Details of Boeing’s plans to upgrade the 737 MAX’s flight control system are increasing the spotlight on flight-deck human factor breakdowns in the model’s design. The bulk of Boeing’s changes target the MAX’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), which helps the aircraft perform more like its 737NG predecessor in certain flight scenarios. MCAS’s purpose is to force the MAX’s nose down by moving the horizontal stabilizer when a ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Boeing 737 MAX AOA warning light was an option" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.