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Old 13th Mar 2019, 07:34
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PaxBritannica
 
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Last night's Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC quoted reports on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, with US pilots reporting uncommanded nose-down problems with the MAX just after take-off, solved by switching off AP.

It's been happening in the US too.

Edited to add: she reports that there was a five-week delay in implementing the software fix...because of Trump's government shutdown. Also, there's still an 'acting' head of the FAA, because that's yet another role that Trump hasn't filled. He wanted his personal pilot to get the job, but didn't get his way. The FAA seems to have issues.

"NEW: https://twitter.com/Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg spoke by phone with TRUMP this a.m., urging him not to ground 737 Max 8s after Sunday’s crash. * Muilenburg has tried to cultivate Trump. He visited Mar-a-Lago after AF1 dust-up, & Boeing donated $1M to Trump inaugural.'

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