Indonesian airlines Garuda Indonesia cancels $6 billion orders for Boeing 737-MAX 8

Negotiations with Boeing are ongoing. Garuda Indonesia has said, it could switch the order with other Boeing models. Airbus SE jets are not, yet, being considered. On Friday, Fuad Rizal, the Chief Financial Officer of Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia stated, the airlines has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking it to cancel an…

Pilot training, software update being finalized for Boeing 737-8

Boeing updates target the 737-8’s flight control system, which is also known as MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System). Following two fatal crashes in the last 5 months, Boeing Co stated, it was finalizing the development of a software upgrade and a revision of pilot training for its 737 MAX. The updates target the aircraft’s flight…

Boeing to upgrade software for 737 MAX 8 aircraft by April

Boeing had been working on the software upgrade since Lion Air’s crash in October 2018. Following a statement from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that it would mandate “design changes” in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the airplane maker confirmed that it would do so by April. On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines crash in connection to…

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration probing safety data of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 models

The high priority probes comes in the wake of yet another crash of a Boeing aircraft in Indonesia. Following the crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has launched a high-priority probe of the safety analyses performed over the years by Boeing Co. The regulator has stated,…