Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing after engine problem in US

27 Mars, 2019, 03:53 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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The ongoing investigation is focused on Boeing's anti-stalling system, also known as the "MCAS" (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), which the company uses in its 737 MAX series planes.

The FAA was among the last civil aviation authorities to ground the planes after the crash in Ethiopia earlier this month, with agency officials saying they lacked the data needed to act.

The aviation giant, which has been under fire and its flagship narrow-body planes grounded since March 13, tested the system upgrade on Monday, two days after pilots from American Airlines did simulation flights in Renton, Washington, the sources said.

This must all be done extremely quickly otherwise attempts to resolve the problem might be too late. In the Lion Air crash, pilots used the thumb switch more than two dozen times to try to override the system. The only people on board were the pilot and co-pilot.

In the over 1,600-page flight manual of Boeing's 737 Max 8 planes, the aircraft's new MCAS computer system, now at the centre of the investigations into two deadly crashes, is mentioned only once by name - in the glossary of abbreviated terms. He said the pilots followed protocol and there were no injuries. However, that still might not be enough time for crew members unfamiliar with the nuances of the system. It said the crew declared an emergency due to a reported engine problem on takeoff.

The 737 MAX crisis might cost Boeing billions of dollars in terms of compensation to air carriers. The spokesman added that Boeing had reinforced those procedures in a bulletin to pilots after the Lion Air crash.

Ethiopian Airlines is a symbol of enormous national pride for the country of more than 100 million people.

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Get push notifications with news, features and more. Safety experts are also examining if pilots around the world were trained about the system.

Aviation safety consultant and a former 737 pilot, John Cox, told the Times that although pilots would likely trigger the first switch to extend the 40-second window, this would only buy several more minutes.

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He wouldn't discuss Saturday's simulator testing but said the union is pleased that Boeing and the FAA are taking input from pilots in testing the fix.

Boeing's software update would require the system to rely on two sensors, rather than just one, and would not be triggered if the sensors disagreed by a certain amount, according to the three people.

One runway at OIA is closed while officials conduct an inspection.

On Tuesday, U.S. House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, urged the FAA to have an independent third party review software changes that Boeing is making on the Max to ensure it is "comprehensive and that pilots have the information and training they need to fly the aircraft safely".


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