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A pair of Turkish Airlines 737 Max 8 services to London Gatwick and Birmingham returned to Istanbul mid-flight.
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Some countries have decided to ground the aircraft.
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The ban will remain in place until further notice.
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Operators including Norwegian and Tui are still using Boeing’s 737 Max 8 plane for flights out of the UK.
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Sunday morning’s accident shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people.
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The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

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A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday. Here is a list of other countries that have grounded the aircraft so far: UK The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned any commercial passenger flights by Boeing 737 Max aircraft from “arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace”. In a statement, the CAA said: “The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace. “The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s safety directive will be in place until further notice. “We remain in close contact with the European Aviation Safety Agency and industry regulators globally.” Tui Airways, which has the only five 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by a UK-based airline and was due to begin flying a sixth later this week, said in response to the CAA announcement that other aircraft would be used to transport passengers who were due to fly in the jets. The statement said: “TUI Airways can confirm that all 737 MAX 8 aircraft currently operating in the UK have been grounded following the decision from the UK regulatory authorities today. “Any customers due to fly home today on a 737 MAX 8 from their holiday will be flown back on another aircraft. “Customers due to travel in the coming days will also travel on holiday as planned on other aircraft. “The safety and well-being of our customers and staff has remained our primary concern.” Ethiopia A spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines says it will ground its remaining four Max 8 jets as an “extra safety precaution” while it investigates Sunday’s deadly crash. Asrat Begashaw said investigations and the search for bodies and aircraft debris will continue. The airline is awaiting the delivery of 25 more Max 8 jets. Brazil Brazil’s Gol Airlines has suspended the use of 121 Max 8 jets. The airline said it is following the investigation of the Max 8 closely and hopes to return the aircraft to use as soon as possible. Gol said it has made nearly 3,000 flights with the Max 8, which went into service last June, with “total security and efficiency”. Cayman Islands Cayman Airways, a Caribbean carrier, said it stopped using its two Max 8 jets starting on Monday. President and CEO Fabian Whorms said the airline is committed to “putting the safety of our passengers and crew first”. Mr Whorms said the move will cause changes to flight schedules. Cayman is the flag carrier of Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory. It received its first Max 8 in November and its second earlier this month. China China has 96 Max 8 jets in service, belonging to carriers such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. The civilian aviation authority directed the planes to be grounded indefinitely on Monday. It said the order was “taken in line with the management principle of zero tolerance for security risks”. There were eight Chinese citizens on the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after taking off on Sunday. The authority said it will consult the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing before deciding when to lift the ban. India India’s Jet Airways says it is “in contact with the manufacturer” of Max 8 jets and has grounded five of them starting on Monday. Indian airline SpiceJet also uses the aircraft, but it is unclear if those planes are grounded. On Monday, India’s aviation watchdog ordered a safety assessment of the aircraft. It also issued safety instructions for flying the Max 8 jet. Indonesia Indonesia says it will temporarily ground Max 8 jets to inspect their airworthiness. Director general of Air Transportation Polana B Pramesti said the move was made to ensure flight safety. A Lion Air model of the same plane crashed in Indonesia in October. Indonesian airlines operate 11 Max 8 jets. Lion Air, which owns 10 of them, said it will try to minimise the impact of the decision on operations. The other Max 8 jet belongs to national carrier Garuda. Mexico Mexican airline Aeromexico has suspended flights of its six Max 8 jets after the crash in Ethiopia. Aeromexico said it “fully” trusts the safety of its fleet but ordered the grounding to ensure “the safety of its operations and the peace of mind of its customers”. It said other planes will take over the routes usually flown by the Max 8. Singapore Singapore has temporarily banned Max 8 jets — and other models in the Max range — from entering and leaving the country. The civil aviation authority said it was “closely monitoring the situation” and the ban will be “reviewed as relevant safety information becomes available”. It added that it was in close communication with the FAA, Boeing and other aviation authorities. SilkAir, a regional carrier owned by Singapore Airlines, has six Max 8 jets. It said the ban “will have an impact on some of the airline’s flight schedules”. The authority said flights to Singapore by China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air will also be affected. South Korea An Eastar Jet official said that the planes will be replaced by Boeing 737-800 planes from Wednesday on routes to Japan and Thailand. She said the airline has not found any problems, but is voluntarily grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s in a response to customer concerns. She says the planes will not be used until the completion of a government safety review on the aircraft. An official from South Korea’s Transportation Ministry says it has yet to find any problems from safety reviews on Eastar’s planes that started on Monday. Australia Australia has suspended all flights into or out of the country by Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority says no Australian airlines operate the aircraft type, but two foreign airlines — SilkAir and Fiji Airways — fly them to Australia. Director of aviation safety, Shane Carmody, says that because of the two accidents, the temporary suspension of Boeing 737 Max operations is in the best interest of safety.  

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The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday after tame inflation data underscored the Federal Reserve's dovish stance on interest rate hikes, but the Dow ended lower as Boeing's shares sank for a second day after one of its planes crashed in Ethiopia.

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Factbox: U.S. Army captain, father-to-be among Americans in Ethiopia crash(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army captain from Illinois, a father-to-be from California and a truck driver from Minnesota were among at least eight Americans killed in Sunday's crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in Ethiopia in which 157 people died.



          Αιθιοπία: Οι «άγγελοι» που έγιναν θύματα στην μοιραία πτήση      Cache   Translate Page      

Εργάζονταν σκληρά για να εξασφαλίσουν φαγητό στους πεινασμένους, νερό στους διψασμένους και φάρμακα στους ασθενείς. Δυστυχώς, όμως, πολλά από τα θύματα της αεροπορικής τραγωδίας με τους 157 νεκρούς δεν πρόλαβαν να ολοκληρώσουν το θεάρεστο έργο τους.

Μεταξύ των ατόμων που βρήκαν τραγικό θάνατο στην πτήση ΕΤ302 με προορισμό το Ναϊρόμπι, ήταν γιατροί, ακαδημαϊκοί, πάστορες και μέλη ανθρωπιστικών αποστολών. Στην πλειοψηφία τους ήταν αφοσιωμένοι υπάλληλοι μη κερδοσκοπικών οργανισμών και φορέων που φρόντιζαν πρόσφυγες. Ανάμεσά τους κάποιοι πρέσβεις, αστυνομικοί αξιωματούχοι και έγκριτοι συγγραφείς, που επίσης επέβαινα στο μοιραίο Boeing 737 Max 8 της Ethiopian Airlines.

 Πηγή: Associated Press

Ο Ερυθρός Σταυρός, το Παγκόσμιο Επισιτιστικό Πρόγραμμα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, η Διεθνής Επιτροπής για την Ανάπτυξη των Λαών, το Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Εκκλησιών και οι Υπερασπιστές των Ανθρώπινων Δικαιωμάτων είναι μεταξύ των ανθρωπιστικών και πολιτιστικών ομάδων που θρηνούν απώλειες.

Μια οικογένεια έξι ατόμων από τον Καναδά, Αφρικανοί ξενιτεμένοι που επισκέπτονταν τις οικογένειες τους πίσω στην πατρίδα τους και τουρίστες συμπληρώνουν το «μαύρο παζλ» με τα προφίλ των θυμάτων από 35 χώρες. Μόνο η Κένυα θρηνεί τον χαμό 32 ανθρώπων, τον μεγαλύτερο από κάθε άλλη χώρα.

Εξάλλου, τόσο η Αντίς Αμπέμπα όσο και το Ναϊρόμπι θεωρούνται σημαντικοί κόμβοι για τα μέλη της ανθρωπιστικής βοήθειας. Τουλάχιστον 21 άτομα προσωπικού από τα Ηνωμένα Εθνη σκοτώθηκαν κατά τη διάρκεια της συντριβής, δήλωσε ο Γενικός Γραμματέας του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου Αντόνιο Γκουτέρες.


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Στην εγκατάσταση αναβαθμισμένου λογισμικού σε όλα τα αεροσκάφη του τύπου 737 MAX 8 θα προχωρήσει η Boeing, μετά τη συντριβή αεροσκάφους με τους 157 νεκρούς στην Αιθιοπία, ανακοίνωσε η εταιρεία αργά το βράδυ της Δευτέρας.

Είχε προηγηθεί αίτημα της Ομοσπονδιακής Υπηρεσίας Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας των ΗΠΑ (FAA), για υποχρεωτικές αλλαγές στον σχεδιασμό εντός του Απριλίου.

Η FAA εξέδωσε πιστοποιητικό αξιοπλοΐας για το BOEING 737 MAX 8 προς την διεθνή κοινότητα, ενώ στην ανακοίνωσή της ανέφερε πως η έρευνα για την συντριβή του αεροσκάφους της Ethiopian Airlines βρίσκεται σε εξέλιξη αλλά «μέχρι στιγμής δεν έχουν υπάρξει στοιχεία για να εξαχθούν συμπεράσματα ή να ληφθούν μέτρα».

 Η Boeing, από την πλευρά της, δεν συσχετίζει αυτή την αναβάθμιση με την συντριβή του 737 MAX 8 της Ethiopian Airlines την Κυριακή στην Αιθιοπία. Στην ανακοίνωση της, πάντως, εκφράζονται τα συλλυπητήρια της εταιρείας προς τους συγγενείς των θυμάτων.

Την ίδια ώρα, ο Γενικός Διευθυντής της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Αεροπορικών Μεταφορών (IATA), Αλεξάντρ ντε Ζινιάκ, ζήτησε από όλους να περιμένουν την ανακοίνωση των αποτελεσμάτων της έρευνας που διενεργείται, προτού ξεκινήσουν να εξάγουν οποιοδήποτε συμπέρασμα για το δυστύχημα ή το αεροσκάφος.

«Η πιο σοβαρή και σθεναρή στάση είναι να ελέγχεις και να επαληθεύεις και να διαπιστώνεις τα γεγονότα», τόνισε στο περιθώριο μιας συνόδου του κλάδου στη Σιγκαπούρη. Ο ίδιος αποκάλυψε ότι κατέγραψε τις αποφάσεις των κυβερνήσεων της Κίνας, της Ινδονησίας και της Σιγκαπούρης να καθηλώσουν τα αεροσκάφη του τύπου στο έδαφος μετά το δυστύχημα.

Πηγή: ΑΠΕ


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Η Υπηρεσία Ασφάλειας Πτήσεων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενωσης αποφάσισε να καθηλώσει στο έδαφος όλα τα αεροσκάφη τύπου Boeing 737 Max, όπως μετέδωσε σε μία σύντομη είδηση με την ένδειξη «επείγον» το πρακτορείο Reuters.

To διεθνές πρακτορείο μεταδίδει ταυτόχρονα, ότι μετά την Βρετανία, η Γερμανία και η Γαλλία προσχωρούν στην ομάδα των χωρών που διακόπτουν τις πτήσεις του συγκεκριμένου τύπου αεροσκάφους, μετά το τραγικό δυστύχημα στην Αιθιοπία με θύματα 157 επιβάτες. 

Η αμερικανική εταιρεία Boeing αντέδρασε δηλώνοντας ότι κατανοεί τις αποφάσεις αυτές, ωστόσο διατηρεί «απόλυτη εμπιστοσύνη» στις προδιαγραφές ασφαλείας του 737 Μax.

Η τραγωδία στην Αιθιοπία ήταν η δεύτερη μέσα σε πέντε μήνες με πτώση του ίδιου τύπου αεροσκάφους, αφού προηγήθηκε δυστύχημα υπό ανάλογες συνθήκες στην Ινδονησία, όπου έχασαν τη ζωή τους 189 επιβάτες πτήσης της Lion Air.

 

Μπαράζ αποφάσεων για διακοπή πτήσεων του 737 Max 

Η συντριβή του 737 Max 8 της Ethiopian Airlines κοντά στην Αντίς Αμπέμπα, τέσσερις μήνες μετά από παρόμοιο δυστύχημα στο ίδιο μοντέλο αεροσκάφους της Lion Air στη Ινδονησία, οδήγησε πολλές χώρες και εταιρείες να καθηλώσουν στο έδαφος αυτό το αεροσκάφος μεσαίων αποστάσεων.

 

Οι χώρες που απαγορεύουν στις εταιρείες τους να πετούν τα Boeing 737 Max 8

Αυστρία

Κλείνει από τα μεσάνυχτα ο εναέριος χώρος της Αυστρίας για αεροσκάφη τύπου Boeing 737 Max 8, όπως ανακοίνωσε απόψε το αυστριακό υπουργείο Συγκοινωνιών στη Βιέννη.

Σύμφωνα με την ανακοίνωση, την σχετική απόφαση έλαβε νωρίτερα ο υπουργός Συγκοινωνιών της χώρας Νόρμπερτ Χόφερ, ενώ ανάλογες αποφάσεις, για κλείσιμο του εθνικού εναερίου χώρου τους, είχαν προηγηθεί από τη Γαλλία, τη Γερμανία, την Ιρλανδία, την Ιταλία, την Ολλανδία και τη Βρετανία, οι οποίες έκλεισαν πλήρως τον εναέριο χώρο τους για αυτόν τον τύπο αεροσκαφών.

Ο Αυστριακός υπουργός Συγκοινωνιών, στο περιθώριο συνέντευξης Τύπου το μεσημέρι και απαντώντας σε σχετικές ερωτήσεις, είχε παραπέμψει εκ νέου στην αρμοδιότητα της EASA, επισημαίνοντας πως εν τούτοις στην Αυστρία ελέγχεται συγκεκριμένα πάντα κάθε επιμέρους αεροσκάφος.

Τουρκία

Η Τουρκία ανέστειλε τις πτήσεις των αεροσκαφών Boeing 737 Max 8 και 9 ως «προληπτικό μέτρο», γνωστοποίησαν σήμερα αξιωματούχοι. Σε μια ανακοίνωση, το υπουργείο Μεταφορών και Υποδομών τονίζει ότι τα δύο μοντέλα αεροσκαφών ενεπλάκησαν σε δύο διαφορετικά δυστυχήματα τους τελευταίους πέντε μήνες.

Η απόφαση αναστολής θα εφαρμοστεί μέχρι νεωτέρας, προστίθεται στην ανακοίνωση. Από την πλευρά του, ο τουρκικός αερομεταφορέας Turkish Airlines ανακοίνωσε ότι σταμάτησε τις πτήσεις των 12 αεροσκαφών τύπου Boeing 737 Max.

Ο Μπιλάλ Εκσί, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος της εταιρείας, αναφέρει σε ένα tweet ότι τα αεροσκάφη θα αποσυρθούν από τις εμπορικές πτήσεις από τη 13η Μαρτίου.

Κίνα

Η Κινεζική Υπηρεσία Αεροπορίας ζήτησε από τις κινεζικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες να διακόψουν τις πτήσεις των Boeing 737 Max 8 μέχρι να υπάρξει επιβεβαίωση από τις αμερικανικές αρχές και την Boeing ότι έχουν ληφθεί μέτρα που διασφαλίζουν την αποτελεσματικότητα και την ασφάλεια των πτήσεων.

Μεταξύ των κινεζικών εταιρειών που διαθέτουν αυτό το μοντέλο αεροσκάφους είναι οι Air China, Hainan Airlines και Shanghai Airlines.

Ινδονησία

Οι ινδονησιακές αρχές αποφάσισαν να απαγορεύσουν προσωρινά τις πτήσεις των αεροσκαφών αυτών που ανήκουν στις εταιρείες Lion Air και Garuda.

Νότια Κορέα

Το υπουργείο Μεταφορών ανακοίνωσε την καθήλωση των αεροσκαφών της Easter μέχρι την πραγματοποίηση των αναγκαίων ελέγχων.

Μογγολία

Οι αρχές απαγόρευσαν την πτήση του 737 MAX 8 της Mongolian Airlines

Σιγκαπούρη

Η αρχή πολιτικής αεροπορίας της Σιγκαπούρης ανακοίνωσε την Τρίτη ότι απαγορεύει μέχρι νεοτέρας την είσοδο όλων των αεροσκαφών Boeing 737 MAX στον εναέριο χώρο της πόλης-κράτους της Ασίας.

Η αρχή ενημέρωσε ότι «αναστέλλει προσωρινά» από τις 14:00 τοπική ώρα (06:00 ώρα Ελλάδας) τις πτήσεις «όλων των τύπων του μοντέλου Boeing 737 MAX προς και από τη Σιγκαπούρη», μετά «τα δύο θανατηφόρα δυστυχήματα στα οποία ενεπλάκησαν 737 MAX μέσα σε λιγότερους από πέντε μήνες», με ανακοίνωση που έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα.

Η αναστολή αφορά την εταιρεία , καθώς και τις China Southern Airlines (Κίνα), Garuda (Ινδονησία), Shandong Airlines (Κίνα) και Lion Air (Ινδονησία, και τη θυγατρική της στην Ταϊλάνδη).

Αυστραλία

Η υπηρεσία ασφάλειας πολιτικής αεροπορίας της Αυστραλίας ανέστειλε όλες τις πτήσεις από και προς την χώρα των αεροσκαφών τύπου Boeing Co 737 MAX μετά τα πολύνεκρα αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα στην Ινδονησία και την Αιθιοπία, στα οποία εμπλέκεται το τελευταίο αυτό μοντέλο της αμερικανικής εταιρείας.

«Πρόκειται για μια προσωρινή αναστολή ενώ αναμένουμε περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την αναθεώρηση των κινδύνων ασφαλείας των συνεχιζόμενων πτήσεων του Boeing 737 MAX προς και από την Αυστραλία», αναφέρει σε ανακοίνωσή του ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος της υπηρεσίας ασφαλείας πολιτικής αεροπορίας, Σέιν Καρμόντι.

Η απόφαση της Αυστραλίας επηρεάζει μόνο τις εταιρείες Singapore Airlines, Silk Air και Fiji Airways καθώς προς το παρόν καμία αυστραλιανή αεροπορική εταιρεία δεν διαθέτει αυτό το μοντέλο στον στόλο της.

Βιετνάμ

Ο διευθυντής της υπηρεσίας ασφάλειας πολιτικής αεροπορίας του Βιετνάμ, Ντιν Βιέτ Θανγκ, δήλωσε ότι οι βιετναμέζικες αεροπορικές εταιρείες δεν θα χρησιμοποιήσουν αυτό το μοντέλο αεροσκάφους της Μπόινγκ. Ο ίδιος είπε ότι η Υπηρεσία αποφάσισε να μην χορηγήσει άδεια πτήσης σε Boeing 737 Max μέχρι να αποσαφηνιστεί η αιτία του δυστυχήματος και μέχρι η Αμερικανική Ομοσπονδιακή Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας να ανακοινώσει ποια μέτρα πρόκειται να λάβει.

Οι εταιρείες που ακινητοποιούν τα αεροσκάφη τους:

Ethiopian Airlines (Αιθιοπία) , Comair (Νότια Αφρική), Cayman Airways (Νησιά Κέιμαν), Aeroméxico (Μεξικό).

Οι περισσότερες εταιρείες συνεχίζουν να χρησιμοποιούν τα Boeing 737 MAX 8

Norwegian (Νορβηγία), Air Italy (Ιταλία), Icelandair (Ισλανδία), Southwest (ΗΠΑ), American Airlines (ΗΠΑ), S7 Airlines (Ρωσία), Turkish Airlines (Τουρκία), Air Canada (Καναδάς), Westjet (Καναδάς), Aeromexico (Μεξικό), Aerolinas Argentinas (Αργεντινή), GOL Airlines (Βραζιλία), SilkAir (Σιγκαπούρη), Spicejet (Ινδία), Jet Airways (Ινδία), flydubai (Ντουμπάι), LOT (Πολωνία), TUIfly.

Να σημειωθεί ότι η υπουργός Μεταφορών των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Ιλέιν Τσάο ανακοίνωσε την Κυριακή ότι οι αμερικανικές ρυθμιστικές αρχές εξετάζουν «με μεγάλη προσοχή» τις μοιραίες συντριβές των δύο αεροσκαφών Boeing Co 737 MAX 8.

Η Ιλέιν Τσάο δήλωσε ότι συναντήθηκε με τον επικεφαλής της Ομοσπονδιακής Υπηρεσίας Αεροπορίας για την εξέταση τόσο της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους της Ethiopian Airlines, όσο και της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους της Lion Air τον Οκτώβριο και για την αναζήτηση της ενδεδειγμένης πορείας... «Θέλω να διαβεβαιώσω το κοινό ότι αντιμετωπίζουμε αυτά τα περιστατικά, αυτά τα δυστυχήματα, με πολύ μεγάλη σοβαρότητα», είπε.

Η εταιρεία Boeing βρέθηκε σήμερα σε δίνη μετά την συντριβή του 737 MAX 8 της Ethiopian Airlines που οδήγησε πολλές χώρες, ανάμεσά τους η Κίνα, να καθηλώσουν στο έδαφος το μοντέλο που αποτελεί την ναυαρχίδα της αμερικανικής εταιρείας.

Στο μέσον της ημέρας στην Wall Street, η μετοχή τη Boeing είχε κάπως ανακάμψει στο -7,04%, μετά την αρχική της ραγδαία πτώση στο -10%.


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Βρέθηκαν το πρωί της Δευτέρας τα δύο «μαύρα κουτιά» του Boeing 737 Max 8 που ανήκε στον στόλο της Ethiopian Airlines και την Κυριακή κατέπεσε 62 χλμ. βορειοανατολικά της πρωτεύουσας Αντις Αμπέμπα ενώ εκτελούσε πτήση προς το Ναϊρόμπι. 

Πρόκειται για τον καταγραφέα των συνομιλιών μεταξύ του πληρώματος στο πιλοτήριο του αεροσκάφους, αλλά και τον καταγραφέα ψηφιακών δεδομένων πτήσης από τα διάφορα συστήματα του αεροσκάφους.

Η δεύτερη συσκευή καταγράφει ψηφιακά τις παραμέτρους λειτουργίας των διαφόρων συστημάτων του αεροσκάφους και μπορεί να βοηθήσει αποτελεσματικά τους διερευνητές του δυστυχήματος, τόσο για την λειτουργία του αεροσκάφους, όσο και για τις ενέργειες του πληρώματος, κατά το κρίσιμο χρονικό διάστημα πριν από την συντριβή.

Στο μοιραίο αεροπλάνο επέβαιναν 149 επιβάτες από 33 χώρες και 8 μέλη πληρώματος και είναι όλοι νεκροί.

Ο έλεγχος των δεδομένων που έχει καταγράψει το «μαύρο κουτί» αναμένεται να ρίξει φως στις έρευνες για τα αίτια του πολύνεκρου δυστυχήματος ενώ αξίζει να σημειωθεί πως μέσα σε οκτώ μήνες έχουν σημειωθεί δύο αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα με αεροσκάφη του ιδίου τύπου. Το προηγούμενο σημειώθηκε στην Ινδονησία τον Οκτώβριο, σκοτώνοντας 189 άτομα. 

Εξαιτίας των δύο αυτών περιστατικών η Κίνα και η Αιθιοπία καθήλωσαν όλα τα  Boeing 737 Max αλλά η αμερικανική εταιρεία Boeing δηλώνει πως η έρευνα συνεχίζεται και δεν πρόκειται να προχωρήσει στην έκδοση οδηγιών προς τις αεροπορικές εταιρείες που τα έχουν αγοράσει. 

 

Πηγή: BBC


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Οι αρχές της Κίνας έδωσαν εντολή στις αεροπορικές εταιρείες της χώρας να αναστείλουν τις πτήσεις των Boeing 737 MAX 8, μετά τη συντριβή αεροσκάφους του τύπου που ανήκε στην Ethiopian Airlines και εκτελούσε δρομολόγιο από την Αντίς Αμπέμπα στο Ναϊρόμπι. Ανάλογη απόφαση έλαβε λίγο μετά την Κίνα και η Αιθιοπία. 

Η αξιοποίησή τους θα επαναληφθεί αφού επιβεβαιωθεί από τις αμερικανικές αρχές και από την κατασκευάστρια εταιρεία Μπόινγκ ότι «ελήφθησαν μέτρα για να υπάρξουν αποτελεσματικές εγγυήσεις για την ασφάλεια των πτήσεων», τόνισε η κινεζική Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας σε ανακοίνωση που έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα.

Επικαλούμενη τη συντριβή της Κυριακής, καθώς και εκείνη άλλου αεροσκάφους του ίδιου τύπου που ανήκε στην ινδονησιακή εταιρεία Lion Air τον Οκτώβριο, η υπηρεσία διευκρίνισε πως η αναστολή τίθεται σε ισχύ σήμερα στις 18:00 τοπική ώρα (12:00 ώρα Ελλάδας).

Οι Αιθιοπικές Αερογραμμές αποφάσισαν επίσης να κρατήσουν στο έδαφος τα Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 του στόλου της, μία ημέρα μετά την συντριβή ενός αεροσκάφους της αυτού του τύπου με 157 επιβαίνοντες, ενημερώνει η εταιρεία με ανάρτηση στον λογαριασμό της στο Twitter.

«Μολονότι δεν γνωρίζουμε ακόμη τα αίτια της συντριβής, αποφασίσαμε να κρατήσουμε στο έδαφος τον συγκεκριμένο στόλο αεροσκαφών μας ως μέτρο επιπλέον προφυλάξεων», σημειώνει η αεροπορική εταιρεία.

Ο αιθιοπικός αερομεταφορέας διαθέτει άλλα τέσσερα 737 MAX 8, εξόν του αεροσκάφους που συνετρίβη χθες, σύμφωνα με την ιστοσελίδα παρακολούθησης τροχιάς αεροπλάνων FlightRadar 24.

Σημειώνεται πως για δεύτερη φορά μέσα σε λίγους μήνες, ένα Μπόινγκ 737 MAX 8 συνετρίβη μερικά λεπτά μετά την απογείωσή του, εξέλιξη που εγείρει νέα ερωτήματα για αυτό το αεροσκάφος, που θεωρείται πολύ σημαντικό για την αμερικανική βιομηχανία.

 

Και οι 157 επιβαίνοντες, επιβάτες και μέλη του πληρώματος, στην πτήση των Αιθιοπικών Αερογραμμών σκοτώθηκαν χθες, επιβεβαίωσε η εταιρεία.

Η νέα τραγωδία ακολούθησε εκείνη της Λάιον στα τέλη Οκτωβρίου, όταν το αεροσκάφος μεσαίων αποστάσεων της ινδονησιακής εταιρίας χαμηλού κόστους κατέπεσε στη θάλασσα ανοικτά της Ιάβας με αποτέλεσμα να χαθούν 189 ανθρώπινες ζωές.

«Δεδομένου του γεγονότος ότι τα δύο αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα στα οποία ενεπλάκησαν Μπόινγκ 737 MAX 8 που είχαν παραδοθεί πρόσφατα έγιναν αμφότερα κατά τη φάση της απογείωσης, παρουσιάζουν ορισμένες ομοιότητες», επισήμανε η κινεζική Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας αιτιολογώντας την απόφασή της.

«Θα έλθουμε σε επαφή με την αμερικανική ομοσπονδιακή υπηρεσία πολιτικής αεροπορίας (FAA) και με την Μπόινγκ. Αφού μας επιβεβαιώσουν ότι λήφθηκαν μέτρα για να υπάρξουν αποτελεσματικές εγγυήσεις για τις ασφάλεια των πτήσεων, θα ενημερώσουμε τις (κινεζικές) αεροπορικές εταιρείες ότι μπορούν να ξαναρχίσουν εμπορικές πτήσεις με τα Μπόινγκ 737 MAX 8», πρόσθεσε.

Το αεροσκάφους του τύπου αναφέρεται ορισμένες φορές με τον κωδικό 737-8.

 

Η Μπόινγκ και η ευρωπαϊκή αεροπορική βιομηχανία Airbus ανταγωνίζονται σκληρά για την κυριαρχία στην κινεζική αγορά, τη δεύτερη μεγαλύτερη του κόσμου, που αναμένεται να γίνει μέσα στη δεκαετία του 2020 η μεγαλύτερη, ξεπερνώντας αυτή των ΗΠΑ, σύμφωνα με τη Διεθνή Ένωση Αεροπορικών Μεταφορών (IATA).

Η εντολή της κινεζικής Υπηρεσίας Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας συνάδει με την πολιτική μηδενικής ανοχής που επιδεικνύει ως προς τους πιθανούς κινδύνους για την ασφάλεια των πτήσεων.

Οι κινεζικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες έχουν στους στόχους τους 96 αεροσκάφη 737 MAX.

Ένας αμερικανός αξιωματούχος, που μίλησε στο πρακτορείο ειδήσεων Ρόιτερς υπό τον όρο να μην κατονομαστεί, ανέφερε πως η Ουάσινγκτον δεν σχεδιάζει να επιβάλει το ίδιο μέτρο, διότι δεν γνωρίζει ακόμη τα αίτια των δύο δυστυχημάτων και διότι το ιστορικό της Μπόινγκ ως προς την ασφάλεια είναι καλό.

Στο μεταξύ η Singapore Airlines, μια θυγατρική της οποίας, η SilkAir, εκτελεί πτήσεις με 737 MAX, ανέφερε ότι παρακολουθεί στενά την κατάσταση αλλά τα αεροσκάφη του τύπου θα συνεχίσουν να πετούν κανονικά. Οι αρχές της Ινδονησίας ανέφεραν ότι επιτηρούν τις εταιρείες που εκτελούν πτήσεις με τα 737 MAX, ιδίως τη Λάιον και την Garuda, αλλά δεν σχεδιάζουν να καθηλώσουν τα αεροσκάφη αυτά στο έδαφος.

Πηγές: Reuters - AΠΕ-ΜΠΕ


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Ερωτήματα για την ασφάλεια των Boeing 737 Max εγείρει το δεύτερο αεροπορικό δυστύχημα που συμβαίνει με το εν λόγω αεροσκάφος μέσα σε διάστημα λίγων μηνών. To «μαύρο κουτί» βρέθηκε το πρωί της Δευτέρας και ο έλεγχος των δεδομένων που έχει καταγράψει αναμένεται να ρίξει φως στις έρευνες για τα αίτια του δυστυχήματος.  

Το αεροσκάφος των αιθιοπικών αερογραμμών που έπεσε το Σάββατο 62 χλμ. βορειοανατολικά της Αντις Αμπέμπα, αφήνοντας πίσω του 157 νεκρούς, ήταν το ίδιο μοντέλο με το αεροσκάφος που συνετρίβη στην Ινδονησία τον Οκτώβριο, σκοτώνοντας 189 άτομα. Αυτό το αεροπλάνο είχε αγοραστεί πριν από τρεις μήνες. 

Και στις δύο περιπτώσεις, τα ολοκαίνουργια αεροπλάνα παρουσίασαν προβλήματα λεπτά μετά την απογείωση και τελικά έπεσαν, ενώ κανείς δεν επέζησε. 

Η έρευνα και στις δύο περιπτώσεις συνεχίζεται, αλλά η τελευταία συντριβή εγείρει ακόμη περισσότερα ερωτήματα σχετικά με την ασφάλεια του 737 Max, το οποίο η Boeing παρουσίασε το 2017 ως το πιο εξελιγμένο μοντέλο του δημοφιλούς 737.

