Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

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  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    June 17, 2019 7:37 p.m.

    Maybe it's time to move the HQ back to Seattle where it belongs, and stop running itself like an investment bank. They veered away from their core, and its showing.

    Problems with the 787 at launch...

    Now the Max has issues.

    BTW... MCAS isn't to keep the plane from stalling per se. It's to keep the nose level under power up and power down. Throttling down pulls the nose down. Powering up forces the nose attitude higher. The effect is much more pronounced on planes like the MD-80 and 717. Less dramatic on CRJ and ERJ. The Max'es can climb really hard and not loose as much speed as traditional '37s do. Anyway.... and regardless.... Boing (and the FAA) totally messed this one up.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 17, 2019 4:53 p.m.

    @65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, ID
    June 17, 2019 2:25 p.m.
    Will somebody please explain to me why the Boeing CEO is still employed by Boeing. Crony capitalism."

    That's the billion dollar question. Not only did Boeing cut corners to save money. They ignored input from their own people and commercial pilots. Then, they totally botched their response. Both publicly and the way they pushed on instead of voluntarily grounding the 737MAX. Most other countries and he'd be in prison. The entire Executive management needs to go as well as some board members. This is all due to taking care of Wall Street vs. doing the right thing for safety, lives and customers. Tragic.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 17, 2019 2:25 p.m.

    Will somebody please explain to me why the Boeing CEO is still employed by Boeing. Crony capitalism.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2019 1:02 p.m.

    they used to advertise saying, "if it's not Boeing, I'm not going."

    perhaps they need to adjust that a bit

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2019 6:42 a.m.

    Boeing could start by recalling all of its Max 737's. Then redesign it from the ground up...where the aerodynamics aren't being compromised by the higher thrust engines. That way they don't need automated trim (MCAS) to prevent the plane from stalling. Pilots can fly the plane and they don't need to know a complex set of switches and toggles to prevent MCAS from flying the plane into the ground. They could "start" by doing all that. When a company that builds planes circumvents aerodynamics to save money...there's a really big problem.