Boeing receives ″ green light ″ to start testing the controversial 737 MAX model

Boeing has received approval from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin testing the controversial 737 Max model, to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software.

The flights, which may start this Monday, according to local media, represent an important step in the company’s efforts to ensure that its best-selling planes fly again.

The model stopped flying in March 2019, after some fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which killed a total of 346 people.

The crisis cost Boeing several billion dollars, including compensation to victims and airlines. The case also led to the dismissal of the company’s executive director, raised doubts about the company’s solvency and suspicions regarding supervision related to the speed with which MAX was approved.

Certification flights, carried out by FAA pilots, are likely to take place in the Seattle area, where the plane has undergone changes.

One of Boeing’s top test pilots will also integrate the flights.

“The tests are expected to take several days and will include a wide range of flight maneuvers and emergency procedures to allow an assessment of whether the changes meet FAA certification standards,” the agency said in an email sent to the commission Sunday. supervision of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

If the flights are successful, it may still take months for the aircraft to return to the skies, not least because if the FAA identifies more problems, Boeing may still need to make additional changes.

.

The expert evaluated the evidence in the case of the crash of a Boeing MN-17

“Recording negotiations can be done on the knee”

In the Netherlands, the trial in the case of the crash on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH-17 in the Donbass in July 2014 continues. A number of experts around the world call the court “biased” and even “anti-Russian.”

According to the position of the Dutch state prosecution, the blame for the incident lies with Russia, which supplied Buk air defense systems to the conflict zone in the Donbass. Allegedly, one of them shot down the Malaysian side. The accused in the case are Russian citizens Igor Girkin (Strelkov), Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov, as well as a citizen of Ukraine Leonid Kharchenko. In 2014, defendants took part in hostilities on the side of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. According to the investigation, it was they who organized or took part in the delivery of Buk anti-aircraft systems to the Donbass. Moreover, it was they who allegedly gave the order for a missile attack, the victim of which was an airliner with 298 people on board. However, serious evidence has not been provided to these arguments for all the years. The case actually crumbled.

However, after a break caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Dutch prosecutor’s office got a new clue – an audio recording. This is a telephone conversation between the persons involved in the case who are discussing the details of the attack.

If this evidence is found to be genuine, the court may receive grounds for accusing Russia of delivering weapons to the conflict zone. However, so far the new evidence is only criticized by the defense of the accused and the expert community.

Lawyers do not exclude that before the publication of audio recordings could be mounted. Also, the defense notes that the voices on the tape sound too precise and accentuated, as if they were dictated by someone. Despite the objections of the defense, new evidence will be added to the case, indirectly confirming the version of the investigation on Russia’s guilt in the disaster. The defense intends to involve specialists in the study of audio recordings. However, even without a detailed assessment, the new investigative data raise a lot of questions from experts.

As we managed to find out MK, the audio recording of the alleged negotiations provided by the prosecutor in The Hague can be created and edited literally on the knee using a smartphone

“There is simply a ton of different programs for deep editing of voices and sounds,” Vyacheslav Yusefa, sound engineer and sound artist, graduate of the prestigious University of California at Berkeley, told MK. – Using them, in terms of sound and speech, you can create anything. And if you connect artificial intelligence and neural networks to help, you can create voices and sound environments indistinguishable from the original. But if we talk about films and audio recordings of telephone conversations, then generally simple tools are enough. Even a smartphone is enough to qualitatively edit the recording of negotiations. And even to tighten the timbres and tonality of the phrase so that they sound as natural and organic as possible.

The expert assures: with high-quality editing of an audio recording, even the most rigorous examination may not distinguish at all where the original is and where the fake sound. “Modern technology has been allowing this for a long time,” he concluded.

However, it is important for the international investigation team and the prosecution to attach even indirect and insignificant evidence to the case. Thus, create obstacles for the possible inclusion of Russia in the investigation team of the causes of the disaster. As Dutch lawyer Sabine ten Dusshate previously stated, there are no legal obstacles to Russia’s participation in the international investigation team. And if the Russian side enters the investigative group, then it will not be possible to accuse her of anything. Therefore, according to experts, the investigation, which previously took an anti-Russian position, may go for the publication of fabricated materials for the sole purpose of excluding such participation of Russian specialists in the process.

