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Failures, deception, errors —what led to Boeing 737 Max crashes, according to US probe

A 245-page report issued Wednesday provides account of miscalculations that led to 346 deaths, grounding of Boeing’s best-selling jet and the company's billion dollar-losses.
The tail of a Boeing Co. 737 Max 9 Photographer | David Ryder | Bloomberg

Boeing 737 Max looks set to fly back into service in October

The Federal Aviation Administration announced it is set to issue formal legal directives for repairs required, which shows it approves the manufacturer’s proposed redesigns.

US FAA downgrades safety rank of Pakistan’s civil aviation system after fake pilots scandal

The US Transportation Department earlier this month separately notified PIA it was halting all operations after Pakistan said that 262 of its pilots had fake certificates.
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Era of jumbo jet is over as Boeing quietly pulls the plug on 747

The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, a decision that hasn’t been reported but can be teased out from Boeing statements.
Boeing 737 Max

Boeing withheld data on 737 Max system linked to deadly crashes, probe finds

Boeing’s best-selling jet has been grounded since March 2019 after the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people.

Boeing 737 Max comeback bid gets off the ground with first FAA test flight

The so-called certification flight is a milestone toward ending a grounding imposed worldwide in March 2019 after the two crashes of Boeing’s best-selling model killed 346 people.

How US aviation regulatory body intends to avoid Boeing 737 Max missteps

The FAA review process for aircraft designs had come under criticism following two fatal crashes on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max that killed 346 people.
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737 Max pilots could need more training to respond to emergencies: US regulators to Boeing

The Federal Aviation Administration detailed multiple missteps that airline crews had made in the December simulator sessions and said additional tests are needed.
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US wants all drones connected to a network to track them, prevent terrorism

The draft rules call for a massive new tracking network for everything from toys to larger commercial drones so that authorities can spot the devices flying anywhere, from congested urban areas to rural zones.
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Boeing documents reveal ‘very disturbing’ messages on 737 Max

The documents, which were handed over to FAA the same day Boeing ousted its CEO, show concerns were expressed by Boeing employees about the company’s commitment to safety.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.