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Boeing 737 Max: US aviation regulators meet international counterparts

Aviation regulators from over 30 countries and regions met with officials of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the safety of Boeing 737 Max jets in Fort Worth in the state of Texas.
FILE PHOTO- A Norwegian Air Boeing 737-800 is seen during the presentation of Norwegian Air first low cost transatlantic flight service from Argentina at Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 8, 2018. REUTERS-Marcos Brindicci-File Photo

Norwegian losses deepen as 737 MAX grounding adds to problems

Troubled low-cost airline Norwegian said Thursday its net losses deepened in the first quarter of the year as the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could cost it $58 million.
Garuda Indonesia’s only Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at Jakarta airport. The airline has scrapped plans to buy another 49 of the planes. Willy Kurniawan-Reuters

Indonesia’s national carrier dumps order for 49 Boeing 737-Max 8

Garuda, Indonesia’s national carrier has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal crashes involving the plane, the first formal cancellation for the model.
Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.

Pilots searched for checklist before Lion Air crash

Indonesian investigators on Thursday said the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were experiencing airspeed and altitude issues.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate tasks federal government on safety of Nigerian air travellers

Sequel to the death of three Nigerians in the recent crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airline, the Senate has tasked the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to ensure that all aircrafts operating within the country are air worthy in order to keep Nigerian air travellers safe at all times.
The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet (BEA via AP)

Ethiopian Airlines crashed airliner’s black boxes read

The black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed with the loss of 157 lives recently have been read successfully, French accident investigators said on Monday.
The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet (BEA via AP)

Ethiopia: Black boxes show ‘clear similarities’ with Indonesian crash

Black box data recovered from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last week shows "clear similarities" with a recent crash in Indonesia of the same type of aircraft, Ethiopia's transport minister said on Sunday.
Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Travellers show confidence in Ethiopian Airlines: Tour operators

The hotel lobbies in Addis Ababa are bustling with Ethiopian Airlines travellers in transit, almost a week after Sunday's crash that left 157 people of more than 30 nationalities dead.
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Ethiopian Airlines crash: UNILORIN plans candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

The University of Ilorin, says it will organise a candlelight procession for one of it’s alumni, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who died aboard the Boeing 737 Max–8 that crashed on Sunday.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines ‘has flown’ black boxes of crashed Boeing to Paris

"An Ethiopian delegation led by Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has flown the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) to Paris, France for investigation," the airline wrote on Twitter.
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Federal government bans use of Boeing 737 Max 8 airliner in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 by any airline operator in Nigeria.
(Jemal Countess-Getty Images) Parts of an engine and landing gear lie in a pile after being gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on March 11, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to go to Europe for analysis

The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people, will be sent to Europe for analysis, a spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday.
(Baz Ratner-Reuters) A man holds passengers' passports found at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, March 12, 2019.

Ethiopian Airlines: Victims’ families to visit crash site

Family members of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people were to visit the site of the accident on Wednesday, an official said.
(Xinhua-Polaris) An excavator works at the crash site of an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft near Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, March 10, 2019.

Ethiopian Airlines to send plane’s black box abroad, as grief grows

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson said on Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.
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Ethiopian Airlines: Bodies of crash victims will take days to release

Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims’ remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer.
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Argentina joins countries grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s

Argentina’s flagship carrier has joined airlines that have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after the crash in Ethiopia.
An Air China Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane is seen (back C) as a China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 (top) lands at Beijing Capital Airport on March 11, 2019. – China on March 11, 2019 ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Indonesia says grounding Boeing 737 MAX fleet after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Indonesia said Monday it was grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident involving the same model near Jakarta in October.

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