After the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 Ethiopian Airlines that killed 157 people this Sunday, March 10, several countries and airlines have made the decision to temporarily ground this aircraft model. Australia, United Kingdom, South Korea, Indonesia, China, Oman, Mongolia ...

On Twitter, the US President commented on Tuesday the consequences of the crash suffered by the Boeing takeoff of Addis Ababa:

"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists at MIT (the prestigious Cambridge University that trains engineers, ed).

I see it all the time for many products.

We always try to advance to a useless stage when often the old and the simplest are better. Decisions must be made in a split second, but complexity creates danger. All this for a huge cost and very little gain. "

That's why the US put Boeing under pressure to force it to modify its 737 MAX aircraft after two fatalities in less than six months.

It is indeed another example of this model which had been damaged at sea in Indonesia in October, causing the death of the 189 people on board, there also a few minutes after the takeoff.

The crash of Lion Air in Indonesia drew attention to the incidence sensors (AOA), a malfunction of which may drive the computer on board, thinking to be in stall, to put the aircraft in dive while it should otherwise straighten it.

While the United States has not banned the flight of the said Boeing - the aircraft manufacturer employs more than 150,000 people in the United States - the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has asked the American aircraft manufacturer to make changes "at the latest in April" on software and control system MCAS designed to avoid stalls. Boeing also needs to update the manual for pilot training.

By not completely immobilizing the 737 MAX 8, Boeing intends to limit losses.

But if a software or hardware modification of the Boeing 737 MAX had to be done, it would take several months.

For Boeing, it would be an industrial disaster, but it also concerns the entire international aviation industry.

Paul Emison for DayNewsWorld