A small nugget in a recent story about the Boeing 737 MAX has me wondering if Boeing made significant financial promises to airlines in regards to the training requirements on the MAX.
The pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed shortly after takeoff appear to have initially followed proper procedures. They disabled power to electric motors that control the MCAS system. The MCAS system is believed to be a contributing factor to both this crash and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610. Both flights were operated by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The MCAS system automatically pushes the nose of the plane down to prevent stalls. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the pilots diverted from the prescribed […]