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    That's the issue. They are still trying to ram this through without sufficient due diligence.

    They didn't even discover this new fault in a plane - it was in the sim!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    That's the issue. They are still trying to ram this through without sufficient due diligence.

    They didn't even discover this new fault in a plane - it was in the sim!
    Because Boeing is under pressure from it's shareholders to get the plane back in the air ASAP. And given the cultural changes to the company, there just wasn't the same kind of safeguard and careful detection of problems that the company used to have.

    In truth, the MAX should never have been built in the first place. The 737 is a fundamentally robust and well-trusted design, but it is past it's sell-by-date. It's inherent design limitations (i.e. low ground clearance) meant any further modifications would force the engineers to make more and more compromises in trying to fit advanced and modern technology to an essentially 1960's era plane. But Boeing did not want to spend the money on building a brand new plane from scratch. They just want to quickly get the plane on the market to starve off competition from Airbus's A320neo. Hence certain flaws in the design of the MAX was overlooked.

    This would never have happened with the old Boeing, which was always led by engineers and not bean-counters. While the current CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, is an engineer by training, he answers to bean-counters all the same.
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