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Boeing should ‘turn themselves inside out’ after 737 Max crisis – Emirates head

Boeing should ‘turn themselves inside out’ after 737 Max crisis – Emirates head

Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded in March 2019 following two fatal crashes

Airplane manufacturer Boeing should ‘turn themselves inside out’, in the wake of the 737 Max crises, Emirates president Sir Tim Clark has said.

Speaking to CNN, Clark said: “This will be a real disruptor to Boeing, it is. I think they will re-examine themselves, that’s what they should be doing, turning themselves inside out.”

He said the Max jets were ‘the cash cow of the company on the civil aerospace side’ and believes that ‘they (Boeing) will get it right’, when it comes to resolving the 737 Max fiasco.

The 737 Max was grounded worldwide after two of the jets crashed less than five months apart – a Lion Air jet crashed in the Java Sea in October last year causing 189 deaths, while an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed in March 2019, killing 157 people onboard.

Indonesia’s final report into the first crash primarily faulted Boeing, as the pilots could not outmaneuver an automated anti-stall system.

At a press conference following the second crash, the Ethiopian transport minister said that ‘the crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft.’

With more than 300 Max jets grounded around the world, Clark said he was doubtful about Boeing’s plans of having the plane airborne again before the end of the year.

“I would say sometime in the first quarter of next calendar year – January, February, March, latest April,” he told CNN.

Clark is also skeptical of the new Boeing 777X deliveries scheduled for Emirates by June 2020.

“I would say that’s a little bit optimistic. Q3 of 2020 I would say… my money’s on Q1 (2021)” he added.

Emirates has 158 Boeing 777 in its current fleet, the largest worldwide, and has pending delivery of 150 jets, according to the company website.


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