Μάλιστα το 737 Max έκανε ρεκόρ για την Boeing, επιτυγχάνοντας τις πιο γρήγορες πωλήσεις από οποιοδήποτε άλλο αεροσκάφος και πλέον χρησιμοποιείται από πολλές αεροπορικές ανά το κόσμο. 

Τι γνωρίζουμε μέχρι τώρα για το εν λόγω μοντέλο. 

Ποιο είναι το Boeing 737 Max

Είναι το τελευταίο μοντέλο του Boeing 737, ένα αεροσκάφος που πετάει από τη δεκαετία του 1960. Υπάρχουν τέσσερα είδη Max στον στόλο, το 7, το 8, το 9 και το 10. Τα δύο αεροσκάφη των παραπάνω δυστυχημάτων ήταν της σειράς 8. 

Το 737 Max χρησιμοποιείται κυρίως για πτήσεις μικρής και μεσαίας διάρκειας, αλλά μερικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες κάνουν πτήσεις μεταξύ της Βόρειας Ευρώπης και της Ανατολικής Ακτής των ΗΠΑ. Είναι πιο αποδοτικό από πλευράς καυσίμων σε σχέση με τις προηγούμενες εκδόσεις του 737.

Η πτήση των αιθιοπικών αερογραμμών απογειώθηκε από την πρωτεύουσα της Αιθιοπίας, την Αντίς Αμπέμπα, και πήγαινε στο Ναϊρόμπι της Κένυας.

Τι έχει γίνει γνωστό μετά τη συντριβή στην Ινδονησία

Είναι ακόμη πολύ νωρίς για να γνωρίζουν οι ειδικοί εάν τα αίτια της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους χθες ήταν τα ίδια με τη συντριβή στην Ινδονησία.

Αλλά υπάρχουν κάποιες ομοιότητες: Την Κυριακή, η πτήση έχασε επαφή με τον πύργο ελέγχου περίπου έξι λεπτά μετά την απογείωση. Ο πιλότος είχε ζητήσει και του είχε δοθεί άδεια να επιστρέψει στο αεροδρόμιο της Αντίς Αμπέμπα, σύμφωνα με τις αιθιοπικές αερογραμμές. Αλλά το αεροπλάνο τελικά έπεσε περίπου 62 χλμ. βορειοανατολικά της Αντις Αμπέμπα.

Και στην περίπτωση της Lion Air στην Ινδονησία, η πτώση έλαβε χώρα λίγα λεπτά μετά την απογείωση και ενώ το πλήρωμα είχε ζήτησε την άδεια να επιστρέψει στο αεροδρόμιο.

Οι έρευνες από τις ινδονησιακές και αμερικανικές αεροπορικές αρχές κατέληξαν στο συμπέρασμα ότι η απότομη -κατακόρυφη- πτώση του αεροσκάφους θα μπορούσε να προκληθεί από μια ανανέωση του λογισμικού της Boeing, η οποία έγινε για να σταματήσει ένα πρόβλημα που παρουσίαζε το αεροσκάφος, αλλά μπορεί να στείλει το αεροπλάνο σε απότομη κάθοδο εάν οι υψομετρικές και γωνιακές πληροφορίες στο σύστημα του υπολογιστή είναι λανθασμένη.

Η αλλαγή στο σύστημα ελέγχου πτήσης, που μπορεί να αντικαταστήσει τις χειροκίνητες κινήσεις στο μοντέλο Max, δεν είχαν αναλυθεί στους πιλότους, σύμφωνα με ορισμένα συνδικάτα.

Μετά από αυτή τη συντριβή, η Boeing δήλωσε ότι συνέχισε «να αξιολογήσει την ανάγκη για αλλαγές στο λογισμικό ή αλλού, όσο μαθαίνουμε περισσότερα από τη διεξαγόμενη έρευνα».  

Όσο για το δυστύχημα της Κυριακής, η Boeing ανακοίνωσε πως είναι έτοιμη να βοηθήσει την Ethiopian Airlines στην διερεύνηση της τραγωδίας. 

Ποιες αεροπορικές εταιρείες έχουν το Max;

Εκτός από την Ethiopian Airlines (η οποία έχει τη φήμη ότι διαθέτει τον νεότερο στόλο από τις άλλες αεροπορικές εταιρείες της Αφρικής) και την Lion Air (μια ινδονησιακή εταιρεία χαμηλού κόστους με μακρά ιστορία προβλημάτων συντήρησης), πολλές άλλες αεροπορικές σε όλο τον κόσμο χρησιμοποιούν αυτό το μοντέλο.

Από τις αμερικανικές εταιρείες οι American Airlines, Southwest Airlines και United Airlines, ενώ μεταξύ των άλλων μεγάλων εταιρειών ανά τον κόσμο, Max χρησιμοποιούν οι Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Icelandair και LOT Polish Airlines. 

Εάν ανησυχείτε, οι περισσότερες εταιρείες σας επιτρέπουν να δείτε με τι τύπο αεροσκάφους θα πετάξετε, όταν κλείνετε τα εισιτήρια. Επίσης, μπορείτε να δείτε με τι τύπο αεροσκάφους πετάτε στο seatguru.com.

Πηγή: The New York Times


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Συγκλονίζει η αφήγηση του κ. Αντώνη Μαυρόπουλου ο οποίος έχασε για λίγα λεπτά την μοιραία πτήση με το αεροσκάφος των Αιθιοπικών Αερογραμμών, που συνετρίβη και σώθηκε.

Ο κ. Μαυρόπουλος είναι πρόεδρος της Παγκόσμιας Ένωσης Διαχείρισης Στερεών Αποβλήτων και πήγαινε στο Ναϊρόμπι για το συνέδριο του ΟΗΕ.

Σε ανάρτησή του στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα περιγράφει πως η 10η Μαρτίου ήταν η τυχερή του μέρα.

«Τρέχοντας να προλάβω την πτήση ΕΤ 302 Αντίς Αμπέμπα - Ναϊρόμπι, που συνετρίβη 6 λεπτά μετά την απογείωση της, είχα τα νεύρα μου γιατί δεν υπήρχε κανείς να με βοηθήσει να πάω γρήγορα. Την έχασα για δυο λεπτά, όταν έφτασα είχε κλείσει η επιβίβαση και έβλεπα τους τελευταίους επιβάτες στη φυσούνα να μπαίνουν μέσα - φώναζα να με βάλουν κι εμένα αλλά δεν το επέτρεψαν. Στην πραγματικότητα, την πτήση την έχασα διότι δεν είχα δώσει βαλίτσα (αλλιώς θα με περίμεναν για 10-15 λεπτά ή και παραπάνω, διότι το να βρεθεί μια βαλίτσα φορτωμένη θέλει τουλάχιστον 40 λεπτά). Επίσης, όπως έμαθα αργότερα, την έχασα γιατί βγήκα πρώτος και πολύ γρήγορα από το αεροπλάνο και ο connection Ambassador που ήρθε να με παραλάβει δεν με βρήκε.

Οι άνθρωποι του αεροδρομίου, ευγενέστατοι, με προώθησαν στην επόμενη πτήση που θα έφευγε στις 11:20, μου ζήτησαν συγνώμη για την ταλαιπωρία και με μετέφεραν σε ένα ωραίο lounge για την τρίωρη αναμονή.

Στις 10:50, καθώς επιβιβαζόμουν στην επόμενη πτήση, δυο σεκιουριτάδες με ενημέρωσαν ότι για λόγους ασφαλείας που θα μου εξηγήσει κάποιος ανώτερος αξιωματικός, δεν θα επιτρέψουν την επιβίβασή μου. Στις έντονες διαμαρτυρίες μου δεν άφησαν κανένα περιθώριο συζήτησης και με οδήγησαν στον ανώτερο τους, στο αστυνομικό τμήμα του αεροδρομίου.

Αυτός μου είπε ευγενικά να μη διαμαρτύρομαι και να πω ευχαριστώ στο Θεό, διότι είμαι ο μοναδικός επιβάτης που δεν μπήκε στην πτήση ΕΤ 302 η οποία αγνοείται. Και ότι αυτός ήταν ο λόγος που δεν μπορούν να με αφήσουν να φύγω, μέχρι να εξακριβωθεί ποιος είμαι, γιατί δεν μπήκα στην πτήση και τα σχετικά. Στην αρχή νόμιζα ότι έλεγε ψέματα, ωστόσο το ύφος του δεν άφηνε κανένα περιθώριο αμφιβολίας.

Ένιωσα να χάνεται το έδαφος κάτω από τα πόδια μου, αλλά επανήλθα σε 1-2 δευτερόλεπτα γιατί σκέφτηκα ότι κάτι άλλο θα συμβαίνει, κάποιο πρόβλημα επικοινωνίας ίσως. Οι άνθρωποι ήταν ευγενέστατοι, ρώτησαν ότι έπρεπε να ρωτήσουν, εξακρίβωσαν τα στοιχεία μου και με άφησαν να περιμένω.

Με έβαλαν να καθίσω σε ένα σαλόνι και μου είπαν να περιμένω εκεί μέχρι να με ειδοποιήσουν.

Έψαχνα στο διαδίκτυο να βρω στοιχεία για την πτήση, φίλοι από το Ναϊρόμπι με ενημέρωσαν ότι 30 λεπτά μετά την αναμενόμενη ώρα δεν είχε προσγειωθεί και δεν υπήρχαν πληροφορίες για την τύχη της και ξαφνικά κόβονται και όλα τα WiFi του αεροδρομίου.

Ευτυχώς υπάρχουν και τα SMS - από στενό φίλο έμαθα ότι η πτήση συνετρίβη σχεδόν μόλις απογειώθηκε και ότι το θέμα έβγαινε στα ελληνικά μέσα ενημέρωσης.

Τότε κατάλαβα ότι πρέπει αμέσως να επικοινωνήσω με τους δικούς μου ανθρώπους και να τους πω ότι δεν ήμουν μέσα και ότι για δυο μικρές τυχαίες συγκυρίες έχασα την πτήση - τη στιγμή που έκανα αυτή τη σκέψη κατέρρευσα γιατί τότε ακριβώς κατάλαβα πόσο τυχερός στάθηκα.

Αυτό το κείμενο το έγραψα για να διαχειριστώ το σοκ μου. Το ποστάρω γιατί θέλω να πω σε όλους ότι τα αόρατα και αδιόρατα νηματίδια της τύχης, οι εκτός πλάνου συγκυρίες πλέκουν τον ιστό στον οποίο είναι πιασμένη η ζωή μας. Είναι εκατομμύρια μικρές κλωστές που σχεδόν ποτέ δεν τις αισθανόμαστε - αλλά μια να σπάσει αρκεί για να ξηλωθεί όλος ο ιστός ακαριαία.

Πραγματικά, είναι η πρώτη φορά που χαίρομαι τόσο πολύ που έγραψα ένα ποστ και είμαι ευγνώμων που ζω και που έχω τόσους φίλους που με έκαναν να νιώσω την αγάπη τους - φιλιά σε όλους και ένα θερμό ευχαριστώ για τη συγκινητική συμπαράσταση σας. Ειδική εύφημος μνεία για την έγκαιρη επέμβαση και υποστήριξη στους Jeroen Par Dijk Panos Fragiadakis Haris Kamariotakis και ένα μεγάλο συγνώμη στην οικογένεια μου για το σοκ που έζησαν».


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About 350 Boeing 737 Max 8 are currently in service with airlines around the world, with thousands more on order. Boeing insists it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies.
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With full-service carrier Jet Airways and budget airline SpiceJet operating 737 MAX planes, the DGCA has decided to seek information about the aircraft from Boeing as well as the two domestic carriers in view of the air crash in Ethiopia.
          S7 сообщила о приостановке полетов на Boeing 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      
Авиакомпания S7, единственная из российских перевозчиков, которая эксплуатирует Boeing 737 MAX, сообщила о временной приостановке полетов. Это два из 96 самолетов в ее флоте. Компания не будет использовать судна такого типа с 13 марта 2019 года до получения более подробной информации о причинах катастрофы в Эфиопии. Ранее представители S7 сообщали, что «никаких рекомендаций от Boeing о необходимости приостановки полетов на Boeing 737 MAX в авиакомпанию не поступало».К вечеру 12 марта воздушное пространство для самолетов этого типа закрыли Евросоюз, Китай, Австралия, Турция, Малайзия и ряд других стран, причем список растет каждый час.Накануне Boeing 737 MAX 8 авиакомпании Ethiopian Airlines потерпел крушение в Африке. Погибли 157 человек, среди них 3 россиянина. Это второй самолет модели Boeing 737 MAX 8, который потерпел крушение за последние четыре месяца. В конце октября в катастрофе неподалеку от побережья острова Ява погибли 189 человек. По предварительной версии, крушение могло произойти из-за неправильной…
          Регуляторы США пока не намерены приостанавливать полеты Boeing 737 MAX 8      Cache   Translate Page      
Федеральное управление гражданской авиации США (FAA) сообщило (.pdf), что самолеты 737 MAX 8 производства компании Boeing пригодны к летной эксплуатации и у регуляторов пока нет оснований для приостановки их полетов. Пригодность 737 MAX 8 к полетам была подвергнута сомнению после того, как в минувшее воскресенье, 10 марта, произошло уже второе за последние полгода крушение самолета этой модификации. В катастрофе авиалайнера компании Ethiopian Airlines погибли 157 человек, включая экипаж.Как отмечается в заявлении FAA, «все данные расследования причин катастрофы (в Африке.— “Ъ”) будут тщательно изучены и FAA примет соответствующие меры, если полученные данные покажут необходимость таких мер». «На данный момент расследование только началось, и у нас нет данных, на основании которых мы могли бы сделать какие-либо выводы или предпринять какие-либо действия»,— заявил регулятор. К концу апреля ведомство намерено обязать Boeing внести исправления в ПО автоматизированной системы управления полетом, из-за которой произошла…
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Управление гражданской авиации Сингапура приостановило использование Boeing 737 MAX после крушение самолета этой модели в Эфиопии, говорится в заявлении ведомства. Ранее ограничения на полеты ввели Китай и Индонезия. «Управление гражданской авиации Сингапура временно прекращает полеты самолетов всех видов Boeing 737 MAX в Сингапур и оттуда в свете двух фатальных катастроф с участием Boeing 737 Max менее чем за пять месяцев»,— сказано в сообщении.Напомним, 10 марта Boeing 737 MAX 8 авиакомпании Ethiopian Airlines потерпел крушение в Африке. Погибли 157 человек, находившихся на борту, в том числе 3 россиянина. Менее чем за пять месяцев произошло еще одно крушение самолета этой же модели — в конце октября 2018 года неподалеку от побережья острова Ява. Тогда в катастрофе погибли 189 человек. По предварительной версии, крушение могло произойти из-за неправильной настройки датчика скорости.Федеральное управление гражданской авиации США заявило, что пока у него нет оснований для приостановки полетов Boeing…
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Boeing намерена в ближайшие недели представить обновленное программное обеспечение Boeing 737 MAX, говорится в сообщении компании. Обновление разрабатывалось после крушения одного из самолетов этой модели в Индонезии в октябре 2018 года.Компания отмечает, что она стремится «сделать безопасные самолеты еще безопаснее». Будут, в частности, обновлены системы автоматического определения и коррекции положения носа самолета относительно линии горизонта. Кроме того, Boeing внесет уточнения в материалы для подготовки пилотов. Обновление разрабатывалось при взаимодействии с Федеральным авиационным управлением США (FAA). FAA собирается сделать установку обновленного ПО обязательным не раньше апреля.Напомним, Boeing 737 MAX 8 авиакомпании Ethiopian Airlines потерпел крушение в Африке 10 марта. Погибли 157 человек, находившихся на борту, в том числе 3 россиянина. Причины катастрофы выясняются. Это уже второе крушение Boeing 737 MAX 8 за последние четыре месяца. В конце октября 2018 года в катастрофе неподалеку от…
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German-South African citizen Max Thabiso Edkins, who died in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, has been remembered for his passion for the environment and fighting climate change.
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Much of the world, including the entire European Union, has grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace.
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After the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 accident this week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) banned all Boeing 737 MAX operations in Europe. This goes for all commercial major and third-country operators both in and out of the European Union. This was announced as an official Airworthiness Directive, in effect as of 19:00 UTC, March 12th, 2019. This precautionary … Continue reading
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Власти Индонезии в понедельник, 11 марта, приняли решение о приостановке полетов самолетов Boeing 737 Max 8 после катастрофы самолета в воскресенье. Управление гражданской авиации Индонезии собирается провести инспекцию этих самолетов, она должна начаться уже во вторник. Ранее временный запрет на использование Boeing 737 Max 8 ввели также Китай и Эфиопия. Власти Индии также рассматривают возможность введения временных ограничений на полеты таких самолетов. Вчерашняя катастрофа самолета Ethiopian Airlines стала вторым подобным инцидентом после крушения Boeing 737 Max 8 индонезийской авиакомпании LionAir в октябре прошлого года. По предварительной версии, нынешнее крушение могло произойти из-за неправильной настройки датчика скорости. Акции Boeing после катастрофы снизились на 12%. Китай и Индонезия одни из крупнейших заказчиков нового Boeing 737 Max 8 (его поставки начались только в 2017 году), в общей сложности в эксплуатации по всему миру находится около 350 таких самолетов. Индонезийская авиакомпания…
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При крушении самолета Ethiopian Airlines в Эфиопии погибли 22 сотрудника ООН, сообщил офис генерального секретаря организации. «Подтверждаем гибель 22 сотрудников»,— сказали в офисе агентству ТАСС. Ранее сообщалось, что на борту разбившегося Boeing 737-8 MAX было 19 сотрудников связанных с ООН организаций. Самолет Ethiopian Airlines летел из столицы Эфиопии Аддис-Абебы в столицу Кении Найроби. В самолете находились 157 пассажиров — граждане 33 стран. Среди погибших — трое россиян.Авиакомпания Ethiopian Airlines сообщила, что проведет совместное расследование причин крушения самолета с компанией Boeing.Подробнее — в материале “Ъ” «Трое россиян погибли в крушении Boeing в Африке».
          Europäische Luftfahrtbehörde verfügt Startverbot für Boeing 737 Max      Cache   Translate Page      

Darf nicht mehr in Deutschland fliegen: die Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Nach dem Absturz einer Boeing 737 Max 8 in Äthiopien gerät der US-Luftfahrtriese Boeing immer stärker unter Druck: In Europa, Australien und weiten Teilen Asiens erteilten Luftfahrtbehörden Flugverbote für alle baugleichen Maschinen. Zahlreiche Airlines legten die Flugzeuge am Dienstag wegen Zweifeln an der Sicherheit der Baureihe ebenfalls zunächst still. Damit ist gut die Hälfte der seit 2017 ausgelieferten rund 350 Flugzeuge aus dem Verkehr gezogen. Es drohen zahlreiche Flugausfälle.

Das stürzt Boeing nicht nur in eine tiefe Imagekrise: Die 737-Max-Serie ist der gefragteste Flugzeugtyp des Airbus-Rivalen. Bei andauernden Problemen bei dem Kassenschlager könnten auch massive Umrüstungskosten und Geschäftseinbußen drohen. Der Aktienkurs des Unternehmens sackte den zweiten Tag in Folge ab. Boeing beharrt indes auf der Sicherheit der nach zwei Abstürzen innerhalb eines halben Jahres stark in die Kritik geratenen Baureihe. „Wir haben volles Vertrauen in die Sicherheit“, teilte der Konzern am Dienstag mit.

Boeing verwies erneut darauf, dass die US-Luftfahrtbehörde FAA derzeit keine weiteren Maßnahmen fordere. In den kommenden Wochen will der Konzern jedoch ein wichtiges Software-Update für die Baureihe anbieten. Die Devise laute, „ein bereits sicheres Flugzeug noch sicherer machen“, versprach Boeing.

Beim Absturz einer Maschine der Fluggesellschaft Ethiopian Airlines in der Nähe der äthiopischen Hauptstadt Addis Abeba waren am Sonntag 157 Menschen ums Leben gekommen, darunter auch fünf Deutsche.

Der internationale Flugverkehr wird aus Furcht vor weiteren Zwischenfällen zunehmend in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. Nachdem am Dienstagnachmittag Deutschland, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Italien und weitere Staaten eine Sperrung ihres Luftraums für die Boeings angekündigt hatten, zog auch die europäische Luftfahrtbehörde EASA am Abend nach. Das Verbot gelte als „Vorsichtsmaßnahme“ für den ganzen europäischen Luftraum für die Typen Boeing 737 Max 8 und Boeing 737 Max 9, erklärte die EASA.

Die Sperre des deutschen Luftraums für das Boeing-Modell 737 Max gilt für drei Monate. Bis einschließlich 12. Juni dürfe kein Flugzeug des Typs Boeing 737 Max 8 und Max 9 über der Bundesrepublik fliegen, erklärte die Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) in Langen bei Frankfurt. Die Anordnung gelte ab 18.30 Uhr. Flugzeuge, die sich zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung noch im deutschen Luftraum befänden, dürfen den Flug bis zum Ausflug beziehungsweise zur Landung fortsetzen.

Bundesverkehrsminister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) sagte dem Sender n-tv: „Sicherheit geht absolut vor. Bis alle Zweifel ausgeräumt sind, habe ich veranlasst, dass der deutsche Luftraum für die Boeing 737 Max ab sofort gesperrt wird.“ Deutsche Fluggesellschaften nutzen dem Verkehrsministerium zufolge keine Boeing 737 Max 8. Das weitgehende Flugverbot hat nach Einschätzung des Verbandes ADV keine allzu großen Auswirkungen auf den Betrieb an den deutschen Flughäfen. „Bei uns herrscht keine Krisenstimmung wegen dieses Fliegers“, sagte ADV-Hauptgeschäftsführer Ralf Beisel.

Der weltgrößte Reisekonzern Tui legt infolge des Flugverbots in Großbritannien seine 15 Flugzeuge vom Typ Boeing 737 Max 8 vorübergehend still, Turkish Airlines zwölf Flieger. Auch Norwegian wird ihre 18 Maschinen des Typs vorerst außer Betrieb nehmen.

Viele Länder folgen diesmal nicht — wie üblich — der Linie der US-Luftfahrtbehörde FAA. „Diese Untersuchung hat gerade erst begonnen, und uns liegen bislang keine Daten vor, um Schlussfolgerungen zu ziehen oder Maßnahmen zu ergreifen“, teilte die FAA am Montag (Ortszeit) mit. Die US-Behörde kündigte jedoch an, sie werde „geeignete Maßnahmen ergreifen, wenn die Daten darauf hindeuten, dass dies erforderlich ist“.

Nach dem Absturz einer Boeing 737 Max 8 im Oktober in Indonesien mit 189 Todesopfern Jahr gab es der FAA zufolge bereits zahlreiche technische Prüfungen und Maßnahmen. Im Zentrum der Untersuchungen stand bislang ein umstrittenes System zur Flugkontrolle, das laut Unfallermittlern eine entscheidende Rolle beim Crash in Indonesien gespielt haben könnte. Boeing versprach nun eine Verbesserung der Steuerungssoftware, die in den kommenden Wochen bei sämtlichen 737-Max-Maschinen aufgespielt werde.

Die Piloten der in Äthiopien verunglückten Boeing hatten der Flugsicherung kurz vor dem Absturz von Problemen berichtet, die Maschine unter Kontrolle zu halten, sagte der Chef von Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, dem Nachrichtensender CNN.

US-Politiker forderten unterdessen Konsequenzen der Luftfahrtbehörde FAA. Spitzenvertreter beider großer Parteien sprachen sich am Dienstag für ein Startverbot des betroffenen Flugzeugtyps aus. Alle Flieger sollten am Boden bleiben, bis die Ursachen der jüngsten Abstürze und die Flugtauglichkeit geklärt seien, forderte etwa der frühere republikanische Präsidentschaftskandidat Mitt Romney.

US-Präsident Donald Trump sprach sich derweil gegen den Einsatz von zu viel Computertechnologie in der Luftfahrtbranche aus. „Flugzeuge werden viel zu kompliziert zum Fliegen“, schrieb Trump am Dienstag auf Twitter, ohne Boeing zu erwähnen. Statt Piloten brauche es heutzutage Computerspezialisten. Doch diese Komplexität berge Gefahren, so Trump. „Ich weiß nicht, wie es Euch geht, aber ich will keinen Albert Einstein als meinen Piloten. Ich will großartige Flugprofis, die einfach und schnell die Kontrolle über ein Flugzeug übernehmen dürfen“, schrieb er.

Die Boeing 737 ist das meistverkaufte Verkehrsflugzeug der Welt. Die 737-Max-Reihe ist die neueste Variante des Verkaufsschlagers. Der US-Hersteller hat bereits mehr als 350 Maschinen ausgeliefert und sitzt auf prall gefüllten Auftragsbüchern mit Tausenden Bestellungen.

An der Börse in New York sackte die Boeing-Aktie wieder ab. Am frühen Nachmittag stand sie mit sieben Prozent in Minus. Die Papiere des europäischen Erzrivalen Airbus profitierten hingegen leicht, hier näherte sich der Kurs mit einem Plus von gut einem Prozent dem Rekordhoch vom 1. März.

Es ist nicht das erste Mal, dass Boeing-Maschinen wegen Sicherheitsrisiken in großem Stil nicht starten. Im Januar 2013 hatte die US-Luftfahrtbehörde FAA nach einer Reihe von Pannen ein Flugverbot für Boeings damaligen Vorzeigeflieger „Dreamliner“ verhängt. Vorausgegangen war eine Notlandung des Langstreckenjets in Japan, nachdem eine Batterie durchgeschmort war. Diesmal dürften die Folgen jedoch deutlich schwerwiegender sein, Boeing hatte damals lediglich 50 „Dreamliner“ ausgeliefert, die 737-Max-Jets sind wesentlich stärker verbreitet.

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Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian airliner is a terrible tragedy in which 157 people lost their lives. The scenes of anguish and destruction are horrific and heartbreaking. Air travel’s safety record has improved tremendously, but any crash feels intolerable and Continue reading →
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Dozens of airlines and countries have halted flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after a deadly crash in Ethiopia. The crash has many in the U.S. demanding flights with that model be suspended. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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At the crash site, a team of American aviation experts are searching for answers

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          3/12/2019: INTERNATIONAL: Airline grounds its new Boeing aircraft after Ethiopian crash      Cache   Translate Page      

AN airline has suspended services that use its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that left 157 dead, including nine Britons. Cayman Airways president Fabian Whorms said both of the airline’s new Max 8s will not...
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Je remercie Allah pour la foie qu'il m'a donné.. Gloire et pureté à lui, il est audessu de tout ce qu'on lui attribut. Et qu'Allah te guide sur le chemin des pieux , et que tu devienne muslim
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Il faut être bête et sans âme pour croire à de tel imbécillité. J avais aussi appris au décès de Ebony que des soient disants "pasteur" avaient prédit sa mort atroce. Franchement, si ces inconscients pouvaient avoir peur de Dieu et arrêter de vouloir tromper le monde, nous en serons bien. C est vrai que ceux qui les croient sont des ignares mais bon. Malheur à ceux qui baillonnent leur peuple.
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More nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crashThe EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations across the globe following a second deadly accident in just five months. Fleets of the best-selling workhorse plane were also grounded by airlines as safety concerns swirled, sending Boeing shares tumbling another seven percent in Tuesday trading and wiping billions more off its market value.



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Ethiopian Airlines has been shaken by the crash that killed 157 people, but it is widely recognized as Africa’s most successful airline. Voted the Best Airline in Africa in 2018, the airline’s triumphs are arguably down to reasonably priced tickets, efficient service delivery, a good safety record and a wide network of flights. Ethiopian Airlines […]
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The European Union's aviation safety regulator, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), on Tuesday closed the bloc's airspace for all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the deadly Ethiopian Airways crash.
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A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday. No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion...
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Britain on Tuesday became the first European country to suspend flights by Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over its territory in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane of...
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The UK's air authority has banned Boeing 737 Max 8 planes from entering UK airspace. 157 people died on Sunday when a 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down near...
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Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
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Ethiopian Air Pilots Got More 737 Max Training After Lion Crash"For the Max, we were given extra training by Boeing," Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines told reporters in a broadcast on state-controlled ETV. “We are currently in the first stage of the investigation, which is mainly collecting evidence and information,” Tewolde said.



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A pair of Turkish Airlines 737 Max 8 services to London Gatwick and Birmingham returned to Istanbul mid-flight.
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The ban will remain in place until further notice.
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Operators including Norwegian and Tui are still using Boeing’s 737 Max 8 plane for flights out of the UK.
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Sunday morning’s accident shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people.
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State-owned operator had earned plaudits despite earlier disaster in 2010
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After Ethiopia, China, Cayman Islands, Indonesia and Singapore; Australia has also issued a provisional flight ban for the Boeing 737 MAX 8, although no Australian airline operates the aircraft. A few foreign airlines use this type on flights to the country.
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The UK’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) has confirmed that overflights of Boeing 737MAX aircraft will now be banned from the UK in response to Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed last week.
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JOHANNESBURG - South African airline Comair Ltd said on Monday it would remove Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its schedule after an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off. The airline, which has ordered eight 737 MAX 8 jets but has only received one so far, said it had decided temporarily not to schedule flights by 737 MAX aircraft while it consults with other operators, Boeing and technical experts. It added, however, that it was confident in the inherent safety of the aircraft. "Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so," Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair's airline division, said.
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Boeing confirmed late on Monday it will deploy a software upgrade to the 737 Max 8 — the model that crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia and six months ago in Indonesia — making the announcement a few hours after the Federal Aviation Administration said it would mandate "design changes" in the aircraft by April.
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Através de uma decisão tomada por liberalidade e atendendo o principal valor da companhia, que é segurança, prosseguindo com as mesmas ações adotadas por autoridades da Indonésia e da China, após os acidentes com os Boeing 737 MAX-8 da Lion Air, em 29 de outubro de 2018 e da Ethiopian Airlines, ontem dia, 10, a […]
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Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz joined several Democratic colleagues in response to the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
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The president, who once launched a now-defunct shuttle company and has dubious views on air travel, said in the wake of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash that jetliners have become “too complex to fly.”
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Ethiopian Airlines CEO says doomed flight had 'control problems'  New York Post The Victims of the Ethiopia Plane Crash  The New York TimesWhat we still don't know about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash  CNNDoomed E...
          Dow Jones Melemah Tertekan Saham Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Indeks bursa Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) berada di zona merah pada penutupan perdagangan Selasa (Rabu pagi waktu Jakarta) karena saham Boeing mencatatkan penurunan tajam di tengah kekhawatiran akan keselamatan salah satu jenis pesawat yang mereka produksi.

Mengutip CNBC, Rabu (13/3/2019), indeks saham ini ditutup turun 96,22 poin ke level 25.554,66 dengan saham Boeing menyumbang sekitar 150 poin. Dengan kata lain, jika tanpa memasukkan saham Boeing maka Dow Jones akan positif.

