No confusion. The point I made was clear. Both planes were put into the air and then both had to be grounded. The 787 suffered several initially unexplained on-board fires. The 737 Max has had two total hull loss crashes with several hundred of deaths. Neither should have occurred in the 21st century in new aircraft.gera wrote:you seem to be confusing 737 and 787: these are two completely different planes
It would not have been difficult to find the 787 battery fault had there been sufficient testing. Present indications are that new systems introduced to the 787 Max are probably also faulty. What was Boeing doing when it issued pilot manuals that were, in the words of a qualified 737 captain, "“inadequate and almost criminally insufficient.” So that 737 Max aircraft was put into service in a state perfectly safe to fly? I doubt it.
Let me add that i agree Boeing has made some great planes. I loved the various models of the 747. Leaving aside highjacking, it's first accident occurred on a Lufthansa flight 6 years after being introduced into service. The first 757 accident occurred 7 years after entry. The 767 was 9 years after entry. The first 777 accident 13 years after entry. Is it therefore not more than strange that several 787s (a plane I still do not enjoy flying) self-combusted in its very first year of service? And is it not more than strange that two new 737 Max aircraft have crashed in similar circumstances soon after take-off with total loss of life less than two years after its entry? Something is clearly going wrong within Boeing.