June 30, 2019
This is not the type of individual who you want programming code for software used to control an aircraft.
One of the biggest aviation-related stories in the past several months has been the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max planes. The crashes forced a mass grounding of the plane model. At first these crashes were assumed to be largely the result of the racially diverse pilot crews. After all, it was an Ethiopian Airlines flight and a Lion Air flight that crashed. Ethiopian Airlines is the state-run airliner of Ethiopia and Lion Air is a low cost Indonesian airliner.
While pilot error may have certainly contributed to these crashes, it looks like software problems may have also played a role. It could have even been a combination of the two. The reason being is because Boeing decided to outsource critical software engineering work for the Boeing 737 Max plane to a bunch of low paid Indian street-shitters.
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.”
In other words, Boeing’s management thought they could get away with cutting costs by hiring these $9-an-hour Indians. This was a very stupid decision. It’s insane to hire a bunch of incompetent Indians to write and test code for a software application that is critical to the lives of people on board an aircraft.
Anybody who has worked in the technology industry understands that Indians are horrible to work with. Not only do they speak poor English and are difficult to work with, but they are generally bad at performing tasks to a reasonable standard.
But you don’t have to take my word for it, it is admitted in the above blurb from the Bloomberg article. The dotheads kept fucking up the software code and it took them several tries to write the code correctly.
It boggles the mind that we have people in corporations who think it is smart to outsource this type of important technology work to low IQ Indians. Had Boeing tasked a group of experienced and qualified White male engineers with coding and testing the software, the end product would have been completed faster and done to a reasonable standard.
Yes, Boeing would have had to pay the White male engineers more money but it would have been worth it in the long run. Because based on what we are looking at here, it appears as if the street-poopers fucked up the software, and this in turn was a contributing factor to the two crashes. The crashes have totally tainted the Boeing 737 Max brand because people no longer feel safe flying in them.
One can only guess how many millions of dollars this debacle has cost Boeing. And it looks like it all could have been avoided if they had just paid a team of White male software engineers a reasonable six-figure salary to do the work. But since it would be “racist” and “sexist” to even propose such a thing, a brand has been destroyed, enormous amounts of money have been lost and people are dead.
Nothing good has resulted from corporations outsourcing work to third world countries. This is just another example proving it.