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    Boeing CEO on the stand today

    He's testifying in public, somewhere. Denies workers were pressured to cut corners on safety. Pilots were complaining two years before, about the faulty guidance/self correct system that caused the crashes. He is complaining the grounding is costing them a fortune and wants to get them back in the air by December.
    Anyone want to get on one?

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    ^^^^ Not on my life.

    The 737 is a 60 year old design that was never meant to have such massive engines bolted to it. It cannot be flown without a computer to keep it in the air.

    And if by chance they get it back in the air flying and another one crashes in short order, that's the end of Boeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Mugabe View Post
    He's testifying in public, somewhere. Denies workers were pressured to cut corners on safety. Pilots were complaining two years before, about the faulty guidance/self correct system that caused the crashes. He is complaining the grounding is costing them a fortune and wants to get them back in the air by December.
    Anyone want to get on one?
    Who says we need regulations right folks.
    Free the entrepreneurial spirit to soar untethered and the invisible hand will solve everything.

    Wait and see what happens moving forward with all these hard right wing federal judges being rammed in by the Rep.,
    who do you think they'll rule in favour of.
    Especially the ones that the American Bar Association deem unqualified for the position.

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    Boeing spent $20B buying back their own stock, so that executives could get big bonuses.

    ...While they did not spend money to design a new airplane to succeed the old 737. Instead they bolted on new engines and outsources software developers in India at $9/hr to remedy the problems.

    The entire executive team should at a minimum be fired.

    Poor litle Bombardier spent $US6B to design a new, superior plane and was attacked ferociously by Boeing ( and US government ) for competing with Boeing.
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    Boeing should be criminally investigated and forced to pay out to the families of the victims. The management responsible for the crash should serve jailtime, but likely they won't. That's the way it is with corporate crimes.

    Would I fly on a 737 MAX after the problems are sorted out? Might not have a choice. Take your pick of airliner. They've all crashed, so that's a risk you take while flying.

    Boeing is a huge company. The military side brings in significant income as well, so they'll survive, the same way other large companies that have caused the deaths of hundreds or thousands of people have like Ford with the Explorer. GM with the side mounted fuel tanks on the pickups in the 70's, etc.

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