[54] As of January 2020, another 400 newly-manufactured aircraft await delivery to airlines pending the aircraft's return to service. [73] BEA received the flight recorders on March 14, 2019. 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Boeing's 737 Max, flown by airlines around the world, was grounded for nearly two years after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia raised questions about their safety. In 2020, an FAA Airworthiness Directive[106] approved design changes for each MAX aircraft, requiring input from two AoA sensors for MCAS activation, elimination of the system's ability to repeatedly activate, and allowing pilots to override the system if necessary. Boeing's 737 MAX, the jetliner grounded for 20 months after two international crashes that killed 346 passengers and crew, resumed commercial flights Dec. 29. [58][59], The final report has been shared with families of Lion Air Flight 610, then published on October 25, 2019. The FAA issued a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community on March 11 and resisted pressure from U.S. lawmakers to ground the aircraft. [89] The NTSB expressed concerns that the process used to evaluate the original design needs improvement because that process is still in use to certify current and future aircraft and system designs. Following intense pressure from pilot unions and customers, Boeing finally revealed the name MCAS in a message to operators. Did Boeing put profits ahead of safety with 737 Max plane? The aircraft maintenance records indicated that the AoA Sensor was just replaced before the accident flight. Unlike NTSB reports that identify the primary cause of accidents and then list contributing issues determined to be less significant, Indonesia is following a convention used by many foreign regulators of listing causal factors without ranking them". The FAA enforced the bulletin with an Emergency Airworthiness Directive. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. FAA's administrator, Stephen Dickson, who assumed the position during the accident investigations, said in retrospect that "the result was not satisfactory". Ryanair passengers travelling on Boeing 737 Max can get ‘full refund’, Debris found in new Boeing 737 Max fuel tanks, Norwegian Air blames £134m loss on Boeing 737 Max grounding, Ryanair pushes Boeing 737 Max delivery date back to autumn, Passengers should trust 737 Max if ‘best pilots in the world’ fly them, World’s largest twin-engine plane completes maiden flight, Grounded 737 Max will miss summer peak, Boeing admits, Ryanair could start flying Boeing 737 Max this summer, Boeing orders slump to lowest level in over a decade amid Max crisis, Boeing emails reveal cover-ups in 737 Max development, Air safety in 2010s better than ever despite Boeing 737 Max tragedies. [needs update] With the exception of Ethiopia, the officially recognised countries are members of the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR). June 26, flight tests for the FAA uncovered a data processing issue affecting the pilots' ability to perform the "runaway stabiliser" procedure to respond to MCAS errors. Entering 2020, Southwest Airlines was desperate to get the Boeing 737 MAX back in its fleet as soon as possible. The Boeing 737 MAX groundings drew mixed reactions from multiple organizations. The first authority to ground the MAX, Civil Aviation Administration of China said the accidents "had certain similarities" because both aircraft were newly delivered and crashed shortly after takeoff.[108]. The COVID-19 pandemic changed that in … Rep. 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[96] In September 2020, the House of Representatives concluded its investigation and cited numerous instances where Boeing dismissed employee concerns with MCAS, prioritized deadline and budget constraints over safety, and where it lacked transparency in disclosing essential information to the FAA. This page was last edited on 3 February 2021, at 20:20. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to stand down, Ryanair boss says no refunds if you refuse to fly on Boeing 737 Max, Boeing halts production of 737 Max after fatal crashes, Boeing considers suspending 737 Max production after fatal crashes, Boeing manager warned about ‘dysfunctional production’ of 737 Max. The Boeing 737 MAX groundings have had a deep financial effect on the aviation industry and a significant effect on the national economy of the United States. [85][86](p1)[87] The NTSB report concludes that assumptions "that Boeing used in its functional hazard assessment of uncommanded MCAS function for the 737 MAX did not adequately consider and account for the impact that multiple flight deck alerts and indications could have on pilots' responses to the hazard". December 17, in a presentation to the FAA, Boeing deflected blame and continued to assert that appropriate crew action would save the aircraft. 