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New Reports Suggest Pilots Followed Proper Procedure to Override Boeing’s Automation But Crashed Anyway

Boeing and America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have suggested that the pilots of two flights in Ethiopia and Indonesia didn’t follow proper procedures before their 737 Max 8 planes crashed in recent months. However, new reports indicates that the pilots in Ethiopia tried to do the right thing and override the plane’s automation but crashed anyway. Read More >>

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Boeing May Be About to Lose a £3.7 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions. Read More >>

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Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189 people. Sunday’s crash that killed 157 in Ethiopia is only mentioned in passing. Read More >>

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Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash

Multiple airlines around the world, along with the countries of China and Indonesia, have decided to ground Boeing 737 Max-8 planes in the wake of a crash on Sunday that killed 157 people. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 was the second by a Boeing 737 Max-8 in the past five months. This past October, a Max-8 that was operated by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia and killed all 189 people on board. Read More >>

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157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines said Sunday that 149 passengers and 8 crew are dead following a crash near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Read More >>

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A Co-Pilot Just Hijacked His Own Plane to Seek Asylum

As emigration plans go, this one was at least ambitious: a co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Italy hijacked his own plane this morning to try and seek asylum in Switzerland. Read More >>