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Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Re: Criminal Negligence and/or Corporate Malfeasance? Those are a Rock and a Hard Place

That post made sense, I don't know whether to commend or commiserate.

To me the issue is this: with a commercial aircraft there should be no actual reason for not giving it the best possible stability and ease of control. It isn't like a combat aircraft.

If this is correct:

The root cause seems to have been defective aircraft design to save money.

Contributing factor is that the sensor system doesn't seem to have been truly redundant (tripled) and wasn't integrated into other controls.

Once you've got these factors, no matter what you do with software you are at risk.

As an aside, one thing that annoys me about my car is that in auto mode the headlamps turn on when it is dark enough and auto dip, the wipers wipe when it is raining, but the headlamps do not turn on automatically when it is raining, leaving me with one case out of 4 to remember to do manually.

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