WASHINGTON - Boeing executives admitted to lawmakers in a tense hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that the company made mistakes in developing its troubled 737 Max plane, grounded worldwide after two crashes killed 346 people. It was Boeing’s most public admission that it botched the design of its highest-selling plane, reports Leslie Josephs for CNBC. Continue reading original article
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October 30, 2019- Boeing president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg testified on Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation regarding aviation safety and the 737 MAX airplane after a pair of deadly crashes were tied to the company's MCAS system.
“On behalf of myself and the Boeing company, we are sorry, we are deeply and truly sorry,” Muilenburg said, “We’ve made mistakes and we got some things wrong.”
Muilenburg and Boeing are going before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, who chairs that committee said ahead of the hearing, “Our investigation and this hearing are not just about getting answers to our questions, but about making the aviation system safer, for all who travel, and ensuring tragedies like those in Indonesia and Ethiopia never happen again."
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor