The top manager was to answer questions from members of the U.S. Senate commerce committee on the debacle surrounding the crisis jet, which was grounded after two devastating crashes. Exactly one year ago, the first of the disasters occurred in indonesia.
"We know we made mistakes and did some things wrong," reads muilenburg’s speech text released in advance by boeing. But the airplane manufacturer’s chief executive also affirms that major progress and crucial improvements have been made so that boeing’s best-selling model series will soon be able to take off again. "When the 737 max returns to service, it will be one of the safest aircraft ever flown."
In the first crash of a boeing 737 max on 29. October 2018 in jakarta all 189 occupants died. Only a few months later, another accident occurred in athiopia with 157 fatalities. So far, the main cause is considered to be faulty control software from boeing. The crashes have put the group in deep crisis. The flight bans on the 737 max are now having a significant impact on more than just boeing’s balance sheet. Because of the suppliers and airlines affected, they are also a burden on the U.S. Economy as a whole.