Following the First Boeing 737 Max Crash, Management Declined to Fix the Issues
After the fateful event of two Boeing 737 Max crashes within an interval of six months, new information regarding the management’s decision on the first crash has come into light. While the first crash that occurred in October in Indonesia claimed 189 lives, the second crash in March killed 157 people abroad.
Following the first crash, the pilots of American Airlines asked the management of Boeing to fix the cause of the crash. However, the management denied the fixation and asserted that the pilots should be capable to tackle the issues experienced.
In the meeting, Mike Sinnett, vice president of Boeing, admitted that the manufacturer was inspecting the potential design flaws with the Boeing 737 max including the recently developed anti-stall software. He also asserted on the fact that the new system cannot be held responsible for the Lion Air crash.
As per the recording of 27 November’s meeting, he said, “No one has yet to conclude that the sole cause of this was this function on the airplane.”
As a result of this approach, Ethiopian Airlines crash on this year in March could not be averted. It is of the notion that the same anti-stall system is responsible for both the crashes, leading to the grounding of all Boeing 737 max planes across the globe.
Additionally, as per the media reports, Boeing company did not notify the US Federal Aviation Administration or the airlines that the system that alerts which pilot receives about malfunctioning sensors was deactivated on Boeing 737 MAX jets. Also, the company did not inform that to have the alert providing system, the airlines would have to buy a bundle of additional security measures.
Previously, CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg attended a meeting in Chicago on 6May. The meeting was held with the shareholders as its planes were taken out of the service after the death of 346 people.
In the meeting, Muilenburg was able to avoid the vote against him which could have removed him from the post of the company’s chairman. He answered various questions including safety concerns and independent inspection while manufacturing the planes.
The meeting in November also saw Sinnett claiming that the condition after the first crash of Boeing 737 Max to be under control, prior to the implementation of any software fix. The news of Boeing management denying the fixation of the issues responsible for the Lion Air crash in October might lead to the dissatisfaction of the shareholders in the management.
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