Daily Management Review

Boeing Knew About Warning About 737 Max By Pilot Before The Two Crashes, Says CEO


Boeing Knew About Warning About 737 Max By Pilot Before The Two Crashes, Says CEO
There were warnings issued by a Boeing pilot that the Boeing 737 Max plane was was “running rampant” in simulator tests. This was conveyed by the plane’s chief technical to a colleague in November 2016, much before the aircraft was certified to be safe for flying by the United States Federal Aviation Administration.
Later on the pilot, Mark Forkner, said that he had unknowingly lied to regulators about the incident and the plane.
The FAA was pushed for removal of the system, known as MCAS, from pilot training materials, in a January 2017 email by Forkner just two months after he had acknowledged that he “unknowingly” lied to regulators.
“Delete MCAS,” Forkner wrote.
He described the system as “way outside the normal operating envelope,” according to aerospace speak which meant that the system would get activated only under rare circumstances which would almost never be encountered by pilots during regular passenger flights.
However, the recently emerged instant messages from to his colleague shows that the pilot had apparently come to realize by November that year that issues in the  simulator were being caused by the MCAS and which was in turn making it difficult for him to gain control of the plane.
Serious new questions about the knowledge that Boeing had related to the new system, known as MCAS, which is believed to have been responsible for two fatal crashes – the Lion Air and Ethiopian airline crashes involving 737 Max planes, had been raised by the revelation of the messages.
It had not been possible for the company to speak to Forkner about the messages because he is now employed with Southwest Airlines, said Muilenburg, Boeing’s chief executive, during the hearing before US Congress.
However, Muilenburg said: “I believe it was prior to the second crash”, when he was asked about the time when he had come to know of the messages from Forkner.
Muilenburg was also questioned by US lawmakers about why the company had taken such a long time to inform the Congress and the FAA about the messages even though the company had knowledge of the messages for months.
“Boeing should have notified the FAA about that conversation upon its discovery immediately,” Sen. Roger Wicker, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said in his opening statement.
Accountability from Boeing was demanded by the families of crash victims.
Nadia Milleron, mother of Samya Stumo, a victim of the crash in Ethiopia, asked Muilenburg while he was leaving the room after the testimony, to “turn and look at people when you say you’re sorry.” He turned around, looked her in the eye, and said “I’m sorry.”
Milleron demanded resignation of Muilenburg. During the hearing, posters of their loved ones were held up by Milleron and other family members of victims.  “He needs to resign, I will say that to his face,” said Milleron, before Muilenburg began his testimony. “I think he’s very bad for Boeing, he’s very bad for the U.S., he’s very bad for safety. He should resign, the whole board should resign.”
Muilenberg admitted “we made some mistakes.”

Science & Technology

UK trials new breathing aid developed by Mercedes Formula One

Uber sues Los Angeles authorities over user data collection

Google Introduces New Coronavirus Website

WHO Warns That The Youth Are ‘Not Invincible' To The Novel Coronavirus

Chinese software company learns to recognize 95% of masked faces

World's largest retailer to use 5G for medical services

SpaceX Receives Approval To Create Research & Manufacturing Facility In Los Angeles

JPMorgan: Transition to e-money will be based on blockchain

Tesla In Advance Talks With CATL For Using Lithium Batteries

Financial giants and US government turn to quantum computers

World Politics

World & Politics

Tesla Supplies Free Ventilators For Immediate Patients And Not For Storing

India Turns Train Coaches Into Isolation Wards For COVID-19 Patients

Aerospace Consortium To Build Ten Thousand Ventilator In Britain

US Ambassador To UK Holds China Responsible For Global Spread Of Coronavirus

China to lift quarantine in Wuhan on April 8

British Government Hires Former Nestle’s Executive For ‘War Room’ Food Security

Canada, Australia refuse to send athletes to Olympics 2020

Plans For A Possible Delay Of Olympics Being Formulated By Tokyo Organizers: Reuters