Ethiopian Airlines Crash Likely Due to Problematic Boeing 737 Max 8 Safety Feature, Say Investigators

Investigators examining data from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302’s black boxes have come to a preliminary conclusion. They say the anti-stall feature of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 activated before the plane nosedived into the ground, according to the Wall Street Journal. The conclusions could see revisions. The same mechanism was suspect in the Lion Air […]

Boeing Tries to Rebuild Confidence in the Company and 737 Max Aircraft

Boeing has invited regulators, technical experts, and pilots from around the world to a briefing scheduled for Wednesday for a company status update. The meeting is being taken as a sign that Boeing is close to a software fix that would keep the 737 Max from the suspected problem of mistakenly pushing the nose down, […]

Boeing CEO Stresses Firm’s ‘Relentless Commitment’ to Safety in Open Letter

Since Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed just over a week ago, killing all 157 passengers on board, Boeing ba has had to reckon with a lot of questions concerning the safety of its 737 Max jets. CEO Dennis Muilenburg had been mostly quiet since the immediate aftermath of the crash: Our thoughts and prayers are […]

How U.S. Airlines Are Reacting to the Grounding of the Boeing 737 Max

After the Federal Aviation Authority followed the rest of the world in grounding the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday, U.S. airlines have been scrambling to readjust their schedules. United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines all have the narrow-body jets in their fleets and were busy shuttling the planes to storage facilities overnight. FlightRadar reported […]

Boeing 737 Max: Battle Brews over Who Should Analyze Black Boxes from Ethiopian Air Crash

Ethiopia’s aviation authority is unable to read the black box recorders from the Boeing 737 Max plane that crashed Sunday, but a row is brewing over just where the flight recorders will be sent for analysis. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is pushing to have its experts analyze the data and voice recorders, which […]

Airlines Are Charging Scared Travelers to Avoid Flying on Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

On the morning after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s fatal crash near Addis Ababa’s airport that left 157 passengers and crew dead on Sunday, Kelly Starr stopped clicking through the harrowing images of crumpled pieces of metal and orphaned shoes and went straight to the American Airlines website to check on her upcoming flight. “I was […]

Boeing Stock and the Dow Take Heat Over Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Following the weekend tragedy of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, and its similarities to the crash of Indonesia’s Lion Air Flight JT610 in October 2018, Boeing stock is tumbling ahead of Monday’s opening bell. There is no official link at the moment between the two crashes, but the similar circumstances have caused concern. Both flights involved […]