photo people working in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft built for the TUI group parked another MAX 8, also designed for TUI at the Boeing Co. of Boeing 737 Max, familiar with the matter, revealed on Monday, the same day, French aviation researchers concluded that there were "clear similarities" in the catastrophe of Ethiopia, Max 8 last week, and "Lively Air" in October. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren, file)
WASHINGTON – United States. prosecutors are studying the development of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the French aviation researchers said on Monday that same day they had "clear similarities" to the catastrophe of Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week in October.
The Ministry of Justice's investigation will look at how Boeing is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, said the person who requested not to be identified because the inquiry was not public.
The General Inspector of the Department of Transportation is also examining the FAA approval for Boeing 737 Max, a US official said, quoted by the AP. , The official was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the chief inspector had looked at the anti-collision system. It lists unidentified people familiar with both cases. This is also under the oversight of the March 10th crash of an aircraft of Ethiopian Airlines that killed 157.
The FAA of the Department of Transportation regulates Boeing from Chicago and is responsible for certifying that airplanes can fly safely. on March 11th, a day after the crash of Ethopian Airlines, according to the person who spoke with Associated Press.
The Ministry of Justice spokespersons and the Inspector General said on Monday they can not either confirm or deny the existence of any investigations. The FAA will not comment.
"Boeing does not answer or comment on issues related to legal issues, whether internal, judicial or governmental inquiries," Boeing Charles Bickers spokesman said in an e-mail.
An open letter from its CEO, Dennis Müllenburg, addressed to airlines, passengers and the aviation community. Muilenburg does not refer to reports from the Ministry of Justice Prosecutor's Office, but stressed that his company is taking action to ensure that 737 Max aircraft are safe.
These include forthcoming software update and related training for Driver 737 Max. "It concerns concerns" that arose after the October "Lion" crash, Muylenburg said. The new airplane flight control software is suspected to play a role in catastrophes.
The French Civil Aviation Investigation Bureau (BEA) announced on Monday that the Ethiopian Airlines black box data showed links to the Lion Air crash and would be
The Ethiopian authorities have asked BEA for help in extracting and interpreting black boxes of the broken airplane, as Ethiopia does not have the necessary experience and technology.
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau intends to present a preliminary report within 30
The United States and many other countries have justified the Max 8s and the Greater Max 9s, as Boeing faces the challenge of proving that the airplanes are safe to fly against the background of suspicion that defective sensors and software contributed to both crashes in less than five
Both planes were flying with unstable altitude changes that could show pilots struggling to control the plane . Shortly after their departure, both crews tried to return to the airports but broke.
Boeing said he has "full confidence" in the safety of the planes. Engineers make changes to the system designed to prevent aerodynamic failure if the sensors detect that the reactive motor nose is too high and its speed is too slow.
Investigators investigating the Indonesian disaster investigate whether the software has automatically pushed the airplane's nose repeatedly, and whether the Lion Air pilots knew how to solve this problem. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots have gone through special software training.
Dennis Thayer, an American Airlines pilot and spokesman for their alliance, said Boeing had conducted a discussion with airlines last Thursday, but has not invited pilots to American or Southwest countries. American carriers using the same version of Max that crashed into Indonesia and Ethiopia. of Max jets suspected of playing a role in catastrophes. He called this training unacceptable.
"Our sense is that we are in a hurry to stick -" to go, to go, to go, "Tyrer said.
A Southwest Airlines pilots' spokesman also said Boeing representatives were told alliance expecting the superstructure to be ready by the end of January
The spokesman Mike Trevino said Boeing never explained why this time lapsed without an upgrade Boeing was expected to present the proposed FAA decision in early January
Krisher reported from Detroit, Associated Press authors David Koenig in Dallas and Michael Balsamo in Washington contributed to this report.