Chief Executive Officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg apologized expressing deep regret as the deadly crashes snatch 346 lives involving Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and in both crashes, Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 model’s newly implemented safety analyzing software has been involved.
Chief Executive Officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg also issued a letter in which he said, “ We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents. These tragedies continue to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, and we extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302”.
Boeing CEO also added, “All of us feel the immense gravity of these events across our company and recognize the devastation of the families and friends of the loved ones who perished ”.
After the deadly Ethiopia Crash, the statement issued from Boeing interpreted the cause of accidents based on the preliminary report after investigation.
Minister of Ethiopia, Dagmawait Moges claimed that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was taking off in a good condition. Ethiopian Minister, described, “ The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft”. In his statement, Mr. Muilenburg remarked the full details about the actual happening in the two deadly crashes and the reports will be scrutinized by the government officials finally very soon.
As per the Washington Post, the preliminary reports present that the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System was implemented in the two flights, during the final minutes, while the pilots began fighting to maintain the downwards level of the flight.
Muilenburg told in his statement, “ As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high workload environment. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it”.
He remarked, “ Our top engineers and technical experts working tirelessly in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration to finalize and implement a software update that will ensure accidents like that of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 never happen again”.
He also added, “ We’re nearing completion and anticipate its certification and implementation on the 737 MAX fleet worldwide in the weeks ahead. We regret the impact the grounding has had on our airline customers and their passengers”.
As per the claims of US-based multinational aircraft manufacturing corporation, Boeing, the latest modification of the new software implemented in the 737 MAX 7 aircraft allows the pilot to execute their prompt safety analysis related decision by overriding MCAS system to control the aircraft manually, ensuring the overall safety.