.....Are you suggesting that Boeing/FAA have conducted 700+ test flights and not covered the prime reason why MCAS existed in the first place? ....
as far as i understood it was 700 simulator flights
the told us that flight count three months ago
if they really would have flown those flights this would have been more than 5 flights a day, every day, even weekends beginning on the day after the ET crash
Excuse me if I am stating the obvious, but that is the beauty of simulators
; you do not need to worry about waiting for the plane to be fuelled, waiting for pushback, taxying out to a runway, waiting for ATC clearance, etc, etc.
And yes, you could take off at midnight (PST) with the sim set for full daylight. So test "flights" could take place 7-days a week, around the clock.
Basically set it up for the parameters you want to investigate, and perform your test.
Then press the reset button, and within 60 seconds there you are performing another "test flight", Simples!
I cannot say for certain that is what is meant by their "700 test flights". Until I hear that they performed 700 (simulated) take-offs, 700 (simulated) landings, and spent 700 (…) hours in the simulator, actively flying the MAX (and that's just a minimum), I suggest there could be some doubts as to exactly what these 700 test flights amount to. I am not suggesting that 700 take-offs (& landings) are strictly necessary in this instance, but currently all we have is a number without any proper qualification.
Does anybody outside of Boeing have any actual details regarding the test flight program? No, I thought not.
p.s. Do I get a bonus prize for incorporating "MAX" and "minimum" into the same sentence?
Nothing to see here; move along please.