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Everything we know now about the Boeing 737 Max disaster
"Nearly a year. Since a second Boeing seven thirty-seven Max airplane fell from the sky by that crash. Killed One hundred and fifty seven people and it revealed that the first crash which killed one hundred and eighty nine people. A few months earlier was more an accident. There photos haunt a hearing room. The lost their families reminding us. Legislators that two two Boeing crashes were not random accidents they were preventable. The country's transportation minister telling reporters preliminary data shows clear similarity. Ready to the lion. Air Max a crash. Indonesia in October and the days following that crashed the new seven thirty seven Max. Planes were grounded faster in in some countries than in others but eventually around the globe and the search for answers began at first that investigation was expected to take a a few months and the planes to be fixed and back in the air by September ban. We learned more and that target shifted to the holidays today at the end of January. The planes are still grounded and they may return perhaps this summer if they do. Will anyone trust. Because in the meantime we've learned some really disturbing facts about how new models of airplanes are tested and certified or not and how candidate relies on the United States to do much of that testing for them and how even the United States often relies on the airplane manufacturers to regulate themselves. So we now have a much clearer picture of exactly. The system broke down so uh-huh Forum and we know perhaps how easily it might have been prevented Jordan Rawlins. This is the big story. Grant Robertson has an investigative reporter at the globe in Mail who has followed this story for for the better part of a year. Now I granted I before we get into everything. That's come since disasters. Why don't you give us a picture? Picture of the airline industry. What was the Boeing seven? Three seven Max when it debuted well. That's a great question. It's a great place to start. Because when the Boeing seven thirty seven Max ax debuted. It was Boeing's Next Great Hope Ford Lineup of aircraft You have to take the story back to twenty eleven and and that's when Boeing's main competitor Airbus in Europe they're like the The you know the Honda versus Toyota Airline Industry Airbus came up with the new plane. The a three twenty A new version of the three twenty. That was more fuel-efficient had more range and And the airlines really liked that they could cut their fuel. You'll budgets fuel is one of the biggest expenditures for an airline. And so that really put Boeing on its heels. Boeing had to have an answer to that so they got to work kind of new seven thirty seven and they wanted it to match the fuel efficiency of the three twenty or be better and so they came up with the Max and they had to reconfigure certain parts of the Max Certain parts of the seven thirty seven to create the Max and when it debuted in two thousand seventeen it was Boeing's bestselling plane ever because airlines thought. Great we've got a new seven thirty seven. We don't have to train our pilots. It's on a different plane. Now right we already fly. Seven thirty sevens so this is a newer better version of it. This is exactly what we wanted so now explain how it all went wrong. So last March the second seven thirty seven Max in the span of a few months went down. That's right what happens then so the second crash of the seven thirty seven. Max took place on March tenth. That really changed everything around the Max because it was is the second crash in under five months for a brand new plane and what he did was it made the Max. The deadliest plane The deadliest commercial solaire liner designed in many many different ways statistically casualties and I forty eight months of a plane right. It had the highest casualties compared the flight hours it was one of the highest I think only surpassed by the Concord. But the Concorde was an unfair comparison because the concord hadn't flown that much right and so oh it every statistical measure that second crash. Put the Max off the charts and what it also did was it really hammered home. The point that at the first Max crash which took place in late twenty eighteen October two thousand eighteen five months earlier there. was maybe a pattern there. When that first crash happened it was originally originally blamed by Boeing on highland air and they had insinuated that these were foreign pilots that may not be up to the standards of pilots around the world? People didn't accept it but that seemed to have been the storyline out of that first crash. Second crash happens people start asking a lot tougher questions. What answers Thursday they get to those questions some very disturbing ones the Max was based on a tweak to the original seven thirty seven design nine? Now let's just a quick walk through history on the seven thirty seven designed in the nineteen sixties. It is the workhorse of the airline industry. It's the you you know it's it's the Honda civic of the the airline industry. If you've flown on a plane you'd be hard pressed to maybe not You've flown on a seven thirty seven at some point in life it is everywhere and the reason it is because it's it's a great continental plane for going across across North America if Fleiss throughout Europe up and it was designed originally lower to the ground so back in the nineteen sixties we didn't board planes through Through the ramps that they have now the steps at the steps and and the plane was lowered to the ground and the the staircase unfolded from the plane. And so what they did was they. Designed this heaven Thirty thirty seven a bit lower to the ground so you could load luggage on and off easier faster people could get on and off it more efficiently. The airlines like this at the time time throughout time that became irrelevant. Because now we board through ramps and it's much more efficient but the the design of the plane never changed. They just kept updating it and tweaking we can get over the years as battery technology. Came out you still have