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2019-10-18 12:54 by Karl Denninger
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Boeing: Told Ya So
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Now it's out there....

Boeing appears to have known that they actively misled the FAA.

Boeing shares slipped Friday after a Reuters report said instant messages from 2016 suggest that employees misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a key safety system on the 737 Max, the plane that has been grounded since mid-March after two fatal crashes.

The FAA turned over the instant messages to U.S. lawmakers and the Department of Transportation Inspector General, the FAA said in a statement. The FAA says Boeing discovered the messages “some months ago” and the flight regulatory agency finds the document “concerning.”

You needed this to know that?

We already knew, from prior reports, that it appeared Boeing did not tell the FAA that it had quadrupled the MCAS system's command authority and there is no evidence that the entire failure analysis for everything connected to that change was re-run and re-filed with the FAA.

Now it turns out Boeing had "discovered" these messages some months ago and yet just turned them over to the FAA.

This revelation, of course, bins the original oh we forgot sort of explanation and appears to turn it into at least the appearance of an intentional act of deception.

Where are the manslaughter charges?

PS: Lawyers are, as you might expect, pushing back on these reports.  Color me skeptical.

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