America'c multinational Boeing cuts down Production of 737 MAX 8 Planes Following Ethiopian Airlines' Crash

Updated On 07 Apr, 2019 Published On

American multinational corporation, Boeing has decided to temporarily reduce the production of their 737 MAX 8 air vessels following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesian Airlines.

The company that designs and produces airplanes reported that the production of the 737 MAX 8 airbuses will decline from 52 planes a month to 42 starting from mid of April.

The major decision was taken by the company after suffering accusation from two major airlines companies: Ethiopians Airlines and Indonesian Airlines.

The 737 MAX 8 planes are currently grounded after preliminary investigations suggested faults in the planes anti-stall system.

On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crashed just after minutes the plane took off, which killed 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

Prior to this mishap, the Indonesian Airlines' Lion Air crashed into the seas after a few minutes of its take-off from Jakarta airport, killing 189 people.

Preliminary investigations pointed out that the 737 MAX 8 suffered faults with the anti-stall system, which caused the planes to nose-dive.


CAPTION: Dennis Muilenburg, Chief Executive of Boeing



In an interview, Dennis Muilenburg, Chief Executive Officer of Boeing, said,

We now know that the recent Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accidents were caused by a chain of events, with a common chain link being erroneous activation of the aircraft's MCAS function.

We have the responsibility to eliminate this risk, and we know how to do it,

He further added,

As we continue to work through these steps, we're adjusting the 737 production system temporarily to accommodate the pause in Max deliveries, allowing us to prioritize additional resources to focus on software certification and returning the Max to flight

He assured the world that the company was working hard to update the software and also focusing on the training of new MAX 8 pilots.