As the media digs more into the problems with the Boeing 7373 Max series of commercial airliners?
A issue is coming into view….
The company represents a big chunk of America….
It’s commercial airplanes carry minions of passengers around the globe …..
It IS a reminder of American commercialism….
The company does business in the billions of dollars….
And provides job trail in just about every state from its commercial and military businesses…
The countries acting Defense Sec worked for the company…
The American President flies in the companies to brand makers, that copied by leaders around the world….
The Boeing 747 Air Force One…..
All this may have gotten in the way of people’s safety in the B-737 Max case….
Today’s airplanes are complex and complicated…
So much so that computers running software are the norm, not the exception….
Few people know that pilots of most medium to large commercial aircraft do NOT actually steer the aircraft from takeoff to landing….
The pilots, like the people in the back , are guided by the aircrafts software brain….
The explanation given by airlines is the machine can fly safer and more economically than any human….
The problem is ?
That isn’t ALWAYS the case and is why human beings sit up front in the machines to monitor things….
It appears that in the new 737 types something in the software has been mysteriously telling its airplanes to dive towards the ground minutes after takeoff….
The media has reported that actually pilots, Boeing and the FAA HAS been aware of this since the Max aircraft started flying….
Airplanes do NOT make any money sitting on the ground and Boeing is in a competition with the Airbus A-320 , so they do NOT want anything to crimp their sales….
THAT just went south on them….
After the last crash?
Every country excluded the MAX jets EXCEPT the American FAA….
It got so stupid that Trump had to step in and ORDER this country FAA to ground the planes here after Canada did so…
Now questions are being asked about the relationship between Boeing and the America government on several levels ….
There is much to examine.
For decades, U.S. presidents have advocated for the company’s interests and for the past 30 years they have done so while flying primarily on the two Boeing VC-25As that serve as Air Force One when the president is on them.
President Barack Obama hired members of the Boeing board to serve as his chief of staff and commerce secretary. Against Republican opposition, he fiercely defended the federal Export-Import Bank, which has subsidized so many airline sales to foreign airline carriers by offering loan guarantees that conservative critics have derided it as “Boeing’s Bank.”
“I have to say that, given the number of planes that I’ve been selling around the world, I expect a gold watch upon my retirement,” Obama said at a Boeing plant in 2012.
President Trump seemed to get off to a bumpy start with the company, criticizing Boeing’s Air Force One contract before entering office. But Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg, while praisingTrump’s “business headset,” pledged to keep costs down and won favor with the president. Trump later made the unusual move of allowing Muilenburg to sit in on a phone call to an Air Force general managing the Pentagon’s largest weapons program. In December, Trump tapped a former Boeing executive, Patrick M. Shanahan, as acting defense secretary after the resignation of Jim Mattis.
And Trump’s policies, including pushing for a big increase in U.S. exports and boost in military spending, have been beneficial for Boeing, which has seen its stock price nearly triple since he took office, before coming down during this past week’s crisis.
Boeing was among the top companies spending money last year trying to influence U.S. government decision-making. The Chicago-based aerospace giant spent $15.1 million lobbying the federal government, employing about 100 lobbyists on its behalf….