More on the MAX 8
Or, "Regulatory Capture: It's a Feature, Not a (Software) Bug"
Apologies if someone's already written about this; I just happened to see it upon launching a new browser tab, and thought it worth adding to the ongoing discussion here at C99. From The New Yorker:
Immediately, the article cuts to the chase.
It found that the F.A.A. outsourced key elements of the certification process to Boeing itself, and that Boeing’s safety analysis of the new plane contained some serious flaws, including several relating to the MCAS.
I encourage you to read on for specifics on how this
travesty deliberate strategy unfolded. I don't have much else to say except for it makes me sick to my stomach. As someone else commented in a different essay, capitalism humanity seems either to be at an endpoint, or a major crossroads of "evolve or die."
(I unfortunately can't stick around in real-time on this due to some major deadlines, but hope to check back in later).