'Boeing 737 MAX is not expected to return to service until JANUARY 2020 as regulators expand safety checks after the jets were grounded in March following two deadly crashes Experts say they expect the lengthy delay as the FAA resolve all safety issues A growing list of issues and concerns has repeatedly delayed Boeing’s progress And even once the fixes are completed the FAA and airlines will need to approve American Airlines said on Sunday it is extending cancellations for a fourth time The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March after two deadly crashes Boeing’s 737 MAX is not expected to return to service until January 2020 as regulators expand safety checks after the jets were grounded in March following two deadly crashes.Aviation experts and analysts say they expect the lengthy delay as the Federal Aviation Administration pledges to resolve all safety issues before allowing the planes back in the air, The Wall Street Journal reports.No official timeline has been confirmed by the company but the checks on software has repeatedly delayed their progress with a growing list of issues for them to look over.Boeing is now said to be looking at other potential problems, including emergency recovery procedures to electronic components.Some checks are said to be looking at earlier 737 models too.Boeing’s 737 MAX is not expected to return to service until January 2020.The grounded aircraft is seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, in July The scene of the Ethiopian Airlines crash near Addis Ababa on March 10.The crash set off one of the widest inquiries in aviation history and cast a shadow over the Boeing 737 MAX model intended to be a standard for decades The specific software fix to automated system MCAS is said to have been completed and waiting for approval.But additional concerns have now been raised from studies and tests on the jet in the interim.And even once the fixes are completed Boeing will need both the FAA to approve them and airlines to carry out their own maintenance procedures, according to experts.PROBLEMS ON BOARD THE BOEING 737 MAX The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in March after an Ethiopian Airlines plane plunged to the ground soon after take-off, five months after a similar Lion Air fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia.Concerns were initially raised after a system called MCAS overpowered pilot commands, pushing down the noses of both jets that crashed.Experts then raised concern over pilots being able to manually move a flight-control wheel in extreme circumstances amid more testing.Then in in June further a new flaw was uncovered that is estimated it will take until at least September to fix.American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it is extending for a fourth time cancellations of about 115 daily flights into early November due to the ongoing grounding of the jets.The airline’s decision was expected after the FAA, which must reapprove the jets for flight following two fatal crashes, last month uncovered a new flaw that Boeing had estimated will take until at least September to fix.Boeing has said it will ‘provide the FAA and the global regulators whatever information they need,’ and will not offer the 737 MAX ‘for certification by the FAA until we have satisfied all requirements’. The 737 MAX, which had been Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft thanks to its fuel-efficient engines and longer ranger, was grounded worldwide in March after an Ethiopian Airlines plane plunged to the ground soon after take-off, five months after a similar Lion Air fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia.Boeing hopes a software upgrade and new pilot training will add layers of protection to prevent erroneous data from triggering a system called MCAS, which was activated in both the planes before they crashed.American, the world’s largest airline and the second largest MAX operator in the United States, most recently had planned to keep the MAX, which it used on most flights between New York’s LaGuardia airport and Miami, off its schedule through September 3.American, with 24 737 MAX aircraft and dozens more on order, is scheduling without the jets through Nov. 2. ‘American Airlines remains confident that impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX, along with the new training elements Boeing is developing in coordination with our union partners, will lead to recertification of the aircraft this year,’ the airline said in a statement on Sunday.It has been substituting other aircraft for its busiest flights while canceling others and temporarily suspending direct flights between Oakland, California, and Dallas-Fort Worth.Among other U.S.MAX carriers, Southwest Airlines Co has removed the aircraft from its scheduling through Oct. 1, and United Airlines Holdings until Nov. 3.Southwest is the world’s largest MAX operator.Source: Read Full Article . The post Boeing 737 MAX is not expected to return to service until JANUARY 2020 appeared first on Best World News .'
Egypt opened two ancient pyramids south of Cairo to the public for the first time in 54 years, including the unusually-shaped Bent Pyramid which is 4,600 years old and reveals a key step in the evolution of pyramid construction. Read Full Article
Tall buildings made of wood are beginning to pop up around the world, from the United States and Canada to Norway and soon England. Builders say wood may well be the construction material of the future. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
© Ossip van Duivenbode Architects: NEXT architects Location: Aeropuerto de Ámsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, The Netherlands Category: Hospitality Architecture Lead Architects: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk,
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The eVito Tourer follows the Panel Van and will be joined by the eSprinter and EQV.