Pada perdagangan Selasa, saham Boeing turun lebih dari 6 persen. Angka ini melampaui penurunan pada perdagangan sehari sebelumnya yang mengalami tekanan hingga 5,3 persen. Dengan pelemahan ini maka saham Boeing mencatatkan kerugian dua hari terbesar sejak Juni 2009.

Saham Boeing jatuh setelah beberapa negara, termasuk Cina, Uni Eropa dan Indonesia, menghentikan semua penerbangan yang melibatkan model 737 MAX. Pesawat jenis ini terlibat dalam dua kecelakaan mematikan dalam waktu kurang dari enam bulan, termasuk satu pada hari Minggu.

Namun jika melihat pasar saham di AS yang lebih luas, S&P 500 ditutup 0,3 persen lebih tinggi ke 2.791,52, dipimpin oleh kenaikan di sektor utilitas dan perawatan kesehatan. Nasdaq Composite naik 0,44 persen menjadi 7.591,03.

Kenaikan ini setelah dirilis data inflasi utama. Indeks harga konsumen AS naik 0,2 persen pada Februari, sesuai harapan.

"Inflasi jasa mengimbangi tidak adanya kenaikan di sisi barang," kata Peter Boockvar, kepala investasi di Bleakley Advisory Group.

"Kenaikan inflasi di jasa ini karena kenaikan upah akibat membaiknya produktivitas," tambah dia.

Perdagangan Sebelumnya

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Pada perdagangan sehari sebelumnya, Bursa Saham Amerika Serikat (AS) atau Wall Street masih melonjak ditopang penguatan sektor teknologi. Namun, penurunan saham Boeing membatasi kenaikan indeks Dow Jones setelah kecelakaan pesawat Ethiopian Airlines.

Pada perdagangan Senin, saham Boeing Co, produsen pesawat terbesar di dunia, turun 5,3 persen menjadi USD 400,01 per saham, mencatat penurunan persentase satu hari terbesar sejak 29 Oktober, setelah imbas kecelakaan mematikan kedua yang melibatkan pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 dalam lima bulan terakhir.

Sekadar informasi, sebuah pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang dioperasikan oleh Ethiopian Airlines jatuh beberapa menit setelah lepas landas dari Addis Ababa pada hari Minggu. Insiden ini menewaskan semua penumpang yang berjumlah 157 orang.

Pada Oktober 2018, Pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang diterbangkan maskapai Lion Air jatuh di lepas pantai Kawarang dan menewaskan 189 orang penumpang.

Semua sektor indeks S&P utama naik, dipimpin oleh kenaikan di sektor teknologi, yang naik 2,2 persen. Sektor industri membalikkan kerugian awal hingga berakhir 0,9 persen.

"Setelah pelemahan di pasar pekan lalu, segalanya menjadi sedikit oversold," kata Michael James, direktur pelaksana perdagangan ekuitas di Wedbush Securities di Los Angeles.

"Itu sangat luar biasa ketika Anda melihat apa yang kami lakukan hari ini, bahkan dengan pergerakan di Boeing," katanya.

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          Pasca-Jatuhnya Ethiopian Airlines, AS Semakin Ditekan untuk Kandangkan Boeing 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Washington DC - Boeing dan otoritas penerbangan Amerika Serikat (AS) semakin ditekan untuk kandangkan pesawat seri 737 MAX, di mana Uni Eropa dan banyak negara lain menghentikan operasional burung besi tersebut pasca-tragedi jatuhnya Ethiopian Airlines pada Minggu 10 Maret.

Regulator, maskapai penerbangan, dan pabrikan AS semakin terisolasi dalam menjaga agar pesawat itu aman. Pada hari Selasa, Boeing menegaskan kembali keyakinannya bahwa 737 MAX memiliki "kepercayaan penuh" pada keselamatannya, demikian sebagaimana dikutip dari The Guardian pada Rabu (13/3/2019).

Tetapi reaksi global terhadap kecelakaan fatal Ethiopian Airlines ET 302, yang menewaskan seluruh 157 orang di dalamnya, menambah tekanan pada Boeing dan Otoritas Penerbangan Federal AS (FAA) untuk bertindak.

Setidaknya 27 maskapai telah menerbangkan MAX, dan lebih dari setengah dari 350 pesawat yang beroperasi saat ini ditangguhkan sementara operasional.

Dalam sebuah pernyataan resmi, Boeing mengatakan: "Kami memahami bahwa badan pengawas dan pelanggan telah membuat keputusan yang mereka yakini paling tepat untuk pasar domestik mereka. Kami akan terus terlibat memastikan mereka memiliki informasi yang diperlukan, guna memiliki kepercayaan diri dalam mengoperasikan armada mereka."

Boeing berencana untuk memperbarui perangkat lunak MAX dan mengubah kontrol penerbangan serta panduan pelatihan.

Saat ini, tercatat hampir 40 persen dari total pemesanan 371 unit Boeing 737 MAX telah diterbangkan secara global, lapor publikasi industri Flightglobal, termasuk 97 pesawat di pasar terbesar di dunia, China.

Negeri Tirai Bambu sendiri menjadi negara pertama yang menghentikan sementara seluruh operasional Boeing 737 MAX, sehari setelah Ethiopian Airlines jatuh beberapa saat pasca-lepas landas dari Bandara Internasional Bole di Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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Kekhawatiran meluas akibat jatuhnya Ethiopian Airlines membuat miliaran dolar AS hilang dari nilai pasar saham Boeing.

Saham pabrikan pesawat terbesar di dunia itu anjlok drastis pada hari Selasa, ketika banyak regulator internasional bergerak melawan 737 MAX.

Selain itu, intervensi Presiden AS Donald Trump di Twitter juga turut mempengaruhi jatuhnya nilai saham Boeing.

Trump mengetwit: "Produsen selalu berusaha untuk melangkah lebih jauh, ketika sering kali yang berusia tua dan sederhana jauh lebih baik. Dibutuhkan keputusan sepersekian detik, dan kerumitan menciptakan bahaya. Semua ini memakan biaya besar, namun sangat sedikit meraih keuntungan."

Presiden AS ke-45 itu menambahkan: "Saya tidak ingin Albert Einstein menjadi pilot saya. Saya ingin profesional penerbangan yang diizinkan untuk dengan mudah dan cepat mengendalikan pesawat!"

Setelah twit tersebut, Trump bertemu dengan kepala eksekutif Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, dalam percakapan pertama yang diketahui di antara mereka sejak kecelakaan pesawat Ethiopian Airlines.

Sementara itu, maskapai yang mengoperasikan Boeing 737 MAX 8 telah dibanjiri pertanyaan dari penumpang yang khawatir pasca-jatuhnya Ethiopian Airlines pada hari Minggu, di mana banyak yang menuntut untuk mengetahui jenis pesawat yang akan mereka naiki, dan hak mereka untuk membatalkan berdasarkan hal tersebut.


          Donald Trump: Airplanes Are Too Complicated To Fly      Cache   Translate Page      
Donald Trump: Airplanes Are Too Complicated To Fly

Trump, the nation's foremost aviation expert tweeted that he wants simple airplanes to be flown again from simpler times.

He must be opining on this topic after the terrible crash in Ethiopia of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. And he may also be panicked, CNN reports, as he just oversaw the sale of 100 of these planes while in Hanoi for a summit with Kim Jong Un.

          March 12, 2019: Hour 1      Cache   Translate Page      
Investigations into the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight continue, as many question if Boeing 737 Max 8 planes should still fly. Many countries have grounded the plane and the list is growing by the hour. The family of Zachary BearHeels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota, says he was experiencing a mental health crisis when he was killed in police custody in 2017. Indigenous activists around the country are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the officers involved should be criminally charged.
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          US says 737 MAX safe to fly after Ethiopia crash; Boeing shares dip      Cache   Translate Page      
<p>The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines jet before it plunged to the ground on Sunday.</p>
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An investigation has been launched after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing all on board. WSJ aerospace reporter Robert Wall discusses the possible focus of the investigation, and more. Photo: Getty Images
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Airline stocks pared losses Monday, while Boeing Co. shares cratered after a deadly crash involving the aerospace giant’s 737 Max 8 aircraft in Ethiopia, the second fatal accident involving the aircraft in six months.
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Kementerian Transportasi dan Infrastruktur Turki pada Selasa (12/3) mengumumkan bahwa semua jadwal penerbangan pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 dan 737 MAX 9 telah dihentikan di negara itu, setelah kecelakaan Ethiopian Airlines pada ...
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Otoritas penerbangan sipil Prancis DGAC pada Selasa (12/3) mengumumkan pihaknya telah melarang pesawat Boeing 737 MAX dari wilayah udara Prancis setelah kecelakaan pesawat dengan model yang sama di Ethiopia dua hari ...
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Otoritas Penerbangan Sipil Malaysia (CAAM) menangguhkan semua penerbangan Boeing 737 MAX 8 di wilayah udaranya pada Selasa, setelah kecelakaan pesawat di Ethiopia. Sementara mengklarifikasi tidak ada maskapai Malaysia yang ...
          Boeing 737 Max aircraft to get software patches by April after deadly crashes      Cache   Translate Page      

[USA], Mar 12 (ANI): Following deadly crashes in recent months, Boeing has promised that it will release software updates for its Boeing 737 Max aircraft by April.

In the aftermath of the Lion Air Flight 610 crash that killed 189 people and the more recent Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 disaster that killed all 157 people onboard, Boeing has announced that it has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 Max since the October crash in collaboration with the FAA.

Some of the improvements include updates to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law, pilot displays, operation manuals, and crew training.

In the coming weeks, the software enhancement will be deployed across the 737 Max fleet, said the company.

Although two separate instances of an aircraft crash, experts consider the Lion Air Flight 610 and the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 disasters as related and similar in nature. (ANI)


          Now, India grounds Boeing 737-MAX aircraft      Cache   Translate Page      

New Delhi/Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator late on Tuesday suspended the operations of Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft, after several other countries restrained their airlines from operating the aircraft type.

In a late night development, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: "DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations."

"As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety."

Further, Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu took to Twitter to direct officials to prepare a contingency plan to avoid inconvenience to passengers.

"While passenger safety is a zero tolerance issue, efforts are already on to minimise the impact on passenger movement as their convenience is important," he tweeted.

Globally many countries have banned the operations of the aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737-800 MAX flight crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board.

On Tuesday, the UK joined Singapore, Australia and a number of other countries in banning Boeing 737 Max planes from operating in or over its airspace.

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate 17 Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft. While SpiceJet has 12 aircraft, Jet has five planes of this type.

Earlier in the day, SpiceJet in a statement said: "The Boeing 737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft. It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world's largest airlines are flying this aircraft."

"We are actively engaged with both Boeing and the DGCA and will continue to put safety first, as always. We have already implemented all additional precautionary measures as directed by the DGCA yesterday (Monday)."

On its part, Boeing said: "Safety is Boeing's number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. We'll continue to engage with all of them to ensure they have the information they need to have confidence in operating their fleets or returning them to service.

"It is also important to note that the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

On Monday, India's civil aviation regulator had issued fresh safety directives for operations of this make of aircraft in the country.

"The issue has been reviewed in DGCA today (Monday) along with the Indian operators covering all reported snags or defects of significant nature along with rectification action(s) taken on these aircraft," the regulator said in a statement on Monday.

"Compliance of an earlier advisory issued by DGCA post Lion Air accident on December 3, 2018 was also reviewed. During the review, it was observed that the 'Daily Defect' and 'Daily Incident' reports contained defects of routine nature and no significant concerns were observed."

Accordingly, the directive deals with the technical aspect and operational.

--IANS

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          EU grounds 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 models      Cache   Translate Page      

Frankfurt, March 13 (IANS) The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published an airworthiness directive (AD), suspending flight operations of both Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 models in Europe.

According to a statement released by the EU's institution, which is located in Cologne, Germany, all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of Boeing 737 MAX series will be suspended. The directive came into effect as of 1900 GMT on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

On Sunday morning, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Chinese nationals.

EASA said that it was taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers, offering assistance in supporting the accident investigation of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

--IANS

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          Now, India grounds Boeing 737 MAX aircraft      Cache   Translate Page      

New Delhi/Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator late on Tuesday suspended the operations of Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft, after several other countries restrained their airlines from operating the aircraft type.

In a late night development, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: "DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations."

"As always, passenger safety remains our top priority. We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety."

Globally many countries have banned the operations of the aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737-800 MAX flight crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board.

On Tuesday, the UK joined Singapore, Australia and a number of other countries in banning Boeing 737 Max planes from operating in or over its airspace.

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate 17 Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft. While SpiceJet has 12 aircraft, Jet has five planes of this type.

Earlier in the day, SpiceJet in a statement said: "The Boeing 737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft. It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world's largest airlines are flying this aircraft."

"We are actively engaged with both Boeing and the DGCA and will continue to put safety first, as always. We have already implemented all additional precautionary measures as directed by the DGCA yesterday (Monday)."

On its part, Boeing said: "Safety is Boeing's number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. We'll continue to engage with all of them to ensure they have the information they need to have confidence in operating their fleets or returning them to service.

"It is also important to note that the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

On Monday, India's civil aviation regulator had issued fresh safety directives for operations of this make of aircraft in the country.

"The issue has been reviewed in DGCA today (Monday) along with the Indian operators covering all reported snags or defects of significant nature along with rectification action(s) taken on these aircraft," the regulator said in a statement on Monday.

"Compliance of an earlier advisory issued by DGCA post Lion Air accident on December 3, 2018 was also reviewed. During the review, it was observed that the 'Daily Defect' and 'Daily Incident' reports contained defects of routine nature and no significant concerns were observed."

Accordingly, the directive deals with the technical aspect and operational.

As per the directive, minimum experience level of crew operating B737 MAX aircraft to fly as pilot should be 1,000 hours and co-pilot 500 hours on Boeing 737 NG aircraft type.

"DGCA will continue to closely monitor the situation and may impose or take any other operational, maintenance measures, restrictions based on the information received from accident investigation agency, FAA, Boeing," the statement said.

--IANS

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          Italy bans Boeing 737 Max 8 after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Rome, March 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy's civil aviation authority is banning Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from its airspace indefinitely from Tuesday night as a "precautionary" measure - a move already announced by eight other countries following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash outside Addis Ababa.

"From 9 pm today (March 12), given the lack of certain information on the Ethiopian Airlines incident on Sunday that involved a Boing 737 Max 8 jet and the previous incident in October in Indonesia, as a precautionary measure, Enac has ordered the closure of Italian airspace to all commercial flights operating this type of aircraft," it said.

"This model of aircraft can no longer fly to and from national airports until further notice," Enac added.

The only Italian airline that uses the banned aircraft is Air Italy, which has three Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in its fleet, according to Enac.

Ethiopian Airlines are among 20 companies that have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following Sunday's disaster in which all 157 passengers were killed.

Passengers from over 30 countries were on the doomed flight, including eight Italians.

Among the dead were 22 United Nations staff, many heading for an assembly of the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi.

The causes of the crash, which occurred six minutes after take-off, are not yet known.

A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed into the sea in Indonesia in October 13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people aboard the flight. A report on that disaster is pending.

The 737 Max 8 aircraft has only been in commercial use since 2017 and the planes involved in both crashes were just months old.

--IANS/AKI

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          SpiceJet defends 737s despite global ban on its operations      Cache   Translate Page      

New Delhi/Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Even as global civil aviation authorities banned their respective airlines from operating the Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft, budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday said it was actively engaged with both Boeing and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as it continued to operate that aircraft.

In a statement, the airline said: "The Boeing 737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft. It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world's largest airlines are flying this.

"We are actively engaged with both Boeing and the DGCA and will continue to put safety first, as always. We have implemented all additional precautionary measures as directed by the DGCA on Monday."

Globally, many countries have banned the operations of the aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people on board.

On its part, Boeing said: "Safety is Boeing's top priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. We'll continue to engage with them to ensure that they have the information they need to have confidence in operating their fleets or returning them to service.

"It is also important to note the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to the operators."

On Tuesday, the UK joined Singapore, Australia and a number of other countries in banning Boeing 737 Max planes from operating in or over its airspace.

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate 17 Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft. While SpiceJet has 12, Jet has 5 planes of this type.

On Monday, India's civil aviation regulator issued fresh safety directives for operating this make of aircraft.

"The issue has been reviewed by the DGCA today along with the Indian operators covering all reported snags or defects of significant nature along with rectification action(s) taken on these aircraft," the regulator said in a statement on Monday.

"Compliance of an earlier advisory issued by the DGCA after the Lion Air accident on December 3, 2018 was also reviewed. During the review, it was observed that the 'Daily Defect' and 'Daily Incident' reports contained defects of routine nature and no significant concerns were observed," it said.

Accordingly, the directive deals with the technical and operational aspects.

As per the directive, the minimum experience of the crew operating the B737 Max aircraft as pilot should be 1,000 hours and co-pilot 500 hours.

"The DGCA will continue to monitor the situation and may impose or take any other operational, maintenance measures, restrictions based on the information received from accident investigation agency, FAA and Boeing," the statement said.

--IANS

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          Boeing under pressure after a second deadly crash, here's how much worse it could get for the stock      Cache   Translate Page      
Boeing is under pressure following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 over the weekend. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Chris Verrone, Brian Kelly and Dan Nathan.
          Near-term revenue loss will be issue after Boeing crash, says analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
David Vernon of Bernstein joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss how Boeing will fare after the crash of an Ethiopia Airlines flight.
          There's probably nothing wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX 8, says expert      Cache   Translate Page      
31 airlines have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX jets following the crash of Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302. Keith Mackey, Aviation Safety Consultant and former airline captain, joins 'The Exchange' to weigh in on the situation.
          UK, Ireland, France, Germany latest to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8      Cache   Translate Page      
31 airlines have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX jets following the crash of Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.
          3/12/2019: From The Cover: Flydubai remains confident of 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      

Budget carrier flydubai yesterday said it remains “confident in the airworthiness” of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft. A spokesperson told Gulf News that flydubai “continues to be in touch with...
          3/12/2019: From The Cover: DELAYED FLIGHT FROM DUBAI TO ADDIS ABABA SAVED HIS LIFE      Cache   Translate Page      

One passenger travelling from the UAE missed Sunday’s doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi because his Dubai connecting flight arrived later than expected. Ahmad Khalid told Canadian-based Global News that he was booked from...
          3/12/2019: From The Cover: ‘I WAS TWO MINUTES LATE... I MISSED THE FATAL FLIGHT’      Cache   Translate Page      

A Greek man said he would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed killing all on board, except that he arrived two minutes late for the flight. “I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the...
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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight ET302 to Nairobi that crashed with 151 passengers and eight crew members aboard had unstable vertical speed.
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32 Kenyans 18 Canadians 9 Ethiopians 8 Italians 8 Chinese 8 Americans 7 British 7 French 6 Egyptians 5 Dutch 4 Indians 4 Slovaks Who’s doing what Boeing: No basis to issue new guidance to operators Ethiopian Airlines: Has grounded its Max 8 jets...
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Get the latest updates, watch videos related to the Boeing 737 investigation and read more analysis on the Ethiopian Airline crash
          U.S. will not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

          New Zealand suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's aviation regulator on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker's model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

          Bermuda prohibits Boeing 737 MAX from its airspace      Cache   Translate Page      
Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.

          S&P, Nasdaq rise on tame inflation data; Dow felled by Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday after tame inflation data underscored the Federal Reserve's dovish stance on interest rate hikes, but the Dow ended lower as Boeing's shares sank for a second day after one of its planes crashed in Ethiopia.

          U.S. airlines stand by 737 MAX as some customers, nations reject it      Cache   Translate Page      
The three U.S. airlines using Boeing Co's 737 MAX continued to stand by the aircraft on Tuesday, even as some customers, unions and politicians questioned its safety after an increasing number of countries banned the plane following a deadly crash in Ethiopia.

          Trump tweets on airplanes, speaks to Boeing CEO in wake of 737 MAX crash      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump, concerned about the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane in Ethiopia, spoke to Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday and received assurances that the aircraft was safe, two people briefed on the call said.

          Τηλεφωνική επικοινωνία του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ με τον επικεφαλής της Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      
Τηλεφωνική επικοινωνία είχαν ο πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ Ντόναλντ Τραμπ και ο Ντένις Μιούλενμπεργκ, ο επικεφαλής της Boeing συνδιάλεξη σχετικά με την κρίση που πλήττει την εταιρεία κατασκευής αεροσκαφών, μετά το δυστύχημα την Κυριακή με ένα 737 MAX 8 των Ethiopian Airlines, που στοίχισε τη ζωή σε 157 ανθρώπους, είπε στο Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο μια πηγή από […]
          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
          Should You Be Worried If You're Flying On A Boeing 737 Max 8?      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Let's say you have a flight booked and, given the recent news, you've looked more closely at the type of plane, and it turns out it is a Boeing 737 Max 8. Should you be scared? Should you try and switch flights? Well, today, the United Kingdom joined a handful of other countries in announcing that they are suspending all use of these planes. Here in the United States, the FAA has not done that. Southwest and American fly the 737 Max 8. United flies a similar 737 plane, and they're all still in the air. This is the type of plane that was involved in two fatal crashes in less than five months, including Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people. David Soucie worked for the FAA as a safety regulator. He's co-author of the book "Why Planes Crash." And he joins us this morning. Welcome. DAVID SOUCIE: Hello. Good morning, David. GREENE: Would you board one of these planes right now? SOUCIE: Well, it
          After 2 Crashes, Safety Concerns Are Raised About Boeing's 737 Max 8      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: The secretary of transportation offered some basic advice after two Boeing plane crashes - aviation remains broadly safe, and Elaine Chao sees no reason yet to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) ELAINE CHAO: I want people to be assured that we take these accidents very seriously. We are reviewing them very carefully. INSKEEP: Other countries have seen enough for now. But the U.S. says it's too early to stop flights by the 737 MAX 8 although two planes in five months have gone down, soon after takeoff in each case. NPR's David Schaper covers aviation. He's on the line. Hi there, David. DAVID SCHAPER, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve. INSKEEP: How is the FAA approaching this? SCHAPER: Well, you know, the FAA is waiting to learn more. They have investigators onsite in Ethiopia helping with the investigation that is being led by the Ethiopian authorities. But they have been taking steps along the way. They
          2nd Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Leaves Flying Public Concerned       Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
          How Boeing Is Dealing With The Aftermath Of Ethiopian Airlines Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Meanwhile, a lot of eyes are turning towards Boeing, which built the planes involved in both the Ethiopian air crash and that Lion Air crash in Indonesia less than five months ago. This morning, Boeing's stock tanked 12 percent before recovering much of that ground. NPR's Camila Domonoske has been looking at what all of this means for Boeing. She's in the studio. Hey, Camila. CAMILA DOMONOSKE, BYLINE: Hi. KELLY: So what has been the official response from Boeing? DOMONOSKE: The company expressed, quote, "heartfelt sympathies" and is sending a technicals team to the crash site to help investigate. Boeing says, quote, "based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators." And internally, the CEO sent a letter to staff encouraging them to stay focused and saying he's confident in the safety of this model of plane. KELLY: And talk to me about this specific model. This was the Boeing
          Notikušo aviokatastrofu dēļ Eiropas gaisa telpa slēgta "Boeing 737 MAX" modeļu lidmašīnām      Cache   Translate Page      
Eiropas Aviācijas drošības pārvalde (EASA) otrdien paziņojusi, ka slēdz Eiropas Savienības (ES) gaisa telpu aviolaineriem "Boeing 737 MAX", ņemot vērā pēdējā laikā notikušās Etiopijas aviokompānijas "Ethiopian Airlines" un Indonēzijas aviokompānijas "Lion Air" šī modeļa lidmašīnu katastrofas.
          U.S. will not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

          New Zealand suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's aviation regulator on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker's model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

          Bermuda prohibits Boeing 737 MAX from its airspace      Cache   Translate Page      
Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.

          U.S. Army captain, father-to-be among Americans in Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
A former U.S. Army captain from Illinois, a father-to-be from California and a truck driver from Minnesota were among at least eight Americans killed in Sunday's crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in Ethiopia in which 157 people died.

          EU Bans the use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 after Ethiopian crash      Cache   Translate Page      

As the troubled Boeing 737 MAX jets are being diverted in European skies, with nations shutting airspace over the deadly crash in Ethiopia one by one, an Israeli-bound Norwegian Airlines plane was forced to return to Stockholm. Data from tracker website Flightradar24 shows that Norwegian flight DY4545 got as far as Romania before the plane […]

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          How to Find Out If You're Booked on a 737 Max and What to Do if You Are      Cache   Translate Page      

After two deadly plane crashes involving Boeing’s 737 Max 8 jet over the past six months, many airline passengers and airlines have starting to consider whether or not the planes are safe to fly.

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          EN DIRECT - Crash d'Ethiopian Airlines : les Etats-Unis estiment qu'il n'y a pas de raison de clouer le Boeing 737 MAX 8 au sol      Cache   Translate Page      
ACCIDENT - Un Boeing 737 MAX 8 de la compagnie Ethiopian Airlines s'est écrasé dimanche alors qu'il effectuait la liaison Addis Abeba-Nairobi, tuant 157 personnes, dont neuf Français. L'avion est désormais cloué au sol dans de très nombreux pays. Suivez les dernières informations en direct.
          Flugvélar orðnar „alltof flóknar“      Cache   Translate Page      
„Ég veit ekki með ykkur, en ég vil ekki að Albert Einstein sé flugstjórinn minn.“ Afdrif Boeing 737 MAX 8-þotu Ethiopian Airlines hafa valdið miklu fjaðrafoki um allan heim og kemst fátt annað að í fréttum dagsins en lönd og flugfélög sem hafa kyrrsett þotur af þessari sömu gerð. Donald Trump Bandaríkjaforseti lætur sínar hugleiðingar um málið að sjálfsögðu ekki eftir liggja.
          Misstu af flugvélinni sem fórst      Cache   Translate Page      
Brak úr farþegaþotunni sem fórst um helgina skömmu eftir flugtak frá Addis Ababa, höfuðborg Eþíópíu. Tveir karlmenn segjast hafa rétt misst af farþegaþotu Ethiopian Airlines sem fórst í gær skömmu eftir flugtak frá flugvellinum í Addis Ababa, höfuðborg Eþíópíu, með þeim afleiðingum að 157 manns létu lífið samkvæmt frétt BBC.
          Temukan Kata Cintamu dalam 100 Bahasa      Cache   Translate Page      


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Berikut kata cinta dalam 100 bahasa :

English - I love you
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Albanian (Albania) - Te dua
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Arabic (Arab) - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian (Armenia) - Yes kez sirumem


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Belarusian (Azerbaijan) - Ya tabe kahayu
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Elvish (Stockholm) - Amin mela lle (from The Lord of The Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Esperanto (Amerika selatan) - Mi amas vin
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Ethiopian (Ethiopia) - Afgreki'
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Filipino (Filipina) - Mahal kita
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Frisian (Skandinavia) - Ik hald fan dy
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Georgian (Georgia) - Mikvarhar
German (Jerman) - Ich liebe dich
Greek (Yunani) - S'agapo
Gujarati (Gujarat) - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
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Hawaiian (Hawaii) - Aloha Au Ia`oe
Hebrew (Eropa timur)
To female - "ani ohev otach" (said by male) "ohevet Otach" (said by female)
To male - "ani ohev otcha" (said by male) "Ohevet ot'cha" (said by female)
Hindi (India) - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong (group di China) - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi (Arizona) - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian (Hungaria) - Szeretlek
Icelandic (Jerman utara) - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo (Pulau Pannay) - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian (Indonesia) - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit (Eskimo) - Negligevapse
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Italian (Italia) - Ti amo
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Kannada (Canada) - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
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Korean (Korea) - Sarang Heyo or Nanun tangshinul sarang hamnida
Latin - Te amo
Latvian (Latvia) - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese (Lebanon) - Bahibak
Lithuanian (Lithuania) - Tave myliu
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Macedonian (Makedonia) - Te Sakam
Malay (Malaysia) - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam (India selatan) - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese (Malta) - Inhobbok
Marathi (India Barat) - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk(Ontario) - Kanbhik
Moroccan (Maroko) - Ana moajaba bik


          La Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea prohíbe el vuelo y el sobrevuelo del Boeing 737-8 MAX y del 737-9 MAX en la UE      Cache   Translate Page      

Martes, 12 de marzo de 2019 - En España

La Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (EASA) ha prohibido el vuelo y el sobrevuelo de aeronaves modelo Boeing 737-8 MAX y 737-9 MAX en la Unión Europea. Lo hace para garantizar la seguridad de los pasajeros tras el trágico accidente del vuelo ET302 de Ethiopian Airlines en el Boeing 737 MAX 8.


          After Deadly Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Boeing to Upgrade Software in 737 MAX 8 Fleet in 'Weeks' - News18      Cache   Translate Page      
After Deadly Ethiopian Airlines Crash, Boeing to Upgrade Software in 737 MAX 8 Fleet in 'Weeks'  News18

Boeing did not refer to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash in connection to the software upgrade. The statement did express the company's condolences to the ...


          Wave of countries ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Wave of countries ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crashBritain, France and Germany joined a growing list of countries to ban Boeing 737 MAX planes from their airspace on Tuesday as airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months. On Sunday a new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board, from 35 countries. The widening airspace closures puts pressure on Boeing, the world's biggest planemaker, to prove 737 MAX planes are safe as increasing numbers of fleets have been grounded.



          737 MAX : Boeing rappelle la procédure en cas de bug      Cache   Translate Page      

Quelques jours après le crash du vol Ethiopian Airlines ET302, Boeing, dans un communiqué en date du 11 mars 2019, précise les mesures entreprises sur les 737 MAX après l’accident du vol Lion Air 610 le 28 octobre 2018. Pendant ce temps, de plus en plus de compagnies renoncent à exploiter leurs 737 MAX 8. […]

L’article 737 MAX : Boeing rappelle la procédure en cas de bug est apparu en premier sur Aerobuzz.


          FAA stands by Boeing 737 Max as much of the world — including the entire EU — grounds the jetliner      Cache   Translate Page      

Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States on Tuesday as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly accidents in just five months.

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          Two crashes of Boeing's new 737 Max 8 jets leave some flyers anxious: 'It definitely catches your attention'      Cache   Translate Page      

As aviation officials continued investigating an airplane crash that killed more than 150 people in Ethiopia on Sunday, U.S. airlines faced uncertainty among travelers about whether they ought to worry about boarding a flight on the particular plane in question.

It’s the second major crash involving...


          Two short flights end in fatal crashes of a Boeing 737 Max 8. Is there a connection?      Cache   Translate Page      

Once again, an almost brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes not long after takeoff as it flies erratically and pilots ask to return to the airport.

The crash Sunday morning of a jetliner in Ethiopia bears unmistakable similarities to the Oct. 29 tragedy off the coast of Indonesia involving the same...


          Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded after Ethiopian crash that killed 157 people      Cache   Translate Page      

Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing said it had no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies.

