Boeing CEO Continues To Defend Company After Deadly Crashes

Boeing Says Safety Alert Didn’t Work On All 737 Max Planes
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg speaks at the Boeing Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Monday, April 29, 2019 John Gress / Reuters via AP
Boeing Says Safety Alert Didn’t Work On All 737 Max Planes
Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg speaks at the Boeing Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Monday, April 29, 2019 John Gress / Reuters via AP

Boeing CEO Continues To Defend Company After Deadly Crashes

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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