After a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed in Indonesia, it turned out that the accident was probably caused by the failure to train pilots in a new automated piloting protocol.
The Lion Air crew members reportedly received the help from the off-duty pilot, who fixed a malfunctioning sensor from an automated system created to prevent the plane from stalling.
On October 29, 2018, the next day, a Lion Air Flight under a different crew crashed while flying from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang in Indonesia, killing all 189 people aboard.
Airlines around the world are expected to receive new software for the currently-grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, after the plane was involved in two separate crashes within six months.
The Boeing facility in Renton WA is the home of the 737 MAX aircraft
Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg, facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, said on Monday that the company understands "lives depend on the work we do" and was taking steps to "fully ensure" the safety of the 737 MAX jet in the wake of deadly crashes.
Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said this week that even if FAA certifies Boeing's fix for the software on the 737 Max jet, "we will do our own certification".
The Ethiopian Airlines disaster on 10 March that killed 157 people led to the grounding of Boeing's marquee MAX fleet globally and sparked a high-stakes inquiry for the aviation industry. Again, the USA waited, becoming one of the last countries to deny the planes permission to fly.
Chao's announcement of the request emphasized that Boeing had applied for its certification for the plane in January 2012, and that the FAA granted it in March 2017 - shortly after she took over as secretary.Читайте также: Check with your doctor before starting, stopping daily aspirin regimen
Changes will also be made to the cockpit warning systems, and the flight crew operating manual. None of the documentation for the Max aircraft included an explanation, the union leaders said.
If the same issue is also found to have helped bring down Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, one of the most vexing questions crash investigators and aviation safety consultants are asking is why the pilots on that flight didn't perform the checklist that disables the system.
Lawmakers and safety experts are questioning how thoroughly regulators vetted the MAX model and how well pilots were trained on new features. The reports indicated that the faulty sensor may have triggered the plane's automated system and pointed the nose downward after taking off.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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