After Lion Air crash and before Ethiopian crash Boeing had 5 months to study how their existing MCAS system really works and to understand every problem related to it. This is needed as a necessary first step in the process of trying to fix the design that had already crashed once. This was surely a high priority item closely monitored by high management because there had been a crash that people had lost lives. Now comes the second Ethiopian crash with the design that Boeing surely at this moment already understands inside and out also in high management what it means.
Boeing still says that keep on flying. No need to stop. We have no immediate fix to offer tomorrow morning and no immediate changes to the ipad training.
Just keep on flying everything the same as what has crashed already 2 times. It is perfectly safe to do so.
How that situation jives with the sentiment in:
There is no chance somebody said "the pilots are not going to know what to do so they'll end up crashing but we can't have a training requirement so it sucks to be on that flight."
I agree. What worries me even more is the statements since the grounding from Boeing all suggest they are in a big hurry to get these planes flying again. And all they are actually doing is applying a bandage or Elastoplast to a badly designed plane.
My genuine belief is that with the amount of flights that this badly designed plane is planned to make and the amount of new orders in the pipeline that a badly designed plane can ONLY lead to more disasters with time compared to a well designed plane
I don't care about all the positive posts or the blame game I simply care that somewhere at some stage in the next couple of years another 150 people plus are going to die and families have their lives destroyed again until FINALLY everyone accepts you can't certify a plane thats added even a small amount of risk to the equation
The very fact we are saying extra things need to be trained to try and deal with potential issues that weren't there before IMO proves this plane is a failure and I don't care how good or detailed the training is we shouldn't be designing planes that need this level of human intervention to deal with potential issues that shouldn't even have a chance of occurring with a better designed frame
We've added risk and we've brought human intervention needs into a plane that shouldn't be needed. It's a total recipe for more disasters when it flies again. This terrifies me. I don't believe it's a matter of IF a future disaster occurs linked to the poor design but a matter of WHEN?
To those defending the plane or arguing for better pilot training are you guys not equally worried about future disasters like me?
It's still not putting safety first.