The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said. The 737 MAX simulator was not designed to replicate the MCAS system problems, it added. In the Ethiopian crash, it was not clear if Yared's colleague - First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed, 25, who also died in the crash - had used the new simulator. The operators didn't realize the magnitude of the differences," he told Reuters in a communication over the Ethiopian pilot's remarks. The world's largest 737 operator, Southwest Airlines Co , will not have its first MAX simulator ready for use until October, its pilot union said on Wednesday.
Source: The Star March 21, 2019 12:45 UTC