Should Boeing Carry Out Safety Checks of 737 MAX Itself? The US government is researching the development and production of the Boeing 737 Max, the type of aircraft of which two aircraft have crashed in recent weeks.
According to some sources, Boeing would have carried out the safety checks from which the aircraft were declared airworthy, without too much supervision from an independent body.
The US Department of Justice is investigating whether everything went according to the book when producing the Boeings 737 Max.
According to the anonymous source of AP, it will also be checked whether the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the body that supervises compliance with the rules in the aviation industry, has performed its duties correctly.
The FAA would have, as it were, outsourced part of its assignment to Boeing itself. According to the Seattle Times, the AAF mostly left the evaluation of the 737 Max to Boeing itself to subsequently declare the aircraft safe from the documents provided by Boeing, without conducting any further independent investigation itself.
However, the Boeing report, which is involved in a fierce competition with Airbus, would have serious shortcomings.
In particular, the deficiencies in the so-called Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) – the system that must guarantee a balanced flight – would be considerably underestimated and show some significant defects.
Boeing responded with a statement that the FAA issued the MAX devices with the necessary certificates and that all requirements were met.