The Boeing 737 Max 8 has been in business use since 2017. In October of that year, a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max went down soon after take-off from Jakarta, Indonesia, sadly killing each of the 189 individuals on board. That aeroplane was less than three months old. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 additionally went down only minutes after take-off. The aircraft registration ET-AVJ first flew in October 2018, following flight checks and regulations.
Jakarta-based flight investigator Gerry Soejatman told the BBC the 737 Max’s “engine is a further forward and relation higher in connection to the wing, contrasted with the past form of the plane. This influences the balance of the plane.”
The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee demonstrated that Lion Air flight 610 experienced a “wrong contribution” from one of its sensors intended to caution pilots if the plane is in danger of slowing down. The related investigation has not yet achieved any new decisions about the reason for the calamity.
The sensory and associated programming equipment have worked distinctively well on the past models of the 737, and pilots had not been informed about any issues. Within days of the Lion Air crash, the aircraft creator Boeing issued an activities bulletin to the aircraft. The US aviation controller then issued an “emergency” airworthiness order to US carriers about this sensor, an alleged Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor. The Federal Aviation Administration said the sensor condition: “if not tended to, could cause the flight team to experience issues controlling the plane, and lead to excessive nose-down attitude, significant attitude loss, and conceivable contact with the landscape.”
US aircraft were advised to update their data flight manuals for the air team. At the time the FAA said the data was passed on to other national flying controllers. The hope was that the controllers would inform the airlines and they would update the pilots. Aviation sources state its almost certain that Ethiopian Airlines pilots would have been updated on the sensor issue. There is no quick proof to recommend the Ethiopia Airlines jet has experienced the same challenges from the Lion Air flight.
Aviation’s examiner John Strickland of JLS Consulting told the BBC: “There will be regard for the way this was an exceptionally new aeroplane. The same sort involved with the ongoing Lion Air mishap and in a similar period of flight, yet the work requiring some serious energy will be required to set up the reason.”