As the East African country mourned the 157 victims...


          A shredded book, a passport: What 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash left behind      Cache   Translate Page      

What little was left was heartbreaking: A battered passport. A shredded book. Business cards in many languages.

Searchers in white gloves and canvas shoes picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 for a second day on Monday, gingerly lifting from the scorched...


          Ethiopia mourns crash victims as plane's 'black box' found damaged      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as "an extra safety precaution" following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia marked a day of mourning and the plane's damaged "black box" of data was found.

Although...


          U.S. will not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

          New Zealand suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's aviation regulator on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker's model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

          Bermuda prohibits Boeing 737 MAX from its airspace      Cache   Translate Page      
Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.

          Malaysia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace - The Sun Daily      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Malaysia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace  The Sun Daily
  2. The nations grounding their Boeing 737s  New Straits Times
  3. More Boeings grounded amid global probe into Ethiopia crash  Times of India
  4. Why pilots would never agree with Trump's tweet about the Boeing 737 MAX 8  The Independent
  5. Malaysia declares 'no-fly zone' for Boeing 737 MAX 8  New Straits Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunday's deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia is spurring dozens of countries and airlines to ground the plane. In the U.S., the FAA is demanding design changes for the fleet.
          Sen. Richard Blumenthal Calls On U.S. Airlines To Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets      Cache   Translate Page      
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about his calls to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes because of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airline crashes.
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          Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crash: Three Things to Know      Cache   Translate Page      
An investigation has been launched after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing all on board. WSJ aerospace reporter Robert Wall discusses the possible focus of the investigation, and more. Photo: EPA/Boeing

          Factbox: U.S. Army captain, father-to-be among Americans in Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
A former U.S. Army captain from Illinois, a father-to-be from California and a truck driver from Minnesota were among at least eight Americans killed in Sunday's crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in Ethiopia in which 157 people died.

          3/12/2019: WORLD: ‘THE UNITED NATIONS IS UNITED IN GRIEF’      Cache   Translate Page      

Environmental activists, aid delegates, charity workers, human rights advocates, doctors — many of those killed on Ethiopia’s Flight 302 were humanitarians from around the globe. Of the 18 Canadians killed, four — three volunteers and a staff member —...
          3/12/2019: WORLD: PASSENGER ARRIVED TOO LATE FOR DOOMED FLIGHT      Cache   Translate Page      
A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but...
          3/12/2019: FP SASKATOON: Air Canada, Westjet tout fleets’ safety      Cache   Translate Page      

Canadian authorities will not require national airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, the second mass fatality involving this plane in five months. “When we actually get...
          3/12/2019: YOU: UNDERLYING STRENGTH      Cache   Translate Page      

In Kilenso Mokonisa, one of the smallest villages in its region of Ethiopia, Grade 9 students listen closely to a lecture on the principles of democracy. They sit in a spacious classroom with wide windows overlooking lush countryside. Just six years...
          Ethiopian Airlines CEO tells CNN: Pilot had 'flight control problems'      Cache   Translate Page      

• US Senate to hold hearing on air safety following Ethiopia plane crash • Why Boeing isn't grounding its 737 Max 8s • Boeing a major lobbying player on Capitol Hill


          2 NorCal Brothers Traveling Before 1 Became a Dad Among 157 Killed in Ethiopian Jet Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
Two California brothers on a world adventure before one of them became a dad this spring were among those killed in an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash, friends and relatives said. Melvin and Bennett Riffel, of Redding, were on vacation and had been in Australia and Somalia before traveling to Ethiopia, family and friends said. Melvin’s wife, Brittney, also was vacationing with the brothers, but she had returned to California after they all visited Australia, family friend Jake Mangas, a friend […]
          Athletics: Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines      Cache   Translate Page      
The IAAF's decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3,000 meters will "disproportionately affect" Ethiopia and Kenya, two powerhouses of middle and long-distance events, running great Haile Gebrselassie has said.

          Sau 2 vụ rơi máy bay: Việt Nam tạm dừng cấp phép tàu bay 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      
Sau 2 vụ rơi máy bay: Việt Nam tạm dừng cấp phép tàu bay 737 MAX
Dự kiến tháng 10 tới, một hãng hàng không của Việt Nam sẽ nhận chiếc đầu tiên trong lô 100 máy bay Boeing 737 MAX. Trong khi đó, hiện một số quốc gia đã tạm dừng khai thác dòng máy bay này sau tai nạn máy bay của hãng hàng không Ethiopian Airlines.
          Trump: 'Airplanes Are Becoming Far Too Complex to Fly'      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump, a frequent flier who owns his own plane, on Tuesday offered his opinion on the crash in Ethiopia two days ago.
          3/13/2019: FRONT PAGE: Airlines worldwide ground Boeing jets      Cache   Translate Page      
Ethiopian Airlines disaster the second in six months involving a 737 MAX 8
          3/13/2019: MONEY: Boeing stock is expected to weather storm      Cache   Translate Page      

A second deadly crash for a new Boeing aircraft in just six months may deal the manufacturer some shortterm problems, but analysts expect the company to weather the turmoil. Boeing shares fell Monday, a day after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed...
          Carleton alumnus Peter DeMarsh among Ethiopian Airlines crash victims      Cache   Translate Page      
Noted forestry advocate and Carleton University alumnus Peter DeMarsh was among the 18 Canadians who died in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines jet crash, the university announced Tuesday. “The Carleton community extends sincere condolences to Peter’s family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time,” wrote Carleton president Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “We are all shocked and saddened that […]
          Crisis for Boeing, Airlines Flying 737 Max 8 After Second Deadly Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
With Ethiopian crash, toll at 346 in six months:  At least 27 airlines have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after 157 people were killed when one crashed in Ethiopia Sunday. A growing list of countries–including China, the U.K., Australia, Indonesia and Singapore–have banned the planes from their airspace, worried about similarities between the...
          U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

          Fiji suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier's two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

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Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
March 12, 2019



Index for Today's Briefing
  • SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ABRAMS/VENEZUELA
  • IRAN
  • VENEZUELA
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • IRAQ
  • ALGERIA
  • AFGHANISTAN
  • IRAN
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • NORTH KOREA
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/CHINA

    TRANSCRIPT:

    2:42 p.m. EDT

    MR PALLADINO: Good afternoon, everybody.

    QUESTION: Good afternoon.

    MR PALLADINO: Afternoon. At the top today, we are privileged to have with us our Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. He’ll be – make a few remarks and be willing to take some questions. At the conclusion of the briefing, we also have some subject matter experts from our Bureau of Consular Affairs. If there are additional questions on matters pertaining to American citizens that you’d like to dive into a little bit, we’ll make them available as well.

    QUESTION: American citizens anywhere or in Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re talking – that’s for Venezuela we’re talking about today. Okay? Great. Mr. Abrams, thanks.

    QUESTION: Then you’re going to --

    MR PALLADINO: We have a normal briefing as well.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Happy to be here for my daily briefing. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: You are becoming quite a fixture up there.

    QUESTION: You’re setting a good example.

    MR ABRAMS: Oh.

    QUESTION: There may be an opening for a spokesman. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: I wouldn’t touch that with a 20-foot pole. (Laughter.)

    On January 23rd and January 24th, we announced and began a process of bringing back to the United States the great majority of Americans who work at the U.S. embassy in Caracas. The decision announced yesterday is, in a sense, a follow-on to that initial decision and is the product of the same considerations for the conditions in Caracas, which make it so difficult to continue keeping the embassy staffed there, and for the general situation in Caracas.

    If you think back, it’s only six weeks ago, but the situation in Caracas has deteriorated very considerably in that period and especially in the last few days since the blackouts began on Friday. So the Secretary made that decision.

    You may have seen the interviews he did this morning. I’ll just read one paragraph: “We made the decision yesterday that it just was prudent to get these folks back. The situation there is deteriorating. The Maduro regime’s horrific leadership over the last year[s] has just made life there so difficult, it began to make it more difficult for the United States to take the actions that it needed to do to support the Venezuelan people. So we concluded this was simply the right step to take,” and it “was the right time to take it.”

    I should say that this does not represent any change in U.S. policy toward Venezuela nor does it represent any reduction in the commitment we have to the people of Venezuela and to their struggle for democracy. You will see very soon a significant number of additional visa revocations. You will see in the coming days some very significant additional sanctions and the international group, of which we are a part – that includes most EU countries, the Lima Group, Canada, the U.S. – continues to do its work.

    Why don’t I stop there and we’ll take some questions.

    MR PALLADINO: We’ll start with Associated Press.

    QUESTION: Thanks. I’m curious to know what the Secretary meant by saying that the presence of – continued presence of any American diplomats in Caracas was a constraint on policy. He didn’t quite explain. What exactly did their presence constrain, number one?

    Number two, you talked about the blackouts and all this kind of thing, but presumably there are no family members there. It was very, very – only a handful of staffers still at the embassy. Presumably, they have generators, right?

    MR ABRAMS: Generators require fuel, the embassy requires water.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR ABRAMS: The embassy’s own situation also had a – let’s say a finite number of days.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. So can you explain what exactly the constraint was on – what kinds of policies were being constrained by the presence --

    MR ABRAMS: Well, I don’t --

    QUESTION: Especially because yesterday, the Secretary said that – when he was asked about support for – U.S. support for Juan Guaido, said that as long as our team is on the ground in Caracas, you’d continue to provide the same kinds of support that you do. Well, now that’s gone or very soon will be gone, so I don’t understand how these – those mesh.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we will – we will – obviously it makes it more difficult to meet with all Venezuelans when the – we – when the team is not on the ground. I’m kind of reluctant to sort of try to parse the Secretary’s words, but let me just say that in every decision we made – every decision, decisions on diplomatic activities, on visas, on sanctions – the safety of that staff was a key consideration. And that was something that weighed very heavily on our mind every day, literally every day. So I think that’s – I think that was what the Secretary was referring to, and I’ll just leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Okay, but when you said it doesn’t reflect a change in policy --

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    QUESTION: -- it means that it was not intended to be some kind of hint or harbinger of military intervention or some kind of use of force?

    MR ABRAMS: Nothing has changed. We continue to say, because it is true, all options are on the table.

    QUESTION: But?

    MR ABRAMS: But they did not change yesterday.

    MR PALLADINO: There we go. Let’s go Michelle, CNN.

    QUESTION: So just hours before this statement came out from the Secretary we heard from the Secretary on Venezuela and he made no mention of the need to get people out. In fact, he really didn’t talk about U.S. people at the embassy there. So what changed between the time we spoke to him and close to midnight when he put this out?

    MR ABRAMS: He made his final decision. We have been talking about this literally – literally – every day. I’ve only been here six weeks, but that was right after the decision to move most of the people from the embassy back to the United States. We have had daily phone calls, daily meetings about this question, been before the Secretary, and he made his decision.

    QUESTION: And then that line that Matt mentioned, “constraint on U.S. policy” – that reads like a threat. I mean, it’s obviously curious. So should Maduro see that line as a threat?

    MR ABRAMS: I can only repeat what the President has said: All options are always on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to AFP.

    QUESTION: Yes. Just to – thank you. Just to follow on on this constraint thing, is there a link between the decision of withdrawing all the diplomats and some actions you might want to take to make sure the aid, which is at the border, come inside Venezuela?

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    MR PALLADINO: Reuters.

    QUESTION: Hello, Mr. Abrams. Two questions. One is: Who do you leave the embassy to? Do you appoint a protective power? What happens to the embassy, how do you ensure, number one.

    MR ABRAMS: Right.

    QUESTION: Number two: We understand that the decision was made because the talks with the Venezuelans collapsed late yesterday and that that – this is according to the Venezuelans – that’s what led to this. Did you – did the U.S. get any kind of direct threat from Maduro’s government that something was going to happen?

    MR ABRAMS: On the first part, normally we would get a protecting power, and that is, I think, what we’ll do here, and we are in discussions now about that. What will happen to the embassy grounds, the embassy physically, let’s say, is something that we then discuss with the protecting power, with potential protecting powers. So we don’t have a final answer on that, and when we do we’ll announce it.

    On the regime, you know on --

    QUESTION: Are you in discussions with other countries to – as to who will be the protecting power?

    MR ABRAMS: Yes. We are in discussions.

    QUESTION: But it hasn’t been decided who?

    MR ABRAMS: Right. About – we are trying to decide on a protecting power. January 23rd, the Secretary said the United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela. Accordingly, the United States does not consider former President Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata. So from our point of view, the regime cannot make a decision about whether we stay or go. And as a matter of fact, the National Assembly yesterday said we have the legal authority to stay, and they are the legitimate government of Venezuela. But the regime also cannot, in our view, provide security for the embassy, and the situation in Caracas is deteriorating. So our decision was made really fundamentally without regard to what the regime wants or thinks.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go with Los Angeles Times.

    QUESTION: Thank you. Just to follow on Lesley, so there were talks going on between the Venezuelans and you guys about creating an interest section or something like that and then the Venezuelans gave you 72 hours to leave. Is that not true?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we have had – as you know, we’ve talked about this before. I have – I had a couple of meetings with the de facto regime Foreign Minister Arreaza. And those meetings were essentially about exactly this. So this subject has been out there for a long time. But we made a decision at one point, and you talked about it here – I’ve certainly talked about it in public – that an interest section was really not appropriate. You do an interest section where there is no government that you consider legitimate. There is a legitimate government in Venezuela, from our point of view. Maybe that would have satisfied some demands of the regime, but it was not something that the Untied States was going to do. So that really was off the table.

    QUESTION: And 72 hours? The deadline?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, as I said, we do not believe the regime, on the one hand, has the ability to tell us when to leave, on the other hand, doesn’t have the ability to protect us if we stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Post.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, the Maduro government’s attorney general announced that Juan Guaido is going to be investigated for – on suspicion of sabotage in the blackout. Does the departure of the U.S. diplomats put him in a weaker position at all, at a time when he would seem to be under greater threat?

    MR ABRAMS: First, we’ve seen that as well, and it’s a threat against Interim President Guaido. They have made such threats before. They’ve talked about going after him on one basis or another, and we also know that the supreme court, the TSJ, has essentially been packed by the regime. So that’s a – that report is of real concern. I don’t think the regime is going to base its decision on that, on our presence or absence, any more than it made the decision on whether to arrest him upon his return on the basis of whether we were there or not there. I think it’s largely a matter of how they think the public, the Venezuelan public, will react.

    QUESTION: You have any warnings to the government or any message to them?

    MR ABRAMS: We have --

    QUESTION: Should they be contemplating arresting him on this?

    MR ABRAMS: I think – I hope they’re aware of the fact that there are 54 countries, some important countries, that consider Juan Guaido to be the legitimate interim president of Venezuela. And I think not only we but the other 53 will react immediately. There are a number of diplomatic and financial and economic steps that governments can take. We’ve taken many of them; other countries haven’t. I would think that the arrest, incarceration of Juan Guaido would lead a lot of countries to react very quickly.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to EFE.

    QUESTION: Thank you. I want to ask you a question about the possible scenario of the Maduro government collapses. The Spain’s foreign minister today said that the U.S. asked Spain to receive Venezuelan ministers loyal to Maduro in case the Venezuelan Government collapses. So I wanted to ask you if the U.S. has actually made this petition to Spain, and what were the terms in which these petitions were made?

    MR ABRAMS: This is an old discussion. When I was assistant secretary of state for Latin America, and there were a lot of military regimes, the question of what to do with dictators arose, and it was actually Felipe Gonzalez, who was prime minister at the time, who said maybe Spain can help by taking some of these people. We’ve had some conversations with Spain. I wouldn’t say we made a request, they made an answer. We have certainly had conversations. We’ve had them with a couple of other places too, because this question may arise, and we have talked about off-ramps and we have talked about wanting some of the regime officials to leave the country as part of a transition.

    So the question therefore obviously arises: well, where would they go? And they may prefer to go to Cuba or Russia, but there are other places, and so that is a conversation we’ll continue to have. Unfortunately, none of the people at the top of the regime have yet made that decision, the decision that they should make. And as we’ve said before, we are willing to help them out in those circumstances.

    QUESTION: Can I ask a follow-up of – on that? You mentioned that they’re – the U.S. Government with Spain and a couple other places. Which ones are these other --

    MR ABRAMS: I’m not going to say, because it has not been as public as it has in the case of Spain.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Times.

    QUESTION: Thanks for coming out to talk with us. Big picture question regarding all the – all of the options on the table. Can you discuss the military option for a minute? And specifically, has the administration asked the Pentagon to draw up such an option? And assuming that it has, are you satisfied with the option that the Pentagon has, which is headed by an interim defense secretary, provided at this point?

    QUESTION: He’s a legitimate interim defense secretary. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: The President has said all options are the table. They are. Further than that it would be foolish for me to go, and I’m not going to do it.

    MR PALLADINO: Bloomberg.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, can you talk a little bit more about the finite resources that the embassy is facing? I mean, it seems to be a suggestion that they’re running out of fuel and water. What were the constraints on the embassy?

    MR ABRAMS: It’s a difficult situation for the embassy. It’s a difficult situation for Venezuelans, of course, far more. I don’t believe the embassy is at this point connected to any water system. So there’s a question of how would you get fresh water. Obviously, there are continuing blackouts on and off. So the question then is: How are your generators working, and do you have enough fuel? There’s also a question of communications. If there’s no electricity, there are no communications, which obviously speaks immediately to the safety of our people.

    So the deterioration of the general situation in Caracas doesn’t affect the embassy exactly as it effects Venezuelans, but it does affect the embassy.

    QUESTION: But were you – was there any concern that there was some new or imminent security threat that the embassy might be overrun, that the Maduro regime was unable or unwilling to provide or to guarantee security?

    MR ABRAMS: We do not think that the regime is really able to provide security, and I would note that in his most recent public statement, former President Maduro spoke about calling upon the colectivos to come forward. Now, that – that’s calling for armed gangs to take over the streets, and it is obviously going to be a great worry to Venezuelans, but we noted it.

    QUESTION: I’m sorry, was that part of the – was that the deciding factor?

    MR ABRAMS: That – actually, that statement by Maduro came today. So it was not part of the decision. But the background was – and as you know, they’ve been using colectivos more in Caracas, along the borders. Perhaps it is a sign of Maduro’s lack of confidence in his own security forces. But it is by definition a breakdown of law and order.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go Wall Street Journal.

    QUESTION: Thank you. You said that the decision to remove embassy personnel doesn’t represent a policy change by the United States, but you have acknowledged that it would make it more difficult to meet with Venezuelans, both the Maduro regime and the Guaido government. So functionally, how is the U.S. going to proceed without an embassy staff on the ground? Are you just – are you going to remove them to nearby countries? Are they coming back to the States? What is the plan?

    MR ABRAMS: Who to nearby countries? The Americans?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR ABRAMS: The Americans will come back here to Washington, which is what the much larger group of Americans from the embassy in January did. I am very – I am one of the beneficiaries of this, because my team is made up in great part of people from Embassy Caracas, and the WHA team on Venezuela was also greatly enriched by their presence. Now, obviously people in the summer will go on to whatever forward assignments they had.

    We will – as I said, it’ll be harder, because we’re not going to be able to do the face-to-face meetings we were doing. Admittedly, we were not able to do a lot of face-to-face meetings because the embassy staff had become quite small. But it wasn’t – so it will be something that we’re going to have to try to accomplish outside of Venezuela or by telephone or by emails and other forms of communication.

    QUESTION: And are you able to give us even just rough estimates of the number of people we’re talking about?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we – I’m told we just – by the Diplomatic Security people we just don’t do that.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Fox.

    QUESTION: At the top you said that significant sanctions would be coming in the coming days. Can you elaborate a little bit on that? Are they targeting financial institutions or country-specific? The Secretary said yesterday a handful of nations are providing aid and comfort to the Maduro regime.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we did, you know, Friday sanction a Russian-Venezuelan bank, one that was basically 50/50 owned by Russian and Venezuelan state institutions. There will be more sanctions of financial institutions – I think I would leave it at that – and more visa revocations coming very soon.

    QUESTION: Like today?

    MR ABRAMS: Possible. Possible.

    QUESTION: How about Turkey?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no Turkey. Voice of America, please.

    QUESTION: Well, Turkey and Venezuela is actually a thing.

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR PALLADINO: Turkey and Venezuela. Okay.

    QUESTION: Yes, that’s what I – that’s what I mean.

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead, Laurie. Okay, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. To follow up on this question, Turkey’s support for – is prominent among those countries supporting the Maduro regime, including through the gold trade. What – do you have a comment on that and are you considering the possibility of secondary sanctions?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, those are two different questions. We – Turkey’s support for the Maduro regime obviously is completely contrary to U.S. policy and very unhelpful, and we will continue to take a look at the ways in which that support takes place, and in the context of sanctions by Treasury. Maybe I should leave it at that.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay, fair enough. Voice of America.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So a follow-up on Nick’s question. Is yesterday’s sanction against the bank based in Russia a secondary sanction? And is it the beginning of more sanctions against foreign financial institutions? That’s number one, and number two: Can you please give us a sense if there is any diplomatic effort to bring China on board? Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: The bank – the sanctions of Friday on the Russian-Venezuelan bank were not secondary sanctions. We have not done any secondary sanctions. The – we will continue to make efforts to bring China aboard. We have told – in various places have told the Chinese that we think if their concern is in essence getting their money back, they’ll never get it back from the bankrupt Maduro regime and from a basically destroyed Venezuelan economy. As the Secretary explained yesterday, the only way they’ll get it back is when Venezuela returns to prosperity, which it won’t do under Nicolas Maduro. Obviously they haven’t changed their policy yet, but we will continue to talk about that.

    QUESTION: Will they be subject to potential sanction?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we have not done secondary sanctions. That’s always one of the options on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Last one. Let’s – someone new. (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: Really?

    QUESTION: NTN24, Emiliana Molina, Mr. Abrams. So removing U.S. diplomats and bringing them back to D.C., is this perhaps a show of lack of confidence from the U.S. in Juan Guaido’s government to restore democracy, and what does this mean for his government? Some experts are saying that this looks bad for Guaido.

    MR ABRAMS: It certainly is not a display of any lack of confidence in him. The fact is that today the regime has the guns. The National Assembly and Interim President Guaido are trying, through exclusively peaceful means, to bring democracy back to Venezuela, and that is obviously something we and dozens of other countries support. It is a reflection of the deterioration that we see on the ground in Venezuela, and it is in essence a follow-up to the major part of the decision, which was made on January 24th, to take most of the embassy staff. It’s – we left a few people there, not many, but it’s really the same logic. Our support for Interim President Guaido is absolutely undiminished, and I think, more importantly, the support of the Venezuelan people for him is undiminished.

    MR PALLADINO: Perfect. All right.

    MR ABRAMS: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Mr. Abrams, thank you very much.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Should I say see you tomorrow?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Or later this afternoon. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Robert, are some of these experts (inaudible)?

    MR PALLADINO: Some of our subject matter experts remain in the room, and so let’s get through some of our other issues today and then I’d be happy to make them available if you’ve got some specific questions that you’d like to ask on the subject of consular services in Venezuela, okay?

    QUESTION: You’re going to make them sit through the whole press briefing?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m going to apologize in advance. You are going to have to listen to some other things, it’s true, so all right. Thank you. All right.

    Let’s start with this: We are outraged to hear reports that the Iranian regime sentenced Iranian human rights defender and women’s rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. This sentence is beyond barbaric. Her alleged crime was advocating for Iranian women’s rights and for defending other Iranian women who were arrested by the regime for peacefully protesting the mandatory hijab law. Nasrin was sentenced in absentia without a fair trial by the notorious revolutionary court, which is led by Judge Moghiseh, an accused human rights violator.

    In addition, just this week, the regime cynically announced that as they enter the fifth decade of the Iranian Revolution, they would appoint Ebrahim Raisi, a man involved in mass summary executions of prisoners of conscience, as the head of the regime’s judiciary. The Iranian regime makes a mockery of the entire legal system in Iran, placing innocent people at the mercy of accused human rights violators. We condemn Nasrin’s sentence in the strongest possible terms and call on all of our partners and allies to speak out and demand the release of this courageous human rights defender and all those arbitrarily detained immediately. The Iranian people deserve a government that respects their legitimate demands and the human rights of all in Iran, not one that subjects them to prosecution in a justice system led by accused human rights violators.

    And we are pleased to have a group of teachers and students from Oakton, Virginia with us today. They’re in the back row. Welcome. They’re visiting the State Department as part of their history course and they are here to learn about American foreign policy. So welcome, we’re happy that you could join us, and – yeah, don’t ask questions. Perfect, all right. (Laughter.)

    Great. Questions?

    QUESTION: Yeah. Robert, I mean, this is going to be for the end. I would just like to know from the consular – roughly how many Americans or people, dual American citizens they estimate – I know that there’s no exact figure. You can never be exact, but like, is it tens of thousands, hundreds of – I mean, what’s the population? And how much of a difference is this going to be mean with – it was only a handful of people at the embassy in Caracas anyway, so there couldn’t – must have been very limited what they could do for people who needed assistance. So I mean, is – what’s the actual impact on that?

    And then more broadly on Venezuela, not for the CA people, although maybe: What is the – what’s the current standing of this debate over TPS or some other kind of – if that’s determined not to be applicable in this Venezuela situation, some other mechanism that would allow Venezuelans to stay in the U.S. beyond what Special Representative Abrams has spoken about, the 74,000 who are already in this asylum pipeline?

    MR PALLADINO: Regarding American citizens, I will defer on some of the more specifics on what we’re able to do to some of the folks that we have with us today, but we – I can say at the top that we will hold the Maduro regime directly responsible for the safety and welfare of United States citizens that are in Venezuela, and like our travel advisory says, we – U.S. citizens – U.S. citizens residing in or traveling in Venezuela should strongly consider departing Venezuela. That’s something we’ve said previously and something that we reiterate. We’re pursuing all possible possibilities to secure travel options for U.S. citizens, and we will be announcing additional information for foreign government partners in the days that follow. We continue to advise American citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings and to monitor local media for updates.

    To repeat, the travel advisory in Venezuela remains the same, and that is Level Four, do not travel. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: TPS or some other --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any updates on that issue today. I don’t want to get ahead. It’s something that’s being looked at, I know, but I don’t have any information to --

    QUESTION: But what exactly is being looked at? Some alternate mechanism? Has it been – has it actually been decided at some – by – has it actually – has the administration actually decided that TPS in the case of Venezuela is not the right – is not the applicable vehicle or mechanism for --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any policy announcements to make on that. It’s just something – I don’t have any policy announcements to make.

    QUESTION: I have a follow-up just – I don’t know if I didn’t hear properly. Are you saying you’re pursuing all options as to get U.S. citizens out of Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no. That’s something we do to help facilitate, not --

    QUESTION: To facilitate.

    MR PALLADINO: Yes, there’s no – yes.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay. Correct.

    Michelle.

    QUESTION: So with the situation deteriorating enough to now pull everybody out of the embassy, do you feel it necessary to put out additional information to all American citizens there, or do you feel like the “do not travel” sort of stands for itself?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we routinely look at our travel information, and given that circumstances are changing, I would not think it – I would think – I would expect that additional information would be updated and provided in short order. I don’t think it’s going to change from Travel Four, that said, okay – from Level Four.

    QUESTION: Yeah, the advice that you – the advice that you last gave to – that you strongly, whatever that exact wording is, urge them to --

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, “do not travel” was our – that’s our advice, okay?

    QUESTION: That’s – okay, that’s – but for those who are already there, I mean, the current language you said is, like, strongly suggest that they leave or something to that effect. Is that language from the alert going to be updated to, like, get out now?

    MR PALLADINO: That’s – I don’t want to preview what’s being done. It’s being looked at and reviewed, and in short order – safety of American citizens is one of the highest priorities of the State Department. It’s something that we are constantly reviewing, and as situations on the ground change, we review these things regularly and update them.

    Carol.

    QUESTION: Robert, after the American diplomats leave, will the local staff remain or will they – will they still be going into work and maybe protecting the property? And if not, will you be giving things like any remaining food and water that you have to them to take home, or can you tell me what --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any additional information on that topic.

    (Inaudible.) Please, go ahead, Christina.

    QUESTION: Thanks. Can you give us – can you give us some guidance on when we might see the evacuation start? I’m hearing the end of the week. Does that sound about right? Is there an evacuation plan in the works? Can you give us, like, an update on where that is? Commercial? Are we going to send transports down?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re not going to get – the Secretary last night in his statement and tweet indicated this week, and we’re not going to get into details on when exactly or how exactly that will be transpiring.

    QUESTION: And just a follow-up, my colleagues asked a couple times but it wasn’t quite answered – Mr. Abrams didn’t quite answer the question when he was asked whether there had been some sort of new specific threat from the Maduro regime. He kept saying we don’t trust them to protect our diplomats, but can you say definitively, yes or no, if there had been some sort of new threat in the last couple hours that prompted this decision by the Secretary?

    MR PALLADINO: I have nothing beyond what Mr. Abrams said. I don’t.

    Please.

    QUESTION: Did you accept the premise of her first question, which was that this is an evacuation, or did you just not --

    MR PALLADINO: This is – no. This is – I did not. This is – we’re withdrawing U.S. personnel.

    QUESTION: Right, but do you consider it to be an evacuation?

    MR PALLADINO: No.

    QUESTION: Are you going in – is this Saigon ’75?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re withdrawing our personnel in an orderly fashion. The security of our people is paramount.

    Please. Said, please.

    QUESTION: Robert, thank you. Change topics. Okay.

    QUESTION: Could I just have one real quick question? Will the embassy be closed? Will that be the way to describe it? How would you describe --

    MR PALLADINO: I would not say it’s closed, no.

    QUESTION: How – when --

    MR PALLADINO: I would say – the legal status of the embassy – I would say we’re withdrawing from the embassy, but I believe closure is a matter of legality, and that’s not something that we have decided. So this is interim, I would say.

    QUESTION: One more on Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: Said, please go ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, thank you. Changing topics, very quickly, Israel is set to deport the Human Rights Watch director for the West Bank because of a tweet, I guess. He’s a U.S. citizen. Are you aware of that? And what will you do to help him stay and conduct his job?

    MR PALLADINO: We are aware of those reports, and yes, the answer is --

    QUESTION: And what are you offering him? Aid? Help? Has he come – has he gone to the – not the consulate but the embassy?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not aware of anything like that, Said.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. Let me move on to another --

    QUESTION: Well, wait a second. Let’s stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Sure.

    QUESTION: Just are you talking to the Israelis about this? Would you – or is it – is it that you come to the defense of American citizens any – in all countries except Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: That is not true. The United States has no greater --

    QUESTION: Okay. Well --

    MR PALLADINO: Let me finish – has no greater responsibility, priority than the safety of American citizens, the welfare of our citizens overseas. In this particular case, I’m not going to talk about specifics. But I can say, as a matter of general principle, we value freedom of expression, even in cases where we do not agree with the political views espoused, and I’ll stop there.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    QUESTION: But did he --

    QUESTION: Okay, let me just follow-up --

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead.

