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Crashed Jets Reportedly Lacked Key Safety Features

ucbruin

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"The features could have helped pilots detect erroneous readings, which some experts believe might be connected to the planes' failures, The New York Times reports."

"Boeing will now make the disagree light free of charge on all new 737 Max planes..."


""They're critical, and cost almost nothing for the airlines to install," Bjorn Fehrm, an analyst at aviation consultancy Leeham, told the Times. "Boeing charges for them because it can. But they're vital for safety.""


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/21/crashed-boeing-jets-lacked-key-safety-features-that-were-add-ons.html


If this turns out to be true....
Shame on Boeing....
 

Terrel L. Shields

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99 times out 100 it's not a factor, so take an Airbus on that 100th flight.
 

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Heard they were upgrade packages. So yes they were charging for it.
 

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Both of the crashes happened during daylight hours and VFR conditions, due to pilots’ inability to control the pitch of the aircraft. I kinda doubt a dummy light on the dash would have changed the outcomes. They were well aware the direction the aircraft were heading; they weren’t exactly night landings in heavy fog. The aircraft software were actively fighting with the pilots, with respect to the control surfaces.
 

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ucbruin

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"As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 MAX, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managers pushed the agency’s safety engineers to delegate safety assessments to Boeing itself, and to speedily approve the resulting analysis."

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/

Seems it was a prudent decision to have an outside country review the blackbox data....

Could the USA really be 100% trusted????

In a different thread a formite asked me if I'm for more government regulations....

When comes to greed/profit over safety....
I do....
 

ucbruin

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"Pilots complained about autopilot issues with Boeing jets involved in
two deadly crashes
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"The airplane’s nose can tilt down suddenly during takeoff, pilots aren’t being adequately trained on the autopilot system, and the operations manual is “criminally insufficient.” These are the complaints of US pilots in incident reports involving Boeing’s 737 Max 8 jetliner..."



https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/13/18263751/boeing-737-max-8-pilot-complaint-autopilot-mcas
 

ucbruin

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"Minimizing training and cockpit changes was an economic decision: The upgraded plane would be more attractive to potential purchasers if they did not have to spend expensive hours retraining their pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration determined Boeing’s training and safety plans were fine. Now, investigators want to know why. The answers could be costly for Boeing, and for America’s reputation as a leader in the safe deployment of aviation technology."


https://qz.com/1577986/the-boeing-737-max-crisis-goes-way-beyond-software/
 

ucbruin

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The grounding of the 737 MAX must be causing hundreds of flight delays....
 
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