Boeing CEO discusses 737 Max 8 crashes

The plane manufacturer's CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, for the first time acknowledged a direct link between downed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610.
2:01 | 04/05/19

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Our right guys on some Boeing we've been keeping you updated on this the CEO is now speaking out and taking full responsibility for the two crashes on their 737 Max jets so wanna go to David Curley who is at Reagan national airport David. Kimberly since the last time we spoke Boeing's CEO has acknowledged for the first time a direct link between the two deadly crashes. Of the 737 max's and it has to do with that anti stall system. Which misfired because of bad data the system relied on one sensor and in both cases the sensor provided bad data and this system kicked in. Now other CEO says basically that we know that this is a problem we own it and we're gonna fix it that is a software fix. That Boeing says they're having some integration issues with so it's been delayed a couple of weeks probably another two or three weeks before it's submitted. The airlines say could take two weeks after that the trying to pilots and get these aircraft back in the air but think about this big picture now. So we have had what we would consider three documented cases. Of this system. Miss firing on a flight. Of those. 32 were deadly won the pilots to the right thing there were seven pilots involved in those three instances in only one. Knew the correct procedure to get that aircraft back on the ground and that's one of the reasons that the software fix. Is so important it will now rely on to sensors make it much harder for the system to miss fire if it does misfire much easier for the pilots. To regain control but Boeing has a PR problem. And they know it they have to build up public confidence in this aircraft. A lot of folks before it was ground we're asking MI on a 737 Max Boeing will have to prove now to the regulators and of the public. That this aircraft is going to be safe with this update it could be mid may before. The grounding of this fleet is lifted and we actually see the max's back in the air Kimberly. All right David thanks for the update so complicated now.

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