Grado de dificultad: 3 (Por el idioma)
Boeing, changes “737 Max 8” into “737-8”
Avianca is a rather small south american airline company.
It is, however, looked upon with envy, for a special characteristic: none of its planes is a Boeing 737 Max 8.
This info is a valuable one, these days. On the opposite side, polish company Enter Air just signed for two 737-8 (which is two above the acceptable number).
By the way, the casually(?) renamed “737-8” is no one else than the (in)famous Boeing 737 Max 8:
El 737 Max pasa a llamarse 737-8 para salvar su imagen
This will be the most useful info in the present article:
Please, everyone, be aware that “Boeing 737-8” is the new name of the 737 Max 8.
It is the exact same plane, easily identifiable by the shape and position of its engines.
“Latest news”, nothing new
A 245-pages report
This is not the first post published by TMN on this affair. We already wrote several episodes of this saga in our “International” section.
The core reason is that nerds like us, hardly accept such a reckless mess.
It means, however that we know, first hand, how this is possible, and how (as engineers, we were involved in other real-life instances).
The last “surprising news” is the publication of a thick House Committee report (245 pages):
Final House Committee report on the Boeing 737 Max
Luckily, many important medias already extracted the important data in this report, among others:
Engineers, employees, and newspeak
The surprise, for us, is that this report doesn’t reveal anything new. We already knew these elements from previous articles.
Oh, sorry, yes! There is something new: the tone. No more whispering and no more doubts about the (not so) wonderful Boeing Corporation.
No one is talking of the hundreds of planes parked around Renton’s Boeing production unit anymore.
There is still a subtle newspeak manipulation: how they say “engineers” to talk of the bad guys, while saying “employees” otherwise.
To be clear, the “employees” they are speaking of are … (Drums) … Engineers! They have the same exact profile as their fellows from Airbus.
What is the difference? Is it that they are Americans? We don’t think so (better look above their heads).
One last thing: journalists seem hesitant on what to do with the “now 737-8”.
The comments of readers below the articles will give them the answer: A BIG FAT “NO”.