Ethiopian Airlines crash News

FAA Chief Stresses Need for Better Plane Design and Piloting

The top U.S. aviation regulator briefed his counterparts from around the world on the grounded Boeing Co. 737 Max, reminding them that improvements in both aircraft design and piloting are needed for safety. Newly installed FAA Administrator Steve Dickson pledged …

Boeing Max Crash Report Faces Pushback from Lion Air, Regulator

Lion Air and Indonesia’s civil aviation authority are pushing back on conclusions reached by investigators probing last year’s deadly crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max amid concerns that too much blame is being placed on the Indonesian side, according …

Aviation Industry Expects Double-Digit Premium Hikes After 737 MAX Grounding

The aviation industry is bracing for double-digit insurance premium hikes for the first time in about 15 years, as insurers wrestle with higher costs from aircraft groundings, including the grounding of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets following two fatal crashes, …

After Crisis, Boeing Readies to Return 737 MAX to the Skies

As Boeing Co sets its sights on winning approval to fly its 737 MAX within weeks, following a six-month safety ban, engineers around the world are rolling out plans for one of the biggest logistical operations in civil aviation history. …

FAA Seeking 737 Airline Pilots to Test Software on Grounded Max

U.S. regulators are turning to a variety of Boeing Co. 737 Max pilots, including some with relatively little experience, to help test revamped flight-control software aimed at returning the jetliner to commercial service, according to the agency and people familiar …

Failed Communication to Be Cited by Panel on 737 Certification

An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. …

FAA Poised to Reject New Simulator Training Before 737 Max Flies

U.S. aviation regulators are increasingly convinced they don’t need to mandate new simulator training for pilots of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max before returning the grounded jet to service, according to people familiar with the discussions. Pilots would be required instead …

Expat Pilot Turns Self-Styled Whistle-Blower After 737 Max Crash

When he heard about the crash, Ethiopian Airlines captain Bernd Kai von Hoesslin said he felt a wave of anger, then nausea. It was March 10 when the Ethiopian 737 Max 8 went down and von Hoesslin was in a …

Ethiopian Airlines, MAX Claims Put Pressure on Swiss Re Profits

FRANKFURT — Swiss Re’s first-half net profit fell 5.3%, as claims relating to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the subsequent grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, plus natural catastrophes took their toll. The world’s second-largest reinsurance company highlighted claims from …

Senators Question FAA on Aircraft Certification

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. senators on Wednesday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration oversight of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX as the agency defended the longstanding practice of deferring much of the process of certifying new aircraft to manufacturers. A …