Boeing CEO admits Max 737 ‘mistake’

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 17, 2019 11:41

Boeing CEO admits Max 737 ‘mistake’

The CEO of Boeing has admitted that there has been a ‘mistake’ made by the company in handling the problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes which lead to the worldwide grounding of 737 Max fleet.

Ahead of the Paris Air Show, chief executive Dennis Muilenburg told reporters on Sunday that Boeing’s communication ‘was not consistent’ and that was ‘unacceptable’.

As we reported last month, Pilots are angry that Boeing did not tell them about the safety indicator in the Max cockpit not working. Meanwhile, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has blamed Boeing for not telling regulators about the fault with the software that has been implicated in the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, in which 346 people died.

Mr Muilenburg promised ‘transparency’ as Boeing tried to get the grounded model back in flight.

Boeing is facing a real dilemma, the FAA, earlier this month, highlighted new problems with some of Boeing’s 737 Max jets and an older model.

Meanwhile, Vanguard Group, one of the largest investors in Boeing, recently raised concerns over the handling of the grounded 737 Max. Furthermore, American Airlines, along with Southwest, extended the grounding period for its 737 Max fleet. Along with many airlines, including United,  seeking compensation for the grounding of aircraft.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 17, 2019 11:41