Ethiopian air crash: France to analyse Boeing's black boxes

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The Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after takeoff as it accelerated to abnormal speed, the New York Times reported. ANA plans to purchase 30 of the 737 Max 8 planes from 2021.

The low-priced carrier, a launch customer of the MAX 8 in 2017, said it was servicing those flights with available 737-700s and 737-800s.

Another 5,000 MAXs are on order, meaning the financial implications are huge for the industry.

One said the flight crew reviewed the incident "at length. but can't think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose-down so aggressively".

The lawmaker comments came after President Donald Trump said earlier on Thursday that the USA had to take a "cautionary route" after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes, and that he hoped the grounding would be temporary.

American Airlines has flown more than 2.5 million passengers on almost 18,000 flights safely on its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet since November 2017 when it first began using the aircraft, according to a company statement posted Wednesday.

Manufacturers generally avoid halting and then speeding up production, as it disrupts supply chains and can cause industrial snags. And that doesn't include the costs the aerospace company will face, as deliveries of new aircraft are delayed to focus on the software changes.

Officials at the Calgary airport say there were 14 flights cancelled on Wednesday and six are being cancelled on Thursday.

The national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), says it will not acquire the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft if it is found that it does not meet required safety standards.

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In January, Boeing said it expected to report revenue between $US109.5 billion and $US111.5 billion in 2019.

BEA said any information about the investigation would come from Ethiopian Airlines, which itself tweeted that it would only communicate through social media and its website.

Boeing's stock has fallen about 11% since the crash, wiping almost $26bn off its market value. Boeing shares were down 0.5 per cent to US$375.09 on Thursday afternoon.

US President Donald Trump, an aviation enthusiast with deep ties to Boeing, said he hoped the suspensions would be short. "They have to figure it out fast", Trump told reporters at the White House.

"They have to figure it out fast."

It may take several days to complete the first analysis of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, a spokesman for France's bureau of civil aviation safety (BEA) said.

China is poised to overtake the United States as the world's largest aviation market in the next decade and is gobbling up planes made by both Boeing and Airbus while it invests in homegrown aircraft businesses.

Under worldwide rules, Ethiopia is leading the investigation, but the BEA will canalyse the black boxes as an adviser.

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