See also: In the case of the crash of the Boeing MN-17, sudden evidence appeared

.

The expert was accused of bias by the Prosecutor in the case of the Malaysian “Boeing”

On the court in the Hague prosecutors do not use verified information

In absentia in the Hague on trial four members of the Donetsk obtain, including byvshego the DPR defense Minister, Russian citizen Igor Girkin (strelkov). When conclusive evidence in case is not, for example, the American pictures from space, allegedly recorded the starting place anti-aircraft missiles, or data from Ukrainian radars on the air situation at the time of the tragedy over Donetsk region in the course are the arguments of another kind. Let’s call them izmyshlizmy.

One of these prosecutorial shenanigans drew the attention of the specialist in the field of technical expertise Gennady Poluyan.

In one of his diatribes Girkin Prosecutor Thijs Berger said the following (quote resource “Censor.no”): “Sometimes the way the suspects publicly deny their role is also important. July 28, 2014, Girkin gave a press conference stating that he is not responsible for the Downing of MH17, because in his possession was not “Beech”. It was a remarkable statement, because at that time — eleven days after the crash of MH17 — has not yet been established that the rocket was fired “Buk”. At that time there were many rumors of fighter jets and other reasons. The confidence with which Girkin already points to a missile “Buk” 28 Jul 2014, raises questions”.

Yes, that really there to be modest – raises questions. Speak plainly, is the desire in whatever was to sue!

Like, it turns out that the Prosecutor caught the leader of the militia in the word, and that kind of split. The first said the magic word “Buk”, though none of his language is not pulled. But first you?

It turns out that the Dutch Prosecutor had missed. Even if, as they say, “googled” the question. And it turned out funny.

Know who first said the word “Buk” after the tragedy in the skies over South-photoscom Ukraine? Top leaders of Ukraine

After a few hours after the disaster they are the first(!) began to call the kind of murder weapon – a Buk missile system.

After only an hour after the tragedy on the application settings “Beech” anti-aircraft declared the Ukrainian side in the person of Secretary of the security Council natsionalnoy A. Lysenko. His statement still can be found in YouTube.

Lysenko, by the way, did not fail to mention that all Ukrainian combat planes are safe.

The same evening, 17 July, 18:27, on the website gordonua.com this message appears: “adviser to the interior Minister Arsen Avakov Anton Gerashchenko confirmed that passenger Boeing 777 was shot down by terrorists in the Donetsk region of the missile complex “Buk”.

Later on the resource unn.com.ua there is yet another statement of the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko: “Putin! You and your cronies did not escape from the international Tribunal! This photo contrail left after launch missiles SAM “Buk”.

And this is only the beginning. Following this, only lazy people in Kiev and in the West screaming about “bouquet” and militias. Is it any wonder that answering the question of journalist, “new York times”, Girkin 11 days after the tragedy, denied these allegations.

But prosecutors in the Netherlands are surprised. And even build on your ignorance of the charges.

The claims of prosecutors that the Gunners themselves unmasked, referring to the “Buk” in its response, despite the fact that at that “time there were many rumors of fighter jets and other reasons” are false, because immediately after the accident Ukraine has accused the militia is “Beech” on the “Boeing”, the expert believes Gennady Poluyan.

Presumably, Dutch prosecutors scour all the performances of their accused. All of a sudden the something else said it first. It is much more important than to ask a direct question: so why is Kiev not closed airspace for civil zametov over the zone of hostilities, he was shot down several planes and helicopters of the Ukrainian army?

Or this question: why Dutch authorities allowed the airline to transport the citizens of the Netherlands and the Dutch taking off from the airport, to fly a dangerous route?

Well, in terms of who first said something, maybe prosecutors will be interested in the statement of the then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who a few days before the tragedy with “Boeing” after the breakdown of peace negotiations with the rebel republics, openly declared that he had prepared a plan “B”. Maybe he meant “B” – “Boeing” or “B” “Book”?