    QUESTION: -- on another issue on the Palestinian-Israeli issue. The government signed agreement, the Israeli Government, to build 23,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. And also, there’s been such an uptick in settlements and so on. I know that you stick to your policy, but has there been – I mean, past administrations would issue concern from time to time, say, “We’re concerned about the acceleration of settlement building,” and so on. What is your position on this latest thing, since we haven’t heard anything from this administration on settlements?

    MR PALLADINO: The President has made his position on settlements clear. This is something we’ve talked about before. The Israeli Government has also made clear that its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes into account the President’s concerns, that takes those into consideration. And that’s something that we welcome.

    QUESTION: And do you think that they have – I mean since this President’s been in office for the past two years, that they took his concern into consideration?

    MR PALLADINO: We welcome the Israeli Government’s decision to take the President’s views into consideration, and I would just reiterate what the President has said repeatedly, that the administration is committed to pursuing a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: The Western press yesterday ran headlines like, “Iran’s Rouhani in Iraq for His Third Visit to Offset U.S. Sanctions.” Is it still your position that Iraq has to abide by the Iran sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: As far as sanctions go, as you know, a waiver was granted to Iraq to allow it to continue to pay for its electricity imports from Iran. And that has helped Iraq limit electricity shortages in the south since the re-imposition of sanctions that took place in November. And we’re going to continue to discuss Iran-related sanctions with our partners in Iraq to ensure continued compliance. And finally, any decisions related to those sanctions waivers, they’re at the discretion of the Secretary of State, and I would leave it there.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: And there are two issues in specific. One has to do with banking and reports that Iraq and Iran will establish a joint bank, which will allow Iran to circumvent sanctions. And the second has to do with a railroad from Iran to Basra, which would allow Iran to send military supplies to its proxies in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Is that compatible with your understanding of sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie, I don’t have any information on these proposals that you’re identifying today, so I’m going to refrain from talking on them.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MR PALLADINO: Yep. Let’s go --

    QUESTION: Could you give us your reaction, the U.S. reaction, on President Bouteflika of Algeria not to seek a fifth term but to stay – to postpone the election and to stay in power, at least until the end of the year and probably after that?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward based on dialogue that reflects the will of all Algerians and their aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future.

    QUESTION: That’s all?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we respect the rights of the Algerians to assemble and peacefully express their views, and we’re closely monitoring reports that Algeria’s elections have been postponed. We support the right of the Algerian people to vote in a free and fair election, as we do around the world.

    QUESTION: You think it’s a good thing that he’s not seeking a fifth term?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Please. Afghanistan.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Khalilzad tweeted a short while ago that they’re – the – the two parties agreed in – in draft to some sort of proposal on the U.S. withdrawal as well as the Taliban providing safe haven in Afghanistan to terror groups. Can you share any more details on what that draft looks like, whether it’s – there’s a timetable now on U.S. withdrawal?

    MR PALLADINO: I did see those tweets. Special Representative Khalilzad and a team representing agencies across the United States Government concluded today talks with the Taliban delegation in Doha, and that’s what he was tweeting about. These have been the most substantive talks with the Taliban to date. We’ve received reports back from Special Representative Khalilzad that they’ve had meaningful progress. The Taliban have agreed that peace will require both sides to fully address four core issues, and they are: counterterrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan dialogue, and a comprehensive ceasefire.

    In this round of talks, we were able to move to agreement in draft on the first two principles – counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal. And when that agreement, in draft, is finalized, the Taliban and an inclusive Afghan negotiating team that includes the Afghan Government and other Afghans will begin intra-Afghan negotiations of a political settlement and comprehensive ceasefire.

    And I’d also add that Special Representative Khalilzad will be returning to Washington. He’ll be consulting with Secretary Pompeo as well as the interagency and also partner countries in this process. Much work remains to be done. As Special Representative Khalilzad has said before, “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

    QUESTION: So you can’t share any details then of what was agreed to in that draft?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into details on the results of the just concluded and ongoing talks.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Second part of this though, as you said and as the ambassador tweeted, once this agreement in draft is finalized, then those intra-Afghan party talks will begin. Is that a commitment from the Taliban that they will engage, once this agreement is finalized, with the Afghan Government?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into more details on the agreement itself, because they’re private conversations, and we want to give the parties time to work things out and to work out these issues in private. But intra-Afghan dialogue that includes the Afghan Government as well as the Taliban and other Afghans encourages – is something that we’re very much focused on and remains part of what we’re pursuing.

    QUESTION: Can I ask you, on a separate topic, your statement at the beginning on Iran and the sentencing of a women’s rights activist: Why didn’t you issue a similar statement when Saudi Arabia arrested women rights activists there, including a State Department International Women of Courage Award winner, Samar Badawi?

    MR PALLADINO: We’ve – I mean, this particular case really was barbaric. Many others have spoken out on this as well. Thirty-eight – this is a – basically, a lawyer representing women clients that’s been sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes. That kind of barbarism is something that must be called out.

    In regards to other countries, Secretary Pompeo – we’ve spoken about – we speak about human rights, frankly, when we engage – when we travel the world engaging partners, allies. We do this regularly. It’s something that we stand for. It’s something that we’ll continue to do.

    QUESTION: But why not do it from the podium in a similar fashion?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not sure what specific case you’re referring to. We choose different ways to communicate our – to promote the value – human rights values. It’s something we’re going to continue to be outspoken about and we raise this regularly with all partners.

    Sure, Janne. Please, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you very much, Robert. On South Korea, not North Korea this time.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay.

    QUESTION: Okay. The – reported by the South Korean Channel A News, the former unification minister of South Korea, Jeong Se-hyun, said that the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton is a very unlucky person. I think the insulting language about John Bolton is a (inaudible) about – against the American people. How do U.S. react diplomatically?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, I haven’t seen that report and I’m – I have no reaction. Okay.

    QUESTION: Because he blaming about Hanoi talks, so John Bolton made the decisions break down this U.S.-North Korea summit. Can you find that out?

    MR PALLADINO: I would just say that the lead negotiator for the United States of America is the President of the United States, and that’s the President’s decision.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: That’s President’s decision. Okay. Thank you.

    QUESTION: Can I ask about the Ethiopian Airlines crash? It’s my understanding that Ethiopia has a lot of control over the investigation, at least at this point. Is the State Department working with Ethiopian authorities to make sure U.S. investigators have access to black boxes?

    MR PALLADINO: In response to the Government of Ethiopia’s request, we have sent a team from the United States National Transportation Safety Board. That includes the Federal Aviation Administration personnel as well. And they’re assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of death. Officials from the United States are also coordinating with INTERPOL and Ethiopian authorities in support of efforts to identify the remains of victims. These are some of the steps that the United States Government is taking to assist, and we – again, we extend our deepest condolences to all those families and the friends of those that lost their lives on that tragic accident.

    QUESTION: On Syria, Robert --

    MR PALLADINO: Please, right there.

    QUESTION: Thank you. If we can move to North Korea. Given the UN panel of experts’ findings on North Korea and sanctions, is the administration concerned that North – that the sanctions regime is not being enforced?

    MR PALLADINO: We made progress in Hanoi at the summit, and although we did not reach an agreement with North Korea, we were able to exchange detailed positions and to narrow the gap on a number of issues. Also made clear the United States expects complete denuclearization before sanctions relief. So I’d say that in response to your question, the United States and the international community have a shared understanding of what final, fully verified denuclearization entails, as well as meaningful progress, what that will constitute, what that goal looks like. And we remain ready to move forward. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Can I just follow quickly? Does the administration believe that there should be more economic pressure applied on North Korea?

    MR PALLADINO: We remain ready to engage North Korea. We are looking – I’m sorry, what was your question again? Increased? So we – our policy’s been explained many times; the President explained that these sanctions are the world’s sanctions and that they will be maintained until denuclearization is achieved. And I’ll leave it at that for now.

    Let’s go – last question. Michel, please.

    QUESTION: Yeah. You tweeted on Syria and building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Can you make the statement on camera, please?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m sorry, can you say it one more time, Michel?

    QUESTION: On Syria. You tweeted on building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Do you remember?

    MR PALLADINO: When was this?

    QUESTION: Before noon today.

    MR PALLADINO: Before noon. Of course. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: (Laughter.) And what is your question? Help me establish --

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: I need the tweet in front of me. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Okay. I will retweet it. You can --

    MR PALLADINO: All right, I’ll do it afterwards. If you want me to read the tweet, I’d be happy to do that. All right. All right.

    QUESTION: Quick question on Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: Shri, go ahead. Oh, I’m sorry, not Shri. Shri, go ahead. There’s your hand there.

    QUESTION: I wanted to know if you have an update on the exemption from Iran sanctions for India on oil purchases. It’s been six months since they were granted, and I think the foreign secretary is – Gokhale is scheduled to discuss them with his U.S. counterparts.

    And a second question: Is the U.S. concerned that China might block the UNSC 1267 listing request for Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar? Because Beijing made some comments yesterday that would suggest that China was potentially going to put a hold on it or block it.

    MR PALLADINO: As you point out, Foreign Secretary Gokhale is in town for high-level meetings this week at the State Department. He met with Secretary Pompeo yesterday. He’s got meetings at the White House, Department of Defense, as well as on Capitol Hill on a range of diplomatic and security issues.

    Regarding Masood Azhar, the United States and India work closely together on counterterrorism efforts, and that includes at the United Nations. And our views on Jaish-e-Mohammed and its founder are well known. JEM is a United Nations-designated terrorist group. Azhar is the founder and the leader of JEM, and he meets the criteria for designation by the United Nations. JEM has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and is a threat to regional stability and peace.

    Now, the United Nations sanctions committee, their deliberations are confidential, and as such we don’t comment on specific matters, but we’ll continue to work with the sanctions committee to ensure that the designation list is updated and accurate.

    Regarding your specific question on China, I would say that the United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and that a failure to designate Azhar would run counter to this goal.

    And with that, we’ll end.

    QUESTION: The National Security Advisor John Bolton welcomed the foreign – Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi. Do you have any readout of that?

    MR PALLADINO: The national security advisor works at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and I’d have to refer you to the White House for a readout on his call, but thanks. I don’t have a readout for you.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:38 p.m.)


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          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunday's deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia is spurring dozens of countries and airlines to ground the plane. In the U.S., the FAA is demanding design changes for the fleet.
          U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.
          Fiji suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier's two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
          El accidente aéreo en Etiopía obliga a 26 aerolíneas a suspender los vuelos del Boeing 737-MAX 8      Cache   Translate Page      
El accidente aéreo en Etiopía obliga a 26 aerolíneas a suspender los vuelos del Boeing 737-MAX 8#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000\

Aeroméxico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Norwegian, Shangai Airlines, entra otras dicen suspender vuelos de sus aviones 747-MAX 8 tras dos accidentes de esta aeronave en situaciones similares en menos de cinco meses.

Aeroméxico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Norwegian, Shangai Airlines, entra otras, deciden inmovilizar sus Boeing 737-MAX 8 por dos accidentes en menos de cinco meses: el primero fue un Lion Air en Indonesia donde murieron 189 personas y el segundo ocurrió el pasado domingo, un vuelo de Ethiopian Airlines en el cual murieron sus 157 ocupantes.

La suspensión de vuelos de las 26 aerolíneas representa más del 40% de la flota global de la aeronave. Las acciones de Boeing han caído un 5% en su arranque de cotizaciones hoy en la bolsa de valores estadounidense.

Los dos accidentes ocurrieron en situaciones similares y ha sido lo que ha levantado todas las alarmas por parte de el gran grupo de aerolíneas que suspendieron la flota. Ambos se estrellaron justo después del despegue y ambos eran modelos recién estrenados.

En cuanto a la Agencia Federal de Aviación estadounidense, no ha tomado decisión final pero dicen que lo harán si consideran que hay un problema de seguridad. Es por eso que aerolíneas como American Airlines, que tiene 24 aeronaves de este tipo en su flota.

¿Qué aerolíneas operan con el Boeing 737-MAX 8?

Estas son las aerolíneas con al menos un Boeing 747-MAX 8 en su flota.

  • Southwest Airlines (34)
  • Air Canada (24)
  • American Airlines (24)
  • China Southern Airlines* (22)
  • Norwegian Air (18)
  • Air China* (15)
  • TUI (15)
  • SpiceJet (13)
  • WestJet (13)
  • Hainan Airlines* (11)
  • Shanghai Airlines* (11)
  • FlyDubai(11)
  • Turkish Airlines (11)
  • Xiamen Airlines* (10)
  • Lion Air* (10)
  • Smartwings (7)
  • Shandong Airlines* (7)
  • GOL Airlines* (7)
  • Shenzhen Airlines* (6)
  • SilkAir* (6)
  • Aeroméxico* (6)
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas* (5)
  • LOT (5)
  • Oman Air (5)
  • Jet Airways (5)
  • Ethiopian Airlines* (4)
  • China Eastern Airlines* (4)
  • Sunwing Airlines (4)
  • Lucky Air* (3)
  • Air Italy (3)
  • Icelandair (3)
  • Cayman Airways* (2)
  • Easter Jet* (2)
  • Fiji Airways (2)
  • Fuzhou Airlines* (2)
  • Kunming Airlines* (2)
  • Okay Airways* (2)
  • S7 Airlines (2)
  • Enter Air (2)
  • Royal Air Maroc* (1)
  • 9 Air* (1)
  • Garuda Indonesia* (1)
  • Comair* (1)
  • Mauritania Airlines (1)
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines* (1)
  • Corendon Airlines (1)
  • SCAT (1)

* Aerolínea con su flota de Boeing 747-MAX 8 inmovilizada


          Airlines turn to other jets to weather Boeing 737 MAX storm      Cache   Translate Page      
Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.
          New Zealand suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand's aviation regulator on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker's model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
          Bermuda prohibits Boeing 737 MAX from its airspace      Cache   Translate Page      
Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.
          União Europeia proíbe uso do Boeing 737 MAX após acidentes      Cache   Translate Page      

Mais de 30 países e diversas companhias aéreas adotaram, por precaução, restrições ao uso do Boeing 737 MAX 8 depois que esse modelo se envolveu em um segundo acidente em menos de cinco meses. No domingo (10), um avião da Ethiopian Airlines caiu seis minutos depois de decolar da capital etíope, Adis Abeba, em direção […]

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          Aviation expert condemns Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft involved in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash - Daily Mail      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Aviation expert condemns Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft involved in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash  Daily Mail
  2. Boeing 737: Singapore bars entry and exit of 737 Max planes  BBC News
  3. Ethiopian Airlines crash shows life should be lived while we have the chance… who knows when the number’s up  The Sun
  4. Ethiopia crash: UK becomes latest country to suspend Boeing 737 MAX aircraft  Sky News
  5. Ethiopian Airlines known as Africa’s best carrier before crash  Financial Times
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          This is how coworkers, friends remembered Long Beach resident who died in Ethiopian Airlines flight while en route to help others      Cache   Translate Page      
Matt Vecere was on his way to a United Nations assembly on the environment, to talk about the need for air quality monitors worldwide.
          This is how coworkers, friends remembered Long Beach resident who died in Ethiopian Airlines flight while en route to help others      Cache   Translate Page      
Matt Vecere was on his way to a United Nations assembly on the environment, to talk about the need for air quality monitors worldwide.
          Boeing Flights Grounded Across the Globe, but Not in the U.S. - The New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Boeing Flights Grounded Across the Globe, but Not in the U.S.  The New York Times
  2. Planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash: Live updates  CNN
  3. Ethiopian Airlines CEO says doomed flight had 'control problems'  New York Post
  4. To F.A.A.: Don’t Wait. Ground the Jets Now.  The New York Times
  5. Planes Crash, So Does the Media  The Wall Street Journal
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Boeing 737 MAX - Trump heeft telefonisch onderhoud met CEO van Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      
De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump en Dennis Muilenburg, de CEO van Boeing, hebben een telefoongesprek gehad over de crisis waar de vliegtuigbouwer nu in zit. Dat meldt een bron uit de sector aan AFP. Verschillende landen houden hun Boeing 737 MAX-vliegtuigen aan de grond nadat er zondag bij een ongeval met een toestel van Ethiopian Airlines 157 mensen omkwamen.
          "Ti chiamerò appena atterrata": l'ultimo sms della neo-sposa al marito prima che il Boeing 737 precipitasse      Cache   Translate Page      
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Sono quattro gli indiani morti a causa del disastro aereo dell'Ethiopian Airlines. Tra questi, una consulente delle Nazioni Unite distaccata al ministero dell'Ambiente, Shikha Garg, in volo per partecipare al meeting sull'ambiente che si svolge in questi giorni a Nairobi. Lo ha comunicato il ministro degli Esteri indiano Sushma Swaraj.

Shikha Garg era convolata a nozze con Soumya Bhattacharya meno di tre mesi e, in partenza, aveva inviato un messaggio a quest'ultimo dicendogli: "Sono salita a bordo. Ti chiamerò appena atterrata". Ma prima che l'uomo potesse rispondere, la tragedia aerea si era già consumata.

Anche il marito di Shikha avrebbe dovuto partire con lei per Nairobi, ma un impegno di lavoro dell'ultimo minuto lo aveva costretto a tornare a New Delhi. Lo riporta il Daily Mail. La coppia aveva perfino programmato una vacanza al ritorno di Shikha Garg da Nairobi, ma per i due non c'è stato tempo.

Come è mancato il tempo a Soumya Bhattacharya di rispondere a quell'ultimo sms. Prima ancora di riuscire a digitare un messaggio diretto alla moglie, l'uomo era stato avvisato del disastro aereo: il Boeing 737 MAX era drammaticamente precipitato uccidendo le 157 persone a bordo.


          Boeing 737, Donald Trump: "Gli aerei di oggi sono troppo complessi. Non voglio che a guidarli sia Einstein, ma un pilota"      Cache   Translate Page      

HUFFPOST PER UPDAY

Dopo la tragedia del Boeing 737 Max 8 precipitato in Etiopia, Donald Trump interviene sulla questione della sicurezza degli aerei. In un post su Twitter scrive: "Gli aeroplani stanno diventando fin troppo complessi da far volare", una "complessità che crea pericolo".

"Non sono più necessari i piloti ma piuttosto gli informatici del Mit. Non voglio che Albert Einstein sia il mio pilota. Io voglio che a grandi professionisti del volo sia consentito di prendere il controllo dell'aereo facilmente e rapidamente!", aggiunge invocando "le cose vecchie e semplici".


          Il ricordo del figlio di Carlo e Gabriella, morti sul Boeing 737. "Amavano l'Africa e non avevano paura"      Cache   Translate Page      

Carlo Spini e Gabriella Viciani amavano l'Africa. Partivano spesso dall'Italia per portare avanti in vari paesi del continente i progetti della loro onlus, Africa Tremila. I due coniugi toscani hanno perso la vita nello schianto del Boeing 737 dell'Ethiopian Airlines. Il figlio Andrea li ricorda sulle pagine del Corriere della sera.

"In sedici anni non li ho mai visti preoccupati. Quell'aereo lo avevano preso tante volte. È terribile. Dai loro racconti non ho mai percepito la paura. Eppure il babbo e la mamma si sono ritrovati più volte in situazioni critiche, a rischio. In realtà quelli che si preoccupavano di più eravamo noi, che restavamo a casa. E ormai con loro ci scherzavamo sempre".

Andre è solo uno dei quattro figli della coppia, che ha lasciato anche otto nipoti. Non ha dubbi sul fatto che la onlus proseguirà il suo lavoro, per onorare la memoria dei genitori.

"Amavano tantissimo l'Africa. Mio padre è andato in pensione nel febbraio 2002 e a marzo è partito subito. Mamma lo seguiva spesso. All'inizio ci restavano anche due-tre mesi di seguito, poi con il passare degli anni, con gli acciacchi, rimanevano per periodi più brevi. I loro progetti non andranno persi".


          "Cieli chiusi ai Boeing 737-8 Max in tutta Europa", la decisione dell'Easa      Cache   Translate Page      

L'Agenzia per la sicurezza del trasporto aereo dell'Unione europea (Easa) sospende tutti i voli del Boeing 737-8 Max e 737-9 Max in Europa a partire dalle 19, come misura precauzionale, a seguito al disastro aereo di domenica in Etiopia. Si legge in una nota pubblicata sul profilo Twitter dell'Agenzia.

"È una misura presa in via precauzionale - si legge sul sito dell'agenzia - l'Easa sta analizzando tutti gli elementi disponibili. Le indagini sull'incidente sono ancora in corso ed è troppo presto per trarre qualsiasi conclusione sulle relative cause".

Prima che arrivasse la comunicazione dell'agenzia Italia, Gran Bretagna, Francia e Germania avevano già sospeso le operazioni degli aerei Boeing 737 MAX 8, il modello coinvolto nello schianto dell'Ethiopian Airlines. L'Enac, secondo quanto si apprende, ha disposto lo stop operativo dei B737 dalle 21 di stasera. L'unica azienda che in Italia utilizza i Boeing 737 Max 8 è Air Italy. In un comunicato la compagnia ha specificato di essersi adeguata alla decisione dell'Enac: "Per Air Italy la sicurezza dei propri passeggeri e degli equipaggi è la principale priorità. - si legge in una nota. L'azienda tiene a ricordare che "tutti gli aeromobili presenti nella nostra flotta sono sempre pienamente conformi con le istruzioni delle autorità di regolamentazione e con le procedure operative della casa costruttrice".

Alla lunga lista che contava già Etiopia, Cina, Indonesia e Mongolia si aggiungono inoltre Argentina, Singapore, Australia e Corea del Sud. Intanto dal paese del Corno d'Africa fanno sapere che saranno necessari almeno cinque giorni per rilasciare ai familiari i corpi delle vittime.

In Europa, Gran Bretagna e Germania hanno deciso di bandire il volo dei 737 MAX dal proprio spazio aereo. Stesso discorso per la Norwegian Air Shuttle che lascerà a terra i suoi 18 mezzi dello stesso modello. Allungano la lista Austria e Islanda. Secondo quanto riporta Bloomberg l'agenzia europea per la sicurezza aerea (Easa) sarebbe pronta a seguire la linea della Gran Bretagna, primo paese europeo a prendere la decisione di tenere a terra gli aerei.

Da Singapore spiegano "l'Authority per l'Aviazione civile sospende temporaneamente l'operatività di tutte le varianti di aeromobili Boeing 737 Max da e per Singapore, alla luce dei due incidenti letali che hanno coinvolto questi aeromobili in meno di cinque mesi". L'Authority di Singapore si dice in contatto con gli enti per l'Aviazione civile degli Stati Uniti e di altri Paesi e con la stessa Boeing. Tra le compagnie più colpite da questa decisione c'è la locale SilkAir. La stessa decisione è stata presa dalle autorità della Corea del Sud. Si legge in una nota: "Abbiamo suggerito a Eastar Jet, l'unica compagnia aerea sudcoreana proprietaria del B737-8 (due velivoli) a lasciarli a terra". Anche la compagnia indiana Jet Airways ha deciso di fermare i voli dei suoi cinque Boeing 737 e dalla società fanno sapere che "nessuno dei mezzi in questo momento è impiegato nei voli". Anche l'Oman ha sospeso le partenze e gli arrivi nei suoi aeroporti dei 737 Max. La Oman Air ha 5 apparecchi di quel tipo. Il paese è il primo tra le nazioni del Golfo ad applicare questa misura in seguito al disastro aereo.

Dal Asia all'Oceania. L'aviazione australiana pone il suo divieto alla circolazione dei 737 nel suo spazio aereo e quindi anche i velivoli di altre compagnie non potranno entrare in Australia. Virgin Australia, la seconda aerolinea australiana dopo la Qantas, però mantiene l'impegno a ricevere la consegna di 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 quest'anno. La Virgin, che non ha ancora nessuno di tali modelli nella sua flotta, ha ordinato 30 mezzi di quello specifico modello, per un totale stimato pari a più di 3 miliardi di euro, oltre a 10 Boeing 737MAX 10. Il primo 737 MAX 8 è atteso in novembre e sarà usato per rotte domestiche. Il comandante John Lyons, presidente dell'associazione di categoria della compagnia, ha parlato a nome dei suoi colleghi dicendo di "avere massima fiducia nel Boeing 737 e nel rigoroso addestramento che Virgin Australia assicura ai suoi piloti".

In Sud America, La compagnia di bandiera di Buenos Aires, Aerolineas Argentinas ha disposto un "riposo obbligato" per i suoi cinque Boeing 737 Max 8. In un comunicato la compagnia ha precisato che "il fermo degli aerei permetterà una loro ispezione e successivamente, secondo quanto comunicherà il costruttore Boeing, si deciderà se torneranno a volare". La decisione "è stata presa dopo l'analisi congiunta condotta con l'Anac, l'autorità del settore aereo nel Paese", si legge in una dichiarazione della compagnia. Motivando il blocco, dalla compagnia ripetono come un mantra: "Per Aerolineas Argentinas, il valore più importante è la sicurezza".


          Second Israeli killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash identified as father of five      Cache   Translate Page      
Shimon Re'em, 55, from the northern town of Zichron Yaakov, was a security analyst and former officer in the Shin Bet security service
          15 países prohíben volar a los Boeing 737 MAX tras accidente mortal      Cache   Translate Page      
Una quincena de países europeos y asiáticos prohibieron el martes los vuelos sobre su territorio de aviones Boeing 737 MAX como consecuencia de un segundo accidente catastrófico de ese nuevo modelo en menos de seis meses. Un 737 MAX 8 de la compañía Ethiopian Airlines con destino en Nairobi (Kenia) se estrelló el domingo en […]
          Peace Strategy Aims to Tackle Internal Displacements in Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Ethiopia’s reformist government is demonstrating that establishing sustainable peace is a long-term process. It needs constant nurturing – more so as the country has one of Africa’s largest populations of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed assumed office in Apri...


          IOM Director-General Extends Condolences after Plane Crash Claims IOM and UN Staff      Cache   Translate Page      
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for IOM’s Director-General António Vitorino: The Director-General is deeply saddened to learn of today’s tragic Ethiopian Airlines accident which claimed the lives of all 157 aboard, including a young IOM staff member Anne-Katri...


          Crash d'Ethiopian : les Boeing 737 MAX interdits de vol dans toute l'Europe      Cache   Translate Page      
Après le Royaume-Uni, l'Allemagne et la France, l'Agence européenne de sécurité aérienne a interdit de vol tous les Boeing 737 MAX. Les causes du crash du B737 d'Ethiopian restent inconnues.
          Crash d'Ethiopian Airlines : Boeing va mettre à jour le logiciel des 737 MAX 8      Cache   Translate Page      
Après la demande des Etats-Unis de procéder à des « modifications de conception » du logiciel, le constructeur lancera une mise à jour dans les prochaines semaines.
          Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
“I am not angry, but I am devastated, I have lost everyone,” said Manant Vaidya, whose parents, sister, brother-in-law and two teenage nieces died in the crash.
          Turki Hentikan Seluruh Penerbangan Boeing 737 MAX 8 dan 737 MAX 9       Cache   Translate Page      
Kementerian Transportasi dan Infrastruktur Turki pada Selasa (12/3/2019) mengumumkan bahwa semua jadwal penerbangan pesawat Boeing 737 MAX 8 dan 737 MAX 9 telah dihentikan di negara itu, setelah kecelakaan Ethiopian Airlines pada Minggu (10/3/2019) pagi meningkatkan kekhawatiran masalah keamanan di seluruh dunia.
          Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Crash Says, “It would be prudent for the United States likewise to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee […]

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          Kawauchi corre la maratona più veloce degli ultimi 2 anni sotto le 2:10: su 92 corse, non si è mai ritirato      Cache   Translate Page      
LAKE BIWA – Giungendo ottavo nella Maratona di Lake Biwa, Yuki Kawauchi ha aggiunto altri importanti numeri alla sua “leggenda” del maratoneta con più maratone corse ad alti livelli. Ovvio, non siamo a livello delle prestazioni di keniani ed etiopi, ma il personaggio lo fanno le 10 o 11 maratone corse annualmente. L’ultima in ordine cronologico è stata corsa appunto nel fine settimana, dove Kawauchi ha aggiornato il suo score portandolo a 92 maratone corse. Risultato cronometrico peraltro davvero ottimo, visto l’ottava posizione conquistata in 2:09.21, suo miglior crono delle ultime due stagioni e delle ultime 22 gare. E’ la 13ª volta che corre sotto le 2:10, la 21ª sotto le 2:11 e l’87ª sotto le 2:20. Tra i tanti record vanta anche quello per il periodo più breve tra due maratone sotto le 2:10 (14 giorni) e il periodo più breve tra due maratone corse sotto le 2:09 (42 giorni). Qui il risultato finale della Lake Biwa Marathon 1. Salah-Eddine Bounasr (Morocco) – 2:07:52 2. Asefa Tefera (Ethiopia) – 2:07:56 3. Stephen Mokoka (South Africa) – 2:07:58 4. Benson Seurei (Bahrain) – 2:08:08 5. Deribe Robi (Ethiopia) – 2:08:11 6. Alphonce Felix Simbu (Tanzania) – 2:08:27 7. Kenji Yamamoto [...]
          3/12/2019: NEWS: They wanted to change the world      Cache   Translate Page      

Environmental activists, aid delegates, charity workers, human rights advocates, doctors — many of those killed on Ethiopia’s Flight 302 were humanitarians from around the globe. Of the 18 Canadians killed, four — three volunteers and a staff member —...
          3/12/2019: WORLD: PASSENGER ARRIVED FOR DOOMED FLIGHT MINUTES TOO LATE      Cache   Translate Page      

A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late. “I saw the last passengers going through, but the...
          3/12/2019: WORLD: Questions raised after two short, tragic flights      Cache   Translate Page      

Once again, an almost brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes not long after takeoff as it flies erratically and pilots ask to return to the airport. The crash Sunday morning of a jetliner in Ethiopia bears unmistakable similarities to the Oct. 29 tragedy...
          3/12/2019: WORLD: Aid workers lost by the dozen in jetliner crash      Cache   Translate Page      
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner Sunday were dozens of international aid workers hailing...
          3/12/2019: ISSUES & IDEAS: Boeing 737 Max facing an uncertain future      Cache   Translate Page      
What’s the future for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet after its second tragic accident in less than five months? The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Group Flight 302 shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday raises the spectre of previous passenger aircraft...
          3/12/2019: FINANCIAL POST: AIR CANADA, WESTJET BACK SAFETY OF 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      

Canadian authorities will not require national airlines to ground their Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 jets in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, the second mass fatality involving this plane in five months. “When we actually...
          Full confidence in safety of 737 MAX plane: Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      

[USA], Mar 12 (ANI) Boeing Company, which is facing backlash after its plane of model 737 MAX crashed on Sunday in Ethiopia killing all 157 passengers on board, said that it has "full confidence" in the safety of the plane. 

"Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX," said Boeing in a statement on Tuesday. 

In the wake of several countries' decision to ban or suspend the services of their respective Boeing planes, the company said: "We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets."

"We will continue to engage with them to ensure they have the information needed to have confidence in operating their fleets," said the firm.

