- Feb 24, 2008
As I said before, the overspeed was not the result of any decision. It was the result of omission.
So we agree.. simulators are fine for simulating normal fair weather uneventful flights but more or less useless in simulating those unexpected conditions that cause accidents.I never claimed that simulators are perfect. I did say that they very closely match the behaviour of the aircraft when they are operated within the flight envelope. Modelling behaviour outside that envelope is difficult as much of that modelling is based on test flights carried as part of the certification process. Those test flights do not extend significantly beyond that envelope.
Boeing issued a statement acknowledging that the Max simulator needed to be modified to better match reality.
Boeing acknowledges flaw in 737 MAX simulator software