Or just plan “B” is the use of the army against the civilian population, which led to the killing of more than 10 thousand people, including the elderly, women, children? This, incidentally, is 30 times more than died in the tragedy with “Boeing”.

That would be something to ask the prosecutors of the Hague. Or never before?

According to Gennady poluyana, prosecutors in the Hague “to such an extent biased, that does not hesitate to sell to both the judges and the lawyers outright lie”.

Such confidence can only be based on the fact that the lawyers of one of accused will cross-check and refute the blatant prosecutorial lies. Like the lawyers were prosecutors able to surprise and exposed the false arguments, said Gennai Poluyan.

.

Boeing gives up planned billions takeover in Brazil

Embraer

The Brazilian company wanted to sell its jet division.


(Photo: Reuters)

After years of preparations, the US aircraft manufacturer has canceled a major takeover in Brazil. Boeing had 80 percent of the Jet division of in a $ 4.2 billion transaction Embraer want to take over the German-French competitor airbus Attack up to 150 seats even on medium-sized aircraft.

However, Boeing announced on Saturday that Embraer had failed to meet certain contractual terms within the agreed deadline. Therefore, end the transaction. The Brazilian aviation group Embraer, who had previously described the deal as vital, initially did not want to comment.

.

Prospect of pandemic easing supports US stock markets

Frankfurt The prospect of loosening corona restrictions in some U.S. states supported prices on Wall Street on Friday. However, due to the overall gloomy economic forecasts, there was no real mood to buy.

The Dow Jones gained 1.1 percent to 23,775 points. The technology-heavy Nasdaq advanced 1.7 percent to 8635 points and the broad S&P 500 increased 1.4 percent to 2837 points. On a weekly basis, the Dow gained about 1.1 percent, the S&P 1.4 percent and the Nasdaq just under 1.7 percent.

Georgia is the first federal state to lift the lockdown, although President Donald Trump did not approve the timing. Governors from Texas, Tennessee, Ohio and Montana, for example, also announced plans to allow business to resume quickly for some jobs.

“We have passed the peak and slowly but surely all countries in which there have been no major cases will gradually reopen,” said Thomas Hayes, managing member of the asset manager Great Hill Capital. “The market sees this as a signal that demand will come back.”

But the prospects for the global economy remain bleak. The US industry is experiencing a massive drop in orders as a result of the corona crisis. Orders for consumer goods such as airplanes and machines dropped by 14.4 percent in March. Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected a drop of 11.9 percent.

In Europe, investors were disappointed by the EU’s contingency plans to combat the aftermath of the pandemic. The Dax lost 1.7 percent to 10,336 points, the EuroStoxx fell by around one and a half percent.

Prices went up and down on the oil market. After a loss of around five percent, a barrel (159 liters) cost $ 16.86, around two percent more than on Thursday. North Sea oil of the variety Brent was quoted at $ 21.60. The price for the main US brand WTI then stabilized around $ 17. Oil stocks like ExxonMobil and Chevron reacted with further moderate profits.

Analysts are not giving the all-clear after the historic price collapse at the start of the week. “The extracted oil simply has no place where it can be stored,” said Bjornar Tonhaugen, who is responsible for the oil market at the Rystad Energy analysis company.

Because of the pandemic, oil demand has plummeted 30 percent. At the same time, the camps are filled to bursting, particularly in the USA.

The unprecedented drop in the price of oil at the beginning of the week is the subject of investigations by the US derivatives regulator (CFTC). “In such a situation, we are looking into all sorts of explanations,” CFTC Commissioner Dan Berkovitz told Reuters on Friday. Because of the extreme price fluctuations, you will take a closer look this time. In the United States, such an investigation can take years.

Focus on individual values

One of the biggest losers in the US stock market was stocks of Boeing, which gave around 6.4 percent. According to a newspaper report, the aircraft manufacturer plans to cut the production of its Dreamliner model 787 in half.

