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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 01:32 PM

Canada says satellite images support grounding of Boeing MAX planes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/canada-737-max.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Canada’s transport minister grounded all Boeing 737 Max jets, saying that newly available satellite-tracking data suggests similarities between the deadly crash involving one of the jets in Ethiopia on Sunday and another accident last October.

Cautioning that the “new information is not conclusive,” Marc Garneau, the transport minister, on Wednesday also said Canada would not allow the jets to fly into its airspace.

The move adds pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, which so far have resisted calls to ground the jet. The F.A.A. has said it has seen “no systemic performance issues” that would prompt it to do so, but safety regulators in some 42 countries have now banned flights by the jets.

The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 killed all 157 people on board. The circumstances appeared similar to those in the crash of a 737 Max 8 operated by Lion Air, an Indonesian carrier, last October in which 189 people were killed. In both cases, the jets crashed just minutes after erratic takeoffs.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. Who at Boeing said "so there...the 737 MAX 800 software package is complete

and ready to be uploaded to the cockpit controls system....its A-OK."

I would think he or she is having some sleepless nights, if indeed it is confirmed as a software glitch.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:24 PM

2. I read somewhere that that new software wasn't supposed to be ready till April nt

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