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Subject:  Re: Boeing and self-certification Date:  3/13/2019  11:51 PM
Author:  intercst Number:  554920 of 584956

Let's be perfectly about what Boeing is doing with the Max 8 and Max 9 - due to its increased engine size, these aircraft are inherently unsafe and rendered safe (or supposed to be rendered safe) only through a (badly designed) software solution.


From the original B737-100 introduced in 1967 to the B737 Max 10 currently scheduled for release in 2020, Boeing has almost doubled the size of the aircraft by stretching the fuselage and adding a lot of fins and chrome. (Maximum Take-off Weight increasing from 110,000 lbs in the 737-100 to 194,700 lbs in the Max 10.)

If you're doubling the size of an aircraft, that's going to get unwieldy. Eventually you need to do a clean sheet design and properly optimize everything to make it safe.

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