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12 October 2019

International panel releases review of FAA’s Boeing 737 MAX flight control system certification process

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 12 October 2019

The international team of experts convened by the FAA to review their Boeing 737 MAX Flight Control System certification process in the wake of two fatal accidents, has released its findings and recommendations.

NTSB issues 7 safety recommendations to FAA related to Boeing 737 MAX crash investigations

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 26 September 2019

The NTSB issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of their support in the investigations of two Boeing 737 MAX accidents.

FAA: Some Boeing 737NG and MAX aircraft may have improperly manufactured leading edge slat tracks

3 June 2019

Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and durability.

FAA publishes draft report on Boeing 737 MAX MCAS changes

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 17 April 2019

The FAA published a draft report from the Boeing 737 MAX Flight Standardization Board, after reviewing changes made by Boeing to the aircraft’s MCAS.

Ethiopia releases preliminary report on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident

4 April 2019

Ethiopia released the preliminary report of the investigation into the accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

U.S. announces Special Committee to review FAA’s aircraft certification process

26 March 2019

The U.S. DoT announced the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the procedures of the FAA for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX.

FAA orders the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Photo: Clemens Vasters / CC:by) 13 March 2019

The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory.

Boeing 737 MAX grounded in several countries following Ethiopian crash

11 March 2019

Several countries have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX as a safety precaution in the wake of the fatal accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, the second loss of the type after the crash of Lion Air flight 610.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing all 157 on board.

NTSC Indonesia publishes preliminary report on JT610 Boeing 737 MAX 8 accident

28 November 2018

NTSC Indonesia published their preliminary report on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight JT610 accident, showing the crew were struggling to maintain control.