Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its ReputationBreaking News
tags: military history, aviation, business history, Boeing
Boeing's bestselling jetliner, the 737 Max, has crashed twice in six months — the Lion Air disaster in October and the Ethiopian Airlines crash this month. Nearly 350 people have been killed, and the model of plane has been grounded indefinitely as investigations are underway.
Boeing has maintained the planes are safe. But trust — from the public, from airlines, from pilots and regulators — has been shaken.
So far, experts say, Boeing has mishandled this crisis but has the opportunity to win back confidence in the future.
Boeing bet heavily on the Max. The plane was designed to compete with a fuel-efficient jetliner from rival Airbus, and analysts have estimated it is responsible for nearly a third to 40 percent of Boeing's profits.
Reporting from The Seattle Times suggests Boeing's urgency to get the plane to market pressured the Federal Aviation Administration, which may have contributed to lax oversight on safety. Boeing disputes this.
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