Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

Embattled Boeing quietly unveils world’s longest passenger jet

The civil aviation safety agency noted that the work on the flight data recorder would resume the following day.

The record-breaking plane's debut was supposed to be a more extravagant affair open to the public, but the manufacturer limited the event to employees only following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reported Travel and Leisure.

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport over a parked Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, March 13, 2019.

Passengers from more than 30 countries were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

In the meantime an Ethiopian delegation has reportedly joined investigators in France who are probing the cause of last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines Crash.

In a statement, Boeing said it had "full confidence" in the plane.

The investigations into both 737 Max crashes are underway, and expected to focus on the automated controls.

An FAA emergency order has grounded 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft until further notice, effectively taking the aircraft out of the skies globally. "We view the interruptions from the 737 Max grounding as a temporary one", he said in a note to clients.

The grounding of the 737 MAX jets has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday.

The crew can't do anything about it, and in the simulator; Aimer could not control the plane.

Asked for details about the timeline for the fix, a Boeing spokesman Friday would only say it would be installed in "coming weeks".

Trump and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed exchanged condolences Friday, Abiy said on Twitter, with the United States president praising Ethiopian Airlines as a "strong institution" and offering technical support.

At least four American pilots later complained of the same problem with the aircraft, according to documents reviewed by AFP on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a voluntary incident database maintained by NASA.

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