they were on the way to a Safari in Kenya. Family Vaidya, three generations, travelled from Alberta, Canada, Brampton. Two children, their parents and grandparents, between 13 and 73 years old, died in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia. Many members of the total of 157 dead, fighting now not only with their grief, but also against the US aircraft manufacturers, whom they accuse of great failures.
The wave of lawsuits against Boeing rolls these days. Since the accident three weeks ago, U.S. law firms to advertise among the members in order to clients. Boeing is not "would have failed to believe", would not have happened in the crashes of the identical machines in Ethiopia and previously in Indonesia, says Reed Kathrein of Hagens Berman in Seattle, where Boeing's largest factory. The large law firm had during the diesel affair with Volkswagen.
The first legal dispute to crash in Ethiopia was opened on Thursday in Chicago, where Boeing's Headquarters are located. The members of a in the accident killed a UN employee from throw manufacturer Boeing that the 737 Max had been developed 8 in error and the aircraft manufacturers have neglected the training of the pilots. Similar to the allegations submitted by members of the in Indonesia killed passengers previously before the courts. Boeing rejects the allegations.
control software under suspicion
class actions are in the U.S., according to accidents are common. In the Ethiopian case, you are for Boeing but particularly tough, because it's not about the question of why the manufacturer responded after the first 737-Max crash in Indonesia is different. Because already at that time, the new control software used for was under suspicion.
The question of the competent US-aviation authority FAA in distress. "Boeing and FAA knew of the dangers, and they have imposed no start prohibition", said attorney Steven Marks, who had filed the suit in Chicago. Courts should follow this view, would be the case legally a completely different Dimension. Then it could not only hundreds of millions in damages, but also to additional penalties in the billions.
The Federal police, the FBI and the U.S. justice Department to investigate U.S. media, according to whether Boeing has hit upon the registration of the aircraft, possibly, information about the complexity of the control software and whether the traditionally close cooperation with the FAA, was perhaps too closely – and the authorities would still have a lot to look at in more detail. That's why it is on this side of the Atlantic.
5000 orders in the books
On Friday it was announced that the European aviation safety authority knew, how complex the operation of the new control software for pilots. "The European regulator, EASA certified the aircraft on the Basis that additional processes and training introduced them to the pilots about it", reported Reuters. Accordingly, the pilots would have the option of using a manual "trim" the plane to refocus. That was not succeeded in the crash.
In the case of the crashed Lion Air in Indonesia, the investigators already believe, that the automatic control system MCAS pushed the nose of the airplane back down, because a Sensor submitted incorrect data about the location. The pilots tried to counter, but to no avail. In the Boeing to Lion Air passed training documents had not been explained how pilots could the trim use, as an Insider to Reuters. On Friday it became known that the crash in Ethiopia, according to AFP Information, the information on MCAS as the cause of the accident increase.
in Order to get a starting permission for the 370 is currently set-aside the 737 Max, a redesigned Boeing just the Software, which must then be taken by the authorities re-approved. The future of the series depends on now. It is the most important of the group. 5000 orders to official units prices from $ 100 million Boeing had prior to the accidents in the books.
The airlines wait
The new, more fuel-efficient Max-machine, with which Boeing responded to the Airbus A320neo, should actually be the long success story of the 737, which began already in the 1960s. The model number is the most built aircraft at all. Currently, Airlines cancelling orders. Garuda Indonesia is about to have waived the extradition of 49 machines in the value of almost five billion dollars. But the are so far the exceptions.
according to Airline-Investor Warren Buffett, it remains a snapshot. The billionaire and the third richest person in the world is involved in all four major US airlines: Delta, United, Southwest and American Airlines. "Boeing has a lot of work to do," said Buffett, the US channel CNBC. The change anything on the fact that the air travel is safe. Buffett's message: Boeing will berappeln again, as after the initial problems with the 787 Dreamliner, all of which were resolved within three months.
Many airlines hope that the 737 Max is allowed to start again soon, so Airbus and Boeing will continue to supply a price war in the Segment. Lufthansa-Chef Carsten Spohr, therefore, was not only polite to his hosts, as he jumped on a visit to New York Boeing set aside.More about
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Boeing have built over the decades, "wonderful" aircraft, and even after the two Crashed his trust, "not lost," said Spohr. The security problems, the Americans would have safe fast in the handle, so the Tenor. Boeing's weakened negotiating position could soon be in generous discounts for the German: Lufthansa wants to give next year a whole fleet with more than 100 new aircraft in order.