@Brad_Jones, Boeing developed the MAX because they wanted a new version of the B737. The NGs are already good as they are but they wanted to create an airplane that was more modern and fuel efficient than what they already had. So, they created the MAX family with the MCAS, which was intended to help the airplane recover if she had a stall. Little did they know that the MCAS was going to be the cause of hundreds of people. As of right now, the airplane is grounded worldwide and you know what Boeing is doing right now? They are fixing the airplane and her software and send the new plans to the FAA for approval.
There is a difference between Airbus and Boeing. Airbus wanted to preserve most of the technology they had on their regular A320s and their A320Ns. Boeing wanted change. There will be bumps in changes, but its all about development. The DC-10 had more fatal incidents than the MAX, but people continued supporting McDonnell Douglas. Right now, Boeing is fixing its flaws and would take the 2 incidents into heart. They would not want to lose money like this again, so of course they would do anything to prevent this.
@Hamza.N, here is the reason why I love the MAX so much:
The Boeing 737 MAX was created to be the new generation of the B737 family. The NGs are already good as they are, but it would be nice to have a brand new airplane that is more modern and fuel efficient compared to the NGs.
And I have been on a MAX before back in February. The engine sounds were new, improved and quiet. The plane herself is beautiful. Her winglets are unique and stunning.
More on facts than emotions:
- The airplane is more fuel efficient compared to the NGs
- The airplane has engines that are quieter, so to reduce the number of noise complaints.
- The airplane creates less pollution as they are more fuel efficient and have improved engines. This helps satisfy many environmentalists who are overly stressed about the nature of our planet.
About the issue that Boeing rushed the development of the MAX and knew about the flaw, I don’t know if that is true or false, but what I can say is that before the grounding of the MAX, thousands of flights a day were operated by the MAX and pretty much all of them went well. While it is shocking to see 2 crashes involving this brand new airplane, it can’t all be blamed on Boeing. The article also stated that the FAA knew about the issue, but initially stated that the airplane was safe to fly. Of course, lessons were learned from the incident, but one cannot say that all blame was to be on Boeing or that Boeing is greedy and all that. It’s best to look at it from the fact that Boeing developed the MCAS to help recover from stalls, not create dives.
Again, this is my thoughts on the MAX. If your favorite 737 series is the classic or the NG or the original, that’s absolutely fine with me. But please don’t take your anger out on the MAX because that was not what this thread is about.
I simply answered my question and gave my honest opinion on it.
And I still stand by the phrase “If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t goin.”
Have a nice day