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Boeing Again Denies That The 737 Max Is Unsafe.

Posted on 11th May 2021

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I don't think this headline on the BBC is quite right. It should read "Boeing tries, and fails, to refute new safety concerns".

In one example of safety issues a 737 Max was on a flight from Boeing Field airport in Seattle, to deliver the aircraft to Brussels. After problems emerged, it returned to its point of departure. The article says "The aircraft landed safely shortly afterwards". Again, I think that is incorrect; just because it landed successfully does not mean it landed safely.

From a safety perspective the 737 Max is so broken as to not be worth repairing. The design was, from the outset, deeply flawed. No amount of "band-aid" will make it safe.

Boeing should bite the bullet and scrap the plane, and compensate the unfortunate airlines who bought them.