Boeing Pilot Complained of ‘Egregious’ Issue With 737 Max in 2016

A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes. From a report: The pilot, Mark Forkner, complained that the system, known as MCAS, was causing him trouble. “It’s running rampant in the sim,” he said in a message to…

October 18, 2019
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Container ship port call times rising despite productivity gains

At the 63 busiest ports in the world, vessels with a capacity of 5,000 TEU or greater spent an average of 26 hours at port per call during the first half of 2019. Shutterstock.com. The amount of time container ships spend at port continued to rise in the first half of 2019, despite relative gains in terminal efficiency, according to an analysis of JOC.com port productivity data. Provided by 7…

October 18, 2019
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