HONG KONG - Boeing said Friday that it is addressing safety recommendations raised by Indonesian investigators about its 737 Max aircraft to ensure that a fatal crash "never happens again." The promise was part of Boeing's lengthy response to the final report from Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee into last year's crash of a Lion Air flight. Investigators faulted the poor design of the Max and a lack of regulatory oversight from the US Federal Aviation Administration, along with errors by flight crews, write Jill Disis and Sherisse Pham for CNN. Continue reading original article
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October 25, 2019-"On behalf of everyone at Boeing, I want to convey our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these accidents. We mourn with Lion Air, and we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Lion Air family," said Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "These tragic events have deeply affected us all and we will always remember what happened.
"We commend Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee for its extensive efforts to determine the facts of this accident, the contributing factors to its cause and recommendations aimed toward our common goal that this never happens again.
"We are addressing the KNKT's safety recommendations, and taking actions to enhance the safety of the 737 MAX to prevent the flight control conditions that occurred in this accident from ever happening again. Safety is an enduring value for everyone at Boeing and the safety of the flying public, our customers, and the crews aboard our airplanes is always our top priority. We value our long-standing partnership with Lion Air and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future."
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor