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Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics. Among them, Muilenburg spoke about the “mistakes made” with the 737 MAX aircraft and revealed for how long he knew about messages exchange betwee...


Ruta Burbaite
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....


AeroTime Team
Boeing’s Ethiopian, Lion Air crash victims fund starts operations

Boeing’s fund for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes relief has started operations, the U.S. planemaker announced on September 23, 2019. The fund is to provide $50 million, half of Boeing’s initial $100 million pledge, for the victims' families in “immediate financial assistance”. ...


AeroTime Team
Indonesian investigators to further scrutinize 737 MAX software

The final findings by Indonesian investigators of the fatal Lion Air flight JT610 crash causes are expected to be published in October 2019. In their final report, the investigators will be more critical of Boeing and the role of MAX software systems malfunction in the accident than they were when writing the preliminary report, media reports suggest....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Low-cost carrier boom in Asia (Part II)

As mainline carriers consolidate the market share in Asia-Pacific, somebody has to fill the void left in the market. This is where the carriers like IndiGo or AirAsia Group come in:...


Ruta Burbaite
Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus orders over spat with EU

Indonesia is reportedly considering halting the import of Airbus passenger aircraft as a result of a trade dispute with the European Union (EU). Retaliating over the EU’s imposed restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel, the Indonesian government is now aiming to hit where it hurts most – the European plane maker’s order book....


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....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Boeing 737 MAX crisis: Burned bridges (Part III)

As the Boeing 737 MAX groundings are set to continue, Boeing has burned many bridges with the crews, airlines and passengers. ...


AeroTime Team
Lion Air: farewell Boeing 747-400, welcome A330neo

After bidding farewell to its last Queen of the skies in March 2019, Lion Air takes delivery of Airbus A330-900, becoming the first operator of the type in Asia-Pacific.  ...


AeroTime Team
Muilenburg addresses new risk found on 737 MAX

A week after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration admitted finding additional flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX software update, the company’s CEO Denis Muilenburg took to social media to address the issue. ...