In addition, the planned purchase of the commercial airline division of the Brazilian airline threatens Embraer to burst in view of the rapidly falling market value of both groups. There was a blockade on the $ 4.2 billion deal, and fate is uncertain unless a breakthrough is found quickly, people familiar with the talks said.

Papers from Intel tended to go down in the course, then close 0.4 percent up. The chipmaker had forecast earnings below expectations for the second quarter.

Given the general situation, it is not surprising that the group has also cashed in its annual forecast, the analysts from Cowen and Company judged. However, it is surprising that the structural drivers for growth in the first quarter apparently no longer exist in the second quarter.

The shares of Facebook at the same time increased by 2.7 percent, while the papers from zoom Video communications, which had risen to a record high of $ 181.50 at the start of trading, plummeted 6.1 percent. In view of the rapid growth of video chats in the corona crisis, Facebook does not want to leave this terrain to the rising zoom and counters with its own offer.

The fuss about the Ebola drug Remdesivir from Gilead Science, which is currently being tested in the treatment of lung disease Covid-19, did not go on too long that day. According to the manufacturer, the fact that the administration of the drug in China did not lead to a noticeable improvement in patients, as was reported on Thursday, is not meaningful

The study was terminated prematurely due to low participation and therefore has no statistical value, it said. Gilead’s stock, which had dropped a little more than 4 percent the day before, eventually recovered by 2.4 percent after further losses initially.

The share certificate from Beyond Meatwhich rose for the seventh day in a row. Cooperation with has been particularly strong since Tuesday, after the meat substitute manufacturer had announced Starbucks want to enter the Chinese market. Overall, the paper has risen by almost 40 percent since this announcement, nine percent of which this Friday alone.

After a weaker start, trend-setting ten-year government bonds on the US bond market finally rose by 3/32 points to 108 20/32 points and returned 0.590 percent. The euro was trading around the $ 1.08 mark in US trade and was priced at $ 1.0815 at the close on Wall Street. The European Central Bank set the reference price at $ 1.0800 (Thursday: 1.0772). The dollar thus cost 0.9259 (0.9283) euros.

More: Read here how the German stock market ended the week.

.

In a jumbo to New York

WWe write the year 1970. The Federal Chancellor’s name is Willy Brandt. Volkswagen is launching a new model with the VW K70. The Beatles separate. In England and France, the first Concorde cover entire areas. And at Lufthansa, many are amazed. Because a new fleet member has arrived. It is larger, heavier and more voluminous than anything that has previously been used for the crane line. The aircraft will take off on April 26 for the first scheduled flight from Frankfurt to New York. It is a brand new Boeing 747-100 with the registration D-ABYA.

The American airline Pan Am is the first customer of the giant aircraft. But the German airline is still number two on the customer list. And so the document number of their first machine is just production number 12. The 747 was developed at a record pace for that time. The flight testing also went smoothly thanks to good engineering work. There was less than a year between the first flight of the prototype in February 1969 and the delivery of the first series aircraft to Pan Am in January 1970. For comparison: the Franco-British Concorde had its first flight at almost the same time, but only went in six years after Boeing the liner service.

.

SPD criticizes alleged AKK initiative to buy fighter jets in America

AThe SPD has received fierce criticism of an alleged initiative by Secretary of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) to procure fighter jets from the United States. The SPD defense expert Fritz Felgentreu criticized the Bundestag as not being involved in the minister’s actions in the “Bild” newspaper. There is therefore “recognizable need for speech in the coalition”.

According to a report by “Spiegel” magazine, Kramp-Karrenbauer had formally announced to the American government that Germany wanted to buy 45 F-18 fighter jets from the manufacturer Boeing. The machines are said to replace decrepit Air Force tornadoes. Kramp-Karrenbauer had ignored the SPD’s objections to the planned business, the magazine reported.

Felgentreu now said whatever the defense ministers had communicated to Washington – “it couldn’t have been more than a non-binding letter of intent” since she had not included the Bundestag. According to “Spiegel”, Kramp-Karrenbauer did not even speak to SPD parliamentary group leader Rolf Mützenich, who decidedly refused to buy the aircraft. However, there have recently been confidential consultations with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (both SPD).

