Boeing completes software fix for 737 Max

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  • Michael Allen
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    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/16/politics/737-max-boeing-software-fix/index.html

    “The plane maker said in a statement it has flown the aircraft with the updated software on 207 flights for more than 360 hours.”

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    cwoodward
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    Excellent reading from BBC

    https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-48286734

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    Ben
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    Maybe it’s just me but I will never fly on this aircraft again, 300+ plus lives lost and all due to “software” fault.

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    capetonianm
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    I know it’s an impossible dream, but what if passengers were to refuse to fly on all Boeing aircraft?

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    biguli76
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    Lost my trust.
    After his interviews, the World wants Boeing CEO’s head as soon as possible.
    Mister M. go home.

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    Swissdiver
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    Looking forward to trying it. But first, FAA and its EU counterpart.


    woodyhoo
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    somebody has to get jail time.

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    MartynSinclair
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    I know it’s an impossible dream, but what if passengers were to refuse to fly on all Boeing aircraft?

    Similar threads about the 787 – however many years down the line we are, and despite 787 problems still occurring, passengers generally do not choose routes conditional of the type of aircraft (which can be changed at the last minute).

    737 Max will come back into service, probably eventually get a name change and this will largely be forgotten about by the majority of passengers in a few years…

    refuse to fly Boeing?…. I reckon 50%+ of passengers couldn’t tell the difference between Boeing and Airbus 🙂

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    Swissdiver
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    Well, it is not only Boeing…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Inter_Flight_148 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Airlines_Flight_605.

    While in both cases, Airbus lobbied hard for the reports to incriminate a human error, pilots were all saying it was a design flaw. That said, we are all boarding this joystick plane many times per year, without real fear.

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    LetsGoOutside
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    I avoid the B787 like the plague. Not because it is a Boeing product (although it is true that Boeing has been cutting corners with safety lately and totally disingenuous after the two recent 737 Max crashes), but because seating in economy is abominable no matter which airline flies the aircraft. The 787 is two or three inches too narrow to allow decent 9-accross seating, but this seating arrangement has been chosen by all airlines for economy class. Result: your neighbors elbows are in your ribs, and vice-versa. Much better to chose the Airbus 350, the Airbus A330 or the B777.

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    Ahmad
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    Well, it is not only Boeing…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Inter_Flight_148 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Airlines_Flight_605.

    While in both cases, Airbus lobbied hard for the reports to incriminate a human error, pilots were all saying it was a design flaw. That said, we are all boarding this joystick plane many times per year, without real fear.

    Now that you’ve reminded me, I had completely forgotten boycotting said planes for several years. I am sure over the years we will all be happily boarding the likes of B737MAX and B787 without even remembering these accidents. If due to no other reason than newer planes being even more dangerous…


    AMcWhirter
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    The 787 is two or three inches too narrow to allow decent 9-accross seating, but this seating arrangement has been chosen by all airlines for economy class.

    But not with JAL for international services.

    https://www.jal.co.jp/en/aircraft/conf/789.html

    https://www.jal.co.jp/en/aircraft/conf/787.html

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    LuganoPirate
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    I think I’ll wait a year or two before flying the Max!

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    philsquares
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    Hmmmm, interesting comments. Perhaps I am just old, but when the 727 was first introduced there were major issues. Turned out well.
    DC-10, Aft bulk cargo door resulted in major redesign then the ORD, engine loss caused by improper maintenance procedures requiring a redesign of the engine pylon, fairly good aircraft in the end./
    The Lockheed Electra problems….. Not many aircraft don’t have teething problems. Even the Airbus.

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