Aviation Watch: Assessing Pilot And Airline Fault In Crashes

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 5:34 PM EDT) -- While the media firestorm over the Boeing 737 Max has focused on its flawed Manuevering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS, flight control technology — and the Federal Aviation Administration’s role in certificating it — attention has recently also been given to the airlines and flight crew involved in the accidents which led to the worldwide grounding.

For example, on July 10, USA Today, said that the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash “raised questions about pilot experience — whether mistakes were made in the cockpit and whether foreign airlines require pilots to have enough training.” What part did the pilots and their airlines...

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