What is the Boeing 737 Max Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System?

This page is also available in: 简体中文 (Chinese (Simplified))Updated November 17 explaining MCAS and electric trim override operation. When Boeing set out to develop the 737 Max, engineers had to find a way to fit a much larger and more-fuel efficient engine under the wing of the single-aisle jet’s notoriously low-riding landing gear. By moving the engine slightly forward and higher up and extending the nose landing gear by eight inches, Boeing eked another 14% improvement in fuel consumption out of the continually tweaked airliner. That changed, ever so slightly, how the jet handled in certain situations. The relocated engines … Continue reading What is the Boeing 737 Max Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System?