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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...

Lion Air and risk

Lion Air has been viewed as a risk for several years.  Not a safety risk as much as a business risk for Boeing.  Though as an airline with above-average accident rates (here also), the safety issue cannot be dismissed. Lion Air is an airline that started business in...