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Airlines in Asia, Africa ground Boeing 737 Max 8s after second death crash in four-ish months

IJD

The first "mistake" Boeing made was building a safety-critical system into the 737MAX without enough sensor redundancy, because this would have cost more.

The second "mistake" was not telling airlines/pilots about MCAS because this would have needed pilot retraining which costs the airlines money and puts them off buying the plane, and such a change would have meant re-certification is needed which costs Boeing money.

"Mistake" in inverted commas because it appears that saving/making Boeing more money was the driving factor in both decisions. Hope they're still happy with that given the resulting body count...

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