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Behind the Boeing MAX crisis: Lax regulator, top-down company culture

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By Luc OLINGA

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PLEASE JAPAN make it a National priority and build jets. The world will be forever grateful as you innovate and manufacture products of excellent quality.

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Lax regulator, top-down company culture - sounds like a page from the TEPCO playbook...

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PLEASE JAPAN make it a National priority and build jets. The world will be forever grateful as you innovate and manufacture products of excellent quality.

Sarcasm I hope?

Takata, Kobe Steal. KYB Corp to name three.

While not the 737 MAX, when it comes to planes, the Boeing 787 was made of parts built all over the world. It had two major problems - exploding batteries and cracks in the wings. Guess where the batteries and wings were made! Yup, Japan!

Waiting for the next scandal.

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While not the 737 MAX, when it comes to planes, the Boeing 787 was made of parts built all over the world.

There was a lot of fuss when the 787 was released about the battery issue. However, the problem has been addressed, and the 787 has been in service for nearly 10 years now. Its safety record is excellent.

The 737 Max is an entirely different story; a design flaw that overrode input from competent pilots during normal flight and destroyed two aircraft with no survivors. The MAX managed just 526 days in service before the first of those crashes, and Boeing was unable to avoid a repeat, which came just four months later. That will go down as probably the worst design failure in the history of airliners, and certainly the worst since airliners became a mature technology.

Waiting for the next scandal.

The 737 Max is the scandal.

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Boeing thought they could compensate physics with software.

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This isnt the first time.... nor the last. Unless something changes.

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