Old 13th Mar 2019, 12:06
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https://www.ft.com/content/4a496d0e-...5-23d669740bfb
Published about 04:00 UCT 13/03/2019 i.e. after EU has banned aircraft.

Horrific Sub-Tabloid quality article in the Financial Times.

[It does say at the top "Opinion Boeing Co" - maybe it is an actual paid advert and not based on factual reporting and honest opinion - if so it is not at all clear.]

Reads like an advert for Boeing but confuses fly by wire and autopilot and computerised flight assistance systems and says in essence "nothing to see here - pay your money, have a stiff drink and get on that 737 Max 8 it won't kill you".

It incorrectly implies that 737 Max 8 is a fly by wire aircraft and is therefore safer than a traditional aircraft.

"Do not fear flying on the Boeing 737 Max
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it takes a brave or calmly logical person to climb on board. But that is how passengers should treat the Boeing 737 Max 8.
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But Boeing and US regulators are right ...
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The main contributor to this advance is technology, especially fly-by-wire software that responds to the pilots’ touch on the controls by adjusting the thrust, flaps and other surfaces to produce the desired outcome.
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The 737 Max 8 crashes will turn out to have been avoidable if the fly-by-wire software contributed to losses of control."
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