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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:27 PM

The FAA Just Grounded Every 737 MAX in the US

In a reversal from what they had said as recently as Tuesday night, US aviation regulators have just grounded all Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that “all of those planes are grounded effective immediately,” according to several White House correspondents.

Any aircraft currently in the air will reach its destination, the president said.

The US grounding effectively stops all 737 MAX operations worldwide, and affects both the MAX 8 and the larger MAX 9 models.

This decision follows closely the announcement by the Canadian transport minister that MAXes would be grounded there, leaving the US as the only major player in commercial aviation that had banned from its airspace, or at least grounded, the Boeing 737 MAX.

“Earlier today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) informed us that based on new information, they are grounding the United States Boeing 737 MAX fleet out of an abundance of caution,” American Airlines, the second-biggest operator of the 737 MAX in the US, said in a statement. ” The largest airline in the world said that “our teams will be working to rebook customers as quickly as possible.”

https://thepointsguy.com/news/the-faa-just-grounded-every-737-max-in-the-us/

"based on new information" -- huh?

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:29 PM

1. I thought it was a big corporate conspiracy and the FAA was going to let a lot of people

die and everything for Boeing profits?

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. Well, they could no longer fly lots of routes over Ontario.

Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, bans jet from airspace following fatal crashes

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garneau-boeing-ethiopia-crash-1.5054234

Garneau said the decision to issue the safety notice was made after his department received new data suggesting a similarity between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly crash near Indonesia in October.

He said much of the new information is new and unproven but

"There are — and I hasten to say not conclusive — but there are similarities that sort of exceed a certain threshold in our minds with respect to the possible cause of what happened in Ethiopia," he said.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. They must have found solid evidence of a glitch.

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Response to Duke Lacrosse (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:58 PM

4. In this case the "glitch" was introduced in the project's requirements phase

when they decided that the redesigned plane would require no additional pilot training.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:00 PM

5. The new info is satellite imagery

But I'm not sure what it shows. It was released late last night, to all the nations that had folks on the plane.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:25 PM

6. Satellite data -- it shows the variation of altitude, rate of climb/descent, similar to Lion Air

Earlier Wednesday, Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said new information they received Wednesday morning in the form of satellite data shows a possible but unproven similarity to a previous Max 8 crash.

https://qz.com/africa/1569709/photos-from-scene-of-crashed-ethiopian-flight-to-nairobi/

A lot of this information seems to have been available from Flightradar24 a couple days ago. Their data comes from the ADS-B signals collected by ground receivers connected to the internet.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/ethiopian-airlines-737-max-crashes-addis-ababa/

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:04 PM

7. Wait, what! I thought, according to the 'pooplayers', that is was all pilot error and the corporate

behemoth certainly couldn't be at fault???

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:05 PM

8. BTW. According to news reports, is President Trump that ordered the grounding of these

jets, not the FAA.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:01 PM

9. one just took off - post ban

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Response to drunk_teddy (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:26 PM

10. Special flight permits can be issued for non-passenger flight to ferry planes to storage sites.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:29 PM

11. So much for those BS claims of collusion other posters here were wanking on about...................

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:41 PM

12. Here are the 737 Max currently in the air worldwide

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:48 PM

13. Could a plane load of Ethiopians be over the weight limit? N/t

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Response to drunk_teddy (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:58 PM

14. Probably not but I was thinking the same thing...

You are a genius my friend....

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