03-12-2019 08:41 AMbonvoyagesafely
Regarding these snippets from Ellie Kaufman’s post on CNN today (link at bottom):
While the Lion Air crash in October and Sunday's Ethiopian crash are not linked beyond the fact that both planes were of the same model, CNN aviation safety analyst and former FAA safety inspector David Soucie said he would not get on a 737 MAX 8 plane today because travelers don't have enough information.
Link to CNN post mentioned above:
03-12-2019 09:43 AMTheMiddleSeat
This statement was from November 7, seems to be exactly what you are looking for. I added the bold emphasis.
"Southwest has thoroughly reviewed the guidance issued by Boeing earlier today, and our existing 737 MAX 8 operating procedures address the scenarios described in the bulletin,” Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish said in a statement. “To underscore our commitment to safety, Southwest is taking steps to highlight the existing procedures to the over 9,500 Southwest pilots that operate our 737 MAX 8 fleet.”
03-12-2019 10:01 AMelijahbrantley
03-12-2019 10:26 AMbasslaw2010
The Max is safe, with regard to the recent incident, the captain was young with very little experience. Name a car model, if one of those crashes twice, are you never going to get into that model car again? Southwest has one of the best safety records and has some of, if not the, best training. The flight I'm scheduled on this weekend is scheduled to be a Max and I have no hesitation.
03-12-2019 12:15 PMdfwskier
Has Southwest given any indication or reassurance about this training? Was this training made mandatory, or can it be? I know that we don’t have enough information at this point to be certain but it seems like a worthwhile investment to me to proactively ensure all pilots get this training ASAP before flying the 737-MAX’s again - a worthwhile investment both in terms of critical safety and in terms of reassuring customers with flights coming up on Southwest, such as myself. My fiancée and I are traveling Seattle to Providence, and then Albany to Seattle in the week before April to visit aging grandparents (in rapidly declining health in one case). We’d really rather not postpone, but given Southwest’s lack of action or accountability on this matter we may feel that we have no choice.Why yes it has. Accoring te the SW pilot's union:"We now have Extended Envelope Training (EET) in addition to our regular annual training and since
SWAPA and others have brought awareness to the MCAS issue, we have additional resources to
successfully deal with either a legitimate MCAS triggered event or a faulty triggered MCAS event.SWAPA also has pushed hard for Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor displays to be put on all our aircraft
and those are now being implemented into the fleet. All of these tools, in addition to SWAPA Pilots
having the most experience on 737s in the industry, give me no pause that not only are our aircraft
safe, but you are the safest 737 operators in the sky.