Boeing, Dennis Devastator, Analyst discussed on Morning Edition

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When designing new versions of airplanes manufacturers like Boeing wanna keep many elements is similar to the previous model as possible. Kerm analogy purposes of training in just ease of operations for the airlines Richard Appalachian aviation industry. Analyst with the teal group says that helps airlines keep costs down. So Boeing plays up the similarities in sales pitches for the newest version of the seven thirty seven the max. But there is one critical difference in the max that pilots and American South west. And other airlines say they were never told about a new automated flight control system. We have no idea. None whatsoever. Captain. Dennis pager flies seven thirty sevens. For American Airlines. It is spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association. He says pilots were not informed until shortly after a seven thirty seven max operated by lion air nose-dived into the Java sea Tober twenty nine killing all one hundred eighty nine people on board Indonesian crash. Investigators say it appears that a sensor on the plane falsely reported that the nose was too high and the plane was stalling even though. Was not the flight control system manically pointed the plane down a corrective action that was not needed. Investigators cannot say yet if that's what caused the crash, but Boeing immediately issued a safety bulletin about. How to regain control of such a dangerous event occurs. 737 pilot Dennis devastator calls that situation both professionally and ethically. Insulting shakes the trust. You have in the manufacturer. Why would we told about this? I understand where the pilots are coming from again aviation industry. Analyst Richard Appalachia looks like a an error of omission. Boeing does not acknowledge any such omission of critical safety information from it's seven thirty seven max training manuals. In a statement spokesman says the two urgent updates sent out since the lion aircrash reemphasize existing procedures. David Schaper, NPR news, Chicago, take a look at a map of Asia. And you will see that Pakistan shares a border with western China. The two countries have cultivated friendly relations, and in some cases, friendly personal relations, many Pakistani men have traveled to China for business. They've met women in the weaker region married and settled down these husbands say they're wiser being detained inside Xinjiang province as part of the wider crackdown on weekends. And it's tearing their families apart. NPR's Diaa Hadid reports from his lawn bought near stands outside the ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad. His one of half a dozen men.

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