Boeing's 737 deliveries up, shares dip on Lion Air concerns

Boeing's 737 deliveries up, shares dip on Lion Air concerns

An investigation is still underway into the malfunctioning of the Lion Air jet, which crashed into the sea off the Indonesian coast in late October, killing all 189 people on board. Compared to the Reuters news Agency, several pilots of the Max-models confirmed that they heard the crash of the Lion Air-machine of the System, let alone the handling of it would have to be trained.

Aviation Week said it verified that the MCAS system wasn't covered in the operations manual or in the supplemental training materials provided to pilots coming over to the 737 MAX from the previous generation of 737s. "That's why we don't have the special training for that specific situation", Zwingli said Wednesday.

Now, investigators speculate the nose-down command could have been activated by an improper signal, adjusting the plane's trajectory into an irreversible dive into the ocean.

Boeing will need to deliver 72 of the single-aisle planes in November as well as in December to reach its planned build rate, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst George Ferguson told clients in a report. The company said Monday it is confident in the safety of the 737 Max family of jets, a message echoed Tuesday by Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg.

One of the pilots of the plane was Bhavya Suneja, an Indian from Delhi.

The system coming under scrutiny has been added to both the MAX 8 and MAX 9 models and is essentially a stall prevention measure.

Boeing released an operational bulletin last week, warning all airlines about how to address any erroneous readings related to the angle of attack (AOA) sensors.

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Few details have been released about the underlying causes of the Lion Air crash October 29 in the sea near Jakarta, but Indonesian investigators say that an erroneous sensor prompted the plane's computers to push the aircraft into a steep dive. In the event that a pilot raises the nose too high, the system is created to force the nose downwards in order to prevent a stall.

An Indonesian woman whose fiancé died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress and professed her love for him on the day they were to have been married.

"Is there anything else on the MAX Boeing has not told the operators?"

Captain Mike Michaelis, chairman of the safety committee for the Allied Pilots Association representing about 15,000 American Airlines pilots said: "It's pretty asinine for them to put a system on an aeroplane and not tell the pilots who are operating the aeroplane, especially when it deals with flight controls", The WSJ reported.

Pilots say it is important that they have the power to manually override automated systems.

More than three weeks after the crash, authorities are still searching for the plane's cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which is believed to be buried under deep mud. She said: "'We were supposed to do this together, there's supposed to be Rio here.' And she cried - all of us cried too". "Take good photos and send them to me".

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