Major plane crash on March 10 in Ethiopia and claimed the lives of 157 people, among them 8 citizens of the United States, would inflict a huge blow on the financial situation of Boeing. At the moment investigators find out the circumstances surrounding this tragedy, but experts from the field of aviation noted that the company is on the brink of a major scandal.
Tragedy near Jakarta
The fact that the ship that Saturday morning crashed in Ethiopia, is representative of the updated line of Boeing 737. This model is the largest passenger aircraft in the history of aviation.
The current series – the 737 MAX – exists in several versions, and was commissioned on 22 may 2017. The aircraft manufacturer says it is one of the safest aircraft in the world, but for a short period of time with this air ship has been 2 major disasters. In total, killed 346 people.
29 October 2018, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 placed at the disposal of the airline Lion Air for a few months before the tragedy, crashed shortly after takeoff. According to the preliminary version, the accident occurred due to a confluence of several circumstances. It comes as technical problems of the airliner, and on violation of rules of passenger transportation by airline staff. However, the presence of problems with a new aircraft – a fact confirmed.
It turned out that awasuno this series has problems with the sensor receiver air pressure. Its malfunction can lead to a steep dive the aircraft, as reported by the representatives of Boeing.
At the same time an experienced crew able to cope with such a situation, if he possesses the necessary skills of operation of the model 737 MAX. Probably the pilots of the airline Lion Air and such knowledge is not possessed.
After the crash of the Boeing acknowledged problems, but said that the cause is inadequate maintenance. The owner of Lion Air in response threatened to cancel a large order (total – $22 billion) because of the position of us corporations and now both sides are waiting for the completion of the investigation. However, the new incident involving the same model of aircraft that took place in Ethiopia, has forced experts to doubt the reliability of the Boeing 737 MAX.
Experts agree that jumping to conclusions in this case not worth it. However, now many of them note the striking similarity with the plane crash, Lion Air.
First, both passenger transport crashed a few minutes after takeoff. Second, some of the circumstances indicate that awasuno company Ethiopian Airlines made a steep dive before impact with the surface. Similarly behaved the Lion Air aircraft during the fatal flight.
Analyzing primary data, the experts concluded that the plane of the Ethiopian airlines are faced with the problems of the vertical velocity. This was confirmed by the Manager who got the message about the emergency situation on Board. Is it worth mentioning that the same problem had the Boeing 737 MAX that crashed near Jakarta. In addition to these similarities, there are many less obvious coincidences relating to weather conditions, loss of control and other aspects.
A former investigator of the National Council for transport safety (National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB) notes that in such cases a match is not seen. However, the expert also stated: under all circumstances you must wait for decoding data from the black boxes.
To assess the situation without having accurate information is a thankless task. There are many reasons why an aircraft may have problems with the vertical speed, so that hasty conclusions should not do.
The head of Ethiopian Airlines, commenting on the situation, also avoided to assess the tragedy. He noted that the aircraft was fully serviceable at the time of takeoff and regularly carried out maintenance. The pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX knew about a possible problem with the gauge LDPE, and studied the instructions by which this problem is eliminated.
On the verge of scandal
Another accident involving an updated series of 737 MAX Boeing faces a massive financial losses. If it turns out that Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed due to technical problems, the company can lose numerous orders for the supply of the air ship.
We are talking about tens of billions of dollars, which under such circumstances will go to the main competitor, the American Corporation Airbus. In addition, it will allow representatives of Lion Air finally to terminate the deal with Boeing worth $22 billion, demanding to pay damages.
The American manufacturer has high hopes for the new series of 737. If problems with the safety of the aircraft is confirmed, it will lead to a significant drop in sales. In addition, relatives of people killed in the crash, will be massively sue Boeing, wanting to knock out a large compensation.
For this reason, the company must do everything to prove the reliability of new aircraft. Otherwise, it waits for a colossal failure.
On the brink of failure: a plane crash in Ethiopia has endangered the billions of dollars in Boeing contracts updated: March 11, 2019 author: Paul cat