Published: Пт, Апреля 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Investors sue Boeing for 'hiding' safety risks

Investors sue Boeing for 'hiding' safety risks

He added that he had been on board one test flight in Seattle and that the software update "functioned as designed".

The meeting, to be held on Friday at FAA headquarters in Washington, is set for three hours and will include safety representatives from American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co as well as officials from the three labor unions.

A federal class-action lawsuit accusing Boeing of hiding key information on the safety of its 737 MAX jet has been filed by a Boeing shareholder.

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said on Thursday that the software update is working, with about two-thirds of the fast-selling jetliner's customers having seen the fix in simulator sessions.

It marked the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max plane since October, prompting more than 50 countries and airlines from around the world to ground the plane over safety concerns. A preliminary report about the Ethiopian crash that was released earlier this month did not specifically name Boeing's anti-stall system, but its findings seem to indicate that the system pushed the plane into a dive fueled by an erroneous angle of attack sensor readings.

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will this week hold a meeting with major U.S. airlines that fly the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and three major pilots' unions, the agency confirmed on Thursday.

Struggling carrier Jet Airways had on Thursday grounded ten more planes due to non-payment of dues to aircraft lessors, bringing down operations to about 70 flights a day from more than 600 it used to operate before the liquidity crisis hit the company, according to a person familiar with the company's operations.

The aviation giant said on Tuesday that it delivered 149 commercial airplanes, including 89 737s, in the first quarter.

In a related development, Democratic Sen. That's because safety equipment that had not been installed on two Boeing 737 Max jets might have saved them from fatal crashes.

Muilenburg did not say when Boeing 737 Max planes may begin flying again. It also alleged that the company hid from investors that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had given it authority to help certify that the Max plane was safe, along with allowing the company to greenlight a flight-control system involved in the two crashes.

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