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Why Boeing 737 Maxs Fall Out Of The Sky – It’s Complicated

Why Boeing 737 Maxs Fall Out Of The Sky – It’s Complicated
Flight times are slower now than they were decades ago Credit Por Aero Icarus from ZΓΌrich, Switzerland - TWA Boeing 747-156; [email protected], June 1987/ DVX, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26649560

That the Boeing 7373 Max plane might not be the safest ever to take to the skies could be truthfully said. Quite why though is the thing under discussion. We’ve had our own attempt at it a couple of days back and it seems that we had the proximate cause right – the software – but not perhaps the ultimate. It’s the series of design choices which led to the plane itself. Which then had to be compensated for by a change to the software.

That, at least, is the crux of this coming explanation. Our earlier one was roughly:

A reasonable – and as yet unproven – theory for the Ethiopian and Lion Airlines crashes of the Boeing 7373 Max aircraft is something wrong with the autopilot or flight control software. The specific point being that to lengthen the aircraft is to change flight characteristics and did the software upgrade change sufficiently to cope with that?

As we say, proximate cause for the Ethiopia and Lion Boeing 737 Max crashes but is it the ultimate one? The best – or at least most interesting – explanation we’ve seen elsewhere being this one:

And on, follow the rest of it here.