The Anonymous Widower

Boeing: US Regulator Admits ‘Mistake’ Over Aircraft Crashes

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first three paragraphs.

US aviation regulators allowed Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft to continue flying despite knowing there was a risk of further crashes.

Analysis after the first crash last year predicted there could be up to 15 disasters over the lifetime of the aircraft without design changes.

Despite this, the Federal Aviation Administration did not ground the Max until a second crash five months later.

The FAA chief said it was a mistake.

I would class it as a very big mistake.

When are Boeing going to come to the conclusion, that they can’t stretch the fifty-year-old design of the Boeing 737 and they need a new modern design?



December 12, 2019 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. Not just the 737s to be wary of, I’ve seen several reports about the 787 Dreamliners having numerous dodgy components which could endanger the plane in the future.

    I think I’ll stick to Airbuses!

    Comment by mauricegreed | December 12, 2019 | Reply

  2. Airbus has had the benefit of starting the design of a competing aircraft some years after Boeing and McDonnel Douglas and designed with taller landing gear which allows them to fit latest larger engined without compromises.

    Both companies blindsided by reemerging regional jet market, though, and have had to partner to get a plane to sell (Airbus/Bombardier and Boeing/Embraer).

    Comment by MilesT | December 15, 2019 | Reply

    • Boeing must have realised that the 737 needed to be redesigned, but decided to carry on with an obsolete design. With widebodies they have kept developing culminating in the Dreamliner. Ford did the same with the Model T!

      Comment by AnonW | December 15, 2019 | Reply

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