Airbus: Hey, I am putting a new engine on A320 and I call this wonder NEO. Boeing: I am doing better and putting a new engine on 737. I call this masterpiece MAX. Boeing’s engineer 1: We have a problem. These new engines are larger than the previous ones. No adequate ground clearance. Boeing’s engineer 2: Easy. Mount them higher and farther forward on the wings. Boeing’s engineer 3: No, we will have a destabilizing effect , especially at lower speeds during high-banked... Boeing’s engineer 2: Don't worry. We have an app, sorry system, for that. It is called MCAS. Boeing’s engineer 4: Good. Let's give training to pilots about this new system. Boeing people 1: No, we promised airlines to minimize the costs of pilot retraining. Boeing people 2: He is right. They will not buy MAX if there is costly and time-consuming training. Boeing’s engineer 4: Oh. At least, let's make them know about it. Boeing people 1: Yeah, somebody prepare a briefing. Boeing people 2: HOORAY. Here is a shiny presentation for the customer. Boeing’s engineer 4: This is insane. Boeing people 1: Relax. We don't hide anything. Everything is written in maintenance manuals. Boeing Engineer 5: Knock knock FAA: Who's there? Boeing Engineer 5: Boeing ODA. FAA: ODA who? Boeing Engineer 5: ODA who does self-certification and whose engineers sign off on their own work on behalf of you. FAA: Here is your certificate. Now, go away. I am listening " I don't care, I love it" song. Boeing Engineer 6: Hey guys, here is the certificate from FAA. European Regulators: Good job. Brazilian Regulator: I don't like you and I don't like FAA. I require that pilots be made familiar with the change. Boeing: Whatever. I married your old girlfriend. After the accidents FAA: The investigation has just begun and to date we have not been provided data to draw any conclusions or take any actions but we stopped listening to that song. I ensure you that we will ground 737 MAXs just as soon as one crashes in the US. -------- I am not saying that this is what happened. Reality is more complicated than fiction. I am saying that it is all Airbus's fault. They started this rat race.