Angry shareholders took Boeing to task this week during the aerospace giant’s annual meeting over safety flaws in its 737 Max 8 jets.
A software glitch led to two deadly crashes — a Lion Air crash in October and an Ethiopian Air crash in March — that claimed 346 lives.
CEO Dennis Muilenberg defended Boeing by pointing to changes to that software, even going as far as to say: “The 737 Max will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly.”
Morning Shift checks in with NPR’s Russell Lewis who has been covering the Boeing 737 Max 8 fallout and attended two days of shareholder meetings this week.
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