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Officials Seek Answers from Boeing as CEO Speaks Out

Lawmakers and government officials in both Canada and the United States are seeking answers from Boeing relating to its new 737 Max aircraft.
The investigation into the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 crash found “clear similarities” between that event and the October Lion Air 737 Max 8 crash, following an initial analysis of flight recorder data.
As a result, officials across the globe are seeking answers from Boeing about new safety features …

Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada Suspending Some Routes, Substituting Aircraft, As It Adjusts Schedule After Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Air Canada announced changes to its flying schedule that came about as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.
The 737 Max was grounded worldwide as the result of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max that had similarities to the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max.
The Montreal-based airline currently has 24 Boeing 737 Max aircraft in its fleet and had expected to take delivery …

United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines Adds 18 New Routes from Denver, L.A., N.Y., San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced the addition of 18 new routes from a list of cities that includes Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
The Chicago-based airline inaugurated service from Denver to Brownsville, Texas; Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida; Pensacola; Santa Rosa, California; Sarasota; and West Palm Beach earlier in March. It also added service from Cleveland to Tampa, and from Los Angeles to Redding, California.
United said that it …

Marriott Three-Year Growth Plan Includes Opening 1,700 New Hotels

Marriott Three-Year Growth Plan Includes Opening 1,700 New Hotels

Marriott International outlined its three-year growth plan at a meeting on Monday with investors and analysts at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The plan calls for Marriott to add some 1,700 new hotels and between 275,000 to 295,000 rooms by 2021. Approximately 214,000 of those rooms are already under construction.
The company attributes much of its growth to its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
“Starwood has made us a more formidable …

Investigators Find ‘Clear Similarities’ Between Ethiopian and Indonesian Boeing 737 Max Crashes

Investigators Find ‘Clear Similarities’ Between Ethiopian and Indonesian Boeing 737 Max Crashes

Data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max that crashed a week ago show similarities to data from the Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia last October.
“Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Air Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610,” said Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, who said that this would be “the subject of further study during the investigation.”
The minister said …

Stanford Medicine Apple Watch Heart Study Notifies 2,000 Users of Irregular Heart Rhythm

Stanford Medicine Apple Watch Heart Study Notifies 2,000 Users of Irregular Heart Rhythm

A Stanford University School of Medicine study of Apple Watch users found that 0.5% of users received an irregular heart rhythm notification.
The findings were presented on Friday at the at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session and Expo.
The study, launched in November 2017, enrolled over 400,000 participants to evaluate the Apple Watch’s irregular heart rhythm notification feature.
The feature monitors the heart’s rhythm in the background and will …

American, Southwest Work to Fill Gaps After 737 Max is Grounded

The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 on Sunday, has left dozens of airlines with gaps to fill in their schedules.
The single-aisle Boeing 737, which was introduced in the 1960s, is the most popular commercial airliner in history and the latest version, the 737 Max, is Boeing’s best-selling aircraft ever.
In the United States, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines operate …