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Did the Government Shutdown Delay the 737 MAX 8 Fix?

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An investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 is underway. Similarities between this incident and the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 have been noted and it’s now suggested that software fixes for the 737 MAX 8 ordered after the crash of JT610 were halted by the government shutdown. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

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stephenjshaner
s s 5
LOL Talk about fake news and sensational headlines. No wonder journalism is dead - these people are shameless trying to generate clicks.
tyketto
Actually, he may be correct. there was an AD released notifying everyone for the changes stemming from LNI610

It was to go into effect on 12/21/2018 - THE DAY THE GOVERNMENT WAS SHUT DOWN.
TaylorBeck
Taylor Beck 2
Safety of flight is considered essential and therefore not subject to a shutdown especially a partial one.
tyketto
Those issuing the AD were not considered ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL. They were furloughed at the time that the AD was to go into effect.
TaylorBeck
Taylor Beck 1
Yep but the AD could have been released. Meh.
Cansojr
Cansojr 1
RIGHT ON THE MONEY!
DebSoles
I don't think we'll ever know all the repercussions caused by the prolonged Government shutdown. Sad...

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