Old 14th Mar 2019, 08:49
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neville_nobody
 
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But it that would cost money - lots. The cynic in me says $$$ before safety.
Cost money compared to what?

What value did they put on grounding a fleet of aircraft, losing public confidence, 300 something deaths, subsequent lawsuits etc etc?

I suspect the heart of this issue is short term thinking and noone thinking about the long term because they only get paid in the short term.

I'd bet right now that a cleansheet 737 with 2019 technology/system suite and aerodynamics is looking alot cheaper than the mess they find themselves in today.
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