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WorldBoeing Close to Issuing Safety Warning on 737 Max

04:55  07 november  2018
04:55  07 november  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

Lion Air Boeing Passenger Jet Has Crashed, Says Rescue Agency

Lion Air Boeing Passenger Jet Has Crashed, Says Rescue Agency A Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia while flying from Jakarta to Pangkalpinang, according to the nation’s rescue agency. The plane involved was a Boeing Co. 737 Max-8 model. It wasn’t clear how many passengers and crew were on board. The last major accident in Indonesia was in December 2014 when AirAsia Indonesia’s Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into the waters after taking off from Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. To contact the reporter on this story: Harry Suhartono in Jakarta at [email protected]

Boeing Co. is preparing to send a bulletin to operators of its new 737 Max models warning that erroneous readings from a flight-monitoring system can cause the planes to aggressively dive, said a person familiar with the matter. The warning is based on preliminary findings from last week’s crash

The Boeing 737 MAX family brings the latest technology to the most popular jet aircraft of all time, the 737 . The 737 MAX is designed to provide passengers with a The 737 MAX family is designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market. Every airplane will feature the

Boeing Close to Issuing Safety Warning on 737 Max© Bloomberg Opening Day Highlights At The 2018 Farnborough Airshow (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. is preparing to send a bulletin to operators of its new 737 Max models warning that erroneous readings from a flight-monitoring system can cause the planes to aggressively dive, said a person familiar with the matter.

The warning is based on preliminary findings from last week’s crash of one of the planes off the coast of Indonesia, said the person, who asked not to be named discussing details that are still confidential. The bulletin, which will be released as early as Wednesday morning Jakarta time, will alert pilots to follow an existing procedure to handle the problem, the person said.

Passengers on doomed jet before crash described "roller coaster" ride

Passengers on doomed jet before crash described Searchers in Indonesia are continuing their efforts to recover the black boxes that could reveal the plane's last moments before it plunged into the Java Sea on Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); All 189 people on board are presumed dead. Passengers flying on the same plane the night before it crashed said it was like riding a "roller coaster" and that the engine made strange noise throughout their flight, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

Boeing will certify the Max series under an amended type certificate as part of the 737 family rather than go for a whole new type certificate. This is a controller initiated, non-interactive test sequence that checks the capability of the PRSOV solenoid to close the valve, independent of the torque motor.

737 MAX has it, with the innovative Boeing Sky Interior — a design utilizing modern-sculpted sidewalls, customizable LED lighting, and other On May 4, 2016, the CFM LEAP-1B engine for the 737 MAX was simultaneously awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Under some circumstances, the Max jets will automatically try to push down the nose if they detect that an aerodynamic stall is possible. One of the critical ways a plane determines if a stall is imminent is a measurement known as angle of attack, which senses the angle at which the wind is passing over the wings.

A Lion Air 737 Max 8 carrying 189 people dove into the Java Sea at high speed on Oct. 29 minutes after takeoff. The pilots, who were dealing with an erroneous airspeed indication, had radioed a request to return to Jakarta to land, but never turned back toward the airport, according to Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee and flight-track data.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the airspeed issue had any connection with the angle-of-attack matter. A spokesman for Chicago-based Boeing couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

--With assistance from Bret Okeson.

To contact the reporters on this story: Alan Levin in Washington at [email protected];Julie Johnsson in Chicago at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Case at [email protected], ;Bruce Grant at [email protected], John Harney

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Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing.
The parents of Dr. Rio Nanda Putrama, who died in the Indonesia airplane disaster last month that killed all 189 passengers on board, have sued Boeing for its alleged "unsafe design" of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, where Boeing is headquartered, centers on a new safety feature that can cause the 737 Max 8 aircraft to "auto-dive" in certain situations.

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