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Tue May 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

Before Ethiopian Crash, Boeing Resisted Pilots' Calls for Aggressive Steps on 737 Max

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Source: New York Times


From the New York Times:

Michael Michaelis, an American pilot, argued that Boeing should push the F.A.A. to issue what is known as an emergency airworthiness directive.

The F.A.A. had already issued one directive after the Lion Air crash, instructing airlines to revise their flight manuals to include information on how to respond to a malfunction of the anti-stall system known as MCAS. But Mr. Michaelis pushed Boeing to consider calling for an additional one to update the software.

Such a procedure would have required Boeing and airlines in the United States to take immediate action to ensure the safety of the Max, and would have likely taken the jet out of service temporarily.

“My question to you, as Boeing, is why wouldn’t you say this is the smartest thing to do?” Mr. Michaelis said. “Say we’re going to do everything we can to protect that traveling public in accordance with what our pilots unions are telling us.”


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/business/boeing-737-max-ethiopian-plane-crash.html

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 06:45 PM

1. Resisted or IGNORED?

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. Sounds like where I work.... Safety is top priority (unless it gets in the way of the bottom line)

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