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Boeing, Renton Field, Washington: After the revelations that 737 Ka-MAX-Kazee simulators can’t replicate the conditions which two 737 Ka-MAX-Kazee planes crashed, two airplane parking attendants, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, have set up 'Dumb and Dumber Consultancy', to provide logistical support.
Lloyd Christmas, explains: “Having parked up hundreds of these 737 Ka-MAX-Kaze planes that w.....
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Meanwhile, did anyone watch the BBC’s Panorama Last night? Boeing’s Killer Planes made some very sharp points about how the plane-maker sacrificed safety in order to pay out investor dividends, buyback its own stock and pay its senior execs massive bonuses. Kind of sickening to watch the CEO refuse to accept any responsibility for 346 deaths while taking his $70mm per annum “reward” from the company.
If you have been following the story, then the BBC said nothing new. But it’s the fact millions of people will watch the programme that counts. When aerospace engineers say the plane is unsafe, corners were cut, and they won’t fly on it…. then why would paying passengers. Airlines know that. Bottom line is the B737 Max crisis is escalating and becoming a public relations disaster of a force 10 magnitude. Take a look at how the stock is underperforming and work out how much lower it could go.
Panorama: Boeing's Killer Planes,737 Max
Published on Jul 30, 2019
The Boeing 737 Max was set to dominate the skies, but two deadly crashes have left the aircraft grounded and the company in crisis. Both flights were forced down by software specially designed for the new aircraft. Reporter Richard Bilton investigates the plane’s fatal flaws and asks whether Boeing should have done more to protect passengers.
Ralph Nader: Boeing 737 Max ‘Cannot Be Refixed’
By Jason Devaney
Wednesday, 4 July 2019 07;07am
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader doesn’t believe the Boeing 737 Max jet should ever fly again in the wake of two deadly crashes thought to be caused by a system designed to prevent the plane from crashing.
“The problem is, they made a very bad, unstable design decision with the 737Max. It’s been criticized by many aerospace experts, by ex-Boeing people, and they just gotta take their losses,” Nader said on CNBC Tuesday.
“You can’t have a complex software system that tries to anticipate millions of configurations and expect that even if it doesn’t have glitches and stitches, expect it to guide pilots. The pilots are in charge of the plane, you can’t have software with the potential to overpower the pilots and take control of the plane from the pilots themselves.”
Nader was then asked what Boeing engineers can do to fix the problem, which is rooted in an anti-stall system that was suspected of causing the crash of a Lion Air flight last October and an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March. The plane is grounded worldwide, which has affected Boeing’s finances.
“The plane cannot be refixed. It has to be recalled and grounded and whatever they do with it, in terms of taking these engines off or reconfiguring it to a more stable plane … that’s what they have to do,” he said.
Nader, who ran for president in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008, also accused Boeing of focusing more on increasing its executives’ salaries and its stock price and less on doing what’s right, which would have been to engineer an entirely new plane rather than update the 737 to the Max.
Nader’s effort against Boeing is personal, as his grandniece was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.