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by Raymond Hall
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Boeing announces it expects FAA certification to be moved ahead to mid-December...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NICW1XXmkos
by Raymond Hall
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From the Wall Street Journal, posted Sunday evening, November 17th: FAA Chief Explores Overhaul of Plane Approvals After 737 MAX Crashes Administrator Stephen Dickson said in an interview regulators should be talking with plane makers as new jets are developed DUBAI—U.S. air-safety regulators are co...
by Raymond Hall
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Turning the Corner: Independent Review of Boeing's Max Finds Design Changes Safe A panel of government flight-safety experts concluded that Boeing Co.’s redesign of its grounded 737 Max jetliner complies with regulations and is “safe,” according to an update to U.S. lawmakers. The Technical Advisory...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I did several radio and television interviews this week. The most recent one was taped this afternoon and will be shown on the CBC National tonight at 10 PM (or slightly later, depending on sequencing of the news items) — a panel discussion regarding the probability of getting the aircraft back in s...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Can you share your source that the KC-46 was the genesis of the MCAS system? Here it is. Wall Street Journal, Sept. 29, 2019 3:31 pm ET: Before 737 MAX, Boeing’s Flight-Control System Included Key Safeguards Earlier military version of MCAS had features to prevent misfires implicated in two 737 MAX...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Here is a link to my interview with Laura Lynch this morning on CBC's National radio program, "The Current." Two aspects that I raised that to my knowledge have not been raised before. 1. The MCAS was developed by Boeing not for the 737 MAX but for the KC-46A Pegasus fuel tanker. Interestingly, that...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's (Tuesday's) Washington Post: Boeing CEO to acknowledge mistakes in testimony on deadly 737 Max crashes Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg plans to acknowledge that his company made mistakes when he faces lawmakers this week who are looking for answers about how flaws in the 737 Max led to a p...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's Washington Post: What Boeing learns from plane crashes — Company’s reaction to 737 Max crash follows a familiar pattern of deflecting blame One year after rescuers hoisted fragments of the wreckage of Lion Air Flight 610 out of Indonesia’s Java Sea, Boeing has apologized for the loss of...
by Raymond Hall
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's New York Times: Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight With a few short paragraphs tucked into 463 pages of legislation last year, Boeing scored one of its biggest lobbying wins: a law that undercuts the government’s role in approving the design of new airp...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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The latest info from Boeing is that the fix is primarily software, and I did not know that the Max already has dual AOA sensors fitted. MCAS will now require AOA to agree before activating, etc. Odd that they didn't set it up that way to begin with. Boeing required the airlines to PAY for the optio...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's New York Times: The heads begin to roll.... Boeing Ousts Top Executive as 737 Max Crisis Swells Boeing ousted one of its top executives on Tuesday, the most significant management change the airplane maker has made as it struggles to contain the crisis following the crashes of two 737 M...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Interesting television news story regarding discovery of Boeing e-mails during the initial simulator testing of the MCAS system two years ago...

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi ... 1634501586
by Raymond Hall
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From CNBC: Boeing 737 Max crash victims’ lawyers to subpoena Southwest, American Airlines Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, the two biggest U.S. operators of the je...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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I have been watching this technical / legal / regulatory issue with intensity for some considerable time now. Please allow me to speculate that after six months, we have finally turned the corner. The carriers will shortly be allowed to bring this aircraft back into service, once the necessary softw...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Senior Management Shakeup Today — from today's Wall Street Journal: Boeing Strips CEO Of Chairman’s Job Dennis Muilenburg loses dual role after deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jet Boeing Co.’s board stripped Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg of his dual role as chairman on Friday in an unexpected s...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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Report Issued Today: From today's New York Times: Review of 737 Max Certification Finds Fault With Boeing and F.A.A. Boeing failed to adequately explain to regulators a new automated system that contributed to two crashes of the 737 Max, and the Federal Aviation Administration lacked the capability...
by Raymond Hall
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From the Associated Press today, as reprinted in the Globe & Mail--Allegations of falsification of maintenance records and retaliation against whistleblowers: Ethiopian Airlines went into maintenance records a day after Boeing 737 Max crash, former chief engineer claims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ethiopia...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's New York Times: Boeing Engineer Says 737 Max Safety System Was Vetoed Over Cost A senior Boeing engineer filed an internal ethics complaint this year saying that during the development of the 737 Max jet the company had rejected a safety system to minimize costs, equipment that he felt ...
by Raymond Hall
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's Toronto Star: Boeing CEO to testify before House committee on 737 Max WASHINGTON - Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has agreed to testify before a congressional committee investigating the grounded 737 Max. He’ll be joined at an Oct. 30 hearing by the chief engineer of the company’s commerc...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's Washington Post: NTSB cites competing pilot warnings and flawed safety assumptions on Boeing 737 Max After an automated feature on a Boeing 737 Max failed in the skies above Ethiopia in March, repeatedly forcing the plane’s nose downward, the pilots were bombarded with a cacophony of al...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From Forbes Magazine: Boeing To Strengthen Engineers’ Powers In Response To 737 MAX Crisis Sep 25, 2019, 10:51am Boeing’s board has formed a new safety committee and drawn up a blueprint to strengthen the independence of its engineers and safety certification representatives from commercial pressure...
by Raymond Hall
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's Washington Post: FAA misled Congress on inspector training for Boeing 737 Max, investigators say Investigators examining a whistleblower complaint have concluded that safety inspectors who worked on training requirements for Boeing 737 Max pilots were themselves “underqualified” — and t...
by Raymond Hall
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's Wall Street Journal: Indonesia to Fault 737 MAX Design, U.S. Oversight in Lion Air Crash Report Indonesian investigators have determined that design and oversight lapses played a central role in the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in October, according to people familiar with the ma...
by Raymond Hall
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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While I agree that training or the lack thereof played a role in these 2 tragedies, repeatedly stating that the pilots should have been able to identify, rectify and recover from a scenario that up to that point no-one even knew the existence of is massively oversimplifying the events and the syste...
by Raymond Hall
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22264

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From today's New York Times Magazine, a very lengthy, (opinionated) background piece to the present 737 Max saga: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/magazine/boeing-737-max-crashes.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage What Really Brough Down the Boeing 737 Max? Malfunctions caused ...

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