Boeing's MCAS on the 737 MAX may not have been needed at all...
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January 10, 2021 - by John Ostrower for www.theaircurrent.com
The Air Current has reassembled more than a decade's worth of reporting on the origins of Boeing's program directive to limit 737 Max training that stemmed not simply from a dollars and cents calculation for airlines, but a strategic analysis that was central in steering the company away from a clean sheet design to replace the 737 in favor of the Max.
The result was intense pressure on Boeing staff to deliver limited training, according to interviews with executives and engineers over the past two years and a review of copious internal documents related to the system's development.
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