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    Re: China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority ...

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    Re: China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    Yes I know, that that is why such repressive dictatorships as the EU, Canada, and the UK banned the aircraft before the US did.
    My point: An authoritarian state being the first to ban something should hardly be seen as a threat to anyone's authority.

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    Re: China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority ...

    Ran across this LA Times article this morning, How a 50-year-old design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet


    Interesting article.
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    Re: China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority ...

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaximus View Post
    My point: An authoritarian state being the first to ban something should hardly be seen as a threat to anyone's authority.
    When China has been following the lead of the FAA for decades, a sudden change in policy (especially when that change amounts to a total rejection of the FAA position) is, of course, totally irrelevant.

    Since Boeing has announced that it will have the required software changes available very shortly then isn't it logical to conclude one of two things:

    1. Boeing dropped everything and immediately started work on the software changes right after the second crash; or
    2. Boeing was aware of the need for software changes, and the potential for fatal crashes, after the first crash and deliberately said nothing about it in order to "preserve market share" (while working on the needed software changes)?


    Given the time constraints involved in determining what is wrong with software and developing "patches" to remedy the defect, which of those two possibilities do you see as the MOST likely?
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    Re: China taking lead to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 signals challenge to US authority ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Ran across this LA Times article this morning, How a 50-year-old design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet


    Interesting article.
    And a more direct link is "How a 50-year-old design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet".
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