- Feb 10, 2014
Comair's Max is parked at Denal side. They have hanger space there as they bought Star Air Cargo.
How long before some beancounter get itchy because ofComair's Max is parked at Denal side. They have hanger space there as they bought Star Air Cargo.
Read the full article at the link below:- Messages show Boeing employees' frustration with higher-ups, company culture, and consistent failures on Boeing's 737 Max programme.
- Frequent programme missteps seemed to weigh heavily on overworked employees, according to the emails.
- Some employees appeared to take pride in deliberately misleading customers and regulators regarding additional training.
- The messages suggest the Boeing 777X program has some of the same issues.
Read the full article here:The damaging internal documents related to the 737 MAX jet that Boeing released Thursday are full of late-night trash talk between two company pilots who mocked federal regulators, airline officials, suppliers and their own colleagues as idiots, clowns or monkeys.
While some of the more memorable quotes may be dismissed as bravado — nothing more than hard-charging guys who “blew off steam” after work, as the lawyer for the lead pilot put it — other, more sober internal emails reveal the pressures the pilots were under from the MAX program leadership.
They suggest a troubling Boeing culture that prioritized costs over safety.
All the messages from the leaders of the MAX program “are about meeting schedule, not delivering quality,” one employee laments in a 2018 email.
Boeing has disowned the language in the communications and offered an abject public apology.
On Friday, interim CEO Greg Smith sent an internal email to employees declaring that the messages “do not reflect who we are as a company or the culture we’ve created.”
The evidence in the documents, however, points beyond a couple of rogue employees to serious problems with how the MAX was developed and certified.
On new airframes, yes. The B737 is a very old (but reliable) design, and can't easily be automated. That's where the whole MAX story started, tweaking bits of software...Surely these are industry trends which market leaders like Boeing and Airbus would have noted / identified and tried to work with airlines to mitigate?
^^^ This ... plus the negative knock-on for Boeing suppliers & US economy :-The grounding of the MAX (effectively the entire 737 production) has led to Boeing's worst year for aircraft deliveries, and net negative new future orders. Link may be paywalled:
Airbus delivered 863 jets and booked 768 net orders. Boeing delivered 380 jets and due to cancellations ended the year with -87 net orders.www.seattletimes.com
Read the full article here:Boeing had been touting the 737 MAX as an aircraft that would require minimal to no new training for pilots, which would save airlines a lot of money. This was a major selling point of the new plane.
Boeing provided the Federal Aviation Administration with over 100 pages of internal documentation relating to the 737 MAX situation, and a number of those documents show that Boeing employees were not supportive of airline requests for more training for the aircraft.
Documents were released to the media with redactions, but Bloomberg was able to get unredacted documents from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and those documents called out Lion Air by name.
Bloomberg’s article today included quotes from internal emails from Boeing employees discussing the requests for more training on the 737 MAX’s new systems, and, um, they don’t really come off terribly well for Boeing.
FTFYI'm sure Boeing have lost more money through this saga than they would have if they invested in proper system redundancy (3 vs 2 probes), proper training for pilots and proper communication with the FAA and airlines.
This case should be studied for years to come on what happens when accountants/bean counters are allowed to run a company