the same body of the plane so they come up with more fuel-efficient engines for bigger the engines. But these have to be mounted differently on the wing and they have to move them up and forward on the wing to get ground clearance things like that that and what that does it changes the way the Max flies it in some situations would caused the plane to lift. Its nose to pitch up right can picture. Yeah and and so what they did as a solution for that is they put software in the plane that would when that would happen Because when you pit shop you risk something called Aerodynamic dynamic stall basically what that is you lose the the the air around the wing the force that lifts the wings up you know if we remember our physics physics classes. This is from high school. We don't exactly. Yeah you lose lift around the wing. So so the design this software to push the The the plane the knows the plane back down again. They thought that was the fix right. Originally after the first class crash people started asking questions about that. Is this to blame. After the second crash crash became very clear that this was the issue. That's when the seven three seven maxes were taken out of service correct. How did that process happen in the weeks? Nine months after because this is where I think people who followed the tragedy at the time and remember the planes being pulled start to to lose the day to day coverage of it but there was a lot going on over the months after that after the second crash yes so after the first go back to the first crash after the first crash questions are being Asked about this software that they've built into the plane called the M. S. people might have heard the word the CA- It's the acronym for it. So they thought we can just right and easy software patch for this and we can change the way we are instructions to pilots. And how the how the plane flies and everything will be okay. The second come crash happens. what we find out is the case is much more powerful than Boeing had lead on than the FAA new then Transport Canada. A new. You know it's it's It's a bigger problem than anybody expected. Countries around the world in the first day and and second day after the after the second crash began to ground the plane saying we have enough of a concern and we have enough preliminary data that this. This plane is a problem. This is a pilot or this is something much much worse right so it begins with China is the first company country underground massive airline industry there And then it starts to cascade through Europe countries saying safety first. Let's ground the outliers in that debate. Start to become Canada and the US now what we know in the months since then is that transport Canada's first reaction after that second crash was to wait to see what the Americans weren't we're going to do they wanted to hear what Boeing's opinions were. They wanted to wait to see what the American authorities were going to do. Canada waited. They didn't act on the first set of data that everybody had and they ended up grounding the plane almost four days later for a few hours before the Americans but essentially at the end of it candidate in the US where the last two countries to to make that move Which I think surprised a lot of people some of the stuff that you've reported as kind of opened my eyes at least to the relationship between the FAA in the United States and transport? Canada Canada. How does that process work for diagnosing? I guess for lack of a better word problems like
"two thousand eighteen five months" Discussed on KCRW
"In banter map felony of The Hollywood Reporter hello map hello so you know this past week as you well know I rode with my colleague Tatiana Siegel a piece about MGM Mike deluca who had been an executive at new line and then worked at Sony and produced movies like the social network and fifty shades of grey it for universal long long history in the entertainment business he was hired John Glickman who had been the head of the MGM film studio was let go I will say this was a bit of a jumping off point for me I I'll be honest I haven't paid that much attention to MGM they don't make tons of movies this is the company where they have the bond franchise and that is a huge asset that everybody wants and they have a very significant library with movies like the bond movies and silence of the lambs and legally blind they have a lot of movies and there is a gold rush right now for content so a lot of people have been expecting them to sell I just hadn't been paying that much attention and once I got into the story of the hiring of deluca and the letting go of John Glickman the I felt like I was just going to have this rabbit hole of what the heck is up at MGM yeah it's an interesting company right now because this twenty fifth bond film no time to die it's coming out in April and they made a pretty significant change in the run up to that movie no John Glickman is going to produce movies for MGM going forward but bring in Mike to look at this time who is a veteran film executive and producer signals that they are trying to kind of bulk up this asset and then the question is why and most people believe that MGM is going to head for a sale at some point soon it is a right time when the bond movies released and they have some pretty good assets have had some success on the television side which is run by mark Burnett I'm Jim bought his company a couple years ago the survivor producer and famous trump confidante he has a television division that has Fargo and hammy's tell on Hulu and a couple of other shows in addition to the Burnett library and they've got a bunch of these assets here it seems like one of these other studios that are looking for a partner or a streaming company that's looking for a content pipeline could Russian in by this asset I mean yes of what you're saying is true at the mark Burnett of it all is a complicated question you know the scripted shows that you mentioned mark Burnett is a reality guy he's the guy who brought you survivor he's the guy who brought you the voice he's the guy who brought you Donald Trump in the apprentice and created the sort of mist of