'Merc’s passenger van has gained a battery-electric powertrain and a new name: the eVito Tourer. However, you cannot buy one (at least not yet) because it’s been launched for the BerlKonig ride-sharing service in Berlin, as part of the ViaVan joint-venture that also operates in Amsterdam, London and Milton Keynes. Joining the eVito Panel Van , the new eVito Tourer is powered by an electric motor that delivers 85 kW (116 PS / 114 hp) and 295 Nm (218 lb-ft) of torque. It features a 41 kWh battery mounted in the underbody, which offers a range of 156-186 km (97-116 miles), on a single charge, which takes six hours to top up. Also Read: They’re Calling This The Maybach Of Mercedes-Benz Vans, But Is It Worth More Than A Maybach? The new electric van will accommodate up to nine occupants, can tailored to individual requirements by choosing from several seating variants, and is available in two different lengths (5,140 mm and 5,370 mm – 202.4-211.4 in). No matter what configuration is selected, the maximum gross weight is 3,200 kg (7,055 lbs). “The integration of the world’s first eVito Tourers in our fleet is a further step towards our goal of co-operating with towns and public transport providers in order to make urban mobility more sustainable”, said ViaVan Berlin’s General Manager, Valerie von der Tann. “We’re glad that today already over half of our fleet in Berlin runs on electrical power. By the end of 2020, we want to see our entire fleet in Berlin equipped with electric drives.” Aside from the two versions of the eVito, Mercedes-Benz Vans will expand its portfolio with the eSprinter that will launch later this year. Moreover, the production version of the Concept EQV , which was shown in Geneva this spring, will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.'
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen took inspiration from artist Anthony Howe‘s kinetic sculptures when creating this series of delicate and hypnotic garments for Paris Haute Couture week. Read more
'Fashion designer Iris van Herpen took inspiration from artist Anthony Howe ‘s kinetic sculptures when creating this series of delicate and hypnotic garments for Paris Haute Couture week. Read more'
At Eternity’s Gate is an Oscar-nominated film directed by Julian Schnabel in 2018. This is a story Vincent van Gogh and his final years in the south of France. Even though the writers Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, and Louise Kugelberg were
'Red Rock Entertainment At Eternity’s Gate is an Oscar-nominated film directed by Julian Schnabel in 2018. This is a story Vincent van Gogh and his final years in the south of France. Even though the writers Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, and Louise Kugelberg were trying to keep the story close to the original letters of van Gogh’s, Schnabel decided to enhance the authentic memories of the painter and added minor details to enrich the portrait of the artist and his bright life. William Dafoe, who played the leading character in the film, said that the film is more of an “impressionist portrait” rather than a straightforward and plain biopic as one might expect; and such a description perfectly communicates viewer’s experience from the film. The film develops the story of a painter who knows his profession and clearly understands who he is; he knows what he can and what he cannot, so with a lot of will and energy, van Gogh is pushing himself further and further, to create even more great paintings that would excel his own past works. The interesting fact for this film, according to the executive team of Red Rock Entertainment , is about the way Julian Schnabel plays with light and colour palette of her work. At Eternity’s Gate generally reminds the viewers about one of the most famous paintings of the artist – the Sunflowers . The viewers watch the film in light and soft yellow tones that come to life through the boundless wheat fields and lots of sunlight; the colours that generally surround the painter in this film are those generally being associated with him and universally with madness. The director chooses to avoid the much-talked-of topic of how the creator of masterpieces cuts his ear; instead, he offers viewers a long face-to-face conversation with his doctor as an explanation of the reasons. Schnabel also pays particular attention to the landscapes of France’s south that as if explaining to the viewers show why van Gogh spent his last years exactly in that place. While some critics did not agree with the approach of using many long shots of nature in such a biopic, the film would not be the same without these visual descriptions. Vincent’s interactions with the leaving creatures, such as people, or children, in particular, are also beautifully portrayed by the director. Such aloofness and unpredictability that is bordering with tactlessness and even assault at some point only deepen the viewers’ feeling and understanding of how much