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Lion Air and Ethiopian B737 MAXs Were not Equipped with Safety Features Dubbed “Options”/Pilots on Lion Air Searched in Vain for Corrective Procedure

Both the Lion Air and Ethiopian B737 MAX aircraft were not equipped with two safety features in their cockpits. The two  devices were optional and there were extra charges for them. The optional safety features were the the angle of attack indicator which displays the readings of the two sensors and another device called a disagree light which activates if the sensors are not in agreement. Optional features can be  purely cosmetic. Other upgrades include communication, navigation or safety systems. Both cosmetic and avionics upgrades can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and some airlines have opted not to buy them. Now sources are saying Boeing will make one of those safety features standard as part of a fix to get the planes in the air again. There will be an update to the MCAS ()software and those sources say the disagree light will become standard on all new 737 MAX planes. This information comes at the same time that new insights are being uncovered from the cockpit voice…

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B&H Worldwide Appoints BD Manager for Asia

B&H Worldwide Appoints BD Manager for Asia

Aerospace logisitics provider, B&H Worldwide, has appointed Chris Allen to the newly created position of business development manager, Asia. Based in Singapore, at the B&H facility within the ALPS Fr...

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