Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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TORONTO - Canada's two largest airlines spent extra and purchased at least one of the optional safety features for the Boeing 7-37 Max 8 aircraft.

Those features were reportedly lacking on the jets that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines both say they purchased disagree lights used by the aircraft's software system during flight to avert stalls.

The New York Times has reported the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air jets involved in recent fatal crashes were not equipped with angle of attack indicators and disagree lights.

According to the report, the safety features are not standard on the aircraft and are offered by Boeing as upgrades.

Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says they purchased both safety features for its fleet of 24 Max 8 planes. …

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