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Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges that it repeatedly concealed and lied about the 737 Max's engineering problems that led … The 8200? January 21, Boeing estimated the ungrounding could begin in mid-2020. How can I make sure I avoid the Boeing 737 Max? Lawmakers investigated Boeing's incentives to minimize training for the new aircraft. The grounding subsequently became the longest ever of a U.S. For each aircraft, the FAA will issue an airworthiness certificate, without delegation to Boeing, upon completion of an AoA sensor system test and a validation test flight. Both crashed jets were Boeing 737 Max 8s, a variant of the best-selling aircraft in history. Why did the Bek Air plane crash and how safe are Kazakh airlines? Coronavirus has set aviation back to 1999, leading data analysts say. [99][100] The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing had failed to share information about that issue for "about a year" before the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. April 5, Boeing announced it was cutting 737 production by almost a fifth, to 42 aircraft monthly, anticipating a prolonged grounding, and had formed an internal design review committee. The MAX was given the same type certificate as previous 737 generations to reduce pilot training and save money for its airline customers, a major selling point. [74], On March 17, 2019, Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia's transport minister, announced that the black box had been found and downloaded, and that the preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder show a "clear similarity" with those of Lion Air Flight 610 which crashed off Indonesia. • Boeing’s woes aren’t limited to the Max. [55] The report tentatively attributed the accident to the erroneous angle-of-attack (AoA) data and automatic nose-down trim commanded by MCAS.[56][57]. A former senior manager at Boeing's 737 plant in Seattle has raised new concerns over the safety of the company's 737 Max. In November 2018, a week after the Lion Air accident, Boeing issued a bulletin supplementing the flight operations manual to warn that the MAX could pitch down automatically when a sensor fails and to explain how pilots should respond. No airline took delivery of the MAX during the groundings. In December 2018, the FAA privately predicted that MCAS could cause 15 crashes over 30 years, but expected Boeing to fix MCAS by April 2019. By then, most other regulators had already grounded the aircraft. What Do Travelers Need to Know? It further found that the assumption that simulator training would not be necessary had "diminished safety, minimized the value of pilot training, and inhibited technical design improvements". Boeing's reputation, business, and financial rating has suffered after these groundings, questioning Boeing's strategy, governance, and focus on profits and cost efficiency. [82] The FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive, 2018-23-51, on November 7, 2018 requiring the bulletin's inclusion in the flight manuals, and that pilots immediately review the new information provided. Both crashes were linked to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), a new flight control law. A recent congressional report faulted both … El Boeing 737 MAX (también comercializado bajo denominaciones técnicas, como en el caso del modelo Boeing 737-8200) [2] [3] [4] es una familia de aviones de pasajeros desarrollada por el fabricante aeronáutico estadounidense Boeing Commercial Airplanes a partir de la familia Boeing 737 Next Generation para competir con la familia Airbus A320neo. American Airlines put the Boeing 737 MAX back in the air Tuesday as the first flight by a major U.S. airline since the aircraft was recertified last month. "[69] Despite following the procedure, the pilots could not recover. By March 18, all 387 aircraft were banned from service. As a result, additional flight deck effects (such as IAS DISAGREE and ALT DISAGREE alerts and stick shaker activation) resulting from the same underlying failure (for example, erroneous AOA) were not simulated and were not in the stabilizer trim safety assessment report reviewed by the NTSB. Mica Endsley of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society testified that "The cues received by the pilots [...] were significantly different than the cues received with a runaway stabilizer trim". October 16, Patrick Ky, the executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, claimed that the updated 737 Max reached the level of safety "high enough" for EASA. The Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner was grounded worldwide between March 2019 and December 2020 - longer in many jurisdictions - after 346 people died in two crashes, Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10, 2019. 