NEW YORK: Getting Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX back in the skies faces a critical test this week as the company and US regulators each seek to restore their reputations after two deadly crashes.The US Federal Aviation Administration convened a summit of global aviation regulators on Thursday (May 23) to walk through the steps taken to address concerns with the MAX following criticism the agency dragged its feet on the decision to ground the jets.Most agencies around the world have said little or nothing about the situation since the 737 MAX was grounded following the Mar 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash, which together with a Lion Air crash in October, claimed 346 lives.So the gathering in Fort Worth, Texas is expected to provide clues as to whether the aviation safety authorities will be willing to set aside any skepticism about the FAA, which has not yet given the green light for the 737 MAX to fly again.Regulators "are going to want a lot of explanation", said Richard Aboulafia … [Read more...] about Will FAA’s plan for 737 MAX fly outside US?
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By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., May 12, 2019 First off the top a very Happy Mother’s Day to all who qualify, hope you’re spoiled and taken care of and appreciated all day. Hope that all the time, of course, but especially today. And now here’s another big old weekend mailbag to wade through before the 7 p.m. game, for which those of us who now don’t have to write an early story are very thankful. - Q: Hi Doug From your perspective, is there anything left for the Toronto Argonauts to try in order to get more bums in seats at BMO Field? Moving there from the Rogers Centre has not helped and they are so far off the radar that they are now barely an afterthought. Article Continued Below Love your column too! Regards, Mike Guelph, Ontario A: I honestly don’t know what’s next. I don’t think they market themselves well enough to a broad audience and maybe there’s some nifty way to get themselves in … [Read more...] about Movies, fans and a Jeremy Lin question in a full mailbag
When an Aeroflot jet came to a fiery emergency landing in Moscow over the weekend, videos of the accident were posted across social media, revealing that in the midst of the chaos, some travelers apparently used precious moments to grab their carry-on bags. A radio station, Kommersant FM, reported that some passengers slowed evacuation of the plane by trying to retrieve luggage while people behind them tried to exit the plane. The news agency Interfax reported that as some passengers reached for their bags, others were stuck in the single-aisle, Russian-built plane. At least 40 people died. Airplane passengers who insist on getting their belongings out of overhead bins in times of crisis have become a major concern for flight attendants, whose job it is to evacuate planes quickly in times of trouble. “We have seen this issue of passengers trying to get their bags in an emergency over and over again in recent accidents,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of … [Read more...] about News 7 steps to safer air travel