Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers – HCL at fault again

Just as we suspected.

Outsourcing to cheap foreign labor and India Incs. was the cause of the 737 MAX crashes.

‘Engineers’ were paid $9/hr to write the plane’s software, which led to the crashes.

India’s HCL was banned by the FAA years ago on the 787 Dreamliner proj when their ES OS was found to be unflightworthy.

“His ES colleagues told him that the Designated Engineering Representative (DER) — a SWAT team of top engineers that tests aircraft software against rigorous standards — and the FAA refused to certify the work HCL did and told HS to start over — without HCL. Several of my source’s colleagues joined HS at the end of 2008 in an effort to rewrite the software”.

Now they’ve screwed up again.

People are now dying because of greedy Corporate America’s lust for cheap labor.

You get what you pay for Boeing. Too bad the dead people have no recourse now for what you have done.

Most Boeing execs + the India Inc mafia involved should all be put in prison for criminal negligence.

Another mega outsourcing fail.

The next time you hear Indians scream about how dumb Americans are + “can’t manage”, remember this incident.

Americans invented software, and computers, and American engineers had Boeing planes flying nearly perfectly for 50 years.

Not anymore, thanks to India Inc.

India is one huge faking fraud.

On top of that, $9 is 1/5th the prevailing wage, which means if any of those workers worked in the US for $9, it was visa fraud, since all H-1B visas require that the foreign workers be paid the prevailing wage.

  • Planemaker and suppliers used lower-paid temporary workers
  • Engineers feared the practice meant code wasn’t done right “

“It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software — plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw — was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.

Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace — notably India.

In offices across from Seattle’s Boeing Field, recent college graduates employed by the Indian software developer HCL Technologies Ltd. occupied several rows of desks, said Mark Rabin, a former Boeing software engineer who worked in a flight-test group that supported the Max.

The coders from HCL were typically designing to specifications set by Boeing. Still, “it was controversial because it was far less efficient than Boeing engineers just writing the code,” Rabin said. Frequently, he recalled, “it took many rounds going back and forth because the code was not done correctly.”

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