Clarifying that no new guidance is coming, Boeing said: "The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available."

On Sunday, all 157 people on board lost their lives when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed a few minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport.

The black box has since been recovered as investigators scurry to establish any links between the latest crash and last year's Lion Air crash, which involved a Boeing jet of the same make.

Earlier in the day, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and Oman have also temporarily suspended Boeing 737 MAX services.

As many as 189 people were killed in October last year, when a Lion Air jet - a Boeing737 MAX 8 - crashed in the Java Sea, close to Jakarta, Indonesia.

Most of the countries and carriers where the said jets are being used have taken precautions following the tragic crashes. South Korea and India launched a special inspection of the planes, while China, Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. (ANI) 


          Britain bans operations of all Boeing 737 MAX planes      Cache   Translate Page      

[Britian], Mar 12 (ANI): Britain's aviation authority on Tuesday banned all commercial Boeing 737 MAX passengers flighter from the UK airspace in the wake of the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.

"We have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace," the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in a statement.

The authorities also expressed condolence for the "people affected by the plane crash".

"The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation. However, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace," said the statement.

Earlier in the day, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and Oman have also temporarily suspended Boeing 737 MAX services

On Sunday, all 157 people on board lost their lives when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed a few minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa's Bole International Airport.

The black box has since been recovered as investigators scurry to establish any links between the latest crash and last year's Lion Air crash, which involved a Boeing jet of the same make.

As many as 189 people were killed in October last year, when a Lion Air jet - a Boeing737 MAX 8 - crashed in the Java Sea, close to Jakarta, Indonesia.

Most of the countries and carriers where the said jets are being used have taken precautions following the tragic crashes. South Korea and India launched a special inspection of the planes, while China, Ethiopian Airlines, and Cayman Airways have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. (ANI)


          Ethiopian Airlines crash shows life should be lived while we have the chance… who knows when the number’s up      Cache   Translate Page      
WHEN Antonis Mavropoulos arrived two minutes after the departure gate for his flight had closed, staff wouldn’t let him board. “I watched the last passengers in the tunnel go in. I screamed to put me in but they didn’t allow it,” he says. Their intransigence saved his life. For the plane was the Ethiopian Airlines […]
          Don't ground the 737 Max 8 just yet      Cache   Translate Page      

Pressure is mounting for the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S.-based airlines to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia that has some similarities to one in October in Indonesia. Already aviation regulators in Europe, Australia, Asia and elsewhere have...


          Navarro Meets the Media      Cache   Translate Page      

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro met with members of the media and discussed the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the racial equity and social justice policy and other topics.

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          Boeing 737 Max planes banned in UK after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
A pair of Turkish Airlines 737 Max 8 services to London Gatwick and Birmingham returned to Istanbul mid-flight.
           Augenzeuge: "Das Flugzeug schwankte in der Luft"      Cache   Translate Page      
Am Tag nach dem Absturz der Ethiopia Airline Maschine vom Typ Boeing 737 MAX8 beschreiben Augenzeugen, was sie am Unglücksort sahen. Hinterbliebene der 157 Opfer trauern.
          Ethiopia Airlines crash: Which countries have grounded the 737 Max 8?      Cache   Translate Page      
Some countries have decided to ground the aircraft.
          UK bans Boeing 737 Max planes amid Ethiopia crash safety fears      Cache   Translate Page      
The ban will remain in place until further notice.
          Boeing 737 model involved in Ethiopia crash still flying despite concerns      Cache   Translate Page      
Operators including Norwegian and Tui are still using Boeing’s 737 Max 8 plane for flights out of the UK.
          Jet that crashed in Ethiopia grounded in much of the world      Cache   Translate Page      
Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the United States on … Click to Continue »
          Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8      Cache   Translate Page      
A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, … Click to Continue »
          The Latest: New Zealand and Fiji suspend Boeing 737 flights      Cache   Translate Page      
The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 3:55 a.m. New Zealand and Fiji have suspended Boeing 737 Max 8 flights in and out of the two countries following … Click to Continue »
          Donald Trump says planes are 'far too complex' to fly after deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash       Cache   Translate Page      
US President Donald Trump says complexities in modern aircraft are creating danger, in the wake of the horror Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on Sunday.
          3/13/2019: LA UNE: Le « best-seller » de Boeing interdit de vol dans toute l’Europe      Cache   Translate Page      

AÉRONAUTIQUE Après le crash inexpliqué d’un Boeing 737 MAX d’Ethiopian Airlines, l’Agence européenne de sécurité aérienne a décidé, mardi, d’interdire de vol tous les Boeing du même modèle. Une mesure d’autant plus exceptionnelle qu’elle n’a pas fait...
          3/13/2019: ENTREPRISES & MARCHÉS: CRASH D’ETHIOPIAN      Cache   Translate Page      

Les Boeing 737 MAX interdits de vol dans toute l’Europe. EDF Les concurrents de l’énergéticien gagnent encore du terrain. CONSEIL Deloitte se sépare de son réseau d’experts-comptables. LOISIRS Les courts séjours stimulent les départs des Français...
          New Zealand grounds Boeing 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      
New Zealand has joined the list of countries grounding Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft after one of the planes crashed in Ethiopia, killing 157 people on...
          Aust authority suspends Boeing 737 Max      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian aviation authorities have banned airlines from flying Boeing 737 Max jets in Australia after one of the planes crashed in Ethiopia, killing more...
          No decision on 737s: Virgin Australia      Cache   Translate Page      
Virgin Australia says it is too early to say whether it will pull its order of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed...
          Should the Boeing MAX-8 Be Grounded? The FAA Changes Its Story      Cache   Translate Page      
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty

Is it safe to board a Boeing 737 MAX-8?

Nobody seems able to come up with a straight answer, particularly in America.

Every day across the rest of the world, airlines and nations are grounding their MAX-8s; the European Union’s civil-aviation authority suspended all MAX models following the same orders from Australia, the U.K., and Singapore.  

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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          Global equities markets up strongly; US rates have been largely unmoved; GBP has recovered ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit vote tonight; NZD is up 0.35% to 0.6830 USD      Cache   Translate Page      

By Nick Smyth

Markets are trading with a risk-on tone overnight, with global equities markets up strongly.  US retail sales bounced back from weakness in December, but US rates have been largely unmoved.  Most currencies are little changed to start the week, although the GBP has recovered ahead of Theresa May’s Brexit vote tonight amidst speculation she might have secured some concessions from the EU. 

Equity markets have had a good session overnight, with the S&P500 1.1% higher and the NASDAQ up 1.7%.  Both indices have now fully reversed the losses seen after the ECB meeting, in which the central bank presented a gloomy economic outlook.  The Dow Jones has lagged the move in the other US benchmarks (+0.5%), with a 6.5% fall in Boeing shares after the plane crash in Ethiopia weighing heavily on the index (the DJIA is a price-weighted index of 30 stocks). 

It’s hard to pinpoint a trigger for the reversal in sentiment over the past two days, although a stronger than expected US retail sales release overnight may have been one contributing factor.  US core retail sales bounced back strongly in January after a massive fall in December that looked out-of-line with other indicators of US consumer spending (and an economy with a multi-decade low unemployment rate).  Downward revisions to prior months’ retail sales took some of the gloss off the January upside surprise, and suggest that Q4 US GDP will be revised modestly lower.  The Atlanta Fed GDPNow estimate for Q1 was trimmed to just 0.2% after the retail sales release, from 0.5%, although these early GDP estimates can be revised significantly as new data is received.  The trend in retail sales data imply the US economy is slowing from its well above-trend pace last year, but the US consumer remains in reasonably healthy shape. 

US rates were little moved by the data, with the 10 year Treasury yield up 1.5bps to 2.64%, still firmly entrenched within its recent narrow trading range.  Early yesterday afternoon, Fed Chair Powell’s interview with 60 Minutes was aired and, as expected, he didn’t provide any market-moving insights.  Powell highlighted increasing evidence of a slowdown in the global economy and said the Fed was in no hurry to change rates.  The market continues to price very little for the Fed this year, with a rate cut almost fully-priced by the end of 2020.  The Fed is now in black-out until the March FOMC meeting on the 21st. 

The major mover in FX markets has been the GBP, which is over 1% higher from the end of last week.  The GBP is trading at 1.3145 as we write, almost 2 cents higher than the levels reached early yesterday morning.  There is speculation that Theresa May just may have managed to secure some concessions from the EU, with the BBC reporting a short while ago that senior members of the Brexit-supporting European Research Group of MPs had been summoned to see the Chief Whip (although that doesn’t mean a breakthrough has been secured).  And about an hour ago, it was reported that May would fly to Strasbourg for last minute talks with the EU’s Juncker, a possible sign that progress had been made in the negotiations ahead of the vote in parliament tomorrow.  Brexiteers have said they will vote against the Government’s deal unless they receive legal assurances that the UK will not be bound to the EU’s rules indefinitely, and May’s deal is set for an almost certain defeat if she cannot secure some concessions from the EU.  May will come under heavy pressure to resign if her signature bill is defeated for a third time, with the Telegraph reporting yesterday that only two members of her cabinet still supported her. 

The stronger GBP has provided a modest tailwind to other currencies over the past few hours, although movements have been reasonably modest (most currencies +/- 0.4% since the end of last week).  The EUR is flat on the day, while the safe haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc are slightly lower amidst the rise in equity markets. 

The NZD is up 0.35% to 0.6830, supported by the improvement in risk sentiment.  It remains close to the middle of its recent 0.6650-0.6950 trading range.  The NZD/AUD has continued to grind higher, and is up to 0.9675.  NZ rates closed unchanged yesterday although, of note, the 10 year swap rate touched its all-time low of 2.365% during the session. 

US CPI is released tonight, although barring a significant surprise its unlikely to be a major market mover.  The NAB Business survey is released across the Tasman. 


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Actualización: Es oficial, la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (EASA) está cerrando el espacio aéreo y suspendiendo todas las operaciones del Boeing 737 Max en Europa, esto hasta que lleguen los resultados de la investigación del accidente. Al final del post encontrarán el comunicado completo.

El avión Boeing 737 Max 8 está encendiendo las alarmas en la aviación comercial. El pasado 10 de marzo, el vuelo ET-302 se estrelló seis minutos después de haber despegado. Mientras que el pasado mes de octubre, un problema similar le ocurrió al mismo modelo de avión.

El Boeing 737 Max es un modelo nuevo y según la propia compañía, tiene distribuidos 4.754 pedidos por todo el mundo, convirtiéndolo en uno de los aviones que más rápido se han vendido en la historia de Boeing. Una popularidad que va camino de convertirse en un auténtico problema, ya que diversas administraciones han emitido un comunicado de emergencia alertando de los riesgos de seguridad. Una alerta que ha llevado a aerolíneas y países a suspender temporalmente el uso del nuevo modelo de avión de Boeing.

Aerolíneas y países suspenden el espacio aéreo para los Boeing 737 MAX

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Múltiples aerolíneas como Aeroméxico o Gol optaron durante el día de ayer por no despegar estos modelos, una decisión que hoy también ha tomado una aerolínea europea como es Norwegian. Una decisión que ya avisan que provocará cancelaciones y retrasos.

Según leemos en ElPaís, un total de 26 aerolíneas han decidido suspender temporales el uso de los aviones Boeing 737 MAX 8 tras el accidente de Etiopía. Sin embargo, por el momento otras 22 compañías han decidido seguir operando con él. Según el WSJ, actualmente hay registrado 370 aviones de este modelo y más del 40% estaría en tierra.

Ante la situación, países europeos como Irlanda, Holanda, Francia, Reino Unido o Alemania han decidido dar un paso más y cerrar su espacio aéreo a los modelos Boeing 737 Max. Una medida de precaución que también han tomado países como China, Australia, Malasia, Singapur, Omán, Corea del Sur, Mongolia e Indonesia después que sus correspondientes agencias de aviación lo recomendaran.

En el caso de España, el Gobierno ha delegado en la Unión Europea la paralización del modelo 737 MAX 8 de Boeing. España no puede imponer restricciones a aeronaves que disponen del certificado emitido por la EASA y se remite a ella a la hora de tomar una decisión. Según informa RNE, esta tarde se tomará una decisión de acuerdo a las indicaciones de la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea.

Boeing anuncia una actualización para mejorar su sistema MCAS

Air Current Explicación del MCAS, por The Air Current.

Por el momento, Boeing ha confirmado que está trabajando con las autoridades para investigar la causa de los accidentes y está monitorizando de cerca la situación, aunque asegura que su avión 737 Max es seguro.

La multinacional norteamericana Boeing ha anunciado además una actualización de software para toda su flota completa de modelos 737 Max 8. Desde los últimos meses, Boeing ha desarrollado un software de control para el 737 Max diseñado para hacer el vuelo todavía más seguro.

Esta actualización incluye mejoras en el 'Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System' (MCAS), la pantalla de los pilotos, las operaciones manuales y el entrenamiento de la tripulación. El nuevo sistema de control de vuelo incorporará nuevos avisos de ángulos de ataque (AOA), limitará los comandos de ajuste del estabilizador en respuesta a un ángulo erróneo de lectura de ataque y proporcionará un límite al comando del estabilizador para retener la autoridad del elevador.

Boeing ha trabajado junto a la Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) para el desarrollo, la planificación y la certificación de este software que será actualizado durante las próximas semanas y deberá estar antes del mes de abril. Eso sí, desde la propia Boeing también puntualizan que la FAA no ha requerido ninguna acción en este momento, por lo que la actual directiva AD2018-23.51 sigue siendo apropiada.

Una directiva de aeronavegabilidad de emergencia publicada a los pocos días del accidente de octubre donde se recordaba a los pilotos el procedimiento a seguir en caso de fallo del MCAS, el sistema de ajuste automático del timón de profundidad. Pero el problema vendría en que los pilotos del 737 MAX no habrían recibido ni la formación adecuada para este sistema, ni los manuales actualizados.

Boeing mantiene la calma y espera a la decisión de la FAA

En respuesta a la decisión de algunos países de cerrar su espacio aéreo, Boeing ha emitido un comunicado de última hora donde informa que entiende las decisiones tomadas y continuarán ofreciendo la información necesaria. Aunque se reafirma en que la FAA todavía no ha requerido ninguna acción.

La EASA suspende las operaciones del 737 MAX en toda Europa

A continuación, el comunicado de la EASA:

"Tras el trágico accidente del vuelo ET302 de Ethiopian Airlines con un Boeing 737 MAX 8, la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea (EASA) está tomando todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar la seguridad de los pasajeros.

Como medida de precaución, la EASA ha publicado hoy una Directiva de Aeronavegabilidad, en vigor a partir de las 19:00 UTC, por la que se suspenden todas las operaciones de vuelo de todos los aviones Boeing Modelo 737-8 MAX y 737-9 MAX en Europa. Además, la AESA ha publicado una Directiva de seguridad, que entrará en vigor a partir de las 19:00 horas UTC, por la que se suspenden todos los vuelos comerciales efectuados por operadores de terceros países hacia, dentro o fuera de la UE de los modelos mencionados.

La investigación del accidente está a cargo de las autoridades etíopes con el apoyo de la Junta Nacional de Seguridad del Transporte, ya que la aeronave fue diseñada y construida en los Estados Unidos. La AESA ha ofrecido su ayuda para apoyar la investigación del accidente.

La AESA analiza continuamente los datos a medida que están disponibles. La investigación del accidente está actualmente en curso, y es demasiado pronto para sacar conclusiones sobre la causa del accidente."

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          Boeing po nehodě druhého 737 Max 8 slibuje softwarovou aktualizaci. Letadlo už v Evropě nesmí do vzduchu      Cache   Translate Page      
Nehody letadel 737 Max 8 Lion Air a Ethiopian Airlines jsou jako přes kopírák • Oba letouny havarovaly několik minut po startu a měly problémy s výškou • Výrobce nyní připravuje aktualizaci sofwaru
          enallaktikos.gr: Ποιες χώρες και αεροπορικές εταιρείες έχουν ακινητοποιήσει τα Boeing 737 Max 8      Cache   Translate Page      
Η συντριβή του 737 Max 8 της Ethiopian Airlines κοντά στην Αντίς Αμπέμπα, οδήγησε πολλές χώρες και εταιρείες να καθηλώσουν στο έδαφος αυτό το αεροσκάφος μεσαίων αποστάσεων.

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          L'UE ferme son espace aérien aux Boeing 737 MAX      Cache   Translate Page      
Les Boeing 737 MAX ne pourront pas voler dans l'espace aérien de l'UE jusqu'à la fin de l'enquête sur le crash du Boeing d'Ethiopian Airlines près d'Addis-Abeba, a indiqué l'Agence européenne de la sécurité aérienne.
          La France bannit les Boeing 737 MAX de son espace aérien      Cache   Translate Page      
La France a décidé d'interdire les Boeing 737 MAX dans son espace aérien, deux jours après le crash d'un appareil d'Ethiopian Airlines du même modèle, a annoncé mardi la Direction générale de l'Aviation civile. Plus tard, l'Agence européenne de la sécurité aérienne (EASA) a décidé de suspendre les vols de ces avions jusqu'à la fin de l'enquête.
          Boeing 737 MAX – Trump heeft telefonisch onderhoud met CEO van Boeing      Cache   Translate Page      
De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump en Dennis Muilenburg, de CEO van Boeing, hebben een telefoongesprek gehad over de crisis waar de vliegtuigbouwer nu in zit. Dat meldt een bron uit de sector aan AFP. Verschillende landen houden hun Boeing 737 MAX-vliegtuigen aan de grond nadat er zondag bij een ongeval met een toestel van Ethiopian […]

Het bericht Boeing 737 MAX – Trump heeft telefonisch onderhoud met CEO van Boeing verscheen eerst op Metro.


          Don't ground the 737 Max 8 just yet      Cache   Translate Page      

Pressure is mounting for the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S.-based airlines to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia that has some similarities to one in October in Indonesia. Already aviation regulators in Europe, Australia, Asia and elsewhere have...


          Boeing postpones 777X debut after Ethiopian Airlines crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Boeing postpones 777X debut after Ethiopian Airlines crash

DF-Xinhua Report

U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing has postponed the debut of 777X airplane previously planned for this week, local media reported on Sunday night.

   The company has decided to delay the unveiling ceremony of the 777X originally slated for Wednesday and will look for another opportunity for its debut, a Boeing employee responsible for media affairs, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed to Xinhua on Monday.

   Boeing tweeted on March 4 that "our very first #777X flight test airplane will officially debut to the world on March 13th! "

   The Boeing's rescheduling of the 777X rollout came after a deadly air crash of Ethiopian Airlines Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew members aboard a Boeing 737 MAX 8. It was the second crash of the same type of aircraft after one operated by Indonesia's Lion Air crashed in October last year.

   Boeing said in a short statement the same day that it was deeply saddened to learn of the death of the passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET 302).

   "We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team," it said.

   Boeing added that a technical team would travel to the crash site to provide technical assistance to the Ethiopian authorities.

   Since the deadly Sunday air crash, several countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft over safety concerns.

   The Boeing 777X aircraft is installed with the largest jet engines ever made by the aerospace industry, with a length of 77 meters from nose to tail, the longest passenger jet that Boeing has manufactured in its 102-year history. 

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          Data, voice recorders of crashed Ethiopian aircraft recovered      Cache   Translate Page      

Data, voice recorders of crashed Ethiopian aircraft recovered

DF-Xinhua Report

Ethiopian Airlines said Monday that both data and voice recorders on the crashed aircraft that killed all 157 aboard on Sunday have been recovered.

   "After tedious search by the rescue and investigation team for the black box of a 737-Max 8 plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning, Ethiopian Airlines announces that the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered," the airline said in a statement.

   The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-8 MAX crashed near Bishoftu town, about 45 km from the capital, Addis Ababa, just minutes from takeoff from Bole International Airport, killing all 157 people aboard.

   "Ethiopian has continued monitoring the situation closely with all stakeholders and is providing all the necessary support to the families of the deceased in its temporarily established family assistance centers in Addis Ababa and Nairobi Airports," the statement added.

   Earlier on Monday, Ethiopian Airlines announced its decision to suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft.

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          U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

          Ties between Boeing and Trump run deep      Cache   Translate Page      
When Donald Trump spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday to get assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, he wasn't talking to a stranger.

          Fiji suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier's two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

          Airlines turn to other jets to weather Boeing 737 MAX storm      Cache   Translate Page      
Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.

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          Fiji Joins Effort to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes      Cache   Translate Page      
 By Mike Cherney 

SYDNEY--Fiji Airways said Wednesday it would temporarily ground its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft until more information is known about an accident that killed 157 people on an Ethiopian Airlines flight using the same plane.

Regulators around the world are...

          Ευρωπαϊκό μπλόκο στα Boeing 737 ΜΑΧ μετά την τραγωδία στην Αιθιοπία      Cache   Translate Page      

Την πλήρη απαγόρευση των πτήσεων για το Boeing 737 Max στον ευρωπαϊκό εναέριο χώρο αποφάσισε η Ευρωπαϊκή Υπηρεσία Ασφάλειας Αεροπορίας (EASA), στον απόηχο της αεροπορικής τραγωδίας της Ethiopian Airlines και μετά τις ανάλογες αποφάσεις αρκετών χωρών.

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          Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash - [Sepe.gr]      Cache   Translate Page      
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"I am not angry, but I am devastated, I have lost everyone," said Manant Vaidya, whose parents, sister, brother-in-law and two teenage nieces died in the crash. Δείτε περισσότερα: NYTimes.com


          WRAPUP 15-U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash - [Sepe.gr]      Cache   Translate Page      
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* U.S. senator overseeing aviation panel suggests temporary grounding Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


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Ethiopia and France agreed their first military cooperation accord on Tuesday, a deal that includes helping the landlocked nation build a navy, as Paris seeks to boost economic ties in Africa's second-most populous country. Δείτε περισσότερα: Reuters.com


          Brand-New Boeing 737s Grounded Amid Safety Fears: What We Know So Far      Cache   Translate Page      

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. The plane was a 737 MAX 8, the same model that also crashed shortly after takeoff in Indonesia in October. Boeing debuted the 737 MAX 8 less than two years ago, making it brand-new by plane standards.

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          Air Canada flight attendants’ union says crew don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 MAX 8 - Global News      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Air Canada flight attendants’ union says crew don’t want to be forced to fly on Boeing 737 MAX 8  Global News
  2. Air Canada cancels flights after U.K. and EU close airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8  CBC News
  3. Garneau meeting with expert aviation panel, has no plans to ground Boeing 737  CTV News
  4. Why pilots would never agree with Trump's tweet about the Boeing 737 MAX 8  The Independent
  5. Airline pilot: Is it still safe to fly in a Boeing 737 Max? Don't worry about it just yet.  USA TODAY
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Hamilton family and 9-month-old baby among victims of Ethiopian Airlines disaster - CBC.ca      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Hamilton family and 9-month-old baby among victims of Ethiopian Airlines disaster  CBC.ca
  2. Nine-month-old baby among Canadian victims in Ethiopian crash  CTV News
  3. Brampton couple remembers 6 family members killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash  Global News
  4. ETHIOPIA CRASH: Hamilton teacher 'extraordinary' woman  Toronto Sun
  5. Carleton University mourns alumni Peter DeMarsh after Ethiopian Airlines crash  CTV News
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          6 members of Ontario family among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash - CTV News      Cache   Translate Page      
6 members of Ontario family among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash  CTV News

The eighteen Canadians among the 157 people killed when an Ethiopians Airlines plane crashed Sunday include a mother and daughter from Edmonton, ...

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Six members of Brampton family among the dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash  CBC.ca

Two students, their parents, and grandparents are dead following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that happened on Sunday, according to the Peel District School ...

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          Brand-New Boeing 737s Grounded Amid Safety Fears: What We Know So Far      Cache   Translate Page      

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard. The plane was a 737 MAX 8, the same model that also crashed shortly after takeoff in Indonesia in October. Boeing debuted the 737 MAX 8 less than two years ago, making it brand-new by plane standards.

Read more...


          Airlines keep calm and carry on after Boeing jet groundings      Cache   Translate Page      
Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.

          Ties between Boeing and Trump run deep      Cache   Translate Page      
When Donald Trump spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday to get assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, he wasn't talking to a stranger.

          US and Canada: The Only Two Nations Still Flying 737 MAX 8s      Cache   Translate Page      
The only two nations still flying a substantial numbers of Boeing 737 MAX 8s are the United States and Canada. India's aviation authority is grounding the Boeing 737 MAX immediately, according to a tweet from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. "These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations," the tweet reads. Fly Dubai said on its Facebook page that its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 was also grounded, on a directive from Dubai's General Civil Aviation Authority. It will use its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft for flights instead to minimize disruption. A growing number of airlines around the globe have announced they won't fly the planes until they know what happened in Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet, which killed all aboard. Yet Boeing said no grounding is needed.
          3/13/2019: Katoitoi: 5 minute quiz      Cache   Translate Page      
1. How many confirmed cases of measles are there in Canterbury? 2. How many people died when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday? 3. Which animal is sacred in Hinduism? 4. Neverland Valley Ranch,...
          3/13/2019: Business: Fiji Airways flies Max 8s      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiji Airways says it will continue to fly its Boeing 737 Max 8, despite other countries grounding the planes following the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. Aviation authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethiopia ordered...
          IDAC a la expectativas de resultados sobre accidente del Boeing 737 MAX 8 que dejó 157 muertos      Cache   Translate Page      
Santo Domingo.-El Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC), al igual que todas las autoridades de aviación civil en el mundo, se mantiene a la expectativa de las investigaciones del accidente del Boeing 737 MAX 8 de Ethiopian Airlines que dejó un balance de 157 víctimas mortales. La aseveración fue hecha por el director general del...
          Boeing 737 Max: Δεν έχει βάση η καθήλωσή τους, επιμένει η Πολιτική Αεροπορία των ΗΠΑ      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Ethiopian-Airlines-Piloten wurden zusätzlich geschult      Cache   Translate Page      
Von Matina Stevis-Gridneff ADDIS ABABA (Dow Jones)--Die Piloten der Ethiopian Airlines, die die Boeing 737 MAX fliegen, haben nach dem Absturz des gleichen Modells der Lion Air im vergangenen Jahr zusätzliche Schulungen zur Flugsoftware erhalten. Dies gelte auch für die Piloten der vor wenigen Tagen verunglückten Maschine...
          Η Ευρώπη κλείνει τον εναέριο χώρο της για τα Boeing 737 ΜΑΧ μετά την τραγωδία της Ethiopian Airlines      Cache   Translate Page      
Στην απαγόρευση προχώρησε η  Ευρωπαϊκή Υπηρεσία Ασφάλειας Αεροπορίας - Πρώτες τον εναέριο χώρο τους έκλεισαν Βρετανία, Γαλλία, Γερμανία, Ιρλανδία - Ανάλογες κινήσεις από  Μαλαισία, Ινδία, Κίνα, Βραζιλία, Αυστραλία και Σιγκαπούρη -  Αεροπορικές που χρησιμοποιούν τον μοιραίο τύπο της Boeing καθήλωσαν τον στόλο τους
          Crash en Ethiopie: le Boeing 737 MAX banni de l'ensemble de l'espace aérien européen      Cache   Translate Page      
L'Agence européenne de sécurité aérienne (EASA) a décidé mardi de fermer l'espace aérien européen aux Boeing 737 MAX 8 et 9, deux jours après le crash d'un appareil d'Ethiopian Airlines de la même famille, a-t-elle annoncé sur son site.
          Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) Update 19 February 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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          La DGAC interdit le Boeing 737 Max dans le ciel français      Cache   Translate Page      
A la suite du crash d'Ethiopian Airlines, dimanche 10 mars, les autorités de l’aviation annoncent interdire le Boeing 737 Max dans l'espace aérien français. Son premier opérateur en Europe...
          Crash Ethiopian : l'Australie et Singapour interdisent temporairement les Boeing 737 Max      Cache   Translate Page      
Les suspicions autour du Boeing 737 MAX se multiplient partout dans le monde, suite au crash d'un de ces appareils, le 10 mars 2019, appartenant à Ethiopian Airlines. Ainsi, l'Australie et Singapou...
          Athletics - Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines      Cache   Translate Page      
The IAAF's decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3,000 metres will "disproportionately affect" Ethiopia and Kenya, two powerhouses of middle and long-distance events, running great Haile Gebrselassie has said.

          In late-night move, India grounds Boeing 737 MAX - Times of India      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. In late-night move, India grounds Boeing 737 MAX  Times of India
  2. India Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft After Ethiopian Airlines Crash  NDTV News
  3. India grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash  The Hindu
  4. Why pilots would never agree with Trump's tweet about the Boeing 737 MAX 8  The Independent
  5. India orders immediate grounding of Boeing 737 Max  Times of India
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          Crash de l’avion Ethiopian Airlines : Son retard lui sauve la vie      Cache   Translate Page      

Il s'appelle Ahmed Khalid et il devait se trouver à bord du Boeing 737 d’Ethiopian Airlines qui s’est écrasé, peu après son décollage en Ethiopie. Le jeune homme était en retard et a donc raté son vol. Un retard qui lui a sauvé la vie. Lire la suite »

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          Crash d’un avion Ethiopian Airlines : Les 149 passagers et membres d’équipage sont morts      Cache   Translate Page      

Un Boeing 737 de la compagnie Ethiopian Airlines, qui reliait Addis Abeba à Nairobi, s'est écrasé ce dimanche 10 mars dans la matinée. Lire la suite »

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          U.S. Army captain, brothers, a law student, international aid workers among the 157 killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Katelyn Parra Photography(NEW YORK) --  Making the world a "better place" was how heartbroken family members remembers loved once who were among the 157 people aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed just minutes after takeoff on Sunday morning.

No one survived the horrific crash that claimed the lives of a decorated U.S. Army captain, brothers on vacation, a law school student and dozens of international aid workers.

Thirty-five countries from all over the world lost citizens in the deadly incident — 32 Kenyans were the majority of lives lost.

At least eight U.S. citizens were among the victims. The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and the U.S. Department of State haven't released their identities, but ABC News has confirmed the names of four.

Antoine Lewis, 39, of Matteson, Illinois, was a U.S. Army captain stationed in Ottawa, Canada, who served in Afghanistan. He was on vacation in Ethiopia doing Christian missionary work, according to his parents. They said Lewis equally valued the country he fought for and the home of his ancestors.

"That’s what he died doing," his mother, Antoinette Lewis, told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV in a recent interview. "His passion was just to make a better world, make a better place, both here and our mother country."

Lewis leaves behind a wife and a 15-year-old son.

"I’m still in disbelief," his wife said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "I feel it's a dream [I'm still] awaiting his call to tell me he has safely touched down."

"Antoine was so loving," she added. "He was always interested in learning new things, forever on a journey becoming a better version of himself each day. He was so smart and just wanted to share his wealth of knowledge with those who’d listen."

Ike and Susan Riffel of Redding, California, lost their only children in the crash, Bennett and Melvin Riffel. The brothers were on vacation traveling to a few different countries as part of an adventure ahead of the birth of Melvin's first child, according to the family.

