Airlines had to pay extra for two optional upgrades that could warn pilots about sensor malfunctions. Now the company is making one of them standard.
While Ethiopian Airlines was among the first to install the Boeing 737 Max 8 simulator, the captain of Flight 302 had not trained on the simulator.
The US government has ordered a review of the way Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft got its licence to fly. It comes after two
The manufacturer is so revered in the country, planes are often referred to as “Boeings.” The Max 8 crash may change all that.
When the 737 Max was introduced, Boeing and regulators agreed that pilots who had flown an earlier model didn’t need additional simulator training.
This delay is now part of the intense scrutiny over the company’s response to two deadly crashes involving its best-selling 737 Max jet.
Boeing’s chief made a personal appeal to President Trump, calling from Chicago to express his confidence in the safety of the company’s 737 Max 8 jets.