“Perhaps, a technology that facilitates command and control of an aircraft, and even if for whatever reasons of strategic, national or security interest which even means in some situations of perceived hostility, even the dumping an aircraft where the sun shines not if what is on that aircraft is against US interest?“
KEEPING THEM HONEST SERIES – IT’S SAFE TO FLY 737 MAX 8, SERIOUSLY BOEING?
Two crashes within the space of 6 months in Indonesia and Ethiopia both with huge loss of life!
The latest Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 plunged into farmland minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi!
The victims came from more than 30 countries, and the United Nations said they included 21 members of its staff.
But to the Washington hawks, their conduits and the industry that is perhaps collateral damage?
Of course, Boeing may face lawsuits from victims’ families in the United States, where legal compensation payments for people killed in plane crashes could run around US$2 million to US$3 million per person, depending on the law applied, compared to about US$200,000 in Ethiopia – again a classic injustice even in death?
Well done – China, Indonesia and Singapore are reported to have grounded their fleets!
CASSA MALAYSIA has appealed to Putrajaya to do likewise!
We cried out post the Indonesian tragedy!
In this tragedy, even before the 157 people’s bodies were recovered in totality, or an independent investigation commenced, we already have the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issuing a “continued airworthiness notification” to assure operators of the plane that it was safe to fly.
This is the kind of insensitive response and cold hearted narrative that continues to surge hatred for the Americans globally!
Perhaps industry captains, politicians and shareholders were more glued and concerned that Boeing Co shares lost billions of dollars off the market value of the world’s biggest plane maker?
When there is crisis there is always a diversionary tactics being mobilized!
I am certain this was not all as a diversionary response post Indonesia where we lost 189 passengers the response was a report that the FAA publicly detailed for the first time a series of design changes and training requirements mandated from Boeing on the MAX fleet!
And on the ball, we had an idiot who jumps in to say kudos – in the likes of one Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the American Airlines pilot union and a 737 pilot because as he says it that was the perfect response and mother of all answers needed?
“Fools and idiots” – are seldom alone!
Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg is reported to have gone on record saying that he was confident in the safety of the 737 MAX in an email to employees which was seen by Reuters.
Sadly, consumers the usual beggars to high stake corporate maneuvers and games were again shortchanged it was business as usual despite that Indonesian crash!
But there were also small victories when a response when Argentina’s Association of Airline Pilots ordered its members not to fly the MAX series.
Adding to the list was US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein urged the FAA to ground Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 fleet.
I was uplifted at her statement when she stated quiet plainly that:
“Until the cause of the crash is known and it’s clear that similar risks aren’t present in the domestic fleet, I believe all Boeing 737 Max 8 series aircraft operating in the United States should be temporarily grounded.”
But that is not how corporate America works!
Even with the discovery of black box recorders means nothing, as first the recordings must not be damaged and typically it takes a year for a full detailed investigation to be completed and we all know what can happen in a year in corporate America!
I am certain whatever considerations and decision are made will certainly be motivated as there are over 350 of the new jets delivered to customers, with another 4,661 on order!
I am certain that the problem may not be that design changes are needed, more training of the pilots or the subtle mentioning of software changes but whether there is a great fear, and one of mammoth proportions among the manufacturers post 911 to make drastic changes to the technology of these new aircraft where the previous ‘command and control’ of the aircraft was with the pilots but today perhaps, that facilitation is taken away where all decisions are made or undermined by new technology making pilots actually redundant?
The issue here is not design but the inbuilt technology within, that overrides the pilot’s intervention to take control and the current technology prevents?
Perhaps, a technology that facilitates command and control of an aircraft, and even if for whatever reasons of strategic, national or security interest which even means in some situations of perceived hostility, even the dumping an aircraft where the sun shines not if what is on that aircraft is against US interest?
Sounds familiar to a tragedy closer to home!
It is a pity, 911 still haunts the Americans and the world of air travel consumers paying a price unless we change manufacturers?