On May 14th, the overseas network of the Boeing 737Max aircraft crashed twice in the past six months, causing a large number of casualties. Recently, the investigation results of the Boeing 737 Max accident were released and are expected to be fully announced on Wednesday (15th) when the US will testify. The US media cited the outflow report that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) misconduct or the chief culprit of two fatal accidents.
According to the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday (14th), the US Federal Aviation Administration failed to recognize the serious security risks of the Boeing 737 MAX flight control system. The report cited preliminary findings indicating that FAA senior officials did not participate in or monitor the important evaluation process of the 737 MAX flight control system during the aircraft certification process. The survey also concluded that Boeing did not mark Automatic Stall Prevention Software (MCAS) as a system for failure or failure to cause catastrophic events.
According to reports, such markings lead to more rigorous scrutiny. Instead, the FAA pushed this responsibility to Boeing experts to allow them to conduct risk analysis under the supervision of a limited agency. More information about the internal review of the FAA is expected to be announced on Wednesday (15th) when the FAA Directors testify in Congress.
Two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed in the past six months, causing heavy casualties. The plane crashed in Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 passengers and crew; the plane crashed in Ethiopia in March, killing 157 people on board.
After the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Boeing aircraft was grounded worldwide. The US Federal Aviation Administration said that Boeing may take several months to update software and correct MCAS system vulnerabilities. (Compile / Overseas Network Hou Xingchuan)
(Editor: Xu Hang)