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Boeing Offers Families Of Ethiopian Crash Victims $144,500

Boeing Offers Families Of Ethiopian Crash Victims $144,500

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has started receiving applications from families that lost loved ones in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. The BBC reported on Tuesday that the applications should be made before 2020 and that each family will be entitled to $144,500 (Sh15 million). “The money comes from a $50 million financial assistance fund, which […]

Boeing Charged Extra For Safety Features

Boeing Charged Extra For Safety Features

The New York Times is reporting that the downed Ethiopian and Indonesian 737 MAX jets may have lacked “two notable safety features” – because manufacturer Boeing charges extra for them. The article, by Hiroko Tabuchi and David Gelles, says that airlines around the world pay to have the jets they order fitted with customised add-ons. “Sometimes these […]

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

Safety Analysis Of 737 MAX Software Program Had ‘Crucial Flaws’

A safety analysis of a new software program that was installed on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft reportedly had crucial flaws. Boeing is facing scrutiny over the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a software program that was created to help its new planes avoid stalling in mid-air. The 737 MAX was developed to be more fuel […]