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Boeing engaged $9-an-hour Indian engineers to build 737 Max Software

The Max software was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs

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A worker stands near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Renton, Washington. Photo: PTI

Peter Robison | Bloomberg
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have
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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 12:35 PM IST

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