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More Software Issues Found With Boeing 737 Max Jets

Don't look for the Boeing 737 Max jets to be back in flight anytime soon. On Wednesday, Boeing revealed that the FAA had found another software problem (or, as they put it, “identified an additional requirement”) that needs fixing. Test pilots found that incorrect sensor readings during simulations...
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Iceland's Wow Air Unexpectedly Shutters, Stranding Thousands of Passengers

Wow, indeed! Iceland's Wow Airlines unexpectedly ceased operations on Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers worldwide. CNN reports that the budget airline announced its closure in a statement on its website, advising passengers to book new flights on other airlines in order to reach their...
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Should You Board a Plane First or Last When Flying With Little Kids?

Isn't it awesome for parents with small children to be able to board an airplane before anyone else? No, it's not, says Lifehacker scribe Michelle Woo . After 40 minutes of waiting for everyone else to board, impatient tykes liable to whine about how much longer it will be before the plane takes...
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U.S. & Canada Ground Boeing 737 Max 8s After Fatal Ethiopian Crash

In the wake of a crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that killed 157 people in Ethiopia earlier this week, both the U.S. and Canada have grounded Max 8 jets until further notice. As the AP notes, in both the Ethiopia crash and a similarly tragic accident involving a Lion Air jet in...
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Trump Responds to Ethiopian Jet Crash by Tweeting That Planes Are "Too Complex to Fly"

President Trump responded to the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that killed 157 people this week by tweeting that planes are too complicated. "Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "I...
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