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Flight PS752
2 days ago

Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes

Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxesDUBAI -  Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyse the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the voice and flight data recorders to Ukraine. The regime in Tehram also mulled sending the recorders to France.
Analysis
4 days ago

Why PS752 is unlikely to lead to global airspace rules

Why PS752 is unlikely to lead to global airspace rulesMONTREAL - Why was the Ukrainian airliner mistakenly shot down near Tehran by Iranian forces last week for the loss of 176 lives even allowed to take off from a country that had just fired missiles towards its neighbour? And why didn't the airline just delay or cancel the flight?
Monitoring system
5 days ago

Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue

Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issueWASHINGTON - Boeing said on Friday it is addressing a new software issue discovered in Iowa last weekend during a technical review of the proposed update to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, a development that could further delay the plane’s return to service.
Panel
5 days ago

FAA should mandate new safety management systems

FAA should mandate new safety management systemsWASHINGTON - An expert committee on Thursday recommended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety management tools in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. Delegation of parts of certification process can continue.
Almost 70 persons injured
7 days ago

Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. school

Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. schoolLOS ANGELES - A Delta Airlines jet making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school in the flight path on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries on 67 children and adults, local and federal authorities said.
Flight PS752
Older than 7 days

Iran says military shot down plane in error

Iran says military shot down plane in errorDUBAI - "Disastrous mistake": Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane by "human error" killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.
Internal messages
Older than 7 days

Boeing 737 MAX "designed by clowns"

Boeing 737 MAX SEATTLE - Boeing on Thursday released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 MAX, including one that said the plane was "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys". The correspondance is evaluated by the FAA.
Tor-M1
Older than 7 days

The missile system suspected of bringing down airliner

The missile system suspected of bringing down airlinerOTTAWA - Canada said on Thursday that a surface-to-air missile brought down a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran, while the Ukrainian government said it was investigating reports of debris from a Russian-made Tor-M1 missile. This is what is publically known about the anti-missile defense system.
Flight PS752
Older than 7 days

Iran mostly likely brought down 737 with anti-aircraft missiles

Iran mostly likely brought down 737 with anti-aircraft missilesOTTAWA - A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources. A video spread through Twitter might support this finding.
Flight PS752
Older than 7 days

Investigators say Ukrainian jet was on fire before crash

Investigators say Ukrainian jet was on fire before crashTEHRAN - A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial report by Iranian investigators. Sources from threee western intelligence agencies do not rule out that the jet might have been brought down by a technical issue.
Flight PS752
Older than 7 days

Boeing 737-800 crashes near Tehran

Boeing 737-800 crashes near TehranTEHRAN - A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board. The incident took place in the wake of Iranian strikes against U.S. military facilities in Iraq. International airlines avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace.
Pilots
Older than 7 days

Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator training

Boeing now recommends 737 MAX simulator trainingCHICAGO - Boeing said it was recommending that airline pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the 737 MAX, a shift from its previous position that pilots only needed computer-based training. Boeing has been working on revised pilot training and software updates to win regulatory approval for the 737 MAX to fly again.
Safety
Older than 7 days

FAA reviewing wiring issue on grounded 737 MAX

FAA reviewing wiring issue on grounded 737 MAXSEATTLE - Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Sunday they are reviewing a wiring issue that could potentially cause a short circuit on the grounded 737 MAX. The short circuit risk may become the latest setback in Boeing`s efforts to gain re-certification for the troubled program.
"Unnerving"
Older than 7 days

FAA probes clusters of mysterious drones

FAA probes clusters of mysterious dronesWASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation into nighttime sightings of unidentified drones flying in formation over rural northeastern Colorado and southwest Nebraska over the last two weeks, the agency said this week.
737-crisis
Older than 7 days

Ryanair braces for additional MAX delays

Ryanair braces for additional MAX delaysFRANKFURT - Ryanair is prepared for further delays to the delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX airliners, its chief executive Michael O'Leary told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, adding that he would only discuss compensation after the aircraft had been delivered. Deliveries might slip into the next winter season.
Flight Z9-2100
Older than 7 days

Fokker 100 crash leaves at least 15 people dead

Fokker 100 crash leaves at least 15 people deadALMATY - A Bek Air plane with 93 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off, killing at least 15 people, authorities in the Central Asian country said. The aircraft crashed into a building near the end of the runway.
"Very disturbing"
Older than 7 days

New 737 MAX documents show employee concerns

New 737 MAX documents show employee concernsSEATTLE - Boeing documents under review by a U.S. congressional panel appear to point to a "very disturbing" picture of commentary from the planemaker's employees over the grounded 737 MAX aircraft, a congressional aide said on Tuesday.
Elaine Chao
Older than 7 days

Economic issues not a factor in 737 MAX safety review

Economic issues not a factor in 737 MAX safety reviewWASHINGTON - The economic impact of Boeing's planned halt of 737 MAX production will not be considered by U.S. regulators in their ongoing review of when to end the grounding of a plane involved in two major fatal crashes, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Friday.
Sources
Older than 7 days

Qantas to put more experienced crew on Project Sunrise flights

Qantas to put more experienced crew on Project Sunrise flightsSYDNEY - Qantas Airways plans to have more experienced pilots on board the world's longest non-stop flights than on its current long-haul flights for the first 18 months as it evaluates fatigue, said sources with knowledge of the matter.
Shut down
Older than 7 days

Boeing considers 737 MAX production halt

Boeing considers 737 MAX production haltSEATTLE - In the wake of new regulatory scrutiny Boeing is considering whether to cut or halt production of its grounded 737 MAX after the Federal Aviation Administration said last week it would not approve the plane's return to service before 2020, a person briefed on the matter said on Sunday.

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