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Engineering360: "Boeing 737 Max: As automation proliferates, risk of human error persists"

09/25/2019 1:00 PM

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Re: Boeing 737 Max: As automation proliferates, risk of human error persists

09/26/2019 10:05 AM

Ok, so what is being said is the plane was no longer a 737 and Boeing didn't want to spend the money to have it certified as a new model so the tried to create a fake solution that would trick the flight controller into believing the stick was moving smoothly so the pilots would not "feel" the planes feed back telling them something was wrong until it was too late to do anything about it.

That's what I just read.

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09/26/2019 12:48 PM

I completely agree with you but there is also this:

"Due to a lack of resources the FAA delegates much of the safety assessment work, which is crucial to airplane certification, to aircraft manufacturers. In March 2019, the FAA said it would need $1.8 billion per year for 10,000 more employees to carry out all certification work independently."

This is a prefect example of why regulation by outside agencies having adequate resources and enforcement power is a necessity. In the US we too often seek to do these things on the cheap but someone always ends up paying the cost.

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09/26/2019 2:57 PM

Yeah I never have figured out where we got the idea you didn't have to pay for services or actually have an expanding regulatory structure to keep pace with innovation and development. it apparently assumes the United States is getting smaller and less populous. Go figure.

That whole lower taxes less government thing only benefits the criminals not us.

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09/27/2019 3:56 PM

Just another example of how wrong the whole smaller government people really are.

The bigger our country gets the bigger the government has to become to monitor, regulate, protect, and provide services to its people. Otherwise this kind of corporate behavior becomes the norm.

Is it capitalism any longer when the business model includes killing off your customers?

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