Boeing Tumbles On Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Boeing Tumbles On Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

In the latest blow to both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, the WSJ reported overnight that Federal prosecutors and Department of Transportation officials are scrutinizing the development of Boeing 737 MAX jetliners and in particular its anti-stall (MCAS) system, inquiries described as "unusual" and which come amid probes of regulators' safety approvals of the new plane.

The Seattle Times separately reported that Boeing’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws.

According to the WSJ, a "grand jury in Washington, D.C., issued a broad subpoena dated March 11 - a day after the Ethiopian Airlines crash a week ago - to at least one person involved in the 737 MAX’s development, seeking related documents, including correspondence, emails and other messages." The subpoena, with a prosecutor from the Justice Department’s criminal division listed as a contact, sought documents to be handed over later this month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boeing did the unpardonable, in terms of aviation safety; they knew this iteration was both flawed, and that training for pilots woefully inadequate, and yet, they approved its release anyway.

My late dad was an aircraft instrument mechanic; and I always loved to fly, because I thought that every other aircraft instrument mechanic was just as dedicated, and thorough, as my late dad, who would not sign of on an instrument's trustworthiness.

Now, we have a major corporation which appears to have not given a damn whether their aircraft was safe, in order to rake in the profits, at least until something horrendous happened; the Boeing executives who signed off on this, should be brought up on criminal charges.

And here is a companion piece you might find interesting, also from zerohedge.com:

The best analysis of what really happnened with the Boeing 737 from a 737 pilot/software engineer

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