The FAA says the Boeing 737 Max “is fine.”
If it’s fine, then why is a software fix needed?
Two crashes, over 300 people dead–in less than five months. Boeing engineers concluded that a fix was needed after the Lion Air crash in October, 2018. Boeing and the FAA haggled over how extensive the fix should be.
Then Trump’s Shutdown happened–for FIVE WEEKS. The fix won’t be applied until April.
It could have been installed in January.
BUT FOR the shutdown of the FAA.
So let’s call this the #Trump Effect—how things go wrong that need not, just because he is America’s so-called President.
NOTE: The FAA still has an acting director–two years after Trump took office. Because he hasn’t submitted anyone to the Senate for confirmation!