BoeingGuy wrote:Revelation wrote:Opus99 wrote:He wasn’t promoted. He was already 777X chief engineer long before the first crash
Correct, but he'd already made all the key decisions on MAX when he was promoted to 777X Chief Engineer, such as no artificial AoA to act as a third AoA source due to cost pressure, and he still holds that title even after telling Congress he learned about MCAS's single AoA source via the media, which seems to be a contradiction. Bottom line: no accountability.
I’m not impressed with Teal, but for the opposite reason. On the 777X program he’s trying to overcompensate for his 737 Max failures by forcing all these new safety features. But he doesn’t have the working level expertise to know what he’s doing. Let the people who are actually experts in airplane alerting design the alerting and features. Not some executive who seems to not even understand the difference between various EICAS alert levels.
Case of once bitten twice shy! I guess the guy is putting himself under pressure not to miss anything again, the same as I imagine everyone else is too.
Out of curiosity is it a concern that the hardware changes and the added redundancy being added to the 777x to satisfy the regulators will add additional weight?