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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:11 AM

Boeing Reportedly Resisted Pilots Angry Calls for 737 Max Fix Last November, CNBC:

Weeks after the first of two 737 Max crashes, American Airlines pilots angrily pushed Boeing to fix the anti-stall software suspected in the deadly disasters.

Pilots asked Boeing at a private meeting in November to take emergency action that would have likely grounded the Max, but Boeing officials resisted, according to an audio recording of the meeting reviewed by CNBC.

The meeting attendees included Mike Sinnett, a Boeing vice president; Craig Bomben, a top Boeing test pilot; and senior lobbyist John Moloney. The meeting was first reported by The Dallas Morning News.

Sinnett told the pilots at the meeting that the company was working on a software fix that would be ready in as little as six weeks, and it would not rush the process. He also said it was unclear whether the new system was to blame in the October Lion Air crash, which killed 189 people.

“No one has yet to conclude that the sole cause of this was this function on the airplane,” Sinnett said at the meeting, which took place at the Allied Pilots Association headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The group represents American Airlines pilots.

Five months after the Indonesia disaster, another Boeing Max crashed, killing 157 people in Ethiopia.

The union recorded the meeting without Boeing’s knowledge and shared the audio with media, including CNBC, because it was concerned Boeing wasn’t treating the situation as an emergency at the time.

“American Airlines pilots have been pressing Boeing for answers because we owe it to our passengers and the 346 people who lost their lives to do everything we can to prevent another tragedy,” APA President Daniel F. Carey told CNBC.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Here's the thing

If the gun manufacturers don't give a shit about the lives of schoolchildren or anyone else, why should aircraft manufacturers? And don't forget Boeing is a big part of the killing industry.

Profits are all that matters

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:22 AM

2. This is what we've become.

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