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Pauline Gross
November 14, 2018

Two pilots unions have complained that they were "kept in the dark" regarding a potential risk from a new safety feature on the 737 MAX 8. The company said Monday it is confident in the safety of the 737 Max family of jets, a message echoed Tuesday by Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg.

Jefferies analyst Sheila Kahyaoglu says the firm's estimate "assumes deliveries of the 737 reach an average rate of 70/month in Nov. -Dec., which appears feasible, but rather hard".

The U.S. aviation regulator has launched a high-priority probe of the safety analyses performed over the years by Boeing Co BA.N , following the crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Stalls are one of the most common causes of airplanes crashes. However, the system could push it down "unexpectedly and so strongly" that could make it hard to pull back up, which could lead to a steep dive or crash, according to the Journal.

An investigation is still underway into the malfunctioning of the Lion Air jet, which crashed into the sea off the Indonesian coast in late October, killing all 189 people on board.

A safety feature added to the updated 737 Max, which was created to prevent pilots from losing control, has been implicated by Indonesian investigators in a Lion Air jet's sudden dive into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta on October 29.

Investigators are piecing through data from Lion Air Flight 610 to determine the exact cause of the fatal crash, but attention has been focused on this stall-prevention system virtually from the beginning. "But the pilots don't know this and are not trained on this".

But Boeing may be on the hook for telling its customers that pilots would not need to go through additional simulator training, even though earlier versions of the stall-protection systems behaved differently.

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency directive last week to airlines, telling them to update cockpit manuals to include instructions for how pilots can adjust flight controls under certain conditions.

He added that if important information hadn't been communicated to pilots, it would be a matter for aviation regulators, rather than individual airlines.

It would need to be transported to Los Angeles and fitted to the aircraft, and this was likely to take several days to complete. Other factors, such as maintenance on the plane and the pilots' performance, may also become factors in the accident.

The tragedy that happened to Lion Air's Boeing 737 MAX is not the first of its kind to involve a faulty "Pitot tube" - a critical air-speed sensor that measures the flow velocity - explained Elmar Giemulla, a leading German expert in air and traffic law. "So the pilots keep putting the nose up and the plane keeps putting the nose down".

"The pilot thought about it and improvised, though it was not in the manual", Soerjanto said.

The procedure, like with this incident is to deal, was the pilot of the Lion Air flight, apparently, is not known: the Boeing published this until after the accident in a so-called Operations Manual Bulletin.

It is not clear whether the quick thinking of the pilot on that flight was relayed to the captain of the plane's final flight.

Lion Air officials said on Monday that they had followed a training regime approved by both USA and European regulators.

Other reports by GizPress

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