Solent Branch Online Lecture: A Short History of the 737 MAX and MCAS – 4th February

Thursday 4th February 2021 at 18:30 GMT

A short history of the 737 MAX and ‘Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System’ (MCAS), from development to fix by Chris Brady

Chris started flying in 1985 with the RAF whilst studying for a Physics degree. He spent several years in general aviation as a Flying Instructor, Examiner, C of A Test Pilot for all Group A & B types and Chief Pilot of an air taxi company. In his 18 years on the 737 Chris accumulated over 10,000hrs flying most versions. He has conducted over 150 post-maintenance check flights and customer demonstration flights on the 737 Classics and NGs. Chris has been flying the Airbus A320 CEO/NEO family since 2011. Chris is also the author of The Boeing 737 Technical Site ( established in 1999, and The Boeing 737 Technical Guide, first published in 2006 (updated annually). Chris was cited in the US House Committee report on The Design, Development & Certification of the Boeing 737 MAX and has appeared in, and advised on, dozens of news reports and documentaries about the 737 MAX.

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