The first thing Boeing does when sued for a crash on foreign soil is try to get those lawsuits moved out of the US and into the foreign countries. In the case of the 737 Max cases, it means trying to move them to Indonesia and Ethiopia. If Boeing’s successful, the cases would be virtually
Ethiopian Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610: Keeping Lawsuits Against Boeing in the US
Families of both Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 have sued Boeing in Cook County, Illinois. To win, the families need prove only that a defect in the design of the Boeing 737 Max contributed to the crashes. But first they have to convince the judges that their cases should be heard…
FAA’s Approval of the 737 Max Questioned – But Why Now?
Both the Department of Justice and Transportation Department’s inspector general are investigating the FAA’s approval of the Boeing 737 Max and, in particular, the aircraft’s anti-stall system known as MCAS.
The FAA is supposed to ensure that Boeing aircraft are safe. Investigators want to know:
- Are the FAA and Boeing too cozy?
- Is the FAA’s
The Boeing 737 Max 8 Controversy Explained
The Boeing 737
The Boeing 737 was originally intended for short haul flights to short runways. One of the 737’s unique design features was that the engines were mounted on the underside of the wing, instead of in front of the wings on struts and pylons.
Atlas Air Flight 3591: Looking to EgyptAir Crash for Answers
EgyptAir Flight 990 departed JFK for Cairo. After reaching cruise altitude near Nantucket, it suddenly pitched down and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. There was no apparent reason for the crash. The NTSB ultimately concluded that the cause of the crash was the co-pilot’s “intentional actions.” Specifically, the pilot suddenly pushed the yoke forward and…