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Mon May 6, 2019, 08:20 AM

Boeing relied on single sensor for 737 Max that had been flagged 216 times to FAA

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Source: CNN

CNN) -- A new statement from Boeing indicates that the aerospace manufacturer knew about a problem with the 737 Max aircraft well before the deadly October 2018 Lion Air crash, but decided not to do anything about it.

Boeing previously acknowledged that an alert system that was supposed to be a standard feature in the fleet "was not operable on all airplanes."

But a statement released Sunday describes a troubling timeline that shows how long some at the company were aware of the problem before finally deciding to act.

Former Boeing engineers and aviation analysts interviewed by CNN have criticized Boeing's original software design for relying on data from a single AOA sensor, claiming that those devices are vulnerable to defects.

FAA data analyzed by CNN supports that assessment

he FAA has received at least 216 reports of AOA sensors failing or having to be repaired, replaced or adjusted since 2004, according to data from the FAA's Service Difficulty Reporting website.

FAA data analyzed by CNN supports that assessment

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/politics/boeing-sensor-737-max-faa/index.html

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Reply Boeing relied on single sensor for 737 Max that had been flagged 216 times to FAA (Original post)
Stuart G May 2019 OP
democratisphere May 2019 #1
Stuart G May 2019 #2
Sherman A1 May 2019 #3
democratisphere May 2019 #5
OnlinePoker May 2019 #4
IronLionZion May 2019 #6
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 08:24 AM

1. Indict the Boeing Executive Management for murder.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2019, 08:27 AM

2. It is claimed that management did ..."not know" about this fault..

This story is horrific. If people knew and did "nothing"..what does that say?..I do not believe that those that found out about the problem did not inform management that to me is an outright lie..

.Something that dangerous must have been informed to management. I cannot believe this. The fact that management did "nothing" is something that will be investigated. You see, if management did "nothing" then management would be responsible. So, the company is claiming management did not know. Again, I cannot believe this. Someone must have told management.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Mon May 6, 2019, 08:35 AM

3. The may not

however, someone knew and they should be held accountable.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #2)

Mon May 6, 2019, 09:00 AM

5. Supposedly the warning system was an option that was disarmed unless

it was additionally paid for. A critical warning system is an option? WTF is that about?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 08:53 AM

4. Not LBN - Already posted last week

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 09:48 AM

6. 7 day old articles are not late breaking news

dupe

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 10:50 AM

7. Locking ...

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