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Boeing 737-800 and MAX 8 Critical Factor Simulation

Volume: 59  ,  Issue: 1 , August    Published Date: 27 August 2020
Publisher Name: IJRP
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DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100591820201380


# Author Name
1 Rahul Jayawardana


Boeing 737 is one of the most widely used aircraft in hundreds of airlines around the world. The Boeing Company introduced the new modified series of the 737 family Boeing 737 MAX series in 2015 and the Boeing 737 MAX 8 entered the commercial service in 2016. The MAX 8 is a state of the art aircraft that is more computerized and modified using the application of improved aerodynamics and safety systems. But since the crashes of Lion Air JT610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET302 which were operated with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the global MAX 8 fleet became grounded officially due to safety reasons. The investigations said the activation of the MCAS (A safety system) played major roles in both crashes. In this research, the other factors except for the MCAS which are, take-off angles, stall angle and stall times, and V1 &V2 speeds of the MAX8 were simulated and compared with its predecessor Boeing 737-800 using the Microsoft Flight Simulator X.


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