than six months, but foreign carriers grounded the plane as investigations proceeded.
The latest crash came just days after Boeing was sued by relatives of last year's Indonesian Lion Air disaster, which also involved a Boeing 737 Max.
Boeing stock dived more than 7% on Monday morning after one of its 737 planes crashed in Ethiopia over the weekend, killing all 157 people aboard.
U.N. humanitarian workers who ran feeding programs and specialized in gender issues were among those killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet on Sunday, killing all 157 aboard, had uncanny similarities to a fatal accident in Indonesia five months earlier, raising disturbing questions about a mainstay aircraft that airlines have bought by the hundreds.
The Lion Air crash probe is examining the role played by software, intended to protect against pilot errors, that has caused several deadly crashes around the world and whether the crew understood that system.
Boeing Co. pushed back on suggestions that it could have better alerted airlines to a new anti-stall feature in the 737 Max jetliner involved in a fatal Indonesia crash, and it canceled a Tuesday call with carriers during which it had planned to discuss the model.
What you need to know about the 737 MAX and the flight control system suspected in the Lion Air crash
A new system added to the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is reportedly at the center of an investigation into a Lion Air jet's sudden crash into the ocean late last month.
A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, probably killing all 189 people on board.