'Designed by clowns': Boeing employees ridicule 737 Max, regulators in internal messages
SubmittedBoeing has released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of its 737 Max, including one that said the plane was "designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys." The messages, disclosed on Thursday, show attempts to duck regulatory scrutiny, with employees disparaging the plane, the company, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and foreign aviation regulators. (www.cbc.ca) More...
Boeing to update software in model of plane involved in Ethiopian crash
SubmittedBoeing confirmed late on Monday it will deploy a software upgrade to the 737 Max 8 — the model that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia and six months ago in Indonesia — making the announcement a few hours after the Federal Aviation Administration said it would mandate "design changes" in the aircraft by April. (www.cbc.ca) More...
Air Canada Boeing 737 Max Suffers Engine Problem - Bloomberg News
SubmittedAn Air Canada Boeing 737-8 Max on a test flight suffered engine issues that forced the crew to shut down one of the plane’s engines and make an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, Aviation24.be reported. (montrealgazette.com) More...
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