Bundestag not included

The Green Bundestag member Tobias Lindner said to “Bild”, if the minister had already made a purchase commitment to the American government, it would be a “tangible scandal”. In arms matters, the involvement of the Bundestag is necessary.

Kramp-Karrenbauer plans to buy 30 Superhornet F-18s in the United States, according to Spiegel. In an emergency, the machines could be equipped with American nuclear weapons stored at the Büchel air base. The Minister of Defense also plans to order another 15 Growler F-18 jets for electronic warfare.

According to the “Spiegel”, the anger in the SPD about Kramp-Karrenbauer’s actions had been so great in the past few days that the minister canceled a public presentation of her plans for the “Tornado” successor planned for Thursday. Nevertheless, she sent the email with the order confirmation to America’s Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on the same day.

.

Dax closes more than three percent in the plus

Dax curve

View of the Dax curve in the Frankfurt trading hall.


(Photo: dpa)

Dusseldorf The German stock market is going into the weekend with price gains. The leading index Dax closed around 3.2 percent in Frankfurt at 10,625 points. However, because the Dax slumped by almost four percent on Wednesday, the leading index hardly moved up compared to the previous week.

The stock market barometer probably received an additional boost from today’s small expiry date. Reach on a small expiry day Options on stocks and indices their end date, options on indices are settled at noon. That is why investors are trying to drive prices in one direction so that they can make higher profits or smaller losses with their options.

Read on now

Get access to this and every other article in the

Web and in our app for 4 weeks for free.

Continue

Read on now

Get access to this and every other article in the

Web and in our app for 4 weeks for free.

Continue

.

Encouraging news supports US stock markets – Dow closes in plus

Dusseldorf The prospect of an end to the economic coma to combat the corona virus gives US investors hope at the end of the week. The aircraft manufacturer’s announcement BoeingStarting production again and President Donald Trump’s plans to gradually start the economy aroused the buying mood.

The Dow Jones gained 3.0 percent to 24,242 points. The technology-heavy Nasdaq advanced 1.4 percent to 8,650 jobs and the broad S&P 500 rose 2.7 percent to 2,875 points. Over the course of the week, the Dow rose 2.2 percent, the S&P by three and the Nasdaq 6.1 percent. Had in Europe the Dax previously 3.1 percent and the EuroStoxx50 2.4 percent.

“The news of a possible remedy on the same day that Trump presented its opening plans gave investors reason to be optimistic that something like normal will return sometime soon,” said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at broker house IG.

US President Donald Trump presented his exit strategy from the corona crisis on Thursday. The White House plan provides for specific parameters according to which individual states can gradually loosen their restrictions. Germany would also benefit from a plan with clearly defined milestones, comments Handelsblatt author Christian Rickens.

Hope for corona drug

The biggest issue on the markets today, however, was hope for one Corona drugthat the US pharmaceutical company Gilead is currently testing. In a study by the University Clinic in Chicago, remdesivir, which was originally developed against Ebola, led to a rapid reduction in fever and a reduction in the symptoms of the lung disease, so that almost all patients could be discharged in less than a week.

At the end of the month, the group plans to present more comprehensive results from its phase 3 study. It was still too early to draw general conclusions from the success of the treatment. The pharmaceutical company’s papers grew by around eight percent.

However, they act as mood dampers Economic data from China: Economic growth there shrank by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year. Even if China is slowly starting up its economy again after the pandemic, the country will probably not be able to lead the rest of the world economy to recovery, China correspondent Dana Heide analyzes.

The US oil prices broke in on Friday. The price of the US variety WTI temporarily lost almost twelve percent to $ 17.50 a barrel and was thus as low as it was last more than 18 years ago. US inventories were rapidly filling as refineries demand less and less crude oil, says Bjornar Tonhaugen, head of the oil business at Rystad brokerage. Nothing will change for the time being despite the planned relaxation of the virus restrictions.

