If I were Boeing I’d ask Airbus to jump in and help solve the problem. The’ve got experience with FBW and software based flying models. And If I were Airbus I’d jump in immediately. It’s in interest of both for so many reasons. They should work closely and secretly and make the 737Max fly again asap.
Boeing has lots of experience of FBW on its other planes.. but stuck with the old cables and pulleys for the 737MAX.
Maybe Embraer could pitch in, but there is not much you can do with such an old design.
I hope someone at Boeing is looking at doomsday scenarios .. and ‘what if’s’
What if the FAA want a new trim wheel that does not require a bodybuilder to operate it
What if they want a third AoA vane
What if they want aerodynamic changes, vortex generators, etc, etc
Changes that will cost more than the value of the frames..
How far away are Boeing from a 737 replacement?
Here is an idea.. Boeing does a lot of business with China, the Comac C919 is already flying, it has western engines and avionics... why not partner up with them?
Anyway .. will get back in my box now
The VERY last thing Boeing needs to do is share data with Comac on "Anything! Boeing could transfer and scale data from the 787 to any other new model they choose! They have the aerodynamic test data and they're always down at NASA Ames in Mountain View CA. Working on More in their wind Tunnels.
What they'll need is a scaled up GTF ready for heavy weight airplanes in the 500K-650K Lbs. Max Gross arena something to change the Game Plan for Airbus and any Other Airline Airplane Builder.