Boeing 737 MAX software patch expected before end-March: sources

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to release upgraded software for its 737 MAX in a week to 10 days, sources familiar with the matter said. The U.S. planemaker has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia in […]

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Russia's Aeroflot will cancel Boeing 737 Max order if safety issue not solved: CEO

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s national flag carrier Aeroflot will cancel its order of 20 Boeing 737 Max planes unless Boeing is able to guarantee the plane’s safety after Sunday’s deadly crash in Ethiopia by November, Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev said on Friday. Aeroflot has ordered 20 Boeing 737 Max planes for its low cost subsidiary Pobeda and Boeing is scheduled […]

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Piece found in wreckage shows Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max jet was set to dive, source says

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – A screw-like device found in the wreckage of the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia indicates the plane was configured to dive, a piece of evidence that helped convince US regulators to ground the model, a person familiar with the investigation said late on Thursday (March 15). Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell […]

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FAA to open proceeding on fatal Boeing crashes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it plans to open a proceeding into two fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 plane crashes after it said data showed “some similarities” in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes. The FAA gave an emergency order, temporarily grounding the planes over the two crashes “that warrant further investigation of the […]

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Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to go to Europe for analysis: airline spokesman

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, will be sent to Europe for analysis, a spokesman for Ethiopia Airlines said on Wednesday. “It will be taken to Europe,” Asrat Begashaw told Reuters. He declined to say which country, adding: “It will be decided today or tomorrow.” […]

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U.S. Senate to hold crash hearing as lawmakers urge grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a U.S. Senate panel said on Tuesday he plans to hold a hearing on the fatal crashes of two Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jets since October as a growing number of lawmakers called on U.S. regulators to ground the airplane. U.S. Senators Mitt Romney and Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called on the Federal […]

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Trump tweets on airplanes, speaks to Boeing CEO in wake of 737 MAX crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, concerned about the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane in Ethiopia, spoke to Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday and received assurances that the aircraft was safe, two people briefed on the call said. Trump was expected to hold an additional meeting on the issue later on Tuesday, according to […]

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U.S. says 737 MAX safe to fly after Ethiopia crash, Boeing shares dip

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines jet before it plunged to the ground on Sunday. China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of 737 MAX 8 aircraft earlier […]

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After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday as witnesses recalled the terrifying spectacle of smoke and debris trailing from an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed killing 157 people. The disaster came five months after a jet of the same model came down in Indonesia, killing 189 people, and […]

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Chinese carriers, Ethiopian Airlines suspend use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after crash

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s aviation regulator on Monday grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia. An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all […]

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