Friday, 2 December, 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

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.