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1of x: BEST analysis of what really is happening on the #Boeing737Max issue from my brother in law @davekammeyer, who’s a pilot, software engineer & deep thinker. Bottom line don’t blame software that’s the band aid for many other engineering and economic forces in effect.👇🎖🤔
Some people are calling the 737MAX tragedies a #software failure. Here's my response: It's not a software problem. It was an

* Economic problem that the 737 engines used too much fuel, so they decided to install more efficient engines with bigger fans and make the 737MAX.
This led to an

* Airframe problem. They wanted to use the 737 airframe for economic reasons, but needed more ground clearance with bigger engines.The 737 design can't be practically modified to have taller main landing gear. The solution was to mount them higher & more forward.
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1/ Many countries have grounded their #Boeing737Max, except the #US & #Canada. @TheCurrentCBC spoke today with a former pilot, engineer, and aviation expert and litigator who said he wouldn't board a 737Max flight as he explained why this plane is not safe (transcript tomorrow).
2/ #Boeing has been working to fix problems on the 737Max by acknowledging, in corporate language, its many problems. The plane has a tendency to nose up, its softwares make the plane do things that the pilots don't want to do, and it is a new way of flying.
3/ Despite its many problems and new approach to flying, Boeing sold the plane as it would sell many others without requiring special training from airlines because training requires money and it would have turned them away from buying the plane. #Boeing737Max
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#BREAKING Singapore aviation regulator bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace
#UPDATE Singapore’s aviation regulator bans the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country's airspace as airlines around the world remove the model and US regulators order Boeing to make urgent improvements to the jet u.afp.com/JSo2
Factfile on the Boeing 737 MAX 8
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Yesterday Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed over Kenya. Known as #UNShuttle it killed 22 UN workers (150 others). Meanwhile, a US embassy staff member was captured trying to enter Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport carrying a bomb with a fuse tass.com/emergencies/10…
The 22 UN workers killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash were travelling to the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) assembly in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Nairobi hosts the global headquarters of the UNEP and is the regional seat for many UN agencies
web.unep.org/environmentass…
Four months earlier when Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea it was found that the pilots were struggling with the craft's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) - one of plane's many brains which was stuck in anti-stall mode. theregister.co.uk/2018/11/27/boe…
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14:25 ─ Schianto aereo Ethiopian Airlines, nessun sopravvissuto. Morti anche 8 italiani.

Rèquiem aetèrnam,
dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpètua lùceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.
Amen.
Il 7 nov 2018 la FAA americana (Federal Aviation Administration) diramò una DIRETTIVA DI EMERGENZA su possibili criticità tra sensore AOA e sistema di controllo del volo, su analisi eseguite dal costruttore The Boeing Company sui Jet Mod. 737-8 e -9.

FAA Aviation Safety ─ EMERGENCY AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE

DATE: November 7, 2018
AD #: 2018-23-51

🔗 rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and…
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