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World 03 Apr 2019 | 11:21 PM

Boeing software under scrutiny as Ethiopia prepares crash report

SEATTLE/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Boeing anti-stall software forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet even after pilots had turned it off, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as investigators scrutinise the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10 crash.

Corporate News 27 Mar 2019 | 11:09 PM

Boeing rolls out software fix to defend 737 MAX franchise

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON: Boeing Co on Wednesday took its most aggressive moves yet to defend its core 737 airliner franchise, saying it had developed software fixes to prevent failures of an automated flight control system that is being scrutinized after two deadly crashes in the past five months.

World 11 Mar 2019 | 10:09 AM

Boeing's 737 MAX back in spotlight after second fatal crash

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Boeing Co's best-selling 737 family - a global industry workhorse - has again been thrust into the spotlight after a fatal crash in Ethiopia, months after a deadly crash involving an identical brand-new jet in Indonesia.

World 10 Mar 2019 | 10:49 PM

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

Corporate News 30 Nov 2018 | 12:40 AM

Boeing eyes Lion Air crash software upgrade in 6-8 weeks

SEATTLE/PARIS: Boeing Co is weighing plans to launch a software upgrade for its 737 MAX in six to eight weeks that would help address a scenario faced by the Lion Air crew during last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, two people briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

World 04 Feb 2015 | 6:25 PM

TransAsia's safety record under scrutiny after latest crash

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Taiwan regulators are likely to put more pressure on TransAsia Airways <6702.TW> to review its maintenance and safety procedures after Wednesday's crash, its second fatal accident in seven months.

World 10 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM

Insight - After string of jet crashes, a struggle to re-train pilots

(Reuters) - As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on Dec 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade.

Lifestyle 09 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Waiting in the wings

Every year, hundreds of male hopefuls try their luck to get into Malaysia Airlines' cadet pilot programme - a full scholarship for aspiring pilots aged 18-26.