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

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

TheSirFin

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

I agree. But one thing that will make for even more uncomfortable reading for Boeing Execs, Shareholders and fans, is that all 3 possible warning systems which Boeing had designed to alert of possible malfunction of, or pilot conflict with, said MCAS system were ALL additional extras on the both the Max 8&9 aircraft. Neither of the two aircraft that have crashed had any of these systems installed**. In fact, a recent pilots report from American Airlines suggests they may be the only carrier who has selected them. How such critical alerts could be "optional extras" given the number of stripped back, bare bones carriers out there is a galling commercial decision for any company to have taken. This, more than anything I feel will be highlighted in all the reports written on the causes of these tragic events. [** Source: AvTalk Podcast No53, produced by FlightRadar24. Worth a listen].

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