Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicLion Air

Topic: Lion Air

Boeing mocked Lion Air calls for more 737 Max training before crash

Internal messages show that Boeing employees expressed alarm among themselves over Lion Air asking for its pilots to undergo costly simulator training before flying the 737 Max.

Improper takeoff was a missed opportunity to avert Lion Air crash

A probe looking into the Lion Air crash has highlighted a series of miscues and malfunctions with the Boeing 737 jet that weren’t adequately addressed.

Boeing engineers blame cheap Indian software for 737 Max problems

Boeing engineers say 737 Max software outsourced from India’s HCL Technologies & Cyient. HCL denies link to troubles of 737 Max, two of which crashed.

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’s 737 Max defence is a textbook mess

With Boeing not having informed pilots about the new automated feature, its main defence in the 2 crashes that killed 346 people boils down to quibbling about the meaning of the term safety feature.

Boeing pushes to move crash suits from hometown to Indonesia

A lawyer representing some of the Lion Air crash plaintiffs said Indonesian courts don't have jury trials or punitive-damage awards.

No one knows when 737 Max will take flight again, not even Boeing

Boeing says it’s making progress on finding a fix to its fatally problematic anti-stall flight-control software system, but it has no timeline.

Boeing will find it harder to explain itself in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes

A Wall Street Journal report revealed that the Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed Boeing’s instructions in case the MCAS anti-stall software malfunctions. But the 737 Max plane crashed anyway.

Boeing says it was close to software fix before second Max crash

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System of Boeing 737 planes has emerged as a focus for investigators in two recent crashes that killed 346 people.

Boeing tells airlines to get ready for free 737 Max software fix

Boeing has been working on an update to its anti-stall software, after Lion Air crash report indicated MCAS system had forced the nose down repeatedly.

On Camera

YourTurn

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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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