Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS
That used to be the one thing that Boeing had over Airbus. Boeing supposedly was of the opinion that they would help the pilot, but ultimately that pilot was the absolute authority at all times. Airbus' attitude was that since pilot error is the largest contributor to air crashes, they would willingly disobey the pilot anytime the on-board computer thought it was a bad idea.
Now we have Boeing demonstrating specifically why the attitude that their competition supposedly has regarding overriding the pilot is a bad idea.