Transcript for Boeing vice president: 'The 737 is a safe airplane'
Boeing's full court press to regain trust after the crash of two 737 max passenger jets. Planes grounded around the world as they ready a software fix. It will need FAA approval. But tonight, regulators themselves are under fire. David Kerley is in Washington state tonight. Reporter: Tonight, as two Boeing 737s were rolling off this line, Boeing's all-out pitch to get the grounded fleet back in the air. The 737 is a safe airplane. The 737 family is a safe airplane family. Reporter: 200 airline officials, pilots, and regulators here at Boeing in the simulator. Even Boeing's CEO learning about the new software upgrade to the latest 737. Both brand new maxes that crashed nosed up and down dramatically right after take-off. In the first crash, bad data triggered an antistall system which the pilots fought, but didn't shut off before crashing. Boeing's software upgrade will make it harder for that system to initiate, and easier for pilots to recover and pull back the control column. But the two crashes, the way the original system was designed and approved, are raising questions on capitol hill. Is Boeing scrutinized enough by its regulator, the FAA? FAA has authority -- complete authority -- currently to exercise proper responsibility. Are they too cozy? Are they too cozy? That's my pointed question. David, Boeing is still building the planes, even though they can't sell them. When will they be back in the air? Reporter: Big question. You can see the planes are being stored here. The software has to be installed, and then the pilots need to be trained. It could be a week and a half or
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