Review Film Flight or Risk 2022

10 Nov 2022
Review Film Flight or Risk 2022

Founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington, the Boeing Company has since grown into one of the world’s biggest aerospace manufacturers, with its only real rival for market share the European Airbus. It has long been a model of high-tech engineering and business acumen, with especial emphasis on the former, until recently, when the latter imperative began to take prominence. Remember the recent Boeing 737 MAX accidents and ensuing scandal? They are at the heart of Flight/Risk, the gripping and heartbreaking new documentary from directors Karim Amer (The Great Hack) and Omar Mullick (These Birds Walk).
In clear, precise strokes, they explain how the once-meticulous company started to take shortcuts in the name of shareholder profits, leading to the launch of the deeply flawed 737 MAX. Worse, many at Boeing knew of the problems with the plane, yet minimized or directly lied about them. The absolute worst facts relate to how the new vessel came with software to correct a navigation issue, and how that detail was never mentioned to pilots, who then found themselves battling a computer program they knew nothing about, leading to a fatal crash.


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