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I think the problem is that the 737 Max is the product of a long line of planes engineered to fly the original 737 but now flying very differently due to the massively increased engine size, which supposedly creates a much more unstable aircraft.

So you're asking the pilot to, in the midst of some other failure, to start flying a weird plane they ever flown before. You could solve that problem by training all your pilots in this BUT this solution is very expensive, so expensive the airlines might just demand their money back instead. And that wouldn't be a solution for Boeing.

All true. But from where we are today, that seems like a better solution from a safety perspective.

And now, the FAA (or EASA) might just mandate that anyway.

I wouldn't be surprised if CAAC refuses to ever recertify the 737 MAX, especially if a trade deal isn't struck.

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