van Gogh was inside of his mind and how hard it was for him to communicate with the people around. When a rude and reactionary teacher with an unruly group of schoolchildren interrupts the painter’s work outside, everyone gets a small pop-up inside of his mind: “how one could be so insensitive to the artists?” The kids stop the painter from developing his art and start asking about his job – this is the kind of interaction that would not be suitable today. However, what Julian Schnabel shows further (when the painter in question stops on the road a young shepherdess and demands she lies on the road to pose for him), is definitely offensive today (just imagine that someone does it in the street). However, for the story, such a picture was essential to humanize the painter, to show that even though he was brilliant, he still had some everyday problems. The first biopic film about Vincent van Gogh Lust for Life was developed in 1956 by Vincente Minnelli and George Cukor. The middle of the 20 th century, however, made its changes to the characters and plot: there was no possibility to show the delicate psyche of the painter so Kirk Douglas made van Gogh tough and strong rather than “queer.” Today, in the 21 st century, as Garry Collins from Red Rock Entertainment states, the film industry and the social development came to the point when we try not to idealize the heroes but rather to accept them with all the flaws and rough edges. Today van Gogh’s strength has been universally accepted to be in his defeat; today every element of his life is accepted as a part of his legend. Julian Schnabel in his film wisely avoided the rough edges to present a more idealized image of the genius, yet he still mentions some problems to remind the viewers about the truthfulness and reality of the painter’s life.'
The world’s largest and strongest crane vessel is getting ready to depart Indonesia on its maiden voyage to following the completion of construction in Singapore recently. Heerema’s newest vessel, named Sleipnir, is designed to work on large
New construction photos of Zaha Hadid Architects-designed metro station reveal a true feat of engineering
Riyadh-based photographer Faisal Bin Zarah has documented the construction process of a major new project soon to be completed in his home city. The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, is
Like many of her haute couture peers, fashion designer Iris van Herpen ( previously ) selects a theme that inspires and unites the designs in each of her collections. Van Herpen, who has interdisciplinary interests in fine art and science, is
'Like many of her haute couture peers, fashion designer Iris van Herpen ( previously ) selects a theme that inspires and unites the designs in each of her collections. Van Herpen, who has interdisciplinary interests in fine art and science, is particularly known for her wide-reaching collaborations. For her latest body of work, titled ‘Hypnosis,’ the Dutch designer partnered with Anthony Howe ( previously ), an American sculptor who specializes in large-scale kinetic works. The resulting collection is centered around Howe’s Omniverse sculpture. With rotating circles of varying sizes spiraling out from a central arc, Omniverse “explores our relationship with nature and intertwines with infinite expansion and contraction, expressing a universal life cycle,” according to a statement on van Herpen’s website . The designer used feathers, silk, aluminum, stainless steel, organza, ball bearings, and satin in labor-intensive processes to form the ethereal dresses worn by runway models who passed through and around Howe’e sculpture. “The ‘Hypnosis’ collection is a hypnotic visualization of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans. It also reflects the ongoing dissection of the rhythms of life and resonates with the fragility within these interwoven worlds” van Herpen explains . You can read more about the intricate techniques used to create the garments—including one developed in collaboration with Canada-based Professor of Architecture Philip Beesley —on the designer’s website. Van Herpen also released a behind-the-scenes short documentary that takes viewers inside her atelier, which is embedded below. Explore more of van Herpen’s mesmerizing creations on Instagram . (via Hi-Fructose ) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Iris van Herpen Official (@irisvanherpen) on Jul 7, 2019 at 5:25am PDT'
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Qatar will purchase numerous Boeing aircraft in a deal that will be signed during the visit of Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Washington, US President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.
NEW YORK: Boeing reported a sharp drop in second-quarter commercial plane deliveries on Tuesday (Jul 9) as the grounding of 737 MAX planes weighs on profits.Boeing, which has halted deliveries of the top-selling plane since mid-March, reported 90