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The investigators blamed Lion Air for the crash, but mainly criticized Boeing and FAA

The report documents the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee's (NTSC) investigation into the Lion Air crash, in which 189 people died on 29 October 2018. The Lion Air crash and the subsequent crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in March led to the worldwide foundation of the 737 Max fleet. The crashes triggered a redesign of the Boeing Maneuverability Augmentation …

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Boeing 2016 internal reports indicate that employees misled the FAA on 737 MAX: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co ( BA.N ) sent instant messages from the year 2016 between two employees suggesting that the aircraft manufacturer was misleading the Federal Aviation Administration over a basic security system has 737 MAX, according to Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Unpainted Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked on an aerial photograph at Renton Municipal Airport near the Boeing Renton …

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F.A.A. Enables U.P.S. to deliver medical packages with drones

United Parcel Service announced this week that it has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones to deliver medical packages to locations across the country. The certification becomes U.P.S. Use of multiple drones to supply health supplies within federal regulations and to fly drones out of line of sight, according to an FA statement . has with …

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The FAA inspectors of the Boeing 737 Max were underqualified

An aerial view of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft parked on the asphalt on March 21, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Some Federal Aviation Administration inspectors working on training requirements for the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft and other aircraft were underqualified, and the aviation safety agency misled legislators. The investigation is under way Since mid-March, aircraft have …

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The FAA has misled Congress on training inspectors for the Boeing 737 Max, investigators say

Investigators who filed a whistleblowing report found that security inspectors working on the training requirements for Boeing 737 Max pilots were themselves "underqualified" – and that the Federal Aviation Administration was misleading to Congress provided this topic. The US Office of Special Counsel, which independently investigates whistleblower complaints, has raised questions about the effectiveness and transparency of safety oversight at …

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International Panel Criticizes FAA Approval Procedure for Boeing 737 MAX Jets

A panel of international aviation safety regulators concludes a report criticizing the initial US regulatory clearance procedure Boeing Co. BA -0.24% of the 737 MAX jets, respondents shared the conclusions and called for a comprehensive reassessment of how complex automated systems should be certified for future commercial aircraft [19659004] Within about a dozen statements, these government and branch officials said …

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FAA Bans MacBook Pro Laptops With Recalled Batteries: NPR

A MacBook laptop computer shown in 2016.                                                                            Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP                                       toggle caption Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP               A MacBook laptop computer shown in 2016. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP                       The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain MacBook Pro laptops on flights following an announcement by Apple Inc. "The FAA …

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FAA puts Senior Manager in the office overseeing Southwest Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration has removed three senior executives from the Office of the Inspectorate Southwest Airlines Co. The Inspector General of the Ministry of Transport has been working on some safety issues for many months, these people said. This includes errors by the airline in documenting the maintenance of more than 100 of its jets. Other parts of the …

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New York High-rise did not have a proper certificate, FAA says

The pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, said in the crash, law enforcement officials said. "Pilots must have an instrument rating to fly in bad weather," said FAA spokeswoman. "This pilot did not have an instrument rating." An instrument rating that requires about 100 or more hours of additional training on top pilot training, CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo said. Schiavo …

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