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A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing

A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around BoeingBoeing’s 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane’s safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities. On March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed southeast of Addis Ababa, killing the 157 people on board. It was the second accident in five months for a 737 MAX aircraft, a product line meant to replace the 737 NG.



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Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crashBoeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company’s CEO said on Sunday. “Boeing is finalizing its development of a previously-announced software update and pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs,” the US-based aircraft manufacturer’s president and CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, said in a statement.



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'Clear similarities' between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

'Clear similarities' between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, IndonesiaFlight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows “clear similarities,” Addis Ababa said Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalizing a software update for its under fire anti-stall system. Pressure was mounting meanwhile on the US Federal Aviation Administration, which insisted it had followed standard procedures in certifying the plane model, even as it was reported to have come under investigation by the Department of Transport. “The 737 MAX certification program followed the FAA’s standard certification process,” the agency said in an email to AFP.



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Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh detailsWhile experts say it is too soon to know what brought down the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on March 10, aviation authorities worldwide have grounded Boeing’s 737 MAXs, as concerns over the plane caused the company’s share price to tumble. In Addis Ababa, a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording of the plane’s communications said flight 302 had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly. A voice from the cockpit of the Boeing BA.N 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level – about 6,400 feet above the airport – before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation.



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Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia says

Black boxes show 'clear similarities' with Indonesian crash, Ethiopia saysBlack box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows “clear similarities” with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia’s transport minister said on Sunday. The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 plummeted into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard. The disaster caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft involved after aviation regulators noticed similarities with the October crash of an Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that killed all 189 passengers and crew.



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Ethiopia crash investigation needs 'considerable' time: minister

Ethiopia crash investigation needs 'considerable' time: ministerIdentifying the cause of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people and caused the worldwide grounding of a brand-new Boeing aircraft model will take “considerable time,” an Ethiopian government minister said Saturday. The crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its flight to Nairobi on March 10 killed all onboard and caused the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft model involved in the disaster. “The investigation of such magnitude requires a careful analysis and considerable time to come up with something concrete,” transport minister Dagmawit Moges told a press conference.



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Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flightA voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level – about 6,400 feet above the airport – before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains.



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Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Exclusive: High speed, then a failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flightA voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level – about 6,400 feet above the airport – before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains.



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Canada transport minister says won't ground planes after Ethiopia crash

Canada transport minister says won't ground planes after Ethiopia crashCanada’s transport minister said Monday he won’t ground dozens of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners operated by three Canadian carriers, unless an investigation into a deadly Ethiopia crash gives him reasons. Safety doubts over Boeing’s best-selling model drove several carriers to ground the aircraft after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians. Air Canada, Westjet and Sunwing operate 41 of the jetliners in this country.



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Grieving families of Ethiopia crash victims angry at delays

Grieving families of Ethiopia crash victims angry at delaysBy Aaron Maasho and Duncan Miriri ADDIS ABABA/GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Families of some of the 157 victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 stormed out of a meeting with the airline on Thursday, complaining they were not being given timely information, as others paid their respects at the burnt crash site. The airline had called a meeting with families in a hotel in Addis Ababa but around 100 relatives walked out. "I'm so angry," said Yemeni citizen Abdulmajid Shariff, 38, who lost his brother-in-law in Sunday's disaster. …



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