Trump announces immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX planes

14 March, 2019, 07:44 | Author: Mary Valdez
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Despite two crashes within six months, a growing number of grounding orders worldwide for the Boeing 737 MAX, and a number of recent complaints from USA pilots over problems with the aircraft's automatic trim controls, the Federal Aviation Administration continues to allow the 737 MAX to fly.

Boeing said it made the recommendation and supports the decision by the FAA.

Any Max jets in the air were grounded after landing.

The Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday in Addis Ababa killed 157 people.

The FAA said the changes will "provide reduced reliance on procedures associated with required pilot memory items". "Airlines are agreeing with this".

Meantime, there is no evidence at all that the travelling public should have any concerns about the safety of other Boeing 737 aircraft types, the types that most of our Australian airlines now operate.

Multiple nations, including the European Union, have suspended the 737 MAX, grounding about two-thirds of the 371 jets of that make in operation around the world, according to Reuters calculations.

Growing numbers of countries have banned the model from their airspace or grounded fleets since Sunday's crash. "Standard travel insurance policies typically don't provide cancellation coverage for situations such as this, including travel warnings and other national or global government-issued advisories".

U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio has suggested the FAA could be conflicted by its roles as an aviation industry advocate and regulator.

Trump said planes in the air could fly to their destinations. That's a fraction of the 1,600 flights the airline schedules every day, but the planes still normally carry between 9,000 and 12,000 customers per day.

Airport officials are asking customers to contact the airlines from which they've purchased tickets to get updates regarding their flight information. He was automatically re-booked on a flight leaving MIA Wednesday evening to John F. Kennedy International Airport, he said, but did not know whether he would be able to return to Miami Saturday as scheduled in time to attend Baptist Health's annual fund-raising gala.

Schwieterman said he hoped there might be an option for the grounding to be done in a "phased approach", over a period of weeks, for example.

"I immediately disconnected the AP (autopilot). and resumed climb", the officer said.

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Tracy Stewart, content editor at, says that airline employees may be flexible, especially considering the sensitive circumstances.

Third-party websites like FlightRadar24 also list aircraft types for commercial flights.

On March 11, Boeing announced that the company "has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX, created to make an already safe aircraft even safer".

Wallace said customers flying within Canada are likely to have an easier time coping with the disruptions. "At first you're just upset, but something could really happen [if there is an issue with the Max 8]".

Southwest has 34 Max 8 aircraft among its more than 750 planes.

The company confirmed it had for several months "been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX, created to make an already safe aircraft even safer". "In fact he was allowed to turn back", he said.

"I'm alive, thank God", he said. Exact figures on how many flights were being canceled weren't available Wednesday.

Sternberg, who flies Southwest almost every week, wasn't upset with the airline for keeping the plane in service, but added that she might fly United next week.

American Airlines has 24 Boeing planes affected by the order.

The data, he said, linked the behavior and flight path of Ethiopian Airline's Max 8 to data from the crash of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea and killed 187 people in October.

"The FAA will issue a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC) for Boeing 737 MAX operators", the FAA wrote in a statement.

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