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  • Vanity: Epstein FAA Records Raising Questions

    07/12/2019 5:14:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    Flight logs for Epstein were posted on Gawker. The article: The flight manifests: If you search at the FAA site, you can find information based on a plane's tail number ID. An August 6, 2002 flight lists a plane with the ID: N474AW. Serial Number 155488 Certificate Issue Date 10/21/1997 Manufacturer Name ROCKWELL Mode S Code (base 8 / oct) 51350013 Model OV-10D Mode S Code (base 16 / hex) A5D00B Year Manufacturer None Cancel Date 05/14/2010 Reason for Cancellation Cancelled Export To None Type Registration Government Aircraft Registration prior to Deregistration Name UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF...
  • Obama's re-election efforts and $10,000,000+ connection to the Boeing 737 Max disaster's

    06/29/2019 7:01:32 AM PDT · by rfmadjr · 21 replies
    (WIkipedia...."During the certification process, the FAA delegated many evaluations to Boeing, allowing the manufacturer to review their own product.[48][49] It was widely reported that Boeing pushed to expedite approval of the 737 MAX to compete with the Airbus A320neo. That aircraft hit the market nine months ahead of Boeing's model.") Article excerpt... ...During his time as President of the United States, Barack Obama promoted the sale of Boeing planes—including the 737 Max 8 planes—around the world. In November 2011, in Bali, Indonesia, President Obama announced an agreement between Boeing and Lion Air. "For the last several days I’ve been talking...
  • Airplane door falls into Las Vegas neighborhood, hits apartment and car

    06/07/2019 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 7, 2019, 4:00 AM ET | By mark osborne
    Residents of a neighborhood in Las Vegas got an unwelcome surprise in the form of an airplane door falling out of the sky and hitting an apartment building and car. The incident took place near Nellis Air Force Base, which is just northeast of Las Vegas. It is unclear what type of plane the debris fell off, but it did not appear to come from a civilian aircraft.
  • More trouble: Boeing informs FAA about improperly manufactured parts on some passenger planes

    06/04/2019 11:56:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 2, 2019 | Brian Pascus, Kathryn Krupnik
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a statement Sunday saying Boeing has informed them that some parts for the company's grounded 737 Max passenger plane, and prior model 737 Next Generation (NG), may have been improperly manufactured. Boeing said the part known as a leading-edge slat track — a mechanism that modifies the lift and drag characteristics of the plane's wing during takeoffs and landings — is among 148 parts from a Boeing supplier that are under concern. According to the FAA, 32 Boeing NG and 33 Boeing Max aircraft are affected in the U.S., with the number increasing to...
  • FAA says more than 300 Boeing 737 jets may have faulty wing parts

    06/03/2019 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    cnbc ^ | Jun 2, 2019 | Leslie Josephs
    More than 300 Boeing 737 jets, including the Max, may have faulty wing parts that don’t meet strength and durability standards, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday, following a joint investigation with the aircraft manufacturer. The FAA plans to order airlines to remove and replace the parts if their aircraft are affected, the agency said. As many as 148 parts made by a Boeing supplier could be “susceptible to premature failure or cracks,” the FAA said in a statement about the slat tracks. Slats are pieces on the front of the wing and move along a track to create lift....
  • FAA investigating religious discrimination claims at airports where Chick-fil-A excluded [TR]

    05/26/2019 5:02:25 PM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies
    KCRA 3 ^ | May 26, 2019 | Natalie Newport
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating religious discrimination claims against two airports because plans for Chick-fil-A restaurants were scrapped after complaints about the fast food chain's stance on LGBTQ issues. "The Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner's religious beliefs," an FAA statement said. “FAA's Office of Civil Rights has notified the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) that it has opened investigations into these complaints. The FAA notes that Federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on...
  • Nikki Haley joins Boeing board

    05/02/2019 10:11:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has officially joined Boeing's board of directors. Haley was voted in at a shareholder meeting on Monday, company spokesman Chaz Bickers told The Hill in a statement.
  • Boeing has FINALLY completed its software fix for the 737 MAX and insists it will be 'one of the ...

