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Steve asks, not turn the bugger off and leave it off? again I ask, why did Boeing install MCAS in the first place?


To give the B737 Max the same flight characteristics as previous B737 models. If the MAX differed too much from previous models, the FAA was likely to require a new "Type Rating" and additional training for B737 pilots moving up to the MAX.

That need to pay for additional training was exactly the thing Southwest Airlines was trying to avoid.

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