In This Issue
Vol. 28 Issue 9
BOEING’S ROLE, CHINA’S PLAN: The 737 MAX Story Revisited
- Boeing and China
- Boeing Before China’s Move
- Boeing As “Useful Idiot”
- The 737 Story
- China’s Commercial Judo: A Manufactured Crisis?
- Economic Wars, Report Wars
- Damage to Boeing
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
- More on MAX Pilot Error and Training
MORE FROM SNS
Why Read: The story of the Boeing 737 MAX debacle has been told many times, from virtually all possible perspectives but one: What was China’s role in interrupting Boeing’s plans, and what was Boeing’s role in enabling China’s plans? For the first time, here is the rest of the story.
I am going to start this report by stating declaratively that the crashes of the two 737 MAX planes had a direct connection to Boeing’s mismanagement of quality control, engineering feedback, and testing; FAA overdependence on Boeing’s improper management and decision-making; and more. The subsequent loss of life as a result of the downing of the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air flights was a tragedy beyond description, and nothing in the following piece is in any way intended to reduce Boeing’s responsibilities or to do anything but honor those who perished as a result.
However, it has since become clear that causes of the crash were misstated, at best, in local national safety reports and that China perverted normative international investigative processes and timing, making political use of these tragedies to do almost irreparable harm to Boeing.