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Boeing CEO Muilenburg stands by 737 Max system design linked to two crashes

Dennis Muilenburg underscores the effort Boeing is putting into redesigning the software in 737 Max.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg | Photo: Bloomberg

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg
Boeing Co. followed appropriate protocols in designing and certifying a system linked to two fatal 737 Max crashes, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said as he defended the airliner at the company’s annual meeting.

Muilenburg underscored the effort Boeing is putting