Reply to post: Re: "... anti-stall – sorry, plane pedants hate it when we call it that..."

Deadly 737 Max jets no longer a Boeing concern – for now: Production suspended after biz runs out of parking space

Electronics'R'Us
Holmes

Re: "... anti-stall – sorry, plane pedants hate it when we call it that..."

Agreed, but there is something even more fundamental; the aircraft cannot be certified as airworthy under part 25 of the FAA airworthiness regulations without some system that prevents an increasing rate of angle of attack for a constant pressure on the controls.

In certain phases of the flight envelope, the angle of attack rate can increase uncommanded (which can indeed induce a very nasty stall situation and is all due to the size and placement of the new larger engines); that is the primary reason MCAS is present (quite apart from any other consideration).

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