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Monthly archives for March, 2019

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes

By Alex Davies, Transportation, 03.15.19 05:15 PM

IN THE FIVE days since Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed a few minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard, regulators around the world have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8.


How do airlines fill capacity lost with grounding of 737 Max planes? ‘They probably don’t,’ expert says

Mike Lloyd and Hana Mae NassarMarch 14, 2019

How long will Canada’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s be grounded? That’s the question facing the country’s airlines, which fly more of the aircraft combined than almost any other nation on the planet.


A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking

By Zach Wichter and Jack Nicas, March 14, 2019

In nearly 100 million flights by United States passenger airlines over the past decade, there has been a single fatality. Other than most landings and takeoffs, the planes have largely been flying themselves. But the recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia have raised questions about the downside of all that automation.