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AIR ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 12, 2019
Ethiopia inquiry shows Boeing Max hurtling uncontrolled to disaster
Ethiopia Airlines' doomed 737 Max jet hit excessive speed and was forced downward by a wrongly triggered automation system as pilots wrestled to regain control, a preliminary report into the crash that has shaken the aviation world showed on Thursday.
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2019
F-35 stealth fighter that crashed off Japan didn't send distress signal before Pacific plunge
The single-seat jet had a system that would have emitted distress signals if the pilot ejected from the cockpit with a parachute, the ASDF said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2019
Stealthy, numerous and expensive: Examining the F-35 following ASDF crash off north Japan
The F-35A that crashed into the sea off Aomori Prefecture on Tuesday was one of a growing global fleet of advanced stealth aircraft sold to U.S. allies, and among the first to be assembled in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 8, 2019
Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed at full throttle after debris knocked out key sensor, officials say
Minutes after takeoff, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max were caught in a bad situation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 3, 2019
FAA was lax in Boeing 737 Max inspector training, whistle-blowers allege
Whistle-blowers have told the Senate Commerce Committee that safety inspectors at the Federal Aviation Administration, including those involved with approvals for the Boeing Co. 737 Max, lacked proper training and certifications, according to the panel's chairman.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 2, 2019
FAA says it expects to receive Boeing 737 Max software fix over 'coming weeks'
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday it expects to receive Boeing Co's proposed software enhancement package for the grounded 737 Max "over the coming weeks" after the company had previously said it planned to submit the fix for government approval by last week.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 28, 2019
U.S. transport chief asks why some Boeing safety features are not required on ill-fated Max models
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Wednesday it was "very questionable" why some safety features were not required on the Boeing Co. 737 Max, ahead of a much-anticipated Senate hearing where leaders in her department will be questioned about two recent 737 Max crashes.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2019
How Boeing and the FAA plan to restore the public's faith in the 737 Max
After two deadly crashes in five months, Boeing Co. is embarking on a campaign to restore confidence in the 737 Max so that its best-selling jet can return to the skies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 27, 2019
U.S. to overhaul air safety oversight in response to two Boeing 737 Max crashes
The U.S. aviation regulator will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July following two fatal Boeing Co Max 737 passenger plane crashes, according to written congressional testimony seen by Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 26, 2019
Boeing readies 737 Max software fix as families wait for Ethiopia crash report
Boeing Co. will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told Reuters it expected a preliminary crash report this week or next.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2019
American Airlines extends Boeing 737 Max flight cancellations through April 24
American Airlines said Sunday it will extend flight cancellations through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max after two fatal crashes since October and cut some additional flights.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 23, 2019
Change to 737 Max controls may have imperiled planes, experts say
Much like tapping the brake pedal in a car to disengage cruise control, a sharp tug on the controls of older models of Boeing Co.'s 737 used to shut off an automatic trim system that keeps the plane flying level, giving the pilot control.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 20, 2019
Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix, sources say
The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downward, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 20, 2019
One day before deadly crash, an off-duty pilot saved Lion Air 737 Max from malfunctioning flight-control system
As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 18, 2019
FAA workers sounded alarm about Boeing performing its own safety checks as early as 2012
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WORLD
Mar 12, 2019
U.K. suspends Boeing 737 Max from airspace after Ethiopian Airlines crash
The U.K. on Tuesday joined a growing number of nations to suspend flights by Boeing 737 Max aircraft over their territory, after an Ethiopian Airlines plane of that model crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 12, 2019
U.S. aviation agency to declare Boeing 737 Max 8 airworthy but will act on any safety concerns
The United States will tell international carriers later Monday that the agency believes the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is airworthy but officials emphasized they will "take immediate action" if regulators identify any safety issue following Sunday's fatal crash in Ethiopia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 12, 2019
Boeing shares, vanguard of the Dow, crushed after second 737 MAX crash
Boeing Co. shares fell by the most in three years on Monday after China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered airlines to ground their 737 MAX 8 planes following the second deadly crash of one of the jets in just five months.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 12, 2019
Ethiopian jetliner smoked, strewed debris and shuddered before death plunge, say witnesses
The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed killing all 157 people aboard was making a strange rattling noise and trailed smoke and debris as it swerved above a field of panicked cows before hitting earth, according to witnesses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 11, 2019
China orders airlines to ground Boeing 737 Max planes after model's second fatal crash in months
China's aviation regulator said Monday it had ordered Chinese airlines to suspend their Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft operations by 6 p.m. following a deadly crash of a 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

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