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Boeing’s CEO is Bashed at a Congressional Hearing

"These loved ones never had a chance. They were in flying coffins..." Boeing CEO's faced some severe criticism before Congress about the 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people.

All about making sure the Max is getting back into service

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg was overwhelmed with calls to resign, attacks on his integrity and criticism of a flight-control system linked to two fatal 737 Max crashes as he gave two days of often-contentious testimony in the U.S. Congress. Missing from the proceedings were blockbuster revelations likely to delay the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s final review of whether the Max can safely return to the skies after a grounding of more than seven months -- a central question for Boeing investors and the embattled CEO.

Having been battered by the grilling in Congress, the CEO’s next challlenge will be to win U.S. recertification of the Max by the end of 2019 as he has repeatedly promised. Badly missing that deadline will roil airline customers, undermine public confidence in the jet and put Muilenburg’s job further at risk. Muilenburg fielded questions about the jet from furious lawmakers in a five-hour appearance Wednesday. For the first time, he publicly detailed errors in the design and communications around the software linked to both crashes. And he expressed regret over Boeing’s response after a Lion Air jetliner fell from the sky on Oct. 30, 2018 -- a tragedy that repeated itself less than five months later in Ethiopia.

In hearings that were at times angry, emotional and technical, Muilenburg worked to salvage Boeing’s reputation and save his job. Directors at the company stripped him of his chairman’s role earlier and ousted Kevin McAllister, the head of the commercial aircraft division. The crashes and global grounding have been unprecedented for an advanced jetliner and have cost Boeing more than $9 billion so far. The tone contrasted with a Boeing statement a year ago, when the company angered Lion Air owner Rusdi Kirana by pointing out piloting and maintenance lapses cited in an initial report on the disaster off the coast of Indonesia. Other airlines have griped about the company’s overly optimistic assessments of when its best-selling plane will be cleared to fly.

Brut.

10/31/2019 3:14 PM
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108 comments

  • Tim M.
    01/01/2020 03:20

    How many times are we gonna have to see this next year, it's been on fb forever

  • Devon M.
    12/31/2019 16:03

    So mcas.. explain please?

  • Vinton S.
    12/30/2019 19:11

    I don't get this crap how are they not held in contempt for deliberately avoiding and dodging so much?! The f***** the point of even having a courtroom?!?!

  • Michael K.
    12/30/2019 18:00

    Maybe he should let him talk, instead of interrupting when the conversation gets to detailed, but no he just wants to push his agenda.

  • Thomas H.
    12/30/2019 17:46

    This POS Senator lied about being in the military and then got re-elected

  • Mikel M.
    12/30/2019 17:18

    And not one executive will see prison. This is another travesty of the American justice system.

  • Leon R.
    12/30/2019 07:23

    Norman Osborn!

  • Darrell T.
    12/30/2019 02:07

    Its funny that this turkey is running his mouth.... wasnt he the one that misremembered serving in Vietnam

  • Bobby B.
    12/29/2019 12:27

    This is coming from the dude that lied about being in the military to get into office correct? Hilarious it's always the ones that are shady that have something to say yeah he was a real good veteran until it got busted out comical I can't listen to anybody like that I don't care what side you're on or should I say lied about being in Vietnam LMFAO just be real man that's something you can't do

  • Royal L.
    12/27/2019 01:00

    💔

  • Bill B.
    12/26/2019 12:59

    He sure dosent care about the 300000 babies murdered by planned parenthood

  • Mark A.
    12/23/2019 14:04

    Ties and Lies

  • Chanze S.
    12/23/2019 13:57

    Is this just me or is it every production company that puts numbers over safty and people.

  • Steve S.
    12/23/2019 00:52

    U r a lying mfucker

  • Ron V.
    12/23/2019 00:24

    It’s all about the money.

  • Chloe R.
    12/20/2019 05:10

    I didn’t watch this but i was scrolling by. All i wanna say is, he needs some chapstick. Or something. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Stephen A.
    12/19/2019 01:27

    Nate tiny

  • Shawna J.
    12/18/2019 17:56

    AHAAAAA

  • Sophia N.
    12/18/2019 08:34

    He looks like he got botox😂

  • Chris H.
    12/15/2019 04:17

    Doesn’t FAA stand for Federal Aviation administration? So you are telling me the Government isn’t cooperating with the Government... how stupid are we as a society...”and now you’re weeping shades of cozenened indigo got lemon juice up in your eye”