Donald Trump their shrewd businessman so he is a reality guy but there is a scripted guy there and he is the one with handmaid's tale Fargo was credited with all of that it was not at all clear from our reporting that he even reports to mark Burnett at this point raising the question of who is running this place they fired Gary barber a very hardnosed businessman who had been the CEO in two thousand eighteen five months after he renewed his contract supposedly they fired him because he was pushing for a sale one of the main shareholders in the MGM this guy Kevin all rich is said to be very enamored of the business loves going to parties so it wasn't so clear that he wanted to sell the take away why after I immersed myself in this for a couple of days is that there are a lot of agendas competing in this company and a lot of people kind of fighting for a piece of control and I think that out for Mike deluca he's stepping into a place that has a lot of shifting sands yeah and deluca will report to the board but MGM is essentially being run by what they're calling an office of the CEO which means they don't have a CEO so they have this board and they have these people who run different divisions and the question is does that give that company a unified strategy and vision and if they don't have one then is it all just designed to bulk up and sell off I don't know that they have a cohesive answer to that question I just think it's kind of a a mystery that a lot of people have been trying to figure out who's going in which direction I mean you've got mark Burnett doing I guess some reality shows on this thing the messiah for Netflix you've got that the scripted TV you've got the film division but one thing was never really worked out of any kind of studio is a committee that is in charge and it appears without a CEO I mean there's an office of the CEO with CEO but harden executive director for the office of the CEO that seem to last six months only as this person seem to have conflicts with mark Burnett so whole just saying knives out is not an MGM movie hit by the night's out could seem to me to be a title for a story about MGM well and it also brings up this issue of what is a movie studio in twenty twenty when you don't have a roster of franchise films MGM has one and they had success with the rocky franchise which they relaunched with creed but that seems to kind of be stalled they have another animated franchise they watch this past year with the Adams family but those are not the a level franchises they have one it's James Bond it's controlled by the broccoli family and they do not want or at least they have not wanted in till now to expand beyond doing one movie every four five years so that puts it in a very precarious position and Mike deluca is supposedly being brought in to make these kinds of mid budget movies that are not in favor of the other studios I knives out is the model that everybody sites it wasn't their movie but that is the model that gives everybody helped out something like little women and I'll just note that the producer of little women Amy Pascal was also quietly added to the MGM Ford strangely I mean they didn't announce this was supposed to bring creative experience or is it a long time friend and colleague of Mike deluca but it feels like they're bringing in another faction to run the movie studio now it just feels a bit confusing but in terms of how people see the future there is that people don't see a future other than a sale and because of that bond asset there's almost no one who wouldn't be interested potentially the people think apple needing content if they really want to stay in this game would be in the lead let me just touch briefly on the Harvey Weinstein trial got underway this past week bumpy start for her he wants dean he got yelled at by the judge she brought to cell phones into the court room the judge asked him how he would like to spend the rest of his life in jail for ignoring the judges directives and bringing these phones and actually sitting here apparently texting or looking at his phone that is a very strange move you know a lot of people have been commenting on the way he comes in with his Walker we'll keep saying to me this is a very cheap low end Walker with tennis balls on if you have a doctor who's really giving you a Walker you are getting a much different kind of Walker I'm the Walker has become symbolic a lot of people in Hollywood think he's faking I had said that if he he had his limbs and turning off of his body like the character in the Monty Python movie people would think he was faking but people do think that Harvey is just trying to look like a feeble old man and of course one of the big challenges will be finding a jury that is going to be able to say they can judge of this thing yeah with jury selection we seen some pointed questions to them you know have you ever worked in the entertainment industry have you ever known anyone who has experience sexual assault and some of the responses we've seen on the questionnaires have been very specific one perspective juror said that she had recently read catching kill the running ferro book which gave this person a very unfavorable opinion of Harvey Weinstein now anyone who is paid attention to the media for the past two years is probably going to be aware of him but most criminal lawyers say they don't actually mind if you are familiar with the person it's whether you have a commitment to keeping an open mind about whether the lawyers have done their job in proving their case and that's what Harvey's defense is looking for right now people that they believe can keep an open mind I mean what they were really looking to do of course is to push this thing on down the road it when he got indicted in Los Angeles on two consecutive days the day this trial in New York started and immediately as lawyers that what we have to postpone this because I don't know there's more negative news in the environment about Harvey Weinstein I'm not exactly sure why the judge was not having it the lawyers tried to get the judge to recuse himself saying he was being mean to Harvey the judge did not so more will.
