Washington, .- The CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, acknowledged in Paris that his company made an “error” in the management of the technical problem suffered by the fleet of the 737 MAX, paralyzed in almost all the world after two accidents, reported this Sunday US media.
“We clearly made a mistake in the implementation of the alarm systems,” conceded Muilenburg.
The director described as “decisive moment” the accidents of the 610 flights of Lion Air, in October of 2018, and 302 of Ethiopian, in March of 2019, which caused almost 350 deaths, apparently caused by the flight control software known as MCAS.
In any case, Muilenburg was convinced that the aeronautical giant will emerge ahead of the current crisis as a company “better and stronger” than it was before.
On May 23, the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), held a meeting in Texas with regulators from some thirty countries, which will follow their own schedule to decide to return to their air spaces of the 737 MAX after the eventual approval, in which they discussed details of the recertification process.
Boeing has stopped delivery of the device to its customers but continues to produce it at a slower pace, 42 units per month, with the idea of accelerating it to 57 monthly once the fleet is operational again worldwide.
Some of the main US airlines that work with Boeing have canceled the flights they had planned with the 737 MAX for the peak summer season, which leads to costs in interruptions and reprogramming that aeronautics has already been willing to compensate.
Muilenburg has repeatedly apologized to the victims of the two incidents, which caused 346 deaths, and has reiterated that the firm takes the safety of its products seriously and that its mission is to recover the trust of customers and passengers. (EFEUSA)