4 thoughts on “FAA, Boeing and MCAS: Independent Panel Issues Damning Report On Boeing 737 Max Certification Effort. Here’s What It Found.

  1. unforunately the damned Boeing story is not the only one in the world.
    Recently in Europe Lufthansa decided to let the last seat rows not occupable in their Airbus 320 series.There again because the planes engine Leap1-A configuration (Boeing 737max uses Leap1-B)” requires pilot attention in some flight envelope area (read..attitude).
    Easa confirmes that some criticism exhist in the design due to the engine.

  2. Sure Boeing fouled this up, but not as bad as it is made out to be.
    These two planes crashed with incompetent pilots I would not let fly a Cessna.
    Why did you even publish this with out all the facts or the report to look at?
    Who believes the New York Times for anything?
    The “Interagency Commission” has political motives to advantage Airbus. Why did the recorders go to France? I am sure trade deals with China had them jump at grounding, not that that was not going to occur anyway.
    Damming reports are all over the news these days and most far from completely true.
    So who am I to say this? A 27,000 hr pilot with 4 Boeing type ratings and a Navy carrier fighter pilot with 123 combat missions.

  3. Complacency and, IMHO, Boeing’s arrogance grounded in their many years of successful certifications led to this tragic and massive oversight on process! The public should not have to fund another “committee” to oversee the FAA nor the large aircraft passenger jet manufacturers – not that that is going to happen, just my premonition.

    Certainly an independent company, unaffiliated with ANY manufacturer and the FAA, could have high time ATP’s do an independent test flight session with ANY aircraft to deem it’s final airworthiness phase! These pilots could be retired military veterans or airline pilots paid through a funded account by the industry and the FAA. They would have the discretion to ask any questions, have unrestricted access to any and all files pertaining to the aircraft being certified, and be held to answer only to the NTSB and the House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation. The pilots’ debriefings of these aircraft should held in the highest regard and the FAA and manufacturers should be part of a debriefing process to identify any further issues, or possibility of issues, PRIOR to releasing the aircraft to the customer.

    Of course other actions could be a part of the above, but the crux of my point is stated.

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