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United 777 incident may be related to metal wear, NTSB says

The NTSB said the damage to one of the Pratt & Whitney engine blades of a United Boeing 777 that failed in Denver appeared consistent with metallic wear....


NTSB to help investigate Sriwijaya Air 737 crash

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will send a team of experts to help investigate the Sriwijaya Air 737 crash in Indonesia....


NTSB endorses Boeing 737 MAX proposed safety upgrades

National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) said that the changes proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in August 2020 were positive progress for the aircraft’s safety....


Atlas Air crash: poor training history of copilot went undetected

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board determined that the crash of Atlas Air cargo Flight 3591 in a Texas bay in February 2019, was due to the disorientation of the copilot....


Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, FAA and airline flaws

The final report of the Indonesian investigators says the design and development of the MCAS system by Boeing was the main cause for the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX flight JT610 on October 29, 2018, that killed 189 passengers and crew. Improper certification, training, and maintenance issues were also pointed at as contributing factors....


Final verdict on Southwest Flight 1380 expected in November

It was a gruesome accident that shocked the nation. One year and half later since the fatal Southwest Airlines (LUV) flight 1380, investigators are set to present their findings to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in a meeting to be held in November 2019. The board is expected to determine the probable cause of the April 2018 accident that led to the death of a passenger who was partially sucked out of the window. Following a...


Boeing CEO loses chairman role after 737 MAX certification review

A few hours after the certification of the 737 MAX was criticized by a panel of aviation authorities, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was stripped from his role as a chairman by the Board of Directors, which elected David Calhoun to replace him....


Boeing reorganizes safety organization before Congress hearing

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg presented a new organizational chart aimed at reinforcing the safety of its products. On October 30, 2019, he will testify in front of the U.S. Congress about the Boeing 737 MAX involved in two crashes that killed 346 people....


Boeing 737 MAX alerts are poorly designed, says NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation, criticized the certification of the 737 MAX by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for misjudging the reaction of pilots in case of malfunction of the MCAS system that caused the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines. This misinterpretation could have consequences for other aircraft certified...


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...