Boeings' 737 Max woes go orbital
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Monday, 13 January 2020 11:55

Boeings' 737 Max woes go orbital


NASA is a bit worried about the Starliner spacecraft

In the wake of the 737 Max fiasco, NASA appears to be a bit worried about Boeing’s Starline rocket.

Boeing staff mocked the MAX
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Friday, 10 January 2020 11:46

Boeing staff mocked the MAX


Designed by clowns supervised by monkeys

Boeing has released hundreds of internal messages that showed its staff had a really low opinion of its 737 MAX.

Top technology cock-ups of 2019
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Friday, 27 December 2019 13:03

Top technology cock-ups of 2019


You bet that Apple is there

Every year some technology ends up causing more problems than it cures or just turns out to be total pants. We usually consider Apple the front runner for providing over-priced technology that no one ever needs or just messing up something simple. However this year it had a competition which was so stiff it would have made Priapus (pictured) proud or rather prouder.

Boeing suspends production of 737 MAX
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Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10:35

Boeing suspends production of 737 MAX


No job losses yet


As we expected, Boeing is suspending production of its best-selling 737 MAX jetliner in January.

Boeing considers giving up on 737 MAX
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Monday, 16 December 2019 10:27

Boeing considers giving up on 737 MAX


Not certain it will ever fly again

Boeing is considering either suspending or cutting back production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled plane's return to service and could release a decision as soon as today, according to people familiar with the matter.

US regulators allowed Boeing to fly 737 MAX
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Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:58

US regulators allowed Boeing to fly 737 MAX


Even though they knew one would crash every two or three years

US regulators decided to allow Boeing's 737 MAX jet to keep flying after its first fatal crash last fall even after their own analysis indicated it could become one of the most accident-prone airliners in decades without design changes.

Boeing goes back to humans
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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:36

Boeing goes back to humans


Robots were an expensive mess

After enduring a manufacturing mess that spanned six years and cost millions of dollars as it implemented a large-scale robotic system for automated assembly of 777 fuselages, Boeing has abandoned the robots and will go back to relying more on its humans.

Dreamliner oxygen may not work
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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:13

Dreamliner oxygen may not work


In the unlikely advent of a cabin depression, you people sitting there, there and there, might choke to death

A Boeing whistleblower claims that the good people at Boeing may have made another short-cut on one of their designs of the 787 Dreamliner that leaves their passengers without oxygen if there is a cabin depressurisation.

Boeing managed to neuter government watchdog
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Which made the 737 Max the plane it is today

Boeing managed to "effectively neutered" government oversight on its 737 Max software and created a plane which its own engineers would not fly on.

Boeing wants to save cash by reducing physical testing
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Because that will restore confidence

Maker of aircraft where safety features are an added extra, Boeing, is scrapping expensive physical testing of new plans in favour of having it all done on a computer.