Summary #502

Boeing built deadly assumptions into 737 Max, blind to a late design change

nytimes.com
  • The two fatal accidents that occurred with the Boeing 737 Max can be attributed to modifications made to the original design of the aircraft.
  • In particular, the original model had two critical data sensors for aircraft safety, of which one was eliminated in the final construction of the plane.
  • The officers of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the original version of the design but did not perform security analysis of the changes made in the final version.
  • Also, in the test flights, it was not verified what would happen if there was a fault in the only critical sensor of the system that was the problem that caused the plane crashes.
  • In future Boeing 737 Max, two sensors will be used as planned in the original design.

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