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Daily Insight: Wednesday 27 March 2019: What if ET302 wasn’t MCAS related?

News There has been a lot of speculation that the MCAS system, which was cited as a contributing factor to the Lion Air crash, was also a potential factor in the crash of Ethiopian 302.  At this point in time, however, we really don’t know what caused ET302 to go...

Daily Insight: 25 March 2019: Is the Worst Over for Boeing, MAX, and the FAA?

Last week was a tumultuous week in aviation, as the investigation into the crash of ET302 led to several revelations about the 737 MAX and the process through which it was certified.  Enough questions have been raised that the FBI is now conducting what appears to be...

Ethiopia ATC strike: a risk to crews and passengers?

Ops Group put out an urgent message that warrants attention. "Last week, 120 Ethiopian Air Traffic Controllers announced a strike. Approximately 100 of them have now been banned from operating, and 10 of them - including the Chief Controller, Senior ATCOs, Radar...

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s top airline

Take a look at a brief history of Africa's biggest airlines at a few points in time.  It wasn't until only a few years ago that Ethiopian even was among the top five.  Today it is the uncontested biggest African airline.  Kenya Airways made a brief appearance and...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...

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