Melvin and his wife, Britney, were expecting a baby girl in May.

"We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the community," a spokesperson for the Riffel family told ABC Redding affiliate KRCR in a statement. "We ask for continued prayers."

IQAir, a Switzerland-based company that specializes in improving indoor air quality, confirmed that one of its employees, Matt Vecere, was aboard the doomed flight. Vecere grew up in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, and later moved to California.

"Matt was an amazing writer, an avid surfer, and a truly selfless person," IQAir said in a statement. "He was most at home helping others, as evidenced by his dedication to the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010."

"We will miss his laugh, his wit, his sense of humor, but most of all, the kinship and friendship that he brought to everything he did," the company added.

Ethiopian Airlines identified the pilot of the ill-fated plane as Yared Mulugeta Gatechew, who had more than 8,000 flight hours. The co-pilot was Ahmed Nur Mohammod Nur, who had over 200 flight hours.

The United Nations said at least 21 of its employees were among those killed in Sunday's crash.

The staffers hailed from around the globe and worked for various U.N. agencies, which regularly made trips to Kenya by way of Ethiopia to visit Africa's United Nations Office headquarters, located in Nairobi. Many were traveling to attend a five-day assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme.

The World Food Programme (WFP), the food-assistance branch of the United Nations, released the names of seven team members who died: Ekta Adhikari, 26, of Nepa; Maria Pilar Buzzetti, 30, of Italy; Virginia Chimenti, 26, of Italy; Harina Hafitz, 59, of Indonesia; Zhen-Zhen Huang, 46, of China; Michael Ryan, 39, of Ireland; and Djordje Vdovic, 53, of Serbia.

"As we mourn, let us reflect that each of these WFP colleagues were willing to travel and work far from their homes and loved ones to help make the world a better place to live," the WFP's Executive Director David Beasley said in a statement. "That was their calling, as it is for the rest of the WFP family."

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees named three colleagues who also died: Nadia Ali, 40, of Sudan; Jessica Hyba, 43, of Canada; and Jackson Musoni, 31, of Rwanda.

"We’ve been struck by sudden and terrible loss," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a statement. "We are doing everything we can to help Nadia’s, Jessica’s and Jackson’s families at this most difficult and painful time."

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said it lost a program officer in the gender and safeguards unit, Victor Shangai Tsang, of Hong Kong, China.

"Victor took up this position with vigor and enthusiasm, striving to make our projects fully gender-sensitive," UNEP said in a statement. "His work defined him as an individual, and he, in turn, helped define our own work."

Victor leaves behind his pregnant wife and son.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations confirmed it lost fisheries officer Joanna Toole, who was "passionate about making the world a better place."

Another victim in Sunday's plane crash was Max Thabiso Edkins, a 35-year-old dual-national of Germany and South Africa. He worked as a communications officer for the World Bank's Connect4Climate program.

"We were devastated to learn that we lost a cherished colleague in the plane crash in Ethiopia," the World Bank Group's interim president, Kristalina Georgieva, said in a statement. "Max was deeply committed to the fight against climate change and brought tremendous creativity, energy and passion to his work. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and loved ones, and to those of the other victims of this tragedy."

Cedric Asiavugwa, a third-year law student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, was traveling to his native Kenya to attend the funeral of his fiance's mother, according to a press release from the school.

Born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya, Asiavugwa's work on social justice issues led him from his native country to Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, before coming to Georgetown University Law Center. The 32-year-old planned to return home to Kenya after graduating to continue serving refugees and other marginalized groups.

"With his passing, the Georgetown family has lost a stellar student, a great friend to many, and a dedicated champion for social justice across East Africa and the world," the law school said in a statement.

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          China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, European Union ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethiopian Airlines(LONDON) -- A growing list of airline carriers and aviation regulators around the world are grounding fleets of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of a crash of the same model that killed all 157 people on board.

A new Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down in clear weather on Sunday morning just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital. The American-made jet was headed to Nairobi, Kenya.

A total of 149 passengers and 8 crew members were believed to be on board Flight 302, according to Ethiopian Airlines.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States said it's sending a team of four to assist in the probe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it plans to join the NTSB in assisting Ethiopian authorities.

Ethiopian Airlines said two black boxes -- the digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder -- have been recovered from the wreckage in the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa.

Another 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff from Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier of the East African nation, decided to ground its remaining Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft "until further notice."

"Although we don't yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution," the state-owned airline said in a statement early Monday.

Airlines in other countries also have announced the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets, including Cayman Airways, the flag carrier airline of the Cayman Islands, South Africa-based airline Comair, Aeromexico, Mexico's flag carrier airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina's largest airline and flag carrier, Gol, Brazil's largest airline, Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national carrier, South Korean airline Eastar Jet, Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national flag carrier airline, and Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norway's largest airline.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday suspended all flight operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 aircraft models from flying into or out of Europe, "as a precautionary measure," amid the ongoing investigation into Sunday's crash.

A number of nations had already issued restrictions on the embattled jetliner.

China's aviation regulator has ordered all Chinese airlines to suspend operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8, nearly 96 jets. Using those planes won't resume until "confirming the relevant measures to effectively ensure flight safety," the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement Monday.

Indonesia has temporarily grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet while aircraft inspections are carried out to ensure "flight-worthy conditions." The country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation has been supervising operations of the 737 Max 8 since the crash in October.

Singapore's aviation regulator has indefinitely banned all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying into and out of the country. The suspension affects five airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said in a statement Tuesday.

Australia has temporarily suspended operations of Boeing 737 Max planes to or from the country. While no Australian airlines operate these aircraft, two foreign airlines fly them to the country, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia said in a statement Tuesday.

Malaysia has also suspended operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets flying to or from the country "until further notice."

Oman's aviation regulator has indefinitely banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying into and out of the nation.

The United Kingdom has ordered a suspension on any Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial passenger flights arriving, departing or overlying the country's airspace. The temporary ban is "a precautionary measure," the U.K. Civil Aviation Authoritiy said in a statement Tuesday.

The Irish Aviation Authority has temporarily suspended the entry and exit of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from Ireland's airspace.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a "continued airworthiness notification to the international community" on Monday evening for Boeing 737 Max 8 operators, signaling confidence in the jetliner.

The Boeing Company said it currently "does not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators" of its 737 Max 8 model.

"We have engaged our customers and regulators on concerns they may have -- and would refer you to them to discuss their operations and decisions," a Boeing spokesperson told ABC News in a statement Monday morning. "Safety is our number one priority and we are taking every measure to fully understand all aspects of this accident, working closely with the investigating team and all regulatory authorities involved. The investigation is in its early stages, but at this point, based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

In a letter sent to employees later Monday, Boeing's president, chairman and CEO said "the Max family has completed hundreds of thousands of flights safely. We are confident in the safety of the 737 Max."

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer has supplied more than 370 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to 47 airlines since the model entered service in May 2017. Seventy-two of them are currently flying in the United States, according to Boeing.

At least eight Americans were among those killed. The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia said it is "working to determine their identities."

ABC News has confirmed with family members that Melvin and Bennett Riffel from Redding, California, Antoine Lewis from Matteson, Illinois, and Matt Vecere, a California resident originally from New Jersey, died in the plane crash.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at least 21 U.N. staff were aboard the doomed flight.

"Our colleagues were women and men -- junior professionals and seasoned officials — hailing from all corners of the globe and with a wide array of expertise," Guterres said Monday. "They all had one thing in common -- a spirit to serve the people of the world and to make it a better place for us all."

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared Monday a national day of mourning.

Boeing said it was "deeply saddened" by the crash.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team," the company said in a statement Sunday. "A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board."

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          Will the U.S. ground Boeing?      Cache   Translate Page      
China and the European Union have already kept Boeing 737 Max 8 planes out of the sky following this week's Ethiopian Airlines crash. But what about the United States? Plus, unintended consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the '80s software that's helping run America's cities.
          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under...

          3/13/2019: 737 MAX 8 groundings spread across the globe      Cache   Translate Page      

Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace yesterday, leaving the US as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two...
          Airlines keep calm and carry on after Boeing jet groundings      Cache   Translate Page      
Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.

          It’s impossible to call Boeing 737 MAX 8 safe, says this aviation expert      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. aviation experts have convened at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 amid growing global concern about the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 jet. Although dozens of countries have grounded the planes, the FAA says they're safe. John Yang reports and discusses with Mary Schiavo, a former Transportation Department inspector general who represents the victims of airline accidents.
          Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8      Cache   Translate Page      
In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, three Shanghai Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger planes are parked at the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. U.S. Aviation experts on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. (Chinatopix via AP)

Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8


          U.S. Lawmakers Call To Ground The Boeing 737 MAX 8. FAA Says 'No' For Now       Cache   Translate Page      

As countries worldwide continue to ground their Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, aviation officials in the U.S. have been hesitant to follow suit.

The Federal Aviation Administration says there is "no basis to order the grounding of the aircraft." That's according to a statement Tuesday evening from Daniel Elwell, the acting FAA administrator.

"The FAA continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety performance from operators and pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX," the statement reads. "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action."

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. Just five months earlier, a 737 MAX jet flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia killing all 189 people on the plane.

Tuesday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency announced it was suspending all flight operations of the Boeing series of jets involved in the crashes. That follows similar moves by China, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and others to either ground the planes or temporarily ban them from their airspace.

And on Capitol Hill there is a growing chorus of lawmakers from both parties calling for the FAA to do the same.

Speaking on NPR's All Things Considered, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said the FAA has a responsibility to put "safety ahead of airline profits."

"Right now there's more than ample reason for airline passengers to be greatly concerned. In fact, justifiably frightened about the safety of these airplanes and the ability of pilots to handle a malfunction," Blumenthal said.

In a statement Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, agreed.

"I believe it would be prudent for the United States likewise to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers."

Cruz, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, said he plans to hold hearings on the matter, "to investigate these crashes, determine their contributing factors, and ensure that the United States aviation industry remains the safest in the world."

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Mitt Romney, R-Utah have also called on the FAA to ground the planes.

According to NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, President Trump spoke to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday. It's a sign of just how extreme the stakes are for one of the nation's most prominent companies.

In a pair of morning tweets, which came before the Trump's conversation with Boeing's CEO, the President weighed in on Ethiopian Airlines tragedy by lamenting that present-day planes are becoming "far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT."

The FAA said in its notice on Monday that as part of its "ongoing oversight activities" it expects Boeing to complete flight control system enhancements "which provide reduced reliance on procedures associated with required pilot memory items."

The FAA said it expects those updates sometime next month.

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          Brexit deal rejected       Cache   Translate Page      
The British prime minister Theresa May has lost a parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Bill for a second time. MPs defeated the deal, which had been agreed with the European Union, by 391 votes to 242. Also in the programme: All operations of the Boeing 737 MAX have been suspended in EU airspace pending an investigation into Sunday's fatal crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. (Photo: MPs gathered in the House of Commons in London on 12 March 2019. Credit: PRU/AFP)
          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia       Cache   Translate Page      

Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc.

The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so.

The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet.

In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and is not planning any change in service. Likewise, American Airlines, which operates 24 of the planes, is not planning to ground them.

The full list of countries and airlines that have announced a ban is below:

—Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas)
—Australia
—Austria
—Belgium
—Brazil (GOL Linhas Aéreas)
—Cayman Islands (Cayman Airways)
—China
—Ethiopia
—EASA member states
—France
—Germany
—Iceland (Icelandair)
—India
—Indonesia
—Ireland
—Italy
—Malaysia
—Mexico (Aeromexico)
—Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines)
—Morocco (Royal Air Maroc)
—Netherlands
—Norway (Norwegian)
—Oman
—Poland
—Singapore
—South Africa (Comair)
—South Korea (Eastar Jet)
—Turkey
—United Kingdom (TUI Airways)

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China and the European Union have already kept Boeing 737 Max 8 planes out of the sky following this week's Ethiopian Airlines crash. But what about the United States? Plus, unintended consequences of a no-deal Brexit and the '80s software that's helping run America's cities.
          Procurement Of 15Kv And 33Kv Air Insulated Metal Clad Switchgear For Substations      Cache   Translate Page      
The Ethiopian Electric Power Invites Sealed Bids from Eligible Bidders for the Execution of Procurement of 15KV and 33KV Air Insulated Metal Clad Switchgear for Substations. Bids opening date: Apr 3, 2019 02:30 PM Bid document price: Birr 2000.00 Bid bond: USD 70,000 1. This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this project that appeared in UNDB online AfDBI12-818/12 of 15 March 2012 online and on the African Development Bank group’s Internet website. 2. The FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA HAS RECEIVED Financing from the African Development Bank in various currencies towards the cost for Procurement of Procurement of 15KV and 33KV Air Insulated metal clad Switchgear for Substations. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Procurement of Procurement of 15KV and 33KV Air Insulated metal clad Switchgear for Substations. 3. The ETHIOPIAN ELECTRIC POWER now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the execution of Supply of Procurement of 15KV and 33KV Air Insulated metal clad Switchgear for Substations. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at Ethiopian Electric Power Head Office in Lagahar, Ground Floor; Attention: Kefyalew Mergiya - Procurement Director Tel. +2511155805971+251115581916 Electronic mail address: kefyalewmergiya2127@gmail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 5. A complete set of bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the above and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ethiopian Birr 2000.00 (Two thousand Birr) or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. The method of payment shall be in cash or cashier's check or through telegraphic transfer to EEP main Ale No. 1000068726372, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), Arada Ghiorgis Branch, Swift Code: EBETETAA; and EEP BUMBUNA HPP AIC No. 0101181300051, NATIONAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA (NBE), Swift Code: NBETETAA, for ETB and USD respectively. 6. The provisions in the Instructions to Bidders and in the General Conditions of Contract are the provisions of the African Development Bank Standard Bidding Document: Procurement of 15KVand 33KV Air Insulated metal clad Switchgear for Substations. 7. A bid must be delivered to the above office on or before 2:00 PM on April 03, 2019 and must be accompanied by the security of USD 70,000 (Seventy Thousand USD) or its equivalent in freely convertible currency. 8. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders' representatives who choose to attend on April 03, 2019 at 2:30 PM at the offices of Ethiopian Electric Power, Procurement Office, New building around commerce school and behind Awash International Bank Head Office. Tel. + 251115580597 1+ 251115581916 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 9. The Ethiopian Electric Power reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
          Supply, Install & Test Of Stand By Generator      Cache   Translate Page      
Defense Construction Enterprise Invites All Interested Suppliers to Submit Their Bid for the Supply, Install & Test of Stand by Generator Bids opening date: Mar 17, 2019 03:15 PM Bid document price: Birr 200.00 Bid bond: Birr 100,000.00 1) Supply, install & test of stand by Generator. Qty: 01. capacity: 1600 kVA. 2) Supply, install & test of stand by Generator. Qty: 02 capacity: 1000 kVA All bidders must attach renewed commercial License. National bidders must attach V.AT. Certificate other relevant legal documents with their bid document. All bidders shall submit a bid bond guarantee amounting to birr 100,000/one hundred thousand/or equivalent Currency, in the form of Unconditional Bank Guarantee or CPO. A complete set of bidding documents and machines specification can be obtained from procurement team office found/Ethio-China Friendship Avenue against Non-Refundable Bir 200.00(Two Hundreds) IN CASH. All bids must be submitted in sealed envelope on/or before March17, 2019. Bid will be closed on March 17,2019 at 9:00 PM (Afternoon) and bid will be opened on the same date March 17, 2019 at 9:15 PM (Afternoon) in the presence of the bidders or their representatives, who choose to attend the opening ceremony that will be held at DCE procurement office. DCE reserves the right to accept or reject al or part of the bids or waives formalities without assigning any reasons thereof. Address:- Defense Construction Enterprise P.O.Box 3414 Tel:- 011440-34-33/34/0114-42-22-70/71/72 Fax 0114-40-04-71/0114-40-29-96 Ethio-China Road Friendship Avenue Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
          8 Americans killed in plane crash      Cache   Translate Page      
A plane crash in Ethiopia claimed the lives of 157 people, including eight Americans. Two were borthers and another was a U.S. servicemember on vacation. Debora Patta reports from Ethiopia.

          U.S. service member among 8 Americans killed in Ethiopia plane crash      Cache   Translate Page      
At the crash site, a team of American aviation experts are searching for answers

          Boeing 737 Max 8 jets grounded      Cache   Translate Page      
Dozens of airlines and countries have halted flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after a deadly crash in Ethiopia. The crash has many in the U.S. demanding flights with that model be suspended. Kris Van Cleave reports.

          Boeing 737 Max 8, le cose che non tornano      Cache   Translate Page      
L'incidente in Etiopia è il secondo in pochi mesi per l'aereo prodotto dall'azienda statunitense. Che cosa può essere successo? Il 737 Max 8 è un aereo sicuro?

          U.S. will not suspend Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.
          Fiji suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights      Cache   Translate Page      
Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier's two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
          Airlines turn to other jets to weather Boeing 737 MAX storm      Cache   Translate Page      
Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.
          Crash d'Ethiopian Airlines : ces pays qui ont banni le Boeing 737 MAX de leur espace aérien      Cache   Translate Page      
157 personnes sont mortes dans le crash du Boeing 737 d'Ethiopian Airlines qui effectuait la liaison Addis-Abeba-Nairobi.
          Cục Hàng không nói gì về việc cấp chứng chỉ tàu bay Boeing 737 Max?       Cache   Translate Page      

Ông Võ Huy Cường, Phó Cục trưởng Cục Hàng không Việt Nam cho biết, hiện các hãng hàng không Việt Nam chưa khai thác loại tàu bay Boeing 737 Max 8. Duy chỉ có Vietjet đã ký hợp đồng đặt mua 200 chiếc tàu này.

“Với tư cách là cơ quan đầu mối khai thác an toàn tàu bay, thay mặt Chính phủ, Bộ Giao thông Vận tải thực hiện quy trình chứng nhận chứng chỉ loại tàu bay Boeing 737 Max 8, Cục Hàng không có trao đổi với hãng hàng không Vietjet. Cục đã liên hệ với Cục Hàng không liên bang Hoa Kỳ, nhà sản xuất Boeing để cập nhật thông tin thường xuyên,” ông Cường nhấn mạnh.

Theo ông Cường, để tàu bay đăng ký và đưa vào khai thác phải được Cục Hàng không cấp hoặc công nhận chứng chỉ loại tàu bay do Cục Hàng không Liên bang Mỹ (FAA) hay nhà chức trách hàng không châu Âu phê chuẩn do nước ta chưa đủ năng lực đánh giá thiết kế, bay thử nghiệm cho đến lúc đưa vào khai thác.

Các tổ chức cá nhân mua tàu bay phải cùng nhà chế tạo tàu bay tổ chức thu xếp người của Cục Hàng không tham gia tìm hiểu loại tàu bay đó để thực hiện cấp công nhận chứng chỉ loại, kiểm tra giám sát điều kiện tàu bay. Đây là điều kiện bắt buộc. Khi có chứng chỉ loại, tàu bay mua phải có giấy chứng nhận đủ điều kiện bay xuất khẩu cho từng dòng và Cục cử đại diện đến nơi đó để cấp.

Đề cập về lô tàu bay 200 chiếc Vietjet đã đặt hàng và tháng 10/2019 sẽ nhận chiếc đầu tiên, ông Cường cho rằng, do Vietjet đã ký hợp đồng và có kế hoạch chuẩn bị nhận Boeing 737 Max 8 nên Cục Hàng không đã tiến hành các bước chuẩn bị đánh giá cấp chứng chỉ loại tàu bay, từ phi công, tiếp viên, nhân viên phục vụ mặt đất tới chuẩn bị thông tin, kỹ thuật, bảo dưỡng.

“Phía Vietjet cũng báo cáo Cục về việc nhận tàu bay Boeing 737 Max 8 vào tháng Mười tới. Tuy nhiên, nhà sản xuất Boeing chưa cung cấp hồ sơ công nhận loại sang Việt Nam nên thực tế các bước xem xét, đánh giá cấp chứng chỉ loại cho tàu bay Boeing 737 Max 8 vẫn chưa được tiến hành. Hiện giờ, nếu Boeing và Vietjet có nộp đủ hồ sơ, Cục Hàng không cũng tạm dừng xem xét, đánh giá để đợi kết quả điều tra nguyên nhân tai nạn vừa qua,” vị Phó Cục trưởng Cục Hàng không lý giải.

Khẳng định khi các nhà chức trách hàng không, đặc biệt Cục Hàng không Liên bang Mỹ (FAA) và nhà chức trách hàng không châu Âu có quan điểm cụ thể, đánh giá, kết luận về nguyên nhân tai nạn, tính an toàn của dòng máy bay Boeing 737 Max 8, ông Cường quả quyết, Cục Hàng không sẽ xem xét, đánh giá để cấp phép cho nhập loại máy bay này về Việt Nam khai thác. Thời gian tạm dừng tới khi nào hiện cũng không có quy định. Cục đã trao đổi với Vietjet vấn đề này.

“Hiện quá trình điều tra tai nạn của hãng Ethiopian Airlines đang diễn ra. Trường hợp, FAA kết luận tai nạn có liên quan tới an toàn tàu bay và phải dừng khai thác, Việt Nam không lý gì lại cấp phép để đưa về khai thác,” ông Cường nói thêm.

Đối với các máy bay đang khai thác, Cục Hàng không Việt Nam và các hãng hàng không theo dõi các sự cố loại tàu bay để có thể cập nhật thông tin, tài liệu bảo dưỡng khai thác nhà sản xuất thay thế để theo dõi.

Ngoài ra, Cục Hàng không tăng cường, phân bổ nguồn nhân lực kiểm tra giám sát định kỳ hàng năm, đột xuất, tăng cường khi có dấu hiệu sự cố đối với hãng hàng không trong một thời gian nào đó thì kiểm tra, giám sát tăng cường. Các hãng đánh giá cao việc Cục kiểm tra an toàn khai thác vì an toàn được đưa ra hàng đầu, đây là nguồn hỗ trợ lớn để hỗ trợ chất lượng dịch vụ hãng hàng không.

Một số nước như Trung Quốc, Singapore, Australia, Ấn Độ hay Anh… và Liên minh châu Âu đã quyết định tạm dừng khai thác Boeing 737 Max 8 ngay sau 2 vụ tai nạn máy bay thảm khốc Boeing 737 Max 8 tại Ethiopian ngày 10/3 khiến 157 người thiệt mạng và hãng hàng không Lion Air (Indonesia) vào tháng 10/2018 khiến 189 người thiệt mạng./.


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Theo TTXVN/Reuters, New Zealand đã gia nhập danh sách các nước đình chỉ hoạt động của máy bay Boeing 737 MAX trên không phận lãnh thổ quốc gia, sau vụ tại nạn máy bay Ethiopia khiến 157 người thiệt mạng cuối tuần trước.

Ngày 13/3, Cơ quan Hàng không Dân dụng (CAA) New Zealand cho biết lệnh đình chỉ này chỉ mang tính tạm thời, trong khi cơ quan này tiếp tục theo dõi chặt chẽ tình hình.

CAA đã xem xét mức độ rủi ro an toàn liên quan tới vụ tai nạn hàng không của Ethiopian Airlines, bản thiết kế máy bay do Boeing cung cấp, cũng như thực hiện đàm phán với các đối tác từ Cục Hàng không Liên bang Mỹ (FAA) và các cơ quan điều tra liên quan khác trước khi đưa ra quyết định nói trên.

Hiện chỉ duy nhất có hãng hàng không Fiji Airways đang vận hành loại máy bay Boeing 737 MAX trên không phận New Zealand.

Hãng này tuyên bố hoàn toàn tin tưởng vào sự an toàn của các máy bay đang khai thác./.


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Cơ quan hàng không dân dụng Italy (ENAC) cho biết nước này sẽ đóng cửa không phận đối với các máy bay Boeing 737 Max 8 kể từ tối ngày 12/3 ngay sau vụ tai nạn máy bay ở Ethiopia làm 157 người thiệt mạng.

Theo ENAC, quyết định nói trên sẽ có hiệu lực từ 21 giờ ngày 12/3 theo giờ địa phương (20 giờ GMT).

Đây được coi là một biện pháp phòng ngừa do tình trạng chưa rõ ràng về nguyên nhân gây nên vụ tai nạn máy bay ở Ethiopia.

Động thái này của Italy diễn ra tiếp sau một loạt quyết định tương tự từ nhiều nước, trong đó có Anh, Pháp, Ireland, Áo, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Oman, Trung Quốc và Indonesia.

Cơ quan An toàn hàng không Đức (DFS) ngày 12/3 cũng thông báo nước này sẽ cấm các máy bay Boeing 737 MAX 8 và MAX 9 hoạt động trong không phận nước này từ nay đến ngày 12/6 tới.

DFS cho biết các máy bay vẫn đang hoạt động trên không khi lệnh cấm này có hiệu lực vào lúc 17 giờ 30 phút (giờ GMT) ngày 12/3, tức 0 giờ 30 phút ngày 13/3 (giờ Việt Nam) đều sẽ được phép hạ cánh tại các sân bay gần nhất trên lãnh thổ Đức.

Trước đó, phát biểu trên kênh truyền hình N-TV của Đức, Bộ trưởng Giao thông Andreas Scheuer cho biết ông đã ra lệnh đóng cửa không phận đối với các máy bay Boeing 737 MAX và quyết định này có hiệu lực ngay lập tức./.


          United Arab Emirates bars Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9      Cache   Translate Page      

The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, bars Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 from airspace after Ethiopia crash.


          Cieli chiusi al Boeing 737 Max: stop anche in Italia      Cache   Translate Page      
Dopo Gran Bretagna, Francia e Germania, anche l'Italia chiude lo spazio aereo ai Boeing 737 Max 8. Già il giorno dopo lo schianto del volo ET 302 della Ethiopian Airlines, che la scorsa domenica è precipitato nei pressi di Addis Abeba 6 minuti dopo il decollo, diversi Paesi avevano optato per la messa a terra di parte della flotta.Ma per la prima volta, Londra arriva alla decisione più drastica: bandire nel suo spazio aereo tutti i voli dei Boeing 737 Max 8, anche provenienti da altri Paesi e di ogni compagnia di bandiera. Anche l'Europa è pronta a seguire l'esempio del Regno Unito.I primi a bandire il modello incriminato di 737 erano stati Cina, Indonesia, Cayman ed Etiopia, lunedì. Martedì mattina, poi, anche alcune compagnie di Australia, Singapore, Brasile, Corea del Sud, Malaysia e Vietnam hanno sospeso l'uso dei Boeing. Gli Usa, invece, chiedono che i software presenti su quel tipo di velivolo vengano aggiornati e modificati entro aprile, ma non hanno messo a terra gli aerei incriminati. Infine, anche la compagnia aerea low cost Norwegian Air Shuttle ha deciso di sospendere i voli con i Boeing 737 Max 8.Ma nessuno Stato era arrivato alla misura della Gran Bretagna: l'Authority che vigila sull'Aviazione civile britannica ha vietato a tutti gli aerei Boeing 737 MAX di "arrivare, partire o sorvolare lo spazio aereo del Regno Unito".Dopo l'annuncio della Gran Bretagna, anche Francia e Germania hanno annunciato lo stop ai Boeing 737 Max 8 nei propri cieli. La Francia, nel comunicare la decisione, ha specificato che le compagnie transalpine non dispongono del modello di velivolo in questione. Ad annunciare lo stop in Germania è stato il ministro dei Trasporti, Andreas Scheuer, parlando all'emittente n-tv:"La sicurezza viene prima di tutto: sino a quando tutti i dubbi saranno fugati, ho ordinato che lo spazio aereo tedesco sia chiuso ai Boeing 737, sin da subito".In Italia, l'Enac ha comunicato che "dalle 21 di oggi, 12 marzo 2019, visto il perdurare della mancanza di informazioni certe in merito alla dinamica dell'incidente della Ethiopian Airlines avvenuto domenica 10 marzo e che ha coinvolto un velivolo Boeing 737 Max 8 e del precedente incidente di ottobre in Indonesia, l'Ente nazionale per l'aviazione civile, per motivi precauzionali, ha disposto la chiusura dello spazio aereo italiano a tutti i voli commerciali operati con aeromobili di questo tipo. In accordo con quanto in corso in Europa". Di conseguenza, "gli aeromobili di questo modello non possono più operare da e per gli aeroporti nazionali fino a nuove comunicazioni".L'Agenzia europea per la sicurezza aerea (Easa) era pronta a raccomandare il divieto di usare il modello di aereo incriminato sui cieli dell'Unione Europea. In serata, infatti, ha annunciato la sospensione di "tutte le operazioni di volo di tutti gli aerei Boeing dei modelli 737-8 Max e 737-9 Max in Europa". L'Agenzia ha precisato che tale misura è stata presa in forma precauzionale, "per garantire la sicurezza dei passeggeri".
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March 12 (Reuters) – British authorities were the latest to ban or ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday. China and Indonesia have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by their airlines, Singapore and…

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BERLIN -- Jerman bergabung dengan daftar negara-negara yang menutup wilayah udara mereka pada pesawat Boeing 737 Max 8, Selasa (12/3). Ini terjadi setelah jatuhnya sebuah pesawat Ethiopian Airlines...
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•Britain, Singapore, Malaysia ban Boeing 737 Max–8 ETHIOPIAN Airlines, owners of the ill-fated Boeing 737 Max – 8 that crashed on Sunday, have opened condolence registers in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. There were 157 passengers aboard the plane which was flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. The airline opened the registers at its offices […]
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Our Chibok girls were kidnapped on April 15, 2014. Leah Sharibuand others are not yet released. An Ethiopian plane crashed claiming 156 lives including two Nigerians: Professor  of Literature and African Studies and columnist Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador BiodunBashua. A tragedy for Ethiopia, Nigeria and for all. Murder to win a political office of service? […]
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Sunnuntaina 157 ihmistä kuoli Ethiopian Airlinesin lentoturmassa, jossa käytettiin kyseisen mallista konetta.
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The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

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Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.

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SINGAPORE and Australia today banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft from their airports following Sunday’ s Ethiopian Airlines crash. Civil aviation authorities in both nations said they had “temporarily suspended” operations of the aircraft while its safety...
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La decisión fue tomada en base a los informes técnicos sobre el accidente protagonizado recientemente por un Boeing 737 MAX de Ethiopian Airlines La decisión de Aerolíneas Argentinas está sujeta a los informes técnicos sobre [...]

La entrada Aerolíneas Argentinas suspende temporalmente la operación de sus Boeing 737 MAX 8 aparece primero en HANGAR X.


          The US government says it has no reason to ground the Boeing 737 MAX that has crashed twice since October (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The acting head of the FAA has announced that the US government will not be ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.
  • "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order ground the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • Safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have all grounded the Boeing jet following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302.

The acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administrator has announced that the agency will not ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.

However, Elwell added that the FAA will take "immediate and appropriate action" if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the 737 Max are identified.

