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A New FAA Leader – Ten Safety Improvements He Should Pursue Immediately And What the Flying Public Can Do

As a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief is about to take the controls with a distinguished aviation education, airline career and “culture of safety” record behind him, it causes one to pause and think just what should the immediate and longer-term safety priorities of the agency be. After many decades of representing airplane accident victims and their families, as well as working closely with...
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Striking Similarities of Profits Over Safety with the Max8 Crashes and ATR Turboprop Crashes; With Blood on Their Hands, Boeing and the FAA Still Haven’t Learned a Thing

American Eagle Flight 4184’s crash in a rainy soybean field in Roselawn, Indiana, on Halloween night, Oct. 31, 1994, was the culmination of years of ATR turboprop airplane icing incidents and deadly crashes. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into Flight 4184 and all the prior ATR icing incidents and crashes revealed an airplane manufacturer determined to outsell the competition via numerous aggressive design...
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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Wreckage Reveals Boeing’s Nightmare — Evidence Uncovered that Problems Repeated as 737 MAX Grounded Worldwide and the Ethiopians Chose France To Help Investigate

Amidst the media reports accompanying the worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX, concluding with the reluctant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounding, were mentions that the investigative team on the ground in Ethiopia had found “airplane configuration evidence” similar to the Lion Air Flight 610 accident. This evidence, along with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) altitude data, were strong enough evidence to indicate the likelihood...
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Boeing & FAA’s Lack of Safety Priority in 737 MAX Design, Certification and Post-Accident Action — Major Aviation Attorney in Chicago Comments on What Went Wrong

On March 11, 2019, Boeing posted a news release in its online media room (which can be read here). Included were the following two sequential paragraphs: “Safety is a core value for everyone at Boeing and the safety of our airplanes, our customers’ passengers and their crews is always our top priority. The 737 MAX is a safe airplane that was designed, built and supported...
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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Is Second Boeing 737 Max8 Fatal Crash In Five Months; Is it time to ground all 737 Max8 and 9 Airplanes?

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max8 crashed shortly after takeoff on March 10, 2019, killing all 157 aboard after the pilots reportedly lost control of the new jet on its first flight of the day. An experienced Ethiopian Airlines pilot was at the controls as the airplane took off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, heading to Nairobi, Kenya. Shortly after takeoff, the crew contacted...
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