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Boeing and its future

The recent two crashes could lead to better coordination between regulators and thorough review of the certification processes

Boeing 737 Max 8

There is no doubt the original B737 is a workhorse that is absolutely safe. It has proven itself. The problem is with the cosmetic and commercial extensions on the MAX-8 that have stretched things beyond the design's capability

Devangshu Datta
The latest news about Boeing’s 737 Max indicates the grounded airliner could have more defects that may lead to it being indefinitely grounded. Two fatal crashes have been attributed to a flawed software controller system, the MCAS (Man­oeuvring Characteristics Aug_mentation System), which is undergoing a complete overhaul.
In addition, there may have been faulty microprocessors that compounded the MCAS issues with the MCAS, and there may be defective wing components that will need replacement in many aircraft of the 737 class, including the Max series.
The Allied Pilots Association is considering suing Boeing. The American safety regulator,  the
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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 8:43 PM IST

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