Boeing apologises for 737 MAX crashes


The company, though, stressed it has no plans to rebrand and the priority is to ensure safe resumption of service for the aircraft, wrote CNN.

As the Paris Air Show kicked off Monday, Boeing executives expressed confidence that software improvements will ensure such tragic accidents never happen again, but wouldn't speculate on when the aircraft could return to the skies.

Glad to see the CEO acknowledged the mistake, apologized, and resigned.

In the United States, Boeing faced scrutiny from members of Congress and the FAA over how it reported the problem involving a cockpit warning light.

The feature, called an angle of attack or AoA alert, warns pilots when sensors measuring the up-or-down pitch of the plane's nose relative to oncoming air might be wrong.

In October, a Lion Air flight in Indonesia crashed minutes after taking off, killing 189 people, and in March an Ethiopian Airlines flight also crashed soon after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

Muilenburg referred to a cockpit warning light created to alert pilots when two sensors on the plane's wings disagreed about the aircraft's angle of attack. The pilots were unable to take back control of the planes.

The FAA was castigated for refusing to ground Boeing's 737 Max fleet following two fatal crashes caused by a software malfunction.

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Boeing told the FAA of what it learned in 2017 after the Indonesia crash.

But Tajer said he thinks Boeing made a series of unprecedented communication missteps that have "created a massive headwind to rebuilding trust".

Airbus is set to add an ultra-long range A321XLR to its best-selling family of single-aisle jets, allowing airlines to open new routes and sharpen competition on existing popular routes such as London-New York.

JetBlue Airways Corp. and Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, regarded as likely buyers for the XLR, on Friday urged Boeing to go ahead with the NMA that - with a planned range of 5,000 nautical miles - they say will have capabilities the European plane can't match.

The event will also showcase electric planes, pilotless air taxis and other cutting-edge technology.

Los Angeles-based Air Lease Corporation announced its letter of intent for a total of 100 Airbus aircraft on the first day of the Paris Air Show. By moving first, Airbus has put pressure on Boeing to respond or risk handing over a large chunk of a segment it once controlled with its 757 and 767 planes.

Boeing expects the world's airlines will need 44,000 planes within 20 years, up from a previous forecast of 43,000 planes.

When it comes to autonomous passenger jets, safety is an obvious concern.