A grounded Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sits on the tarmac at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg

‘Idiots’: Boeing dismissed Lion Air’s call for 737 MAX training a year before crash in Indonesia

  • Doing simulator training would have undercut the jet’s selling point: that crews trained on an older 737 version could fly the MAX after just a computer course
  • Boeing also failed to tell Lion Air about a new flight-control feature on the MAX that required training so pilots would be able to better respond to malfunctions
Topic |   Indonesia

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A grounded Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft sits on the tarmac at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg
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