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Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report", "Investigators spread blame in Lion Air crash, but mostly fault Boeing and FAA", "Boeing, FAA and Lion Air Failures Laid Bare in 737 MAX Crash Report", "Boeing expects 737 Max to fly again by New Year", "Boeing fires commercial planes boss as 737 MAX crisis deepens: SKY", "U.S. [92] The FAA's Organization Designation Authorization program, allowing manufacturers to act on its behalf, was also questioned for weakening its oversight of Boeing. The NTSC final report, published on October 23, 2019 was prepared with assistance from the U.S. NTSB. At the time of the recertification by the FAA in November 2020, Boeing's net orders for the 737 MAX were down by more than 1,000 aircraft,[5] 448 orders canceled and 782 orders removed from the backlog because they are no longer certain enough to rely on; the total estimated direct costs of the MAX groundings were US$20 billion and indirect costs over US$60 billion. 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The MAX was exempted from certain newer safety requirements, saving Boeing billions of dollars in development costs.[93]. A 737 Max near Boeing’s factory in Renton, Wash. Boeing provided several outdated return to service timelines, the soonest of which was "in the coming weeks" following the March 2019 grounding. Boeing said Wednesday that a Polish airline, Enter Air, had ordered a pair of its 737 Max jetliners, which have been grounded ever since they figured in two crashes. "[86][88], The NTSB questioned the long-held industry and FAA practice of assuming the nearly instantaneous responses of highly trained test pilots as opposed to pilots of all levels of experience to verify human factors in aircraft safety. The bulletin describes warnings triggered by erroneous AoA data, and referred pilots to a "non-normal runaway trim" procedure as resolution, specifying a narrow window of a few seconds before the system would reactivate and pitch the nose down again. After two fatal crashes, Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, global regulators grounded the MAX in March 2019. Boeing slowed MAX production to 42 aircraft per month until in January 2020, when they halted until the airplane is reapproved by regulators. "[102][103] A recovery procedure highlighted by Boeing and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after the Lion Air accident failed to prevent another accident: Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. [94] In January 2021, Boeing settled to pay over $2.5 billion after being charged with fraud. March 20, EASA and Transport Canada indicated that they would conduct their own reviews of Boeing's proposed software update. Other major regulators worldwide are gradually following suit: Transport Canada and EASA both cleared the MAX in late January 2021, subject to additional requirements.[44][46]. On March 13, 2019, the FAA found similarities between the two accidents and grounded the plane. In both crashes, MCAS was activated by an erroneous indication from an AoA sensor on the exterior of the airplane. ", "This [the emergency the pilots faced] is not simple", "Boeing 737 Max: The Latest on the Deadly Crashes and the Fallout", "Six months on from the Boeing 737 Max grounding", "Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System - Observations, Findings, and Recommendations", "Why restarting Max production is just the start of Boeing's delivery challenges", "How the 737 Max grounding changed commercial aerospace", "Tarnished Max brand presents major challenge for Boeing", "Boeing shunned automation for decades. [72] The French aviation accident investigation agency BEA announced that it would analyze the flight recorders from the flight. In June 2020, the U.S. [60][61][62][63], The initial reports for Flight 302 found that the pilots struggled to control the airplane in a manner similar to the Lion Air flight 610 crash. On November 6, 2018, four days before it identified MCAS by name, Boeing published a supplementary service bulletin prompted by the first crash. Australia and Singapore also offered technical assistance, shortly after the Lion Air accident, regarding data recovery from the new generation flight recorders (FDR). When will Italy return to the quarantine-free list? | The Seattle Times", "How Boeing went from appealing for government aid to snubbing it", "Boeing refuses to play ball as Dutch MPs reopen 2009 crash involving 737", "How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer", "What went wrong inside Boeing's cockpit? The United States Federal Aviation Administration will also assist in the investigation. [4] The 20-month grounding was the longest ever for a U.S. airliner, costing Boeing an estimated US$20 billion in fines, compensation and legal fees, and indirect losses in the form of 1,200 cancelled orders valued at more than US$ 60 billion  [5][1] Passenger flights resumed on the MAX in the U.S. and Brazil in December, and Boeing began deliveries of some 400 aircraft in its backlog. Both avoided mentioning the new Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which was responsible for the nosedives but had been omitted by Boeing from crew manuals and training. [97], In November 2020, the FAA announced that it had cleared the aircraft type to return to service. June 28 to July 1, the FAA conducted flight tests with a view to recertification of the 737 MAX. Inspector General's report revealed that MCAS problems dated several years before the accidents. Boeing expressed its sympathy to the relatives of the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash victims, while simultaneously defending the aircraft against any faults until rebutted by evidence. Not one is contributing more than the other. Pilots and flight attendants opinions are mixed as some expressed confidence in the certification renewal, while others are disappointed as Boeing had hidden an important safety feature to their knowledge. [64] On March 13, 2019, the FAA announced that evidence from the crash site and satellite data on Flight 302 suggested that it might have suffered from the same problem as Lion Air Flight 610 in that the jackscrew controlling the pitch of the horizontal stabilizer of the crashed Flight 302, was found to be set in the full "nose down" position, similar to Lion Air Flight 610. [95] The FAA found several defects that Boeing deferred to fix, in violation of regulations. [71] Both flight recorders (voice and data) were recovered from the crash site on March 11, 2019. The FAA resisted grounding the aircraft until March 13, when it received evidence of accident similarities. In December 2018, a month after the Lion Air accident, the FAA had conducted an internal safety risk analysis predicted fifteen more crashes with no repairs to MCAS, but that report was not revealed until the U.S. House hearing in December 2019. [83][84] On March 11, FAA defended the aircraft against groundings citing these emergency procedures (Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community) for operators. Engineering reviews uncovered other design problems, unrelated to MCAS, in the flight computers and cockpit displays. [111] Its extensive supply chain providing aircraft components and flight simulators suffered similar losses, as did the aircraft services industry, including crew training, the aftermarket and the aviation insurance industry. Whatever you call it, it’s coming here soon, Norwegian: airline goes for bankruptcy protection in Ireland, Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly passengers again after deadly crashes, Boeing 737 Max’s return to service is a massive challenge, FAA poised to clear Boeing 737 Max to fly again, Boeing 737 Max: deliveries to resume by the end of the year, says boss. News & Advice [107] The FAA began requiring all MAX pilots to undergo MCAS-related training in flight simulators. A total of 387 aircraft were grounded. The Air Canada service from … [75][76] Due to this finding, some experts in Indonesia suggested that the NTSC should cooperate with Flight 302's investigation team. January 7, Boeing recommended "simulator training in addition to computer based training". Opinion polls suggested most passengers are reluctant to fly again aboard the 737 MAX when it will be reintroduced, while most should be comfortable boarding it again after some time passes to prove its safe operations. December 23, Dennis Muilenburg resigned, to be replaced by board chairman. Just hours after the approval for MCAS’s redesign was granted, Boeing sought, and the FAA approved, the removal of references to MCAS from Boeing’s, January 10, The Operational Evaluation Report of the, November 10, Boeing referred publicly for the first time to the, December 3, the FAA Seattle Certification Office reviewed an unpublished quantitative risk assessment. In January 2020, the company estimated a loss of $18.4 billion for 2019, and it reported 183 canceled MAX orders for the year. Boeing has admitted knowing about problems with the 737 Max before deadly crashes brought the aircraft's safety issues to light. The Boeing 737 MAX was certified in March 2017 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In March 2020, news that Boeing was seeking a $60 billion bailout caused a steep drop in its stock price, though Boeing eventually received $17 billion in funds from the coronavirus stimulus. Can I get my money back if I refuse to fly on a 737 Max? [101] Twelve days after the Lion Air accident, on November 10, 2018, Boeing publicly revealed MCAS in a message to airline operators, noting that the system operates "without pilot input. Airbus downplayed that it is "winning" in any way due to the MAX grounding, citing its own logistical and supplier capacity to fulfill orders for the A320 family aircraft. ", "Boeing Statement on Lion Air Flight 610 Preliminary Report", "Ethiopian Airlines crash is the second disaster involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in months", "Indonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Investigations determined that Boeing and the FAA favored cost-saving solutions, but ultimately produced a flawed design. 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