The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice
Boeing Co has published hundreds of internal messages critical of the development of the 737 MAX. One of them said that the plane was “designed by clowns under the control of monkeys.”.
Released reports show attempts to evade checks Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and foreign aviation regulators.
Also at the disposal of the media is the correspondence of two pilots of the company, who talk about not putting their family members on the plane, the pilot of which was trained on the MAX trained aircraft simulator..
737 MAX does not rise into the air since March 2018 after the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines liner, as well as what happened before a similar plane crash Lion air. The total death toll was 346 people.
Some of the reports show Boeing’s efforts to save and simplify pilot training for the 737 MAX..
The aircraft designer changed tactics just this week, saying he would recommend pilots to complete simulator training before they resume flying the model..
Messages featuring aggressive cost-cutting policies and disrespect for the FAA are likely to further exacerbate the crisis at Boeing, which is struggling to get its best-selling aircraft back in the air and restore public confidence..
However, the FAA said the messages did not raise new safety concerns, although «the tone and content of some of the language in the documents is disappointing».
The publication of the correspondence, which Boeing organized to demonstrate its transparency and in the interests of cooperation with the FAA, sparked new outrage from US lawmakers and put more pressure on new Boeing CEO David Calhoun..
Peter Defazio, who is investigating the aforementioned two disasters, said that reports «paint a deeply disturbing picture of the measures Boeing was apparently willing to take to avoid scrutiny from regulators, flight crews and the press, despite the fact that even his own staff expressed concerns about the operation of the model».
US Department of Justice is actively investigating 737 MAX cases.
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At the same time, in the published correspondence it is clear that Boeing has done everything possible in the past to avoid the need for airlines to retrain pilots transferring to the 737 MAX from a similar 737 NG model..
«I want to emphasize that there will be no type of gym training required to go from NG to MAX.», – said the chief technical pilot of the Boeing 737 in March 2017.
Before the 737 MAX was banned, training for pilots previously flying the 737 NG consisted of a one-hour iPad lesson and a few hours on a simulator, according to the union representing the pilots at American Airlines..