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Investigators flag MCAS ahead of Lion Air crash final report

Mechanical and design flaws of the Boeing 737 MAX and lack of information on how to deal with malfunctions of the jet flight-control system by pilots contributed to the crash of the Lion Air Flight JT610 in October 2018, Indonesian investigators have told victims’ families, ahead of the release of the final report into the crash that killed 189 people and foreshadowed the MAX crisis....


Ruta Burbaite
Air Canada joins Southwest, cuts Boeing 737 MAX flights till 2020

Canada’s flagship carrier Air Canada, much like Southwest Airlines in the U.S., has given up hopes to resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights in 2019. With the release of second quarter 2019 results, the airline announced it will remove MAX flights from its schedule until “at least” early January, 2020. Despite posting better-than-expected results, the company now expects the continued grounding of the planes to weigh down its perform...


Clement Charpentreau
Norwegian 737 MAX denied entry into Germany, lands in France

German authorities have refused entry of a Norwegian Boeing 737 MAX 8 into their airspace. The aircraft, which was performing a ferry flight, eventually landed in a Parisian airport....


Clement Charpentreau
No Boeing 737 MAX for the summer

The main civil aviation regulators have met on May 23, 2019, to discuss the future of the Boeing 737 MAX. However, no time has been given for the aircraft to take back to the skies....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing estimates the cost of 737 MAX grounding at $1 billion

While presenting its financial results for the first quarter of 2019, Boeing estimated the price of the 737 MAX grounding since mid-March at $1 billion. This number only takes into account an increase in production costs for the aircraft. Possible compensations for the victims’ family and the airlines are left out for now....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing 737 MAX update: authorities set date for review

An international committee, composed of nine aviation regulators, including the FAA and the EASA, will start their joint examination of the Boeing 737 MAX update by April 29, 2019....


AeroTime Team
Last test flight before Boeing 737 MAX new certification [Video]

Boeing carried out the final test of its 737 MAX with the modified MCAS anti-stall system on April 18, 2018. The manufacturer is now awaiting for a new flight certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)....


Clement Charpentreau
No 737 MAX reentry in sight: FAA expects software fix in “weeks”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to receive Boeing 737 MAX final software fix in the coming “weeks”, potentially revealing that planes might remain grounded for even longer than previously expected....


Clement Charpentreau
Ethiopian 737 MAX: the MCAS was activated before the crash

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), the flight stabilization system that prevents a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from stalling, was activated shortly before the crash of Ethiopian Airlines, according to the preliminary analysis of the flight recorders....


Clement Charpentreau
Southwest Boeing 737 MAX forced to land after engine problem

While the global Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded, an aircraft of the type still had to make an emergency landing on March 26, 2019. While the news surely does not help Boeing safety reputation, this incident had actually nothing to do with notorious MCAS system. A Southwest Boeing 737 MAX on a ferry flight to California experienced an engine problem, which forced it to land in Florida. The aircraft was operating flight 8701 from Orlando I...