April 26 (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Friday it expects to cancel about 900 flights in May and around 130 in April due to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets. The airline has decided to pull all MAX aircraft through early July. Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli … [Read more...] about United Airlines expects to cancel 900 Boeing 737 MAX flights in May
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John Gallagher Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Apr 12, 2019 The fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jetliners has raised anew an old question: How to hold companies responsible for egregious corporate mistakes. Multiple inquiries continue into the air disasters in Indonesia and Ethiopia in which pilots were unable to gain control over new Boeing jets, leading to crashes that took the lives of all 346 people aboard. While initial reports have focused on a new software system that may have contributed to the crashes, no one can say yet whether Boeing will face civil or criminal penalties. But the crashes highlight a perennial question facing authorities in many nations: How to punish and correct bad corporate behavior without damaging the economy or thousands of innocent employees? Criminal cases tough to make Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, writes in his new book "Doing Justice" that people often ask him why no … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max: Should company be held liable for mistakes?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration plan to inspect a Boeing 737-900 twin-engine jetliner that experienced an engine shutdown shortly before landing in Houston late on Sunday, the airline said on Monday. Some passengers who were evacuated from the plane experienced minor injuries, airline spokeswoman Rachel Rivas said. Flight 1168 from Newark, New Jersey, with 174 passengers and six crew aboard, experienced an engine shutdown shortly before landing around 10:30 p.m. CDT (0330 GMT on Monday), the FAA said. The agency said there was no evidence of fire or smoke from the engine. Boeing did not immediately comment. “The FAA and the airline will be taking a closer look at the aircraft today,” FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. Reporting by David Shepardson; editing by Jonathan Oatis … [Read more...] about FAA, United to inspect Boeing plane after engine incident
GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday as witnesses recalled the terrifying spectacle of smoke and debris trailing from an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it crashed killing 157 people. The disaster came five months after a jet of the same model came down in Indonesia, killing 189 people, and prompted a global aviation safety scare. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 plunged into a field minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday. The victims came from more than 30 nations and included 22 United Nations’ staff. “The plane was very close to the ground and it made a turn. We looked and saw papers falling off the plane,” Malka Galato, the farmer whose land the plane crashed on, told Reuters. “Cows that were grazing in the fields ran in panic ... There was smoke and sparks coming from the back of the plane.” The plane tried to climb but failed then … [Read more...] about After Ethiopia crash horror, some nations ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s
ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday, and investigators recovered the black box from a crash that killed 157 people, the second disaster in less than five months involving the new model. At the crash site, men in Red Cross jackets and face masks picked through a large crater, putting items in black paper bags. Clothing, boarding passes, serviettes and other personal effects were scattered over the field along with charred bodies and debris from the shattered jet. The Ethiopian Airlines jet plunged into an arid field minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday, killing all on board. The victims came from more than 30 nations and included 22 United Nations’ staff. The crash follows one of the same aircraft model operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, which went down in October shortly after take off, killing all 189 people on board. Boeing’s share price plunged at the … [Read more...] about China, Indonesia ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets after Ethiopia crash