The design of the Boeing 737 MAX was marred by technical design failures, lack of transparency with both regulators and customers, and efforts to downplay or disregard concerns about the operation of the aircraft. Concerns about the safety of the MCAS system from...
This week, Qantas and Ryanair each found three of their Boeing 737NG aircraft that were inspected to have cracks in the pickle forks that hold the wing and fuselage together. The number of incidents, as inspections are made worldwide, continues to grow. While only...
It took the lives of 189 occupants on board Lion Air flight LN610 (and 157 more of Ethiopian ET302 a few months later) to uncover the biggest flaw in aircraft design and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX. Much has been said and written about the circumstances that...
Boeing is to establish a permanent Aerospace Safety Committee of the Board of Directors, which together with the company’s leadership must ensure that safety is priority number 1 in all aspects of its product design, manufacturing, and operations. The committee was...
It was going to happen, as the airline industry starts to sense a slowdown. The order splurge of the past few years was unprecedented. Between them, Airbus and Boeing are sitting on a seven-year backlog in single-aisle aircraft. But because of the two crashes and...
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