Adding Jet Airways' comments after para 9) New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) Aviation regulator DGCA has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft, a senior official said Thursday. Per Reuters, the latest directive dictates that operators "revise the airplane flight manual to give the flight crew horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under some conditions".
Indonesia's Garuda airlines said it had not received any bulletins from Boeing, either.
In a statement released by Boeing on Tuesday it "issued an Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) directing operators to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is erroneous input from an AOA sensor".
Indonesian accident investigators said an airspeed indicator of a Boeing Co 737 MAX plane that crashed last week was damaged for its last four flights, but United States authorities responded cautiously to suggestions of fleet-wide checks.
Batik Air passenger Romidi Karnawan told CNN Indonesia that his flight to Jakarta, which was scheduled to take off at around 6pm, was delayed for about an hour.
Shortly after Boeing's bulletin, the FAA, also issued a follow-up directive, mandating that the Boeing recommendations be used by pilots and carriers of the 737 Max.
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A Lion Air plane has collided with a lamp post at an airport, one week after another of the airline's jets crashed in Indonesia killing 189 people. Moments earlier, the pilots radioed a request to return to Jakarta to land, but never turned back toward the airport, according to Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee and flight-track data.
The committee has said it is dealing with an "erroneous airspeed indication".
"We are formulating, with NTSB and Boeing, detailed inspections regarding the airspeed indicator", he said, referring to the US National Transportation Safety Board.
Pilots raise and lower the nose of Boeing jetliners by pushing and pulling on a yoke in the cockpit, which controls panels at the tail known as elevators.
Jet Airways, which has at least five MAX planes in its fleet, said these planes continue to fly in compliance with the AD issued by the manufacturer and the regulatory authorities.
The sensor - which helps the plane's computers determine if its nose is too high in the air - had been the cause of problems on the aircraft's last four flights before the crash. If pilots aren't careful, they can cause severe nose-down trim settings that make it impossible to level a plane.