Quote Originally Posted by GRG55 View Post
I have no desire to get into an argument about this, but your case that technology "band aids" make the plane less safe isn't going to stop the already well advanced integration of technology into the airframes and the cockpits of every type of new model of aircraft from single GA piston to commercial airliners.
No real argument, this is where we're headed. I've spent my career designing computer based systems that anticipate requirements better than any human can do consistently. I'm a true believer so when the robots take over, then you can call me out. If Boeing had designed a complete system and gone through the rigorous certification process, the plane would no doubt be excellent. But they didn't do that and when they realized their plane was a death trap, they added a technological band aid to make it only a death trap for under trained pilots, their crew and their passengers. Now their adding more band aids.

Where I think we disagree is that I know all fundamentally bad designs cannot be fixed by intense interrogation and software. I've been on those projects. Even worse, I've run those projects. You come in mid-stream, realize the entire project is crap but the customer has been assured your team can turn this boatload of nonsense around. You do it, and it mostly works, but everyone on the inside, (especially the great minds), are looking for an exit before the next time the system breaks in a way that destroys careers. The MAX is this sort of project.