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Ryanair’s 737 MAX 200 design issue prompts new delays

In another blow to its business, the Ryanair Group now expects to receive only 10 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in 2020 due to a newly discovered design issue with the over-wing exit on the airline’s modified MAX 8 model, the 737-8-200. Reports indicate that the carrier now expects the planes no earlier than in May of 2020....


Ruta Burbaite
Indonesia to release final report on Lion Air crash by October

Indonesian investigators are reportedly preparing to release the final report into last year’s fatal crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX by October 2019. The findings, which follow a preliminary report published only a month after the accident took place, are expected to shed more light into the cause of the crash....


Ruta Burbaite
Captain ‘Sully’ weighs in on 737 MAX crashes in Congress hearings

Speaking at a U.S. Congressional hearing on June 19, 2019, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, deemed as a hero pilot for safely landing a US Airways passenger plane on the Hudson River in New York, in 2009, had harsh criticism for Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the two recent 737 MAX crashes. According to Sullenberger, the current U.S. certification process for new aircraft as well as pilot trai...


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing 737 MAX: did a bird strike affect the MCAS?

A new theory has emerged regarding the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX: a bird strike could have led to the MCAS software malfunction....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Ryanair postpones first Boeing 737 MAX deliveries to winter 2019

Ryanair continues to have “utmost confidence” in Boeing 737 MAX, but is postponing the delivery of its first five MAXs at least until the winter of 2019, based on the condition that the U.S. manufacturer manages to gain back EASA’s trust by the time....


AeroTime Team
737 MAX software update is ready, says Boeing

The Boeing 737 MAX software update development is completed, but there are still some tasks left before MAX re-certification can be scheduled....


Ruta Burbaite
Mystery of crashed 737 MAX 8: ‘crucial’ second black box found

Just as hopes to find the second black box of the crashed Boeing 737 MAX began to fade, a more than two-month-long struggle, including Lion Air’s own failed search, has come to an end. Indonesian investigators now say they have finally found the voice cockpit recorder (CVR) of the doomed flight JT610. Data retrieved from the device could help determine whether pilot error or specific issues with the MAX 8 contributed most to the October 201...


Ruta Burbaite
Downed Lion Air B737 MAX 8 in “un-airworthy” condition: report

The preliminary findings, based on the data retrieved from the flight data recorder, confirm that the jetliner experienced speed and altitude issues on its previous flights and states it was in an “un-airworthy” condition on the day it crashed....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Lion Air crash: Boeing guilty until proven...?

Are Boeing’s planes safe? Following Lion Air crash, Boeing issued a safety bulletin explaining certain functions on 737 MAX planes - and how to deal with them in emergency. But instead of answering concerns, it fuelled them even more. And now the question of safety is being raised in a court as well....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing “warns” MAX 8 pilots: if AOA malfunctions, stick to plan

In the wake of Lion Air Flight JT610 crash investigation, Boeing issues a bulletin, warning MAX aircraft operators about erroneous Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors input and safety procedures in this case....