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Lapses plague Lion Air, year after disaster

November 25, 2019 8:53 am

Despite the life-or-death urgency of some of the government report’s safety recommendations, including making improvements to Lion’s hazard-reporting process and its safety training, the company seems to be mulling its next steps, rather than taking immediate, decisive action.

Boeing believed a 737 Max warning light was standard. It wasn’t.

May 06, 2019 10:58 am

The warning light notifies pilots of a disagreement in the sensors that measure which direction the plane is pointed, a potential sign of a malfunction. This light could have provided critical information to the pilots on two flights that crashed shortly after takeoff in recent months.

Boeing making 'steady progress' on path to 737 MAX software certification: CEO

April 18, 2019 7:25 am

Boeing's newest 737 model, the MAX, was grounded worldwide in March following two fatal crashes, one on Lion Air in Indonesia in October and another on Ethiopian Airlines in March, which together killed all 346 on board.

Boeing cuts 737 MAX output in wake of two deadly crashes

April 06, 2019 8:46 am

Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said on Friday said the company now knows that a chain of events caused both disasters, with erroneous activation of so-called MCAS anti-stall software "a common link" between the two.

Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise, awaits US regulator's approval

March 28, 2019 7:46 am

A Boeing official in Seattle said on Wednesday the timing of the software upgrade was "100 per cent independent of the timing of the Ethiopian accident," and the company was taking steps to make the anti-stall system "more robust."

US airlines sending teams to review Boeing 737 MAX upgrade this weekend

March 23, 2019 12:55 pm

Ethiopian and French investigators have pointed to "clear similarities" between the two crashes, which killed 346 people, putting pressure on Boeing and US regulators to come up with an adequate fix. The causes of the crashes are still unknown.

In Lion Air crash, families tell of pressure to sign no-lawsuit deal

March 22, 2019 8:32 am

Sign this form, they were told by employees of the low-cost carrier, and they would receive 1.3 billion rupiah, or $91,600.

Indonesia's Lion Air is said to start work on $1 billion IPO

March 21, 2019 12:39 pm

The company is working with advisers on the planned share sale, which could take place as soon as this year, the people said.

US: Southwest Airlines pilots say extra training required after Boeing 737 MAX software update

March 21, 2019 10:04 am

Boeing has been working on a software update to an anti-stall system called MCAS since a Lion Air plane crashed in Indonesia in October, killing all 189 aboard. That effort has become urgent after a second 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia last week.

Boeing Max 8 hit trouble right away, pilot’s tense radio messages show

March 15, 2019 10:03 am

“Break break, request back to home,” the captain told air traffic controllers as they scrambled to divert two other flights approaching the airport. “Request vector for landing.”