The FAA's decision to keep the 737 Max in operation stands in contrast to the safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia that have all grounded the plane.

Read more: The Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been involved in 2 deadly crashes in 5 months, is used by American Airlines, Southwest, and United. Here's how to find out if you're flying on one.

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The crashed killed all 157 passengers and crew on board the four-month-old plane.

It's the second nearly brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner in recent months to be involved in a fatal crash. In October, Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.

Here's Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell's statement in its entirety:

"The FAA continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety performance from operators and pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX. Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action. In the course of our urgent review of data on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the aircraft are identified, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action."

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          These airlines will likely take the biggest hit after the Boeing 737 Max was involved in two deadly crashes (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 
  • Here are the US airlines with the greatest exposure to the Boeing 737 Max according to Raymond James analyst Savi Syth. 

The Boeing 737 Max is a big deal. It's the fastest selling airliner in Boeing history and is expected to carry the highly successful 737 program into the next decade. 

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 

Boeing's announcement, on Tuesday, that it will roll out updated control software for plane over the next few weeks, has not prevented regulators from grounding the plane.

On Tuesday, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned all Boeing 737 Max airliners from flying in Europe. EASA joins national regulators across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia in grounding the jet. 

Read more: These 12 airlines have the most Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their fleet.

However, Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and its US operators have reaffirmed their confidence in the 737 Max. 

In the US, the 737 Max is operated by American, Southwest, and United Airlines. In a note published on Monday, Raymond James analyst Savi Syth outlined the exposure of each operator to the 737 Max.

Southwest Airlines is the world's largest operator of the Boeing 737. So it comes as no surprise that it's also the largest operator of the 737 Max 8 with 34 planes. According to Syth, that represents 5% of the airline's total seat count between March and June of 2019. 

According to Raymond James note, 2% of American's seat inventory between now and June is on board its 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners. Unlike the others, United Airlines does not fly the 737 Max 8 variant that was involved in the two crashes. Instead, the Chicago-based airline operates 14 of the larger Max 9 model. Syth's note indicates only 1% of United's seat exposure in March will be on the Max 9. That figure increases to 2% in April, May, and June. 

Boeing is still working to ramp up the production rate of the Boeing 737 Max which entered service in 2017. As a result, no US airline is greatly exposed to the troubles of the 737 Max program. Even for Southwest, its 34 Max jets are but a small part of its 750-jet fleet. American is the largest airline in the world with roughly 1,000 planes in its inventory. 

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          The Boeing 737 Max has come under fire after 2 deadly crashes in 5 months — but the aircraft is likely to be successful in the long-run, an aviation expert explains (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The Boeing 737 Max has come under intense scrutiny after two deadly crashes in five months.
  • While it's important that Boeing and regulators understand why the crashes occurred, the incidents will not prevent the 737 Max from being successful, George Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, told Business Insider.
  • The 737 Max will become a long-term success because the 737 aircraft line accounts for about half of Boeing's value, Hamlin said.
  • "You can't afford to cut off half of your product line," he said.

The Boeing 737 Max has come under intense scrutiny after two deadly crashes in five months.

The European Union, China, and Australia have grounded the aircraft, and while the Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday that the aircraft is safe to fly, US lawmakers have urged the agency to reverse that evaluation. 

While it's important that Boeing and regulators understand why the crashes occurred, the incidents will not prevent the 737 Max from being successful, George Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, told Business Insider.

"This airplane is going to be successful," he said. "This is going to be a footnote on a footnote."

Read more: 'If it’s Boeing, I’m not going’: People are freaking out about flying on the same plane that has now crashed twice in 5 months

The 737 Max will become a long-term success because the 737 aircraft line accounts for about half of Boeing's value, Hamlin said. The aircraft is too important for Boeing to let it fail.

"You can't afford to cut off half of your product line," he said.

Boeing said on Tuesday that it will introduce updated flight-control software for its 737 Max fleet in the coming weeks, but has not yet said if the aircraft will receive physical changes.

While the loss of life from the crashes involving the aircraft is significant, the crashes represent a very small percentage of the 737 Max's overall performance, Hamlin said.

"From a statistician's standpoint, this is almost trivial. But since human lives are involved, of course, it's not trivial."

For now, it's important that Boeing and the FAA exercise caution as they seek to understand what caused the crashes and make improvements to the 737 Max, even if there are negative financial consequences in the short-term.

"First, you have to know what happened and why. Then, you go forward," Hamlin said.

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          Esteemed Professor Posted Prophetic Scripture Just Before His Death in Tragic Plane Crash      Cache   Translate Page      

"If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me - Psalm 139:9-10."

So reads a post by Pius Adesanmi the day before he died. The professor is smiling at the camera, holding his passport.

He was one of more than 150 victims who died in the Ethiopia Airlines crash over the weekend.

Adesanmi was a professor with the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

"He worked tirelessly to build the Institute of African Studies, to share his boundless passion for African literature and to connect with and support students," said Pauline Rankin, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Carleton University. "He was a scholar and teacher of the highest caliber who leaves a deep imprint on Carleton."

Adesanmi posted several other faith-based posts on his Facebook, including a personal prophecy:

Adesanmi was awarded the Penguin Prize for African Writing in nonfiction in 2010 for a collection of essays titled, "You're Not a Country, Africa!"

Sunday's crash, minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa for a flight to Nairobi, inflicted a particularly heavy toll on the United Nations, which has large offices in both cities, according to Reuters. The 157 victims, including 149 passengers and eight crew members, came from more than 30 countries, the airline said.

Also among the dead were four Catholic Relief Services employees from Ethiopia. Sara Chalachew, Getnet Alemayehu, Sintayehu Aymeku and Mulusew Alemu were headed to Nairobi for training, their employer said.


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Boeing ancora in calo a Wall Street, dopo il disastro dell'aereo Ethiopian Airlines precipitato ad Addis Abeba, un incidente che ha alimentato i timori sulla sicurezza del 737 Max...
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Three Generations of a Canadian Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash  The New York Times

BRAMPTON, Ontario — It was supposed to be a dream family vacation. An immigrant grandfather eager to set foot on African soil after an absence of 30 years.

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After the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, we asked readers to send us their questions about the type of plane that was involved.
          ‘And he’s down and on fire’: Stephen Colbert knocks Trump’s claim planes are ‘too complex’ with fake news reel      Cache   Translate Page      

On Tuesday, comedian Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump after he said planes were becoming “to complex.” After a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, multiple companies have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 except America. In a tweet, Trump responded to the controversy. “Airplan...

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          Ties between Boeing and Donald Trump run deep      Cache   Translate Page      

When Donald Trump spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday to get assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, he wasn’t talking to a stranger. The U.S. president, who owned his own airline, Trump Shuttle, from 1989 to 1992, is an aviation enthusiast. Before b...

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          More nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash      Cache   Translate Page      
The EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations ac
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La France a interdit les Boeing 737 dans son espace aérien, deux jours après le crash d'un appareil d'Ethiopian Airlines du même modèle
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An Indian newlywed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, Indian media reported yesterday. Shikha Garg, who was travelling to attend the assembly of the UN Environment...
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Indonesia’s Lion Air plans to drop a $22 billion (Dh80.74 billion) order for Boeing Co 737 MAX jetliners and switch to aircraft from rivals Airbus as a rift between the companies widens following this week’s crash in Ethiopia, a person with knowledge...
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The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

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Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause.

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When Donald Trump spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday to get assurances about the safety of the 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, he wasn't talking to a stranger.

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Fiji Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji on Wednesday temporarily grounded the carrier's two Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, following two fatal crashes involving the aircraft in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

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Following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, the United Kingdom joined other countries that decided to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The Federal Aviation Administration still says the plane is airworthy.
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On March 10, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed killing 157 people onboard the Boeing 737 Max 8
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His sister described him as "open, sociable and likable."Siraje Hussein Abdi, 32, was on his way to meet his sister and brother in Nairobi Sunday when the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in which he was flying crashed six minutes after takeoff ...
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On March 10, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, en route from Addis Ababa to Kenya’s Nairobi, crashed near the Ethiopian town of Bishoftu
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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX operations into and out of the country until further notice following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday.
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After Ethiopia, China, Cayman Islands, Indonesia and Singapore; Australia has also issued a provisional flight ban for the Boeing 737 MAX 8, although no Australian airline operates the aircraft. A few foreign airlines use this type on flights to the country.
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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines flight attendants and ground crews urged the companies to take their Boeing 737 Max airplanes out of service after other carriers around the world suspended the jets following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, the workers' unions said Tuesday
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A pair of Turkish Airlines 737 Max 8 services to London Gatwick and Birmingham returned to Istanbul mid-flight.
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The UK’s Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) has confirmed that overflights of Boeing 737MAX aircraft will now be banned from the UK in response to Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed last week.
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JOHANNESBURG - South African airline Comair Ltd said on Monday it would remove Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its schedule after an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off. The airline, which has ordered eight 737 MAX 8 jets but has only received one so far, said it had decided temporarily not to schedule flights by 737 MAX aircraft while it consults with other operators, Boeing and technical experts. It added, however, that it was confident in the inherent safety of the aircraft. "Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so," Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair's airline division, said.
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After the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Ethiopia took 157 lives, some airlines are grounding their aircraft.
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Some countries have decided to ground the aircraft.
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The ban will remain in place until further notice.
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Do not take on that which is not meant for you, and leave no advice or warning unheeded. That is the moral of the story of Phaethon. If your identity was suddenly revealed to you as the offspring of a deity, what would you do? Would you be humble or would you be proud?


Phaethon Proud
Painting by Gustave Moreau
When Clymene, Queen of the Ethiopians, told her son Phaethon one day that he was in truth not the son of her husband, King Merops, but of the sun god himself, the boy was stunned into silence. Though he had always suspected something was not quite right, something he could never place in all the time he had spent with the King, the words which rang in his ears now still sowed the most profound shock mingled with disbelief. He, just a boy like no other, the son of a god? Not just any god, but Helios, one of the Titans, who ruled in the kingdom of the skies far over the mortal Earth, the very incarnation of the Sun. Disbelief flooded young Phaethon first, doubt close on its heels, as his mother's confession grew stronger yet. A tormented sleep did the young Prince endure, turning in the night, racked with angst. In his good friend Cygnus did Phaethon confide this revelation strange, and his bewilderment at what to do. The two boys marvelled at the possibilities if such a thing could be true. There seemed only one thing for it, and that was to travel to the Kingdom of the Sun and seek out the Titan himself to learn the truth.

Bidding farewell to his native land, to his mother and to Cygnus, Phaethon set forth on his fateful quest, his eyes upon the Eastern horizon firmly fixed. After an age it seemed, the realm of men was falling behind, the realm of the divine approaching. There, just ahead, 'the Sun's bright palace, on high columns rais'd, with burnish'd gold and flaming jewels blaz'd'. The gleam of the surface of the gate, reflected a burning light. Far had the young boy come, too far to turn back now. Upon the solar threshold a weary step the Prince did place, and never again the coolness of night touched young Phaethon's face.

Deeper and deeper into the Palace of the Sun he trod, and higher and higher the temperature soared, until at last, a blinding light of purest white heralded the throne of he, Helios the lord of the Sun. High on his blazing throne he sat, exalted and resplendent, the hours bowing at his hands. The Titan saw the proud youth loitering, "My son!" said he, "Come to thy father's arms! For Clymene has told thee true; a parent's name I own, and deem thee worthy to be called my son":


                         " 'As a sure proof, make some request, and I,
                            Whate'er it be, with that request comply;
                            By Styx I swear, whose waves are hid in night,
                            And roul impervious to my piercing sight.'
                            The youth transported, asks, without delay,
                            To guide the Sun's bright chariot for a day... "
                                     - PHAETHON'S WISH


Immediately did regret flood the Titan's mind, for the one thing of which Phaethon asked was the one thing he was not fit to bear. To steer the Chariot of the Sun was a task entrusted to none but Helios himself, for within was bound grave responsibility, and peril. The Titan, torn between his word and his care for his son, implored Phaethon to choose again. "There is not one of all the gods that dares to mount the burning axle but I, not Zeus himself, the ruler of the sky, that hurls the three forked thunder from on high...". But alas in vain, for the greater the god tried to dissuade him, the grander Phaethon's ambition grew, and his will to resist. "If downwards from the Heav'ns my head I bow, and see the Earth and Ocean hang below, ev'n I am seiz'd with horror and afright", the Titan pleaded, but alas in vain. Terrifying is the Chariot's race across the Heavens, a will of steel needed for such an undertaking as the horses tear through the sky. Helios tried and tried again to convince his son to accept a humbler prize, some kingdom or grand fortune far below in the domain of man, but unmoved was the ambitious prince.

It was beyond the point of return now, the River Styx had heard the Titan's oath. One last plea, one last turnéd ear. So with heavy heart Helios lead young Phaethon to the blazing Chariot, glimmering with gold, spoked with silver and seated with gems. With unbridled joy Phaethon surveyed his prize, his pride gorged. Helios looked up. The stars were receding, the time had come. At his command the hours brought forth the steeds, monstrous horses snorting raging fire. One last chance to save his son, the Titan anointed his body with celestial oil, to proof him against the staggering heat. A tear in his eye, he whispers one last phrase; "Take this at least, this last advice my son, keep a firm rein, and move but gently on: the courses of themselves will run too fast, your art must be to moderate their haste. Drive them not directly through the skies, but where the Zodiac' winding circle lies...". Phaethon offered his thanks, which the Titan with remorse received.

Phaethon Falls
Painting by Johann Liss
The mighty stallions neighed with restless wanton, flames roaring from their mouths, stamping upon the clouds. The time had come. Night gave way, and together they hurled forward as one, the beasts thundering forth, Phaethon soaring through clouds and breezing air. With dizzying speed they outstripped all winds. Though a little light for the Chariot, at first the Prince rode well, heeding the Titan's word. Following the course of the Zodiac, the Chariot moved with irresistible, yet steady, force. But as time passed, Phaethon grew proud of his feat, to equal the Sun god himself? The monstrous steeds sensed weakness in the hand of their master, and their unruly nature took hold. As soon as the Prince's gaze was turned, violently did they veer from the Zodiacal path. Pandaemonium reigned in the skies that day. Phaethon was cast against the Chariot's fore, and knew not which way to turn, whether to yank the reins or let them lie. The horses charged above, and the Sun veered to the stars, which retreated before its fiery heat. Far below ice with frozen hand began to throttle the land, snow fell upon the peaks and Oceanus shivered.

Far above, Phaethon looked behind, and saw the vast expanse of the Earth falling away behind him, panic stricken now. Pulling hard upon the reins, he tried to restore control. The horses, incensed, bolted to the side and careered toward the Earth:


                " The clouds disperse in fumes, the wond'ring Moon
                   Beholds her brother's steeds beneath her own;
                   The highlands smoke, cleft by the piercing rays,
                   Or, clad with woods, in their own fuel blaze.
                   Next o'er the plains, where ripen'd harvests grow,
                   The running conflagration spreads below.
                   But these are trivial ills: whole cities burn,
                   And peopled kingdoms into ashes turn... "
                           - THE EARTH SCORCHED


Down and down the Chariot plummets, and the incredible heat takes its fiery toll on the world. The high mountains buckle in the inferno, snow replaced with flames. The Ocean boils, and Poseidon the Earthshaker, god of the sea, brandishes his trident in defiance. Monstrous Typhon, deep below the Earth, grows restless in his infernal prison, and Mount Etna above explodes forth with redoubled fury. Even far off Scythia on the nomadic Steppe sees her frosts melt, and her plains burn. Verdant Africa bore the brunt, and ever after has been a mighty desert. Great Olympus, towering high above, shakes, as the rocks splinter and rend asunder, wreathed in fire. The world burns, and flames lick the Heavens. Mother Earth screams in agony, her ashes floating to the stars. Phaethon beheld the devastation before his eyes and realised the folly of his wish. The furnace heat of the world reached the sky, and the axle of the Chariot began to glow. The Euphrates fleed, the Danube too, the swollen Ganges, the Tiber, nurse to a promised Empire, too. Even the mighty Nile retreated in terror, and the seas plunged. The intense heat cracked the Earth, and fissures began to split it apart. Deep in the Underworld, pallid Hades recoiled from the light his kingdom knew not.

At last Gaia, Mother Earth, could bear no more. Denouncing the Olympians for allowing such a tragedy come to pass, she called upon her grandson to act. So did Zeus the Thunderer, King of gods and men, summon the divine array. Helios came before Zeus and tried to move his heart, but no ally did the Titan find. Taking up his burning throne, Zeus seized a bolt of thunder which glowed brighter even than the Earth. "Then, aiming at the youth, with lifted hand, full at his head he hurl'd the forky brand". The deadly dart of Heaven arced across the sky, striking Phaethon square in the head. At once from the shackles of life and the sun god's chariot was the Prince thrown. The horses charged back to the hands of their true, but weeping, master. The flaming body of Phaethon fell through the skies, gold and wheel falling too. Like a dying star he plummeted to the Earth his folly had ruined, until his ruined body struck the Po in the West.

Never again would someone dare such hubris as to emulate the Sun, and never again would a god make so bold an offer. Far below, few wept for Phaethon, cause of such ruin, except one. By the water's edge Cygnus sat, tears in his eyes for his friend. All their lives they had been partners in crime, mischievous together, now separated by Zeus's hand. The gods heard him weep, and pity moved their hearts. At their command his form was changed. Where once there were hands, now wings, where once mouth, now blunted beak, where once flesh, now pure white feathers. Ever after, the youthful swan has borne Cygnus' name...


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Some travelers at D.C.'s Reagan National Airport expressed unease on Tuesday about flying aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by American Airlines and Southwest, after Sunday's deadly Ethiopian Airlines MAX 8 plane crash and another of the same model in Indonesia last October. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

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India is grounding U.S. planemaker Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft immediately, the ministry of civil aviation said late on Tuesday, following the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday.

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U.S. stocks jumped on Monday as the technology sector led a broad-based rebound. But the Dow's gain was limited by a fall in Boeing shares following a fatal airline crash in Ethiopia. Fred Katayama reports.
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'Will call you when I land,' texted Indian Ethiopia crash victimAn Indian newly-wed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, local media reported Tuesday. Shikha Garg, who was travelling to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, had got married less than three months ago to Soumya Bhattacharya after dating for three years. Bhattacharya was also supposed to fly with her to Nairobi but a last-minute change in plans meant he stayed back in New Delhi, the mass-circulation Times of India reported.



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In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, three Shanghai Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger planes are parked at the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. U.S. Aviation experts on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. (Chinatopix via AP)

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In April 2014, The British newspaper ‘The Independent’ have reported that Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway's human rights record during the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review, in which 14 States are scheduled to have their human rights records examined. Russia meanwhile called for Norway to clamp down on expressions of religious intolerance and and criticised the country’s child welfare system.

The Norwegian foreign minister commented on this criticism saying “It is a paradox that countries which do not support fundamental human rights have influence on the council, but that is the United Nations,”

Months later, The Egyptian government took an advantage of the civilians killing incidents which some American police officers was involved in to direct a sharp criticism toward what they consider as a clear human rights violations on the American soils. Meanwhile, the Egyptian police wrote on their Facebook official page giving a “tips” to the american police officers about how to handle the peaceful demonstrations without causing human lives loses, the thing which made some activists making fun of the Egyptian government’s contradictory behavior, as it have a bad reputation concerning human rights and that the police and army have killed hundreds of protesters and detainees as a result of an excessive use of violence and physical torture in the past few years !!


I always memorize this incidents and other similar situations when some Arabs and Muslims start accusing the west of practicing racism and discrimination against immigrants, because many of those who take the lead in this criticism do not care at all about discrimination, racism and all kinds of human rights violations, and some of them practice such violations and praising it without shaking single eyelid. but they forget about that and direct those accusations toward the west with what they are themselves doing as they are trying to throw dust in eyes..
The western world are always chased by its colonial history which was marred by an explicit racism practices and violations of human dignity in the countries which were occupied during the past centuries. and despite the fact that all of those crimes and violations became part of a history irrelevant to our current reality, and despite the fact that such practices were condemned, regretted and apologized for by the past colonizing countries, however, some young Europeans who had no connection at all with such violations away from that they read and heard about it inherited a guilt feeling from their ancestors; a feeling which being fed by the increase of the immigration from the post colonized countries to Europe, where some Europeans feel guilt combined with a moral responsibility for any actual or possible sufferings might those immigrants go through, and they got a painful feeling that those inherited guilt is impossible to be erased or forgotten. Their daily life and their dealings with others is a personification of this inherited guilt. I met with many of them whose sensitivity toward racism and discrimination touch even some things might not be noticeable by those who is most likely targeted with discrimination and racism!!

Last December, I went with a friend of mine who is french living in Berlin to watch “The magic flute” opera in Berlin opera house. That was my first time i watch this show in theater after i watched it many times on screens. The show started and ten minutes passed before my friend started expressing intense anger and resentment over the appearance of an actor on the stage with a face painted in black as he played one of the opera’s roles. My friend told me that he is not able to continue the show and that he will wait for me outside.

On our way back my friend start explaining to me why he was angry. he said that he can’t accept when a white actors painting their faces in black to characterize black people and he consider it racist and humiliating. He also claimed that the opera houses don’t accept black people to act on the stage. I asked him if he would feel better if this role was played by a real black man? He silenced a bit and he was apparently thinking before he answered refusing playing such role at all and saying that the text characterizing the black people with a stereotypical brutal and bloody roles and that's why he is opposing playing this role basically which means in his opinion that the opera houses should stop showing such classic works to avoid promoting racism or they can modify the script and cleaning it from all suspected racism that included.

This friend was not the only one who adopt such position, but some Europeans i know do not care much about some brutal violations against human rights practiced in the middle east and Africa and have something to do with traditions or religion as they care about an opera show, movie or a piece of literature contained a suspected racism, and sometimes they blame their own people accusing them with that they helped on the occurrence of such violations because that the colonization prevented those who is committing such violations from getting rid of such traditions and thoughts that justify it.

I don’t underestimate here any racist or discriminatory attitude no matter how small, and i think that all racism suspicions should be addressed and opposed before it grows up and become an acceptable reality and prevalent habits as its in the middle east. and i also believe that we shouldn’t tolerate or underestimate any kind of violation against human rights no matter how small it is and wherever it happened and i think that all of those things should be confronted strongly and firmly to guarantee that it will not be repeated in the future. and i also urge everybody who have been through a situation where his rights were violated and/or he have been discriminated against to stand strongly against it and not keep silent, and also those who witness such situations to take a strong actions against it who knows they might became a victims of similar situations one day.
Here comes an Important question about whether those who practice racism, discrimination and violations against human rights without shaking an eyelid are also entitled to accuse others of what they do ?! and if those accusations was based on a real grounds should we take it in consideration and react toward it seriously ?! should we react or give attention toward an allegation made by a terrorist who is for example supporting IS or Al-Qaeda and/or fought under their flags, brutally tortured and beheaded people, that he has been subjected to a violation of his human rights in jail, like if he was not allowed to leave his cell or to meet with his family or talking to them in phone or if he claimed that the police practiced racism and discrimination against him?!

As a result of a long bloody colonial history, the term “white man” has been associated with racism and brutality, even after those practices turned into just a words in books and exhibits in museums, the great grandparent’s shame is still chasing their descendants who are mostly abandoned this colonial patriarchal racist legacy and distanced themselves from it.
Ironically, Those who are supposed to be a historical victims for the white man’s brutal activities and now they are accusing Europeans all the time with racism, discrimination and violating the basic human rights in every occasion are not hesitating at the mean time of practicing racism and discrimination without fearing of being accused of it. It seems like racism and discrimination became an exclusive accusations goes only for the white people, while any other people no matter how cruel and barbaric their crimes and atrocities is, they have an eternal impunity protecting them from such accusations just because they used to be a spoiled historical victim for the white man who hold the eternal shame which he inherited to his grandsons and their offspring !!

After i moved to Norway as a political refugee, I started attending some lessons at Nygård skole organized by the Introduction center for refugees in Bergen as part of The Introduction program for refugees. One of those lessons was called in Norwegian “Tema måte” where there was a Norwegian person from an Iraqi origins leading it, talking in Norwegian while several translators sitting in the room and telling us what he say in our languages. Different topics was opened for discussion in this meeting which was held every Tuesday, and in the first meeting he talked to us about racism saying its widely scattered in Norway and the right wing had stopped organizing demonstration against immigration policies but he believe that they work now underground aiming to expel all the immigrants who came originally from Africa and middle east outside Norway and that we should stick to being part of this society and that he personally does not talk about his ethnic origin as he insists on being just Norwegian to stop anyone who dare to question his belonging to Norway. Then he opened a discussion with us about the manifestations of racism which probably encountered the people who are attending this meeting. Those manifestations according to what the students who was attending this class said was ranged between an uncomfortable eye contact with a person passing by in the street and reach its maximum with a Yemeni guy he said that he felt uncomfortable because he believe that Norwegians avoid sitting next to him in the bus marking that as its a clear racism and discriminatory attitude. The teacher reacted to what students told agreeing on that its a clear signs of the presence of blatant racism and discrimination against immigrants in the Norwegian society!!!
But this teacher who was showing us his concern towards what he sees as growing phenomena of racism and discrimination as he felt it in the Norwegian society and his fear of the rise of the far right wing, did not hesitate during another lesson to warn us of thinking of marrying Norwegian women , why ?!! because they are in his own words “ Very expensive” and “ cost a lot of money” . In another occasion he used the term “ buy a woman” as euphemism of “Marrying a woman”. In another lesson he was telling us a story about a Pakistani man who couldn’t “buy a woman” to marry her as he have no enough money so he found its relevant to buy a goat instead since the goat is much cheaper than a woman !! all that happened inside a program supposedly it made for integrating immigrants in The Norwegian society and that the Norwegian government spend a lot of money on it !! What a great integration results are expected from such program !!!
What which many Europeans who pay yet the price of their ancestor’s follies may not know that if we compared the suspicious racism - if any- has currently practiced toward immigrants with the racist practices committed by those with wheat skin color toward who have darker skin in the middle eastern countries they might start rethinking of their perceptions about themselves and the others.
In Saudi Arabia and all Arab Persian gulf states for example, people still using the word “Slave” (a’bd) in their daily conversations to refer to every individual with darker skin, the word “slave” replace the word “ dark skinned” or “ black” , so they say for example : My “Slave” friend John did this and that ….. , Or: I bought this phone the shop where the “Slave” John works ….., without feeling that they utter a racist expressions. such expression you could found it used naturally even by many people there who claim that they support human rights values and and oppose racism, but they couldn’t get rid of the racism hidden inside daily normal talks.
In Saudi Arabia also, the authorities launched a campaign in the fourth of November 2013 targeting the Ethiopian workers, arresting them claiming that they are violating the immigration laws. This campaign have been accompanied with waves of attacks and assaults launched by normal Saudi citizens armed with swords and choppers. They attacked the places where Ethiopian workers living with their families, beating them up and torturing them severely, recording that with their mobile cameras. Some workers died under torture, other killed after the police shot them in the streets. Some of the Saudi citizens who took part in this assaults proudly documented what they did with video recordings uploaded later on YouTube !!



And in Egypt where i was born and lived until the age of 27, the racism against black-skinned people is really clear and unmistakable for anyone’s eye or ear. Mothers for example get so angry if their sons or daughters thought about marrying a dark skin person, and most people agree on a certain beauty standards which according to it people with darker skin are considered ugly. The movies and dramas put Nubians, who is originally from southern Egypt and characterized by brown skin and local language in a stereotyped roles as servants and doormen.
and yet those who have darker skin color are not allowed to work as news readers or as presenters in the Egyptian state television.
In 2005, the Egyptian police killed 23 Sudanese refugees (according to some Sudanese activists the real number is 56) in the last days of the year while they was clearing a peaceful sit-in organized in front of the UNHCR headquarters in Cairo as those refugees was demanding being sent to a third country. The police broke up this peaceful sit-in after they got complaints from the residents of the surrounding area who claimed that they have been affected by the presence of those Sudanese people in their high classy neighbourhood saying that they “smell bad” and “having sex in the streets as animals”. After the police got involved and the sit in had cleared the sit-in which was resulted in killing of children, youth and old people of both sexes, those high classy residents expressed their satisfaction for what has happened.
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In September 2007, i was spending my four years prison sentence on charges connected to my writings at Borg El-Arab Prison near Alexandria, when the prison received a large number of prisoners who came from different African countries, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, have been arrested and sentenced to one year imprisonment by a military court on a charges of entering the country illegally through the southern borders with Sudan intending to travel to Israel.
The prison administration was treating them in an inappropriate way for human beings, they were housed in large numbers inside a number of cells which can barely fit half of them, and they wasn’t allowed to go out in the sun, the thing which made them start a mass hunger strike demanding a better treatment.
The prison administration was looking always down at them and when they decided to start their hunger strike the officers couldn’t understand how they could think about that and they thought there is something else stand behind their hunger strike decision. The officers was creating an a collective image about them; within this image’s frame they was not much more than a poor people escaped from their countries because there is famines over there with lack of food and drinkable water and that they are supposed to feel grateful to the prison administration as they are throwing them food like animals. In the end they found a solution for this dilemma when they accused me of inciting them on hunger strike just because i was talking to them in English which was apparently enough evidence to prove such a charge! and as result of that i have been punished and subjected to physical torture and spent 10 days in a solitary confinement cell deprived from having enough food and water more than half a loaf of bread with a small piece of cheese on it and a bottle of water for each day.

I often hear some stories told by immigrants in Europe tell about racism and discriminatory situations they have been through, most of those people came from Arab and Muslim countries, and of course i can’t show uncertainty toward such stories as its part of those people’s experiences which differ from person to another. But if i talked about my experience here as an immigrant in Europe with a Middle eastern physical features i can say its totally different. I can’t deny for sure that i have been exposed to some situations where i get through a suspicious discrimination when i was in poland, but it was too rare to be kept in mind for long. and after i came here to Norway i have never been through a suspicious discriminatory situation except one time when I was travelling to Slovenia last year and the man who work on KLM counter in Bergen Airport stopped me for long time claiming that Slovenia situated outside Schengen area and European union and I need a visa to travel there, which totally untrue! I showed him the list of Schengen countries on Wikipedia and that it includes Slovenia, but he insisted that Its not schengen as he tried to stop me for a while to make some phone calls perhaps to make sure that my traveling on board on this flight does not constitute a danger to the international peace and security, and i finally traveled!
With only one exception which i mentioned earlier, i didn’t feel any time that i am treated as outsider from the moment when i arrived to Bergen Airport coming from Krakow until the Moment i close this sentence with this full stop.
Finally i have to say that the racist and discriminatory practices are widely spread among Mideastern people much more than anyone can imagine, those practices targeting anyone who shows difference whether it was genetic or optional. But apparently that many people from there are unable to face themselves with their faults and crimes so they started searching like the bankrupt trader in their old notebooks for a someone pays the costs of their foolishness on behalf of them! that's why i urge my European friends to stop giving the accusations which Arabs and Muslims throw on them from their glassy houses any sort of attention that might give them a value they don’t worth to get.






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