"two thousand eighteen five months" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"We show on news ninety six point five WDBO Clark Howard on news ninety six point five WDBO. It's my pleasure to welcome. You here the Clark Howard show, which is about your empowerment with knowledge. So you can keep more of what you make that. That's a simple mission statement. Right. Empowerment knowledge. So you can have more money in your wallet. Really? But there are times at the advice that guidance the answers, I give in your opinion, come up short misguided wrong. That's why we have Clark dot com slash Clark stakes is where when you feel that I've missed the mart. You might me. No others. No and others can comment. They can agree. They can disagree. And if there's ever something you've listened to you feel sounds hallowed you or just missed what you expected from me. The quality of information you expect it for me, please go to Clark dot com slash Clark stinks. And post away. Now once a week produce a Krista goes through your posts and shares highlights people's post with you right here on the air. I'm pretty stupid. Maybe maybe. Right. Earlier this year you were talking about extolling the virtues of factory produced. Meet in quotes your endorsement of this made me really angry. You went on to say that it will save people who work at the ranch in the ranching industry so much time and effort at cetera. Well, I work in the ranching industry while yes, it is hard work. Some of us like hard work. Some of us like living out in the country near a town with only eight to ten thousand people some of us like living out in the middle of nowhere where we can still see the stars and smell fresh air and walk on real green grass some of us love taking care of live calves in their moms seven of us like this lifestyle we still deal with people face to face. Oftentimes, a hint shakes still seals deal, and we still do business locally, although that's getting harder and harder. Not all of us wanna live in urban areas that pollute the air with noise light and gas fumes are overpopulated with people who have never experienced things that I mentioned in this Email, perhaps you should come out. Here to eastern Montana and see inexperienced this lifestyle for yourself is odd to me that people who profess to be one with the earth and wanna cut back on carbon emissions are afraid of GMO's and artificial anything seem to want to eat this kind of factory produced meat. I usually like your advice, but on this one where you don't really know about our way of life, you missed the Mark. Patricia Patricia thank you for your post. And by the way, I love Montana. I've been to eastern Montana western Montana, northern Montana over and over and over again, I've been all over Montana, and it is one of the most magnificent places in the United States. And I did not mean any offence to you or your way of life. We have an issue around the world, how do we provide food for an increasing world population? And so I'm really intrigued and curious about new ways of producing food that are more efficient. And then maybe the way we've. Done things, historically, but we in the United States are so fortunate to have so much vailable land, and we will continue to be able to produce food in the United States, traditional ways and not just in the environment. I was talking about in or near urban areas. Recently Clark, recommended an individual not put student loans into deferment when they had that option while continuing to make payments on the loan. Ultimately, Clark recommended that. They just finished paying the loan and not continued deferment if the student has subsidized loans that are that portion will not accrue interest while in deferment continued payments on the student loan will help substantially since the payment will go all to principal balance for any subsidized loan. I did this when I returned to school and the deferment made such a difference in getting the loans paid off. Thanks for all the advice. Dr richardson. Thank you. Dr richardson. I appreciate your post on it. The big problem. We have in the states with student loans is not so much the strategy for. Paying them off. It's the amount of student loan debt. It's being taken out. And it's now somewhere around one point five trillion dollars cumulatively across the American population. And it is a terrible burden that people face for potentially decades after school. And so we need a whole reorienting and rethinking and the ability to borrow unlimited sums is something that we need to curtail or end in the United States, increasing the gas tax is needed, but poor paving jobs still cost the taxpayers. Lots more guests tax money. Does not equal better roads. Just more corruption. My wife, and I are teachers who commute together one hundred and fifteen total miles every school day on interstate eighty five they have re ground in resurfaced fifteen miles of I eighty five several times in four years in Montgomery and still poor road surfaces. Areas are coming apart again in areas or like roller coaster, rides only companies who Do Quoc. Work equal. Better roads. Lowest bids do not ensure quality Gregory. Gregory. I first of all your dedication to your students is fantastic that you commute such a long distance to teach. And that shows a real love for those kids is for the fact that your wife together. Yeah. And I think about that time you get together with each other. So as far as the problems with incompetence corruption that is a problem with government that's gone back forever. It doesn't mean that most government projects are corrupt or most