Safety features that cost airlines extra may not have been present on Max 8s

Safety features that cost airlines extra may not have been present on Max 8s

Boeing has been charging airlines extra for a warning light and indicators for sensors meant to prevent the 737 Max 8 planes from stalling. One flight lost has been reported to have a misalignment with this sensor causing the plane to fatally dive. Boeing plans to make the warning light a standard feature in all 737 Max 8s moving forward.

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint
M.Twain
M.Twain 1 year

Looks like free market greed is at fault. Boeing trying to game the system by offering a lower cost plane, except we have these options (some of which will save lives), and the Airline which would rather save money than save lives. And of course the politicians (Democrat and Republican) who took money from Boeing and other manufacturers to write laws which allowed the manufacturers to get away with this shit.

Miro Živec
Miro Živec 1 year

All the stuff being produced today is filled with AI. US president Donald Trump oficially anounced that AI will not be regulated by the US government. It's obvious that US government doesn't have the basic understanding for which areas of use the AI is actually appropriate. AI should be considered as a fairly young field of science, which should be used mostly for experimental purposes and under no circumstances in the fields of use where the crew and passangers can get hurt. It seems that the US government is also driven by some kind of AI, which likes the games and its epilogues like the modern aircrashes from Boeing airplaines are.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Boeing is the bad actor here along with its government handmaiden the FAA. Congress passed the necessary amendments to allow Boeing to self-certify their airplanes. Boeing pulled a fast one to get the Max 8 and Max 9 planes certified. The cost cutting was by Boeing in allowing the over ride/ indicator to be optional. Add to that the poorly developed manual that omitted the MACA operational details and lack of simulators that had the MACA subsystem installed. It's misplaced "patriotism" to try to point the blame anywhere but where it lays. ON BOEING.

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