Boeing To Update 737 MAX Software As Grounding Of Jets Drags On

The crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its flight to Nairobi on March 10 killed all onboard and caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft model involved in the disaster

This week, Boeing quietly unveiled its new 777X aircraft - set to be the longest passenger jet in the world.

On Feb. 15, Air Canada forecast cost per available seat mile would rise 2.0-3.0 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, as well as the full year.

As of 12:50 p.m. ET Friday, Air Canada's stock was down 1.2 per cent this week from Monday, the day after the Ethiopian Airline crash involving the Max 8 which killed 157, including 18 Canadians. The causes of the accident are yet to be investigated.

All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircrafts have been grounded worldwide as investigators work to determine what caused the plane to crash.

Five of Southwest Airline's grounded Boeing 737 Max jets are parked at Orlando International Airport as the FAA investigates two crashes connected to the aircraft. USA pilot unions said their pilots were aware of the software issue and knew how to overcome it.




The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Ethiopian Airlines crashed early on Sunday.

And Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger - noted for his safe landing of a damaged plane on the Hudson River in NY without loss of life - questioned the lack of experience of the Ethiopian first officer on the doomed flight, who reportedly had only 200 hours of flight time.

The recorders, also known as black boxes, were sent to France because the BEA has extensive expertise in analyzing such devices.

"The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information now available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators". In the Lion Air crash, investigators are examining the behaviour of a new anti-stall system installed on the 737 MAX that led to the plane gaining and losing altitude as the pilots fought for control against the automated system.

At least four American pilots later complained of the same problem with the aircraft, according to documents reviewed by AFP on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a voluntary incident database maintained by NASA. Both crews asked permission to return to the airports from where they had departed. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots received special training on the software. "Request vector (direction) for landing".

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