737 Max 8 Conundrum: Boeing Issues Statement

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a statement assuaging public fears after Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircrafts were grounded following the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner.

India’s aviation watchdog DGCA had earlier decided to immediately ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, days after an Ethiopian Airline crash killed 157 people. The casualties included four Indians. SpiceJet has 13 737 MAX 8 jets while Jet Airways has five.

Dennis MuilenburgBoeing issued a statement to assuage public fears after the Ethiopian Airlines crash. In the statement Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Boeing Company says, “We know lives depend on the work we do, and our teams embrace that responsibility with a deep sense of commitment every day. Our purpose at Boeing is to bring family, friends and loved ones together with our commercial airplanes—safely.”

“The tragic losses of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 affect us all, uniting people and nations in shared grief for all those in mourning. Our hearts are heavy, and we continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board. Safety is at the core of who we are at Boeing, and ensuring safe and reliable travel on our airplanes is an enduring value and our absolute commitment to everyone.”

“This overarching focus on safety spans and binds together our entire global aerospace industry and communities. We’re united with our airline customers, international regulators and government authorities in our efforts to support the most recent investigation, understand the facts of what happened and help prevent future tragedies. Based on facts from the Lion Air Flight 610 accident and emerging data as it becomes available from the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident, we’re taking actions to fully ensure the safety of the 737 MAX. We also understand and regret the challenges for our customers and the flying public caused by the fleet’s grounding.”


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