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    On January 5, 2024, Boeing’s Management Overlooked Safety Warnings And Disregarded Engineer Alarms Prior To The 737 Max Crashes

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    Engineers at Boeing have reportedly been voicing concerns about potential quality problems since as early as 2001, yet these warnings appear to have been consistently overlooked by management.

    Documents were filed in federal court alleging that former employees at the company’s subcontractor repeatedly warned corporate officials about safety problems and were told to falsify records. One of the employees at Spirit AeroSystems, which reportedly manufactured the door plug that blew out of an Alaska Airlines flight over Portland, Oregon, allegedly told company officials about an “excessive amount of defects,” according to the federal complaint and corresponding internal corporate documents reviewed by The Lever.

    “The FAA’s chronic, systemic, and longtime funding gap is a key problem in having the staffing, resources, and travel budgets to provide proper oversight,” said William McGee, a senior fellow for aviation and travel at the American Economic Liberties Project, who has served on a panel advising the U.S. Transportation Department. “Ultimately, the FAA has failed to provide adequate policing of outsourced work, both at aircraft manufacturing facilities and at airline maintenance facilities.”

    Adding to the chorus of concerns, Nadia Milleron, whose daughter was among those killed in the 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, calls for greater accountability and the empowerment of passengers with the right to choose, given the ongoing issues with the MAX planes.

    Richard Aboulafia, aviation industry analyst and managing director of Washington-based AeroDynamic Advisory, told Al Jazeera that the warning lights were likely the result of a technical glitch. “They ignored it because, strangely, the pressure differential came on while it was on the ground, which means it was a glitch. There’s no pressure differential while you’re on the ground,” he explained. The cabin pressure can only vary when the aircraft is in the air, which is why it was acceptable to ignore the warning and fly the plane over land, he said.

    related images you might be interested.

    Farnborough, UK – July 16, 2018: Boeing 737 MAX on a steep angled landing descent to Farnborough Airport, UK
    Las Palmas November 7, Boeing 737-8 MAX, TUI, with its impressive engines, by taxiway to start the takeoff. November 7, 2018, Las Palmas, (Canary Islands) Spain.
    Budapest / Hungary – October 7, 2018: Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737 MAX 8 EI-FYF passenger plane arrival and landing at Budapest Airport
    SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI- MAY 30: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 Max arriving at the gate, USA on May 30, 2018
    Amsterdam / Netherlands – October 7, 2018: Corendon Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Comercial Boeing 737 Max 8 taxing, 22 fev, 2022, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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