Boeing 737 MAX Program Leaders Who Approved Flight Control System Say They Didn’t Know Key Details...
Unaware of crucial technical details...
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September 14, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for www.seattletimes.com
In testimony to congressional investigators probing the fatal crashes of two 737 MAX jets,Michael Teal, the chief engineer on Boeing's 737 MAX program who signed off on the jet's technical configuration, said he was unaware of crucial technical details of the flight control system that triggered inadvertently and caused the crashes.
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Boeing 737 MAX leaders who approved flight control system were unaware of key details
Teal learned only after the first crash that MCAS was triggered by a single sensor. He also didn't know it could activate repeatedly
Leverkuhn defends Boeing processhttps://t.co/O5FCMZInDg
— Dominic Gates (@dominicgates) September 14, 2020
And under questioning, both Teal and Keith Leverkuhn, the vice president in overall charge of the MAX development program, denied the airplane had any design flaws beyond an assumption that the pilots would have reacted differently to the triggering of the system.
These two top executives on the MAX program, accompanied by Boeing lawyers, were interviewed separately in May by investigators...
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