mjoelnir wrote:Boeing did practical nothing. They did not explain how MCAS functioned. They did not give out how you recognize and train for MCAS failure mode. They did not fix the simulators so they would show how MCAS works and how it behaves with an AoA failure.
Boeing just pointed to the runaway trim procedure.
Boeing even kept quite over the non existence of the light declaring AoA disagree, pointing exactly at the situation that could produce a MCAS going amok situation. Even if this light should have been a standard feature and being described in the manual.
Apologies if this was posted here before.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... of-dangers
It documents the complaints of one of the senior 737 pilots at Ethiopian about the insufficient pilot training regarding MCAS, which is apparently well documented (all before ET crash). The article implies that ET is to blame, but the journalist probably does not have a clue that these facts are damning for Boeing... The pilot demanded 737MAX specific training, which of course, Ethiopian was unable to provide, as despite having one of the few MAX simulators in the world it actually DID NOT include MAX specific failure modes nor did Boeing provide enough info to provide MCAS related training, SPECIFICALLY how to recognize MCAS failure!