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F.A.A. Approval of Boeing Jet Involved in Two Crashes Comes Under Scrutiny - The New York Times
As regulators at the Federal Aviation Administration reviewed designs for Boeing’s newest passenger jet, they paid extra attention to several features, including the lithium batteries, the pressure fueling system and the inflatable safety slides. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by MelissaAgnes
Engineers say Boeing pushed to limit safety testing in race to certify planes, including 737 MAX | The Seattle Times
Not surprised to see management push back on delays but the retaliation is pretty smoking gun as a practice, even if this complaint was only documented for other MAX components.
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11 weeks ago by UltraNurd
The many human errors that brought down the Boeing 737 Max - The Verge
Had anyone [at the FAA] checked, they might have flagged MCAS for one of several reasons, including its lack of redundancy, its unacceptably high risk of failure, or its significant increase in power to the point that it was no longer just a “hazardous failure” kind of system.

When asked for comment, the agency said, “The FAA’s aircraft certification processes are well established and have consistently produced safe aircraft designs.”

Boeing defended the process as well. “The system of authorized representatives — delegated authority — is a robust and effective way for the FAA to execute its oversight of safety,” a spokesperson told The Verge.

But that system only works when someone actually reads the paperwork.
mcas  boeing  737max  fail  safety  faa  flying  regulation 
11 weeks ago by jm
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Proximity of drones to airports
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april 2019 by rev.bobby

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