Airlines wrestle with calls, cancellations after Boeing MAX fleet grounded

Share
Airlines wrestle with calls, cancellations after Boeing MAX fleet grounded

The Ethiopia Airlines and Lion Air flights both used 737 Max-8 aircraft.

The airline had to assign new planes to those flights after the grounding was ordered on those jets Wednesday. "They have to find the problem ... and they will find it", he said.

"We view the risk as less about near-term expenses, but the full year 737 delivery estimates for Boeing could be impacted", Herbert said in a research note.

On Wednesday, Ethiopian's CEO hinted in an interview that the black box was due to be taken to Europe for analysis given that Ethiopia lacked that expertise.

The low-priced carrier, a launch customer of the MAX 8 in 2017, said it was servicing those flights with available 737-700s and 737-800s.

Boeing's shares have sunk 10 percent since Sunday's crash, wiping more than $20 billion off the company's market value. "We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again", the company added. In total, there were at least 11 reports about the Boeing 737 MAX 8 logged on the Aviation Safety Reporting System between April 2018 and December 2018. The pilots of that flight reported that the plane's nose kept pitching down dozens of times before it crashed.

If the aircrafts' maneuvering characteristics augmentation system receives an erroneously high angle-of-attack sensor input, there is potential for repeated nose-down commands of the horizontal stabilizer, the FAA said, adding the condition would made it hard for pilots to control the plane.

Yesterday the FAA said 737 Max airliners would not be allowed to fly until new software had been "tested, approved and installed", a process likely to last until May, according to USA politicians briefed on the situation. The decision to send the recorders to France was seen as a rebuke to the United States, which held out longer than most other countries in grounding the jets.

The French agency, based in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget, has extensive experience in investigating crashes and other incidents involving commercial flights.

BEA said any information about the investigation would come from Ethiopian Airlines, which itself tweeted that it would only communicate through social media and its website.

"The fact the system was fighting the pilot was not an unintended outcome", because it should counteract a pilot error and correcting this is "challenging".

The delayed flight ET302 took off from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa at 08:38 local time (05:38 GMT) and was bound for Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Lori Loughlin Has Been Dropped By Hallmark Over Admissions Scheme
None of the other brands or companies Variety reached out to responded to requests for comment as of press time. Olivia Jade Giannulli has been a student at the University of Southern California as of the fall of 2018.

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a global outage. What happened?
It's believed to be the biggest interruption ever suffered by the social network. Facebook first acknowledged the problems in a tweet Wednesday at 1:49 p.m.

3 Secrets of Innovation Development by Max Polyakov
Also, the investor should never forget that even the biggest amount of invested resources doesn’t guarantee a success. One of the recent examples is the mass closing of brick-and-mortar shops in the USA because of Amazon’s popularity.

Spurs to discover Champions League quarter-final opponents
The last time the two teams faced each other was in the 2011 UEFA Supercup, when Barcelona won 2-0. What's more, the report states that Barcelona players want to avoid Manchester City and Juventus .

Major League Baseball eliminates multiple trade deadlines, 40-man September rosters
That designation will remain in effect for the player and can not change for the rest of the championship season and postseason. Imagine Francisco Lindor or Jose Ramirez at the plate needing to hit 13 home runs to win the derby and win the bonus money.

Gary Anderson Claimed His First Coral UK Open Title
A Few Information About Gary Anderson Gary Anderson is a professional darts player who was born in 1970 in Musselburgh. He’s 24 years younger than Gary Anderson, so we can agree that the experience made the difference in this case.

Conservatives Jump to Tucker Carlson's Defense
Fox had what Media Matters called an "emergency meeting" with advertisers Wednesday-a meeting that was met with protests outside. He adds that they're "just so bad ".

No deal Brexit: No tariffs for Irish goods going to NI
MPs rejected the EU Withdrawal Agreement by an overwhelming majority - 391 voted against the deal compared to 242 in favour. Goods crossing the border from Ireland into Northern Ireland would not be covered by the new import tariff regime.

New Avengers: Endgame trailer released with Captain Marvel joining the team
While fans have speculated that the characters will come back to life, the trailer doesn't exactly tell us how. We see Tony reflecting on building the original armor in the first Iron Man movie and becoming a hero.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.