FORT WORTH, Texas: Civil aviation regulators from around the world failed to make a determination Thursday (May 23) on when Boeing's popular 737 MAX aircraft can return to the skies after being grounded following two deadly crashes."The only timetable is to make sure the aircraft is safe to fly," Daniel Elwell, acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administration, said at the conclusion of the day-long meeting in Texas.There was "enthusiastic agreement to continue the dialogue," he said, but acknowledged that "each country has to make its own decision.""If they unground relatively close to when we unground I think it would help with public confidence," Elwell said, while adding that: "We can't be driven by some arbitrary timeline."Until the 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia in March and Indonesia in October which left a combined 346 people dead, common practice was that air regulators would follow the assessment of the agency overseeing the model, in this case the FAA.On Wednesday, Elwell … [Read more...] about Regulators fail to set date for 737 MAX return to service
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FORT WORTH: Two months after Boeing's popular 737 MAX aircraft was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes, civil aviation authorities gathered on Thursday (May 23) in Texas to consider a burning question: When will the top-selling jet fly again?Daniel Elwell, acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administration, threw cold water on hopes of a speedy resolution, after revealing late on Wednesday that Boeing had held off submitting a proposed software fix for review after his agency raised additional questions.Investigators have focused on the MAX's anti-stall Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System in inquiries into the crashes in Ethiopia in March and Indonesia in October which left 346 people dead.Boeing last week said the MCAS update was ready for the certification process, and US airlines were hoping the planes could be back in the skies in time for part of the summer travel season.But Elwell on Thursday said the process could take one month, two months or … [Read more...] about Regulators ponder: When can Boeing’s 737 MAX fly again?
By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Fri., May 10, 2019 How about those Toronto Marlies. Undefeated – a perfect 7-0 – through two rounds of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. Raises an interesting question. Is the success of the Marlies raising expectations for the Maple Leafs? Is it realistic that the players starring for the Marlies will eventually star for the Maple Leafs? And how long is “eventually?” There is no question the Marlies are buoyed by some real solid veterans who don’t get a great deal of the spotlight. Chris Mueller, an 11-year AHL veteran, has never gotten a sniff at the NHL level. But Mueller is the perfect centre for Jeremy Bracco, the 22-year-old whose gone from playoff healthy scratch last year to star scorer this year. Article Continued Below Vincent LoVerde, an eight-year AHLer at 30, is a calming influence on the blue line, and surely a help to Rasmus Sandin, 19, and Timothy Liljegren, who just turned 20. Other … [Read more...] about Mailbag: Kadri is more vulnerable to a trade than Nylander