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Boeing Opens Paris Air Show With 737 MAX ApologyBoeing have opened the first day of the Paris Air Show by apologizing for the two crashes involving their 737 MAX aircraft. As Airbus celebrate the launch of their latest model, the A321XLR, the mood in the Boeing camp is far more somber as they reflect on the 737 MAX disasters and how that will affect them going forward. While plane makers usually use the global stage of the Paris Air Show to demonstrate their newest and best technology, Boeing are using it for something else. Still reeling… (simpleflying.com) More...
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737 pilot here. No one gets a free pass on this one. The FAA has become slack and careless. Boeing made some serious errors and created the situation in which these disasters could occur. The performance of the pilots was shockingly inept. For all of Boeing's misdeeds and all the FAA's sloppy oversight, sharp, on the ball pilots could have completed these flights, written up the problems, and everyone could have gone on about their business. All the jeering and finger pointing accomplishes nothing. Everyone involved needs to get on the ball, fix the problems, and move on.
Agreed. And thank you. But in the matter of "and move on", I don't think that the fare-paying public will bother to get informed before choosing who's BUY button they click on.
I don't agree about the pilots. After seeing the simulations I can see where the pilots lost control of the situation but I am not sure If I were faced with the same situation, climbing at MCT and accelerating to 250k, and all of a suden the nose pitches down I could have reacted fast enough without knowing first about MCAS and the previous accidents. Lets look at the same scenario but this time with one pilot getting up to go to the lav. There is no way to retrim without the help of another pilot. Boeing should fix this design and get rid of the MCAS.
I can't wait to see what all the apologists who posted on here that it was anyone but Boeing's fault will say now that Boeing says it was indeed their fault. It must really suck to have your spin and excuses cut out from under you like that.
I am pretty sure Boeing knew they were ultimately to blame for their lapse but their legal team would not allow them to admit that publicly for obvious legal reasons. I’m not sure if you’ve been aware but almost every company in the middle of a legal hurdle is slow to admit blame (in legal terms). Regardless this plane will surely be back in the air safer than ever.
Well said and very true. I am glad Boeing finally took full responsibility for the accidents.
They didn’t. The pilot have equal share in the accidents.
The pilots in only as much as the airlines and Boeing not giving them training.
The airlines then.