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Ethiopian Airlines says crash victim DNA tests will take up to 6 months

“ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The return of remains – most of which are charred and fragmented – would take up to six months, the papers said, but in the meantime earth from the crash site would be given.Flight data has already indicated some similarities with…

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Airlines with buyers’ remorse may use Boeing 737 MAX ban to revise orders

“Among other Asian airlines, financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said on Friday that its order for 25 737 MAX jets was under review” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Countries and airlines around the world banned the 737 MAX this week after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines plane crash killed all 157 people on board.Among airlines that may regret ordering too many 737 MAX, Sobie cited Vietnam’s VietJet Aviation JSC, which he said had based a decision to expand from an all-Airbus A320 fleet by adding 200 737 MAX jets on a…

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Boeing Black Box Review Begins in France, Aviation World Waits

“Regulators have grounded the 737 MAX around the world, and the U.S. planemaker has halted deliveries of the several thousand planes on order for a model intended to be the future industry workhorse” writes Min Read for reuters.com. U.S. bank Citi said it expected the grounding to eat into the profits of Southwest Airlines, which operates the world’s biggest 737 MAX fleet, leaving the carrier facing a plane shortage and likely passenger compensation costs.Parallels between the twin disasters have frightened travelers worldwide and wiped billions of dollars off Boeing stock.PARIS/ADDIS…

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French start analysis of Ethiopian Airlines black boxes as new evidence appears

“Preliminary flight data showed an aircraft in trouble almost immediately and struggling to gain altitude in the high thin air above the Addis Ababa airport” writes March At Am for washingtonpost.com. The possibility that the same scenario occurred in Ethiopia has prompted precautionary groundings of the plane all over the world.It usually takes a month for investigators to come up with a comprehensive analysis of the data.The recorders are required on all flights in the world and are built to withstand fire, heavy impact and intense water pressure. Source: washingtonpost.com

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French investigators set to examine black box data from Ethiopia crash

“The flight data and cockpit voice recorders were handed over to France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Boeing MAX jets in service because of similarities between the two crashes.Experts will be looking for any links between Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and the October crash of a 737 Max operated by Lion Air in Indonesia that killed 189 people. Source: 95kqds.com

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Ethiopia crash may test Boeing’s success in defeating U.S. lawsuits: legal experts

“Boeing may have a tougher time with that strategy after the Ethiopian crash, some legal experts said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The company, which has its corporate headquarters in Chicago, has often convinced U.S. judges to dismiss air crash cases in favor of litigation in the country where the evidence and witnesses are, usually where the crash occurred.While no lawsuits have yet been filed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, some plaintiffs’ lawyers said they expect that Boeing will be sued in the United States.Arthur Wolk,…

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Boeing Faces Crisis With Worldwide Grounding of 737 MAX Jetliners

“U.S. airlines that operate the 737 MAX, Southwest Airlines Co, American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines, said they were working to re-book passengers” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The crash was the second disaster involving the 737 MAX, the world’s most-sold modern passenger aircraft, in less than five months.Brazil, Mexico and Panama on Wednesday became the first Latin American nations to suspend the Boeing 737 MAX. Earlier, Panama’s Copa Airlines had suspended operations of its six Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft until the findings are published of an investigation…

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Flight data recorders from Ethiopian Airlines flight arrive in France for analysis

“Flight data recorders from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight arrived in France for analysis Thursday as frustrated relatives of the 157 people killed stormed out of a meeting with airline officials in Addis Ababa” writes Elias Meseret for sun-sentinel.com. Sunday’s crash was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than six months.”After the Lion Air crash, questions were raised, so Boeing sent further instructions that it said pilots should know.”. In Addis Ababa, about 200 angry family members of crash victims left a briefing with…

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