American Airlines Pilots to Train in Simulator That Mimics Boeing 737 MAX Software Issues

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

American Airlines pilots will soon receive Boeing 737 MAX flight training in a simulator, a report in The Wall Street Journal says. Previously, pilots at American and at other US airlines did not train for the MAX in a simulator. The change at American Airlines represents a significant shift because the carrier repeatedly said its …

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Notre Dame Cathedral’s ‘Main’ Art and Artifacts Saved From Fire

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

A devastating fire ripped through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday evening, burning down the landmark’s roof and sending thick smoke across the city’s skyline. The flames took more than 12 hours to completely extinguish, and more than 400 firefighters were part of the effort that eventually contained the blaze. Arson has been …

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FAA Will Meet With Airlines About the Boeing 737 MAX on Friday

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration will meet with airlines and pilot unions on Friday to discuss the ongoing safety concerns surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX planes. “As part of the FAA’s overseeing the continuous operational safety of our nation’s aviation safety system, the agency continues to gather all available information and data in considering …

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Wall Street Analysts Say Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Will Last Until Summer

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

Wall Street analysts downgraded Southwest Airlines’ stock Monday morning, predicting that complications with the Boeing 737 MAX will continue into the summer peak travel season and cause significant financial impact. Analyst firm Raymond James downgraded the carrier’s shares from “outperform” to “market perform” due to the likely missed revenue from the planes’ grounding, “which we …

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Investigators: Boeing 737 MAX Anti-Stall System Involved in Ethiopian Crash

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Investigators probing the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet have said that preliminary finding show a controversial anti-stall system was activated on the aircraft before it plummeted to the ground. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, this preliminary consensus among investigators is based on information from …

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The FAA Will Change Aircraft Oversight After the Boeing 737 MAX Crashes

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In a hearing with a Senate subcommittee Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration officials said they would change the regulatory body’s aircraft oversight procedures following two deadly crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8. The two crashes, one on Lion Air and one on Ethiopian Airlines, happened about five months apart and had striking similarities. Following the fatal …

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Southwest Took $150 Million Hit From 737 MAX Groundings, Mechanics Dispute

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Southwest Airlines says its bottom line has taken a hit due to the groundings of the Boeing 737 MAX planes, as well as a dispute with mechanics and weather-related problems. Those factors caused about 9,400 flight cancellations for the airline, and Southwest predicts that its profits for the first quarter of 2019, which ends Sunday, …

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Is Wow Air About to Collapse? No Investors, Reported Plane Repossession Provide Bleak Outlook

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

It seems the time has finally come for Wow Air to face the financial music. After a few months of buyout discussions with airlines and investors, the airline has no investors on the horizon to save it. Known for its extremely cheap fares from the US to Europe (i.e. roundtrips under $200), the cash-strapped, ultra-low-cost …

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American Airlines Pilots Will Test New Boeing 737 MAX Software in Simulator This Weekend

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

After two similar fatal crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the plane manufacturer is planning to roll out a software upgrade on the aircraft model. This weekend, American Airlines pilots plan to test a software update to the MAX’s system, called MCAS, in a simulator at the Boeing facility where the MAX is built, …

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Both Crashed 737 MAX 8 Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features; Boeing Charged Extra for Them

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The flight decks of two ill-fated Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets that belonged to Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines lacked safety features that could have helped pilots identify the source of erratic speed and altitude changes in the moments before both fatal crashes. According to a report in The New York Times, the planes lacked …

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