Lion Air crash News

Boeing Settles More Than 60 Wrongful Death Cases Filed After Lion Air Crash

A Boeing Co. lawyer said the aircraft maker has reached settlements in more than 60 wrongful death cases filed after a 737 Max 8 plane flown by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard. Attorney …

Boeing 737 Max’s Design, Pilot and Regulatory Errors Caused Lion Air Crash

Indonesian investigators found sweeping problems and missteps in connection with last year’s fatal Lion Air crash, including design flaws in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jet, certification failures by the U.S. regulator and a raft of errors at the airline by …

Aviation Industry Braces for Double-Digit Premium Hikes After 737 MAX Groundings

The aviation industry is bracing for double-digit insurance premium hikes for the first time in about 15 years, as insurers wrestle with higher costs from aircraft groundings, including the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX jets following two fatal crashes, …

Boeing 737 Max Crashes Could Cost European Insurers $450 Million

Europe’s biggest insurers are on the hook for as much as $450 million from a pair of airline crashes involving Boeing Co. 737 Max planes. Munich Re reckons it could pay 150 million euros ($168 million), an estimate that Chief …

Crash Victims’ Final Minutes Will Influence Financial Liability for Boeing, Insurers

The amount of money Boeing Co. and its insurers will pay to the families of those who perished aboard two doomed jets will be dictated in part by one particularly grim calculation: How long did the victims know they were …

Boeing Aims to Move Lion Air Crash Lawsuit from Chicago HQ to Indonesia

Faced with lawsuits over a plane crash half a world away, Boeing Co. is arguing it shouldn’t have to defend itself in a courtroom a short walk from its corporate headquarters. The world’s largest planemaker has indicated in court filings …

Insight: Problems on Doomed Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Started Seconds After Takeoff

Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation. A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by hitting a foreign object, according to four aviation experts and two U.S. officials who were …

Ethiopian Airlines’ Pilots Followed Proper Boeing Procedures: 1st Official Crash Report

Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control technology and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had carried out proper procedures in the first public findings on the crash of a 737 MAX jet that killed 157 people. …

Ethiopian Airlines Crash Could Break Record for Non-War Reinsurance Claim: Willis Re

Liability claims related to the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft could be the largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim on record, hitting reinsurers’ profitability, reinsurance broker Willis Re said. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines …

Next-to-Last Flight of Lion Air’s Doomed 737 MAX Was Saved by Off-Duty Pilot

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 MAX 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in …