    05/17/2019 8:09:44 PM PDT · by cba123 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May, 2019 | By Luke Kenton For and Reuters
    Full title: Boeing has FINALLY completed its software fix for the 737 MAX and insists it will be 'one of the safest ever to fly' following two crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed over 300 -- Boeing says it's completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes across a five-month period. (Please see link for full article)
  • Flawed: Why the Boeing 737 Max Should Be Permanently Grounded

    05/17/2019 12:13:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    The Observer ^ | May 17 2019 | Brittain Ladd
    The 737 Max is a flawed design. Instead of building a new plane to meet the needs of a specific market, Boeing’s senior executives made the decision to upgrade the 737 in an attempt to get the plane to market sooner to prevent its largest competitor, Airbus, from securing orders for its own aircraft. When testing revealed that the heavier engines and the forward placement location of the engines on the 737 Max created new and unsafe flight characteristics, did Boeing shut down the program? No. Boeing made the decision to come up with a software fix to force a...
  • Audio reveals pilots angrily confronting Boeing about 737 Max feature before second deadly crash

    05/16/2019 10:39:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | May 2019 | J. Hanna, G. Wallace
    Just months before a second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max airplane, American Airlines pilots angrily confronted a Boeing official about a computerized anti-stall system that preliminary reports have now implicated in both deadly wrecks, audio obtained by CBS News reveals. On the audio, a Boeing official is heard telling pilots that software changes were coming, perhaps in as little as six weeks, but that the company didn't want to hurry the process. The pilots indicated they weren't aware of the 737 Max's computerized stability program -- the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS. "We flat out deserve to...
  • Boeing faces paying Ł1bn ($1.3 B) to loved ones of 346 victims who perished in crashes [tr] [ed]

    05/12/2019 4:22:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2019 | William Cole
    The amount of money Boeing might have to pay families of 737 Max crash victims could depend on one disturbing factor - How long the passengers spent knowing they were plunging to their deaths. The series of lawsuits that could exceed $1 billion shoot even higher if evidence shows Boeing knew about flaws in the planes before the tragedies happened. Two flights on the Boeing 737 Max planes crashed within six months of each other, killing all on board.
  • Airlines to inspect Boeing 737 Max ENGINES after Southwest emergency landing in March

    05/06/2019 9:46:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | 30 Apr 2019 | Kris Van Cleave, Megan Towey, Brian Pascus
    On March 26, a Southwest crew was ferrying a 737 Max 8, without passengers, from Orlando to Victorville for long-term storage. Shortly after takeoff, pilots experienced what was described at the time as a "performance issue" with the No. 2 engine, leading to an engine overheat. The plane returned to Orlando and landed safely and the incident is still being investigated. Southwest Chief Operating Officer Michael G. Van de Ven said, "The working theory on that particular airplane was that there was coking around the fuel nozzles and it created a variance in the hotspots and cold-spots in the engine."...
  • Overview of many failures by Boeing in designing the Boeing 737 MAX

    05/06/2019 7:24:06 AM PDT · by FtrPilot · 12 replies ^ | April 6, 2019 | Admin
    Boeing made many mistakes during the design process of the Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft. The MAX series is the successor of the NG (Next Generation) series of Boeing 737. As a result of these mistakes two brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed in the same phase of the flight under similar conditions killing 346 people. The Boeing Company issued an apology and, for the first time, acknowledged its automatic flight control system (Maneuver Characteristics Augmentation System or MCAS) played a role in the two plane crashes.
  • Boeing knew about problems with the 737 Max the year before Lion Air crash and did nothing about...

