Up to 50 Boeing planes grounded globally as wing-related cracks discovered
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Boeing has confirmed that it has grounded over 50 of its planes around the world, after wing-related cracks were discovered, while the company's CEO has admitted to making safety mistakes. It's the US aviation giant's 737NG (Next Generation) model that is now under scrutiny. The plane is a precursor to the infamous Boeing 737 MAX, which killed 346 people in two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, and has been grounded since March. A Boeing spokesperson told AFP that some 1,000 planes worldwide had "reached the inspection threshold." The problem these inspections zeroed in on was the so-called 'pickle fork' – a part of the plane that connects the fuselage to the wing. The US aviation authority...
You Might Like
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Aviation regulator outlines fixes that will get the 737 MAX flying againSoftware upgrade to deliver less lethally-stubborn automation The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revealed the conditions under which it..
Boeing's 737 Max moves closer to flying againUS regulators have put forward a list of changes needed before the ill-fated planes can restart flights.
FAA shares new steps for Boeing to return 737 Max to the skiesPhoto by Gary He/Getty Images
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a “preliminary summary” of its 18-month review of the Boeing..
Boeing to stop production of 747 jumbo jet in 2022Boeing rolled out its first 747 at its Everett, Washington, plant in 1968. The jumbo jet quickly revolutionized air travel for the world. But its days are..
The reign of Boeing’s Queen of the Skies
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 03:19Published
The Emerald Triangle, the Columbus Letters, Built By AngelsGrowing pains for legal weed in California; Then, rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes; And, inside..
Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy siteIn the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels.
Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site visited by 200,000 Ethiopian Christians on their annual pilgrimageIn the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels. Scott Pelley reports.
Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebratesConcerns grow as Nile River nations fail to reach a deal on how to share the vital waters.
Egypt’s Sisi rules out military action over Ethiopia damEgyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said that his country is keen on resolving the crisis over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam through negotiations and..
Philippines closes in on Indonesia for most SE Asian COVID-19 cases
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO Duration: 02:27Published
Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some misstepsCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering advances, as well as some spectacular missteps, after..
Global report: China records most daily cases since March; poverty fears in south-east AsiaXinjiang records 112 local transmissions; UN says millions could be forced into poverty in south-east Asia; Indonesia extends restrictions Coronavirus – latest..
Indonesian Muslims mask up for Eid
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 00:58Published
Giant dead whale washes up on Indonesian coast
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 00:50Published
Related videos from verified sources
Related news from verified sources
Tweets about this