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Category: Aviation Law

A Continued Look into the Boeing 737 Max 8 Investigations

According to Boeing its Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was designed and certified for the 737 MAX to enhance the pitch stability of the airplane, so that it feels and flies like other 737s.  The question now however is, did it have the potential to command undesired, repeated pitch excursions which caused the nose of the 737 MAX to […]

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Update: Boeing 737 Max 8 – “Operator Error Theory” Collapsed …

Boeing’s ‘operator error theory’ obviously collapsed when there were two, separate airline crashes.  After two, giant and fatal air crashes, it became horribly obvious the cause of the crashes were not an isolated ‘one-off’.  It’s also obvious that Boeing’s after-market  manufacturing focus was limited to a “computer chip message”.  But what Boeing missed and absolutely should have recognized […]

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Update: Boeing 737 Max 8 – Further Analysis Will Focus on More Obvious Flaws

As I predicted, the “jackscrew”  which is used to extend flaps – or a control surface that controls pitch (Elevators) was found to be in the extended position.  In other words although it may have been a microchip “command”,  the result was a hard, fixed extension of the elevators resulting in a dramatic “flight control deflection” which […]

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Boeing Made the Choice it Had to Make

Boeing made the choice it had to make to ground the 737 Max aircraft following two fatal crashes with potentially similar circumstances resulting in 346 fatalities. In the first of the two crashes – Lion Air  –  early reports spoke of radical flight profiles involving repeated steep climbs and steep descents before crashing into the […]

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