If you have flown or booked a flight since the 2nd Boeing 737 Max 8 went down, have you checked the plane or changed a flight because it was a Boeing 737 Max 8?
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- Microsoft trollExpDon't care. Even the most dangerous plane is still safer than the car you rode from your home to the airport.
- Snapchat jeduwjhHeard Boeing engineering is doing a hack under pressure of timeline. In order to install a larger engine to save fuel, they have to put engine in one part of plane instead of middle, causing one half of plane is heavier than the other half, causing plane easy to skew when flying. In order to fix the hack, they have a program to force the place to dive lower if needed. The bad thing is, in order to hide the hack, they didn’t mention anything on manual......so when the skewing input is wrong, the airplane will dive to the ground directly no matter what pilot do. So Boeing engineering culture is bullshit. I would blame management and sales more than engineers. Sometimes refactoring system is important even though it takes longer time. Engineering oriented culture is important for Boeing
- Those of you citing statistics can't distinguish between population/samples and specific cases, can you? You wouldn't drive a car with recall for brake systems, would you?
- Not sure if you guys read about the first Boeing 737 Max crash, but it sounds like a serious case of airline management and maintenance failure. The plane had already nearly crashed on its penultimate flight
- Tough one. Who do you trust more, Boeing engineers or Ethiopian Airlines training program?
- It appears Boeing is at fault in some parts. First they did not add MACS flight control system in their manual, causing the first accident 6 months ago. Econ’s they failed to train pilots on that feature.
Investigation is ongoing and it is hard to judge. But I guess precautions should be taken until Boeing dies fix the software and properly train pilots.
- Ethiopian has been one of the safest airlines, with UN execs and many regular travelers/tourists. Don't dump this on Ethiopian Airlines - regular travelers have stood up for the airline.
The software hasn't been fucking tested. Did Boeing ensure training happened? Even a new car salesman has to have you sign off on explanation of features.
Several US airlines have logged difficulty in getting control of the plane in the past year. All that is surfacing now.
- The fact that the FAA hasn't grounded planes is the Trump Administration's doing. The FAA grounded the 787 (or some previous recent Boeing plane--I forget which) when it had issues.
- Yes, the executive branch of the government should give guidance to its own agencies. Not doing so is reckless and the rest of the world usually follows the American suggestion. Instead, we are going to let lobbyists making our Jets let people die on US soil.
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