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Boeing 737 MAX 8: Fit to fly again?

  • Chappy Hakim and Tjahyo T. Andoko


Jakarta   /   Tue, November 26, 2019   /  10:08 am
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Fit to fly again? For Lion Air, Boeing’s endeavor matters very much, as it has ordered 222 B-737 MAX 8 and B-737 MAX 9 aircraft until 2023. (Antara/-)

A year on, the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) released on Oct. 25 the results of its investigation into a plane crash involving a Boeing 737 MAX 8 belonging to Lion Air in Tanjung Karawang. The accident killed all 189 people on flight number JT-610. In its report, the KNKT concluded that a number of factors had contributed to the crash, including mechanical problems, flawed jet design and a lack of information on how to deal with system failure. Although there were questions about Lion Air’s decision to operate the B-737 MAX 8, the investigation results attributed the fatal error to the jet manufacturer and the aviation authorities that allowed the aircraft to fly. This is clearly illustrated in the KNKT’s recommendations, which ask Boeing Company to redesign the antistall system of the aircraft, known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation Sys...

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