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March 4, 2024
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Over the weekend, new revelations were published indicating that Boeing knew of potential Angle of Attack sensor disagreement warnings with the MAX for 13 months before the Lion Air crash, but failed to notify either airlines or the FAA.

A story by Dominic Gates indicates that Boeing pushed to limit the number of safety tests during the MAX certification process to meet a tight schedule, and pressured Boeing employees performing their FAA designated authority responsibilities.  “The pressure increased when the FAA stopped dealing directly with those designated employees – called ‘Authorized Representatives’ or ARs – and let Boeing managers determine what was presented to the regulatory agency.”