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Boeing reportedly sold the 737 Max planes that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia without two safety features that the US aircraft manufacturer offers airlines for an additional cost.
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“They’re critical, and cost almost nothing for the airlines to install,” Bjorn Fehrm, an analyst at the aviation consultancy Leeham, told the newspaper. “Boeing charges for them because it can. But they’re vital for safety.”
- Doomed Boeing planes lacked two optional safety features – report
Isn't that a bit like Gangster Motors refusing to install stabiliser bars in the 1950s because they figured it would be cheaper to be sued by the relatives of the dead; a trick they repeated with the ignition switches which weren't to specification and which killed over 100 victims over more than a decade.
There's also been attempts to claim insufficient pilot training was responsible rather than a botched design that tended to stall, a botched patch-up involving a single sensor and a further botched design which didn't allow pilots the usual facility of over-riding the daft "safety" feature.
Yet more scandal: The FAA delegated a lot of the testing to Boeing itself, just like the self-regulating banksters: Here’s some of what we learned. First, the FAA essentially outsourced much of its certification process for the 737 MAX planes to Boeing itself. Yes, you read that right.
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After the Lion Air Flight 610 crash, Boeing for the first time provided to airlines details about MCAS. Boeing’s bulletin to the airlines stated that the limit of MCAS’s command was 2.5 degrees.
That number was new to FAA engineers who had seen 0.6 degrees in the safety assessment.
- Boeing/FAA Saga "Is A Perfect Microcosm Of Our Twisted & Broken Culture"
Presumably, Carmen Segarra will be avoiding Boeing planes like the plague.
Ethiopia has refused to send the black-boxes to the Great Satan because, as Huawei says, "Prism, Prism, on the wall, who is the most trustworthy of all?"
The above article mentions cost-savings a lot. UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE. It looks like they've cut every single corner they could find and carried on cutting to the bone, then right through it, or as they complain in Poodleville that it's "run by accountants".