Sean Broderick

Sean
Broderick
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Air Canada Boeing MAX 8
Air Canada halts 737 MAX flights through June 
Air Canada has pulled the Boeing 737 MAX from its schedule until at least July 1, and has reshuffled its schedule and aircraft assignments to accommodate the capacity reductions.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
Southwest Airlines, mechanics agree on tentative labor contract 
Southwest Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) have agreed to terms on a new contract that, if ratified by mechanics, would end more than six years of often-contentious talks.
Flight recorder data links Ethiopian, Lion Air MAX 8 crashes
A preliminary analysis of data from Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders provides the strongest evidence yet linking the accident sequence to the October 2018 crash of Lion Air flight JT610.
FAA grounds MAXs, cites new data and physical evidence
The FAA, relying on refined satellite tracking data and new physical evidence that more closely links two crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8s, grounded Boeing’s newest narrowbody March 13, with immediate effect.
Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8
Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAXs; links Lion Air, Ethiopian crashes
Canadian regulators—citing satellite tracking data that suggest the flight profile of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX that crashed March 10 is similar to that of last October’s Lion Air MAX 8 accident—has banned all MAX operations in Canada until further notice.
Boeing 737 MAX
FAA: No MAX groundings, stays course with planned changes 
The FAA is pressing on with planned changes to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft stemming from the October 2018 Lion Air flight JT610 crash, but has not seen evidence from the recent Ethiopian Airlines MAX 8 crash to take additional steps, such as the precautionary groundings around the globe.
NTSB: Atlas Air 767 crash was preceded by elevator inputs 
The last control inputs from the flight deck of Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER that dove into a marshy bay on approach to Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Feb. 23 included maximum thrust and nose-down elevator deflection, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) update reveals.
FAA sees no need for additional Boeing MAX actions
FAA is pressing on with planned changes to Boeing 737 MAX aircraft stemming from the October 2 Lion Air Flight JT610 accident, but has not seen any evidence from Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines’ MAX 8 crash to take additional steps, such as a fleet-wide grounding.
Parts of an engine and the landing gear lie in a pile
Some MAX 8s grounded as Ethiopian crash investigation continues
Concern that two crashes involving new Boeing 737 MAX 8s in less than five months may be linked has led operators and regulators to ground about a third of the in-service fleet while investigators work to either connect the two accidents or calm fears.
Parts of an engine and the landing gear
Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crash probe eyes Lion Air ties
The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 near Addis Ababa March 10 has triggered voluntary groundings of in-service MAX-family aircraft even as investigators only begin their work, as concerns over possible links to last October 2018’s Lion Air MAX 8 crash mount, despite evidence of any clear links between the two crashes.
China, Indonesia among those grounding Boeing MAX 8s
China, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have temporarily grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 following a second crash of the type in less than six months.
China, Indonesia among those grounding Boeing MAX 8
China, Indonesia, Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 until more is known about the March 10 Ethiopian fatal crash in Addis Ababa—the second fatal accident involving the aircraft type in less than five months.
Southwest Boeing 737-700
Kelly: Southwest could accelerate 737 MAX deliveries 
Southwest Airlines is content with plans to re-balance its fleet by adding more higher-capacity Boeing 737s, but could envision accelerating deliveries of the new MAX-family aircraft to reap benefits of the newer technology more quickly, CEO Gary Kelly said.
American Airlines Boeing 737-800
Faulty bin work grounds 14 American Airlines’ Boeing 737-800s
American Airlines pulled 14 recently modified Boeing 737-800s from service because of “quality” issues with the new interior work and is inspecting them, the airline said March 7.
JetBlue Airways A320
JetBlue, citing pockets of weakness, trims 1Q outlook 
JetBlue Airways continues to make market-driven changes to its network and capacity plans but is not wavering from its long-term strategy of fortifying its main bases, executives said.
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Mar 13, 2019
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US, under pressure, grounds MAX

A stunning week, beginning with the second crash of a Boeing 737 MAX and, three days later, every single MAX is grounded—and the US was last to make that call....More
Mar 13, 2019
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FAA, US airline leaders need to speak up on MAX

News this morning that Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 MAX is highly significant and truly leaves the US isolated on this issue....More
Mar 12, 2019
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MAX crash divides US from rest of world on aviation safety calls

The immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash is stunning. While it is not unprecedented for the aviation authorities and airlines of non-US countries to diverge from FAA on when an aircraft grounding is necessary, it is unusual. And the scale of this divergence is unprecedented....More

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