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USFAA defends handling of Boeing 737 Max after deadly crashes

03:45  16 may  2019
03:45  16 may  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Boeing knew about problems with 737 Max the year before Lion Air crash

Boeing knew about problems with 737 Max the year before Lion Air crash A new statement from Boeing suggests it knew about a problem with the 737 Max the year before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash, but decided not to do anything about it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a standard feature in the fleet "was not operable on all airplanes.

In March 2019, airlines and regulators worldwide imposed Boeing 737 MAX groundings after two nearly new Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliners crashed within five months

The Federal Aviation Administration made its intervention even as the Ethiopian government noted similarities between the crash earlier this month near The FAA said in a statement: “While Boeing 737 MAX training requirements do not address the MCAS by name, the requirements do include the

FAA defends handling of Boeing 737 Max after deadly crashes© JASON REDMOND / REUTERS Boeing 737 MAX 8

Washington — The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday told Congress that Boeing's 737 Max will not fly again until the government is confident it is safe. All 737s were grounded in the U.S. after two deadly crashes.

FAA officials also defended their agency against accusations they allowed Boeing to rush the 737 Max into production.

Investigators believe Boeing's new MCAS anti-stall system was connected to two crashes: one in Indonesia last October and one in Ethiopia in March. The crashes killed a total of 346 people and grounded the 737 Max worldwide.

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There are 74 Boeing 737 Max 8s registered to fly in the United States, according to the FAA . "If we identify an issue that affects safety, the FAA will Out of an abundance of caution for the flying public, the @FAANews should ground the 737 MAX 8 until we investigate the causes of recent crashes and

President Trump announced Wednesday the FAA would ground all Boeing 737 Max planes. The decision comes after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people.

"Once we are convinced absolutely of the safety of return to service, we will do it," said Daniel Elwell, the FAA's acting administrator.

The parents of Samya Stumo, 24, worry that process will be rushed too. Stumo was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

"How could you possibly finish the required analysis and investigation by August," asked Nadia Milleron, Samya's mother.

Milleron said she doesn't think the plane should go back in the air anytime soon. "We don't have the information about it," she said.

CBS News obtained audio of American Airlines pilots complaining to a Boeing official last year that even they were not informed about the new system.

"Somebody at the corporate level made the decision that this isn't important to brief our pilots on. People who fly airplanes for us," a pilot said.

FAA reviewing long-standing emergency procedures used in 737 Max crashes

FAA reviewing long-standing emergency procedures used in 737 Max crashes A long-standing Boeing 737 emergency procedure the pilots of two Max jets employed while attempting to avert fatal crashes is under review by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the head of a major pilots union. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The basic checklist for handling an issue known as runaway stabilizer trim has remained substantially unchanged since 1967, the earliest days of the 737 jetliner, according to Dennis Tajer of the Allied Pilots Association.

The news conference, held after Boeing ’s annual meeting in Chicago, came as new Southwest said it found out only after the first crash of the Lion Air Max . Boeing said the feature only worked Dennis Tajer, a 737 pilot and union spokesman, said Boeing and the FAA must require more training rather

Federal Aviation Administration managers pushed its engineers to delegate wide responsibility for assessing the safety of the 737 MAX to Boeing itself. But safety engineers familiar with the documents

Boeing sources told CBS News they're convinced that a bird strike shortly after takeoff sparked the chain of events that brought down the Ethiopian Air flight. But Ethiopian investigators said they found no evidence a sensor was damaged by a foreign object.

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Chinese carriers seek compensation for Boeing 737 Max groundings.
China's official airline association said Friday it will help 13 member carriers seek compensation from Boeing for losses already approaching $580 million due to the grounding of the 737 MAX 8. By the end of March, 13 Chinese airlines had grounded a combined 96 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in their fleets. The losses were incurred from the grounding of planes already in fleets, and the delayed delivery of planes that had been ordered. More than 130 additional aircraft were due to be delivered to Chinese airlines this year.

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