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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.

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10/31/2019 3:14 PM

50 comments

  • Teddy L.
    11/12/2019 07:03

    😱

  • Michael H.
    11/11/2019 18:03

    This hearings are pour bullshit.

  • Tom D.
    11/11/2019 10:12

    Him or his engineers should be arrested and charged, its corporate manslaughter. If a terrorist destroyed so many lives on aircraft they would be public enemy number 1. Why are Boeing getting away with this.

  • Daddie Y.
    11/11/2019 06:00

    It’s was truly painful to watch the 3 hrs of this session because the CEO of Boeing never answers the questions asked with a direct answer. He kept deflecting every question and kept emphasizing on the company’s policy of safety. He should be held directly accountable for the THREE HUNDRED AND FOURTY SIX lives that were lost. 346 counts of murder! You are the head and you deny knowing what was happening in your company ! But you sure know how much the company makes and how much you’re being paid !!

  • Shelby M.
    11/11/2019 01:55

    You are a stupid liar

  • Nick C.
    11/11/2019 01:35

    Dead pilot speak no true, so d others, very sorry n sad for thier losses, family should have d answer by NOW, if plane is good why need upgrade n did after upgrade any retest, recertification. Reason why upgrade or modify?

  • Marilyn S.
    11/10/2019 20:28

    Blumenthal should know about hiding things. Why was Boeing in his office?

  • Ankur S.
    11/10/2019 10:42

    Why isnt the CEO charged with manslaughter? Or is he?

  • Dave R.
    11/10/2019 06:00

    Capitalism is broken

  • Osman O.
    11/09/2019 23:11

    🤦‍♂️

  • Tejinder S.
    11/09/2019 06:01

    No straight answers given by that asshole CEO

  • Derek W.
    11/08/2019 14:57

    Under current intentional flight rules can one book a seat excluding a particular aircraft?

  • Gopal S.
    11/08/2019 13:34

    Sack the CEO n put him to jail...

  • Leslie B.
    11/08/2019 10:33

    Criminal intent, criminal behaviour, guilty by association, - breaks the law, do the time.

  • Julia P.
    11/08/2019 10:03

    Hats of for the senator👌 he hasn't got the answer for every questions always they put profits first 🖕and people's safety last🙏🏼✈, put him n his team FAA to where they should belong.

  • Pranav P.
    11/07/2019 23:04

    What did they gain from misleading pilots

  • Rudra N.
    11/07/2019 15:12

    I wanna know the amount Boeing paid to FAA as bribe... Without some money laundering, I think it's impossible to get a certificate for that coffin...😒

  • Fraz A.
    11/07/2019 13:49

    Always Airbus from now!

  • Aditya N.
    11/07/2019 02:44

    this might help you

  • Daniel P.
    11/06/2019 11:51

    This is not flying coffin you newbies... India have a flying coffin our MiG-21

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