government spending is incompetent it just seems to be a problem. You've had you said Montgomery. So I'm assuming on eighty five you mean Montgomery, Alabama. So that's something the politicians need to be brought to account for if in fact, the work being done is a very poor spend of taxpayer dollars. Sorry clark. You're stinking up my car yesterday. When your podcast mentioned recent travel warnings for Yucatan, I was pretty amazed that you have phone for these fake news reports. I also heard the reports from other news agencies including my five o'clock broadcasts. And so I went to the source, which is something I learned from you and on the State Department's own website the latest. Travel warning from Mexico was in November of two thousand eighteen five months ago, and the entire state of Yucatan is level to exercise caution because of increased crime this regurgitation of scary news seems to be coming up when people are booking are heading off to spring break. It feels like manipulation. Of course, we've been to Cancun a dozen times, and the people are the warmest, friendliest I've ever met there's crime in the inner city, and it does bleed out into the resort areas. But every article I read said that it wasn't targeted toward Taurus, it was late at night in a place that I would never visit at two AM, but a Chicago or any other major US city any different advice from the locals is to stay out of the bad part of town in the middle of the night and don't buy drugs because the Mexicans that. I see that. I meet see American spying drugs is the problem that is causing the crime, the more news scares people away, and it makes it cheaper for me. But I feel sorry for all the people in Mexico, depend on US dollars for their livelihood. I guess they will have to get buying Canadian dollars. Instead, thanks for all you do Clark. I've learned a lot from you like. Getting your news from like getting your news from the source, Tom Kemp, Tom glad you had such great. And the Yucatan I've been to the Yucatan guys more than a dozen times and Krista. You just went to the Yucatan in the midst of all the fuss about the the warnings about Americans traveling. Did you ever feel uncomfortable at all? I know. There was somebody you said that was in your daughter's school who was nervous about going. Yes, we take one of my daughters, friends and her parents were nervous about understand. I think understandably honestly, I mean, we just stayed on the resort the whole time, which is the vice I was given. And I didn't hear about anything. I mean, ours pretty far away from the inner city of Cancun. But there were a lot of security boats all over the place. I mean, they had our place pretty secure, and they think there's a reason for that. And so I felt pretty safe, but I was little like. So you know, I think it's up teaching visual how how comfortable they feel. So when I talked about it in answer to the question that are posters referring to. I was talking about the fact that there are people that are they get anxious or nervous about traveling. And when you're taking a vacation like going to the Yucatan, you're going for fine. You're going to escape to enjoy and it was going to freak you out that their concerns about potential crime. Then maybe there's somewhere else you should go. I've never had in my more than I don't even remember how many times I've been the Yucatan. I've never had any feeling of being unsafe at any time that I've been to the Yucatan peninsula any spot I've been there. And so, but but I'm somebody who who is pretty fearless with travel. So I just have to. Make sure I put it out there not to create fear, but to deal with the concerns that people might have in his honest away as I can't. And I'm glad that I helped generate lower prices for you on your trip K far away from the Yucatan. Enjoy listening to you here in Germany, just an F Y regarding you telling the listener to simply by a sim card while traveling abroad, at least here in order to activate the sim card and phone number of video interview is required to verify one's identity, and what other cell service would Clark listener have all detox. Of course, Brandon. It is true. If you walk into an all the in Germany, there's a case you can go to and you can you'll see some cards available in that case, and it's really an expensive cell phone service. I was not aware of the video interview requirement because I've been on T mobile for a long time. And so I have free use of unlimited texting and data when I travel overseas. So I I didn't know that such thing was there Italy can be difficult sometimes to buy some card as well. These are responses to the concerns about terrorism that are ever present and concerns of governments around the world. I agree with Clark, the LED lighting saves consumption on your power Bill, but that does not acquaint to actual dollar saved the power companies have minimums, so you may save twenty five percent by putting in LED bulbs. But you only. Save five percent on your power Bill. Cory, cory. Thank you. That depends on the part of the country, you're in and how power is supplied and how it's regulated where you live the same can be true for natural gas as well. The rates can be set with minimum that can be set with a charge. That is a charge just for breathing there, many different formulas used but particularly in areas of the country with high consumption of electricity for air conditioning during the peak summer months, you will generate the big savings from converting to LED lighting. Appreciate all your posts. Please. If you feel that I've explained something poorly. I've explained it.