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How Airlines Are Able To Fly The Boeing 737 MAX During Its GroundingAirlines are moving their grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft around the world, to escape harsh winter conditions, perform maintenance and move them into long term storage. However, many have asked how an airline can conceivably even be allowed to fly a ‘grounded’ plane, let alone one that has a critical flaw preventing airworthiness. To answer this question we need to look at the Boeing 737 MAX and why airlines are trying to move them despite the ban. (simpleflying.com) More...
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Airline move broken airplanes all the time...for a variety of reasons. Just a "simple" Ferry Permit and off you go, follow the manufacturers procedure for that flight and there you go...no special training required.
First I’ve heard of MCAS not operational with flaps deployed?
Not tryin to pick a fight, so, yes, anything but flaps up suppressed MCAS in the original form and any autopilot engaged mode did the same.Always in the cards. So in order to ferry an unmodified MAX and never "see" MCAS, one would engage the AP before calling for a clean wing. The entire thrust of MCAS was to provide pitch force stick feel that matched that of previous versions of the 73 when hand flown. The controverted MSM anti Boeing articles that called it an anti-stall program have always been wrong and the the great unwashed in the back readin the scat never knew any more about the problem than they do about "ferry permits". Issued every day to move broken birds to a storage or repair facility in the US or ICAO countries, everybody, legally. A reference or two below.
No worries, thx for the info.
Is Boeing trying to cheat us or what?
Strange how the Max has flown world wide many tens of thousands of hours without problems and two marginally trained crews make the aircraft unsafe to fly.
Recently the former Chief Engineer at Ethiopian Airlines alleged the airline tampered with the Boeing 737 MAX maintenance records the day after the crash! Does make you wonder.
Agreed, which is why it happened for African or Asian airlines. You wouldn't have seen them crash in the U.S., Canada or EU.