Incredible. 737MAX, designed by third world engineers. The Cheapest.
The software was, not the MAX itself. It’s disgraceful enough without your hyperbole
Wait, did anyone actually read the article?
If you did, you'd find it is click bait
using the MAX tragedy as a vehicle to vent frustration about outsourcing.
All the freaking article says is:
Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.
It says NOTHING like the troll message above, "737MAX, designed by third world engineers".
The fact that people are going with such a suggestion shows what utter click bait it is.
TFA also says:
Boeing said the company did not rely on engineers from HCL and Cyient for the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, which has been linked to the Lion Air crash last October and the Ethiopian Airlines disaster in March. The Chicago-based planemaker also said it didn’t rely on either firm for another software issue disclosed after the crashes: a cockpit warning light that wasn’t working for most buyers.
I get it. I've been in a similar situation. It is frustrating. But there's no fighting outsourcing.
The article, which you've read, mentions that there's at least one person disagrees with your assessment:
Under Dennis Muilenburg, a longtime Boeing engineer who became chief executive in 2015, the company has said that it planned to bring more work back in-house for its newest planes.
I'm not even sure what you mean exactly by your statement, it's very hyperbolic - outsourcing is like any other tool. Sometimes it's appropriate to use it, sometimes it isn't.
After years of McNerney's MBA outsourcing/business venture experiments, it seems that the conclusion by the current CEO, is that it doesn't make that much sense after all for Boeing. Some outsourcing will make sense, but far less.
This has nothing to do with the MAX, I believe Boing 100% when they say that the FCC coding wasn't outsourced in the MAX. In fact I sincerely doubt one can find any 68k assembly code capable software engineers at any cheap Indian subcontractor - expertise on such low-level and close to the metal CPUs is rare and not in great demand. It's a very specialized skill, and one cannot hire anyone for $8/hour to do that kind of work or as an off-the-shelf subcontractor. This is one case where outsourcing wouldn't make a lick of sense, for instance.
Reading that article is not condemning the MAX at all, but rather the atrocious and incompetent executive decisions and policies made by McNerney as CEO. Everything that's wrong with Boeing today can be directly attributed to his reign as CEO. Now before anyone claims that he made shareholders a lot of profit, that seems to have been achieved by devaluing the Boeing brand in many different ways, from safety to quality - thus putting future profit at risk.
In other words, squeezing profit for the immediate future, is not impressive or desirable at all if it hurts profit for the long term. I'm not a fan of McNerney's reign, obviously, I'm obviously biased - but I feel his record speaks louder than anything I write - and his record is, among many, many things, the 737 MAX as it is today, the outsourcing extravaganza of the 787 and the scrapping of the 757 line, to name a few. Making the Boeing Aircraft company more of a financial institution which happens to make airplanes.