Focus on individual values

Gilead: The new hope for corona therapy rose on Friday: the shares closed 9.7 percent higher.

Boeing: After a drop of eight percent on Thursday, Boeing papers were also among the winners on Friday. They gained 14.7 percent. Of the airbus-Rivale announced that it would start production again next week.

Titles like were on the sales list Amazon, Netflix or Blue apron with a minus of up to 3.7 percent: The online retailer, the streaming service and the cookbox provider had recently benefited from the exit restrictions. The prospect of easing now moved investors to take profits. Amazon and Netflix both climbed to an all-time high on Thursday.

Apple: Apple was one of the losers with a drop of almost 1.4 percent. The iPhone manufacturer’s share was downgraded by Goldman Sachs analysts from “neutral” to “sell”. The group is likely to suffer primarily from the lower demand for iPhones. The stock loses more than two percent.

With agency material.

More: Here you can find out how the German stock market developed on Friday.

.

US investors have hope – Dow is up

Wall Street

The White House’s clear exit strategy creates a better mood on Wall Street.

(Photo: AP)

Dusseldorf The US markets started trading significantly more on Friday, but have since moved more sideways. The Dow Jones index of standard values ​​is 1.64 percent firmer at 24,006 points. At the start of trading, it was still up over 2.3 percent.

The broader S&P 500 is listed at 1.6 percent on 2851 points. Since its low in March, the S&P has made up about 30 percent of the ground. The index of the technology exchange Nasdaq slightly slightly in the minus – it started the trading day with a plus of 1.5 percent.

“The news of a possible remedy on the same day that Trump presented his opening plans gives reason to be optimistic that something like normal will return sometime soon,” said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at broker house IG.

US President Donald Trump presented his exit strategy from the corona crisis on Thursday. The White House plan provides for specific parameters according to which individual states can gradually loosen their restrictions. Germany would also benefit from a plan with clearly defined milestones, comments Handelsblatt author Christian Rickens.

Hope for corona drug

The biggest issue on the markets today, however, is hope for one Corona drugthat the US pharmaceutical company Gilead is currently testing. In a study by the University Clinic in Chicago, remdesivir, which was originally developed against Ebola, led to a rapid reduction in fever and a reduction in the symptoms of the lung disease, so that almost all patients could be discharged in less than a week.

At the end of the month, the group plans to present more comprehensive results from its phase 3 study. It was still too early to draw general conclusions from the success of the treatment. The pharmaceutical company’s papers grew by around eight percent.

However, they act as mood dampers Economic data from China: Economic growth there shrank by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in the previous year. Even if China is slowly starting up its economy again after the pandemic, the country will probably not be able to lead the rest of the world economy to recovery, China correspondent Dana Heide analyzes.

The US oil prices broke in on Friday. The price of the US variety WTI temporarily lost almost twelve percent to $ 17.50 a barrel and was thus as low as it was last more than 18 years ago. US inventories were rapidly filling as refineries demand less and less crude oil, says Bjornar Tonhaugen, head of the oil business at Rystad brokerage. Nothing will change for the time being despite the planned relaxation of the virus restrictions.

Focus on individual values

Gilead: The new hope for corona therapy increased on Friday: The papers shot up about eight percent.

Procter + Gamble: The US consumer goods giant has seen the corona pandemic grow its business. The group benefited particularly from strong inventory purchases in the drugstore sector. In the three months to the end of March, revenues increased five percent year-on-year to $ 17.2 billion, the company said on Friday. Profits rose seven percent to $ 3.0 billion. The share was up 1.3 percent on Friday evening.

Boeing: The aircraft manufacturer plans to start production again on Monday. Because of the corona pandemic, production stopped there for three weeks. At the start of trading, the share rose by more than 13 percent.

Apple: Goldman Sachs analysts downgraded iPhone manufacturer’s stock from “neutral” to “sell”. Apple is likely to suffer primarily from the lower demand for iPhones. The stock loses more than two percent.

With agency material.

More: Here you can find out how the German stock market developed on Friday.

.