    05/05/2019 7:27:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Constipated News Network ^ | 9:17 PM ET, Sun May 5, 2019 | Patricia DiCarlo, Emanuella Grinberg and Ross Levitt
    FULL TITLE: Boeing knew about problems with the 737 Max the year before Lion Air crash and did nothing about them (CNN)A new statement from Boeing indicates that the aerospace manufacturer knew about a problem with the 737 Max aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash, but decided not to do anything about it. Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a standard feature in the fleet "was not operable on all airplanes." But a statement released Sunday describes a troubling timeline that shows how long some at the company were aware...
  • Boeing Knew About Safety-Alert Problem for a Year Before Telling FAA, Airlines

    05/05/2019 7:08:42 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5 May 2019 | Andy Pasztor, Andrew Tangel and Alison Sider
    Boeing didn’t share information about a problem with a cockpit safety alert for about a year before the issue drew attention with the October crash of a 737 MAX jet in Indonesia, and then gave some airlines and pilots partial and inconsistent explanations, according to industry and government officials. It was only after a second MAX accident in Ethiopia nearly five months later, these officials said, that Boeing became more forthcoming with airlines about the problem. And the company didn’t publicly disclose the software error behind the problem for another six weeks, in the interim leaving the flying public and,...
  • Engineers say Boeing pushed to limit safety testing in race to certify planes, including 737 MAX

    05/05/2019 12:56:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2019 | Dominic Gates, Mike Baker
    In 2016, as Boeing raced to get the 737 MAX certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a senior company engineer whose job was to act on behalf of the FAA balked at Boeing management demands for less stringent testing of the fire-suppression system around the jet’s new LEAP engines. That June he convened a meeting of all the certification engineers in his unit, who collectively agreed with his assessment. Management initially rejected their position, and only after another senior engineer from outside the MAX program intervened did managers finally agree to beef up the testing to a level the...
  • Boeing’s Own Test Pilots Lacked Key Details of 737 MAX Flight-Control System

    05/03/2019 8:50:09 AM PDT · by billorites · 100 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 3, 2019 | Andrew Tangel and Andy Pasztor
    Boeing limited the role of its own pilots in the final stages of developing the 737 MAX flight-control system implicated in two fatal crashes, departing from a longstanding practice of seeking their detailed input, people familiar with the matter said. As a result, Boeing test pilots and senior pilots involved in the MAX’s development didn’t receive detailed briefings about how fast or steeply the automated system known as MCAS could push down a plane’s nose, these people said. Nor were they informed that the system relied on a single sensor—rather than two—to verify the accuracy of incoming data about the...
  • WSJ: Boeing Turned Off Malfunction Alerts On 737 Max — And Didn’t Tell Airlines Or FAA

    04/29/2019 8:09:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Just when did the airlines know that they had to pay extra for a key warning system on the Boeing 737 Max? The Wall Street Journal reported last night that it wasn’t at the point of sale. Until a crash in Ethiopia last October, Southwest Airlines thought the system came standard with the platform — so much so that their operating manuals included them.Somehow, the news that the safety feature was an upgrade didn’t get mentioned to the FAA, either: Boeing Co. didn’t tell Southwest Airlines Co. and other carriers when they began flying its 737 MAX jets that...
  • Boeing first-quarter deliveries and orders sink after 737 Max groundings

    04/10/2019 8:27:43 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/10/19 | Emma Newburger
    Boeing announced Tuesday that deliveries for all of its 737 jets fell to 89 in the first quarter, a dip from 132 last year. (-32%) The plane maker halted deliveries of its 737 Max following the global grounding of the jets that were implicated in two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed a total of 346 people. Total orders fell to 95 aircraft in the first quarter, a drop from 180 a year earlier. There were no new 737 Max orders in March. (-47%) Boeing announced Friday that it’s cutting production by 20 percent as it tries to...
  • Faulty sensors on Boeing 737 Max led to Ethiopian Airlines crash

    Faulty sensors on the Boeing Max jet led to the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March that spurred an international grounding of the fleet and launched numerous federal investigations by the U.S. government, the Chicago-based manufacturer said on Thursday. An initial report on the incident found that the aircraft -- a new version of Boeing’s popular 737 jet -- had a faulty “angle of attack” sensor, which tracks lift to prevent stalling, Boeing wrote in a statement. The erroneous input activated an autopilot system on the plane known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) that automatically forces the plane’s nose...