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Boeing CEO on Wednesday said he is so convinced of the company’s upgrades to the 737 Max aircraft that he is willing to put his own family on.
Dennis Muilenburg, 55, the bold comments during an interview with CBS News. When pressed by CBS’ Norah O’donnell, Muilenburg said: “Without any hesitation. Absolutely.”
FILE: United Airlines commercial aircraft sitting at a gate Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N. J.
The 737 Max aircraft are subjected to intense media attention and several investigations after two fatal crashes, one in October and in March. The crashes have been blamed on faulty software, which Boeing says is addressed.
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“We clearly fell short, and the execution of this angle-of-attack disagree alert was a mistake, right, we don’t have to implement it properly,” Muilenburg said. “We have confidence in the fundamental safety of the aircraft.”
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Boeing is seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Authority to resume commercial travel of the 737 Max aircraft in the US. after its planes were grounded around the world after the crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board.