Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicEthiopian Airlines crash

Topic: Ethiopian Airlines crash

Ethiopian Airlines pilot had warned managers of a 737 Max malfunction

Bernd Kai von Hoesslin said he had repeatedly raised safety concerns over the 737 Max flight control feature after it malfunctioned months before the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Boeing struggles to convince tough crowd of airline bosses on safety of 737 MAX

At the IATA event in Seoul, airline chiefs told Boeing it must convince regulators worldwide about the 737 MAX’s safety, not just the US’ FAA.

Boeing sends 737 Max to brand rehab as it plans for a comeback

Apart from necessary software and technical fixes, Boeing also needs to work on rebuilding customer and investor faith as it looks to overcome two fatal crashes that killed 346 people.

Boeing has called 737 Max 8 ‘not suitable’ for certain airports

Unlike Boeing's 737 Max 7 variants, Max 8 planes cannot fly into 'high/hot' airports as they have high elevations that require longer runways and faster speeds for takeoff. 

Trump’s right. Keep flying simple for pilots

Using autopilot to preserve a crew’s mental energy is all very well. Over time, though, mental muscles that go unused end up atrophying.

Black Box shows similarities in Lion Air, Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max crashes

Flight data recorders show 'clear similarities between Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610', Ethiopia's transport minister says.

Crash of two Boeing 737 Max flights puts aircraft automation under intense scrutiny

While automation has without doubt made commercial flying much safer, the man-versus-machine conundrum has been central to civil aviation for years

Boeing’s damage control over the 737 Max model will cost it billions

Following the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing is working in a systems upgrade for the 737 Max fleet sitting idle across the world, and will also have to compensate airlines for flight disruptions.

Pilot commanding Boeing B737 Max planes must have at least 1,000 flying hours: DGCA

Aviation regulator DGCA has issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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