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Engineers say Boeing pushed to limit safety testing in race to certify planes, including 737 MAX

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In 2016, as Boeing raced to get the 737 MAX certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a senior company engineer whose job was to act on behalf of the FAA balked at Boeing management demands for less stringent testing of the fire-suppression system around the jet’s new LEAP engines... (www.seattletimes.com) Mais...

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FrankHarvey
Frank Harvey 6
Hopefully now the a/c is grounded and these issues are being disclosed some un-corrupt influential (foreign) Civil Aviation Authority will take a good look at the issues raised in these articles and decline to re-certify the a/c until any questions are resolved. Unfortunately it appears that the FAA can no longer be relied upon to police Boeing so someone else will have to do the job we trusted them to do.
chalet
chalet 3
Hard to say but the FAA and Boeing were in bed for years. Inspection, approval and certification was just as failed a decision as having a wolf to act as guardian of the herd of pure sang thoroughbreds
jgilz0805
john gilzinger 1
sad lust for profit is the only driving force in the decision making of many
major corporations. public safety and environment impact have no place left
waypoint66
David Rice 1
"Sad lust for profit"? If you wish to go live in China, or some other socialist paradise, I'm sure everyone who has ever known you would be happy to pool their funds to buy you a one-way ticket. That way you'll be an immigrant and not an ex-pat (no one wants you to ever come back). I'll bet you are under 20 years old, which of course makes your opinion completely lacking in life experience...in other words "worthless".

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