Boeing 737 Max 8: what was, what will be
After the plane crash that occurred on March 10 with the Boeing 737 Max 8 with 157 passengers on Board, some countries banned the flights of these ships over their territory, and some carriers refused to operate them…
Boeing 737 Max 8: what was, what will be
On March 14, early in the morning, the use of these passenger Airliners officially stopped all over the world, according to the online publication Flightradar24.
Boeing 737 Max – the basic model of the new generation. It has 6 modifications, the last of which 737 Max 10 has not yet entered the market. Until recently, the Boeing family ships were valued for their design and safety – they had the smallest percentage of air crashes: 1 per 17 million flight hours, according to statistics. But everything changed with the advent of the max line.
In the autumn of 2018, the liner of this modification disappeared from the radar 13 minutes after departure from Jakarta. 189 people died. According to the results of the investigation, the cause was the problem in the new computerized liner control system.
March 10 tragedy repeated – Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed 10 minutes after takeoff from the capital of Ethiopia. More than 150 people, including 3 passengers from Russia, died. The investigation is still ongoing, but 2 air crashes in six months were the reason for serious changes.
First, a temporary ban on the operation of the court introduced China – they have at the disposal of about a hundred of these ships. A similar decision was made by some air carriers – Ethiopian Airlines, Cayman Airways. Following them, the use of the model was abandoned in Indonesia, saying that the planes will be allowed to fly after they see the results of certification.
On March 14 at 6:30 GMT, the last max 8 vessels landed at San Francisco and Halifax airports, after which their operation was officially suspended worldwide.
Some States have banned air carriers to put in flight all sides of the line Max. In the US, the President ordered that the liners remain on the ground until the true causes of the two plane crashes are established. The same conclusion was reached by the government of Canada.
Rosaviatsia also canceled Boeing Max flights on Thursday. According to the order of Department, vessels of this model can’t appear in the sky over the territory of the Russian Federation to the special instruction.
The only Russian airline, S7, has infamous planes in its fleet, but it has stopped operating them since March 12. They assured that this will not affect the flight schedule – they will be carried out in the normal mode. And earlier mentioned that they received recommendations from the Boeing Corporation: representatives reported that due to incorrect indicators of the control system, the aircraft can independently go to a steep peak.
The S7 received in accordance with the rules, but experts are already counting losses. The price of one airliner catalog – about $117 million. Even if they are idle, the money for the lease should be paid. Here, airlines need to add funds for their service, for salaries of employees. To worsen the situation for air carriers may lack of cars in the hangars – scheduled flights because it is necessary to perform.
All this can lead to multimillion-dollar costs, which some airlines intend to recover from the us Corporation through the court (this was announced by Norwegian yesterday). However, Roman Gusarov, the portal Avia.ru explains that if the carriers had signed the contracts, to abandon the aircraft, without losing the down payment, they can’t.
At the same time, Boeing shares are currently falling – the price has already decreased by 12%. If this goes on, corporations are predicting a steep spike in the stock market.
While Boeing employees in the United States gather emergency meetings, and experts are investigating the crash, experts Express their views on the causes of the incident. Vladimir Popov, honored military pilot of the Russian Federation, says that such consequences could lead to improper operation of automation. Yes and FlightRadar24 wrote, that in both cases before the fall machine often changed the speed and levels.
It is possible, but unlikely, that all the fault could be fuel of poor quality or sluggish civil war on the African continent.
Roman Gusarov also believes that new technologies are always a risk, so you can not write off the children’s diseases that each design has.