Fri Jun 28, 2019, 08:49 PM

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

(Would have put this in Tech but we all know it’s really about money.)

Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers

Bloomberg) -- It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.


Well, at least we know how much Boeing figures a plane full of passengers lives are worth, huh?

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Reply Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers (Original post)
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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 08:57 PM

1. Probably some bean counter got a big promotion for promoting the hiring of cheap ...

labor to write code for the computerized systems on its planes.

Bean counters are notorious for ruining great products. They excel at it.

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