Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday: foreign ministry

Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday: foreign ministry

"The FAA will not approve the software for installation until the agency is satisfied with the submission", he added.

Boeing did not immediately comment on the FAA's statement. The changes include relying on readings from more than one sensor before the anti-stall system activates and pushes the nose down, and making the system's actions less severe and easier for pilots to handle.

As the crash site and black boxes are investigated, the 737 MAX 8 has been grounded worldwide as a precautionary measure and regulators are stepping up action to improve air safety while Boeing is carrying out a software upgrade to the plane's automated flight control system.

The crash on the 10 March killed 157 people and was the second crash involving this aircraft model in five months after a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea in Indonesia, killing 189 people.

'This will impact the lines in May, but, now that the decision has been made, we can construct our schedule without those flights well in advance in hopes to minimize the daily disruptions, ' the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association and the company said in the joint memorandum.

Boeing is anxious to win approval for a proposed remedy that could get the planes back in the air.

The Ethiopian government gave no details on the exact timing of the release, nor hints about the report's findings.

Nebiat initially said the report would be released Monday, but the transport ministry which is in charge of investigations, later said it would still be some days.

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Budget carrier flyadeal has said its waiting until investigations into the two crashes are completed before deciding if it proceeds with an order for 30 MAX jets.

A source with knowledge of the investigation has said an anti-stalling system, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), was activated shortly before the crash.

The flight lasted fewer than six minutes.

Early evidence suggested that the Indonesia flight's pilot struggled to keep the nose of the plane up while the system automatically forced it down.

The best way to recover is to put the plane's nose down, an attempt to pick up speed, and regain lift - but only as long as there's sufficient altitude to perform the maneuver.

The pilot of the Ethiopian Airlines flight experienced a similar problem after the MCAS system engaged, according to news reports.

Candles were lit in tribute to Ethiopian Airlines plane crash victims at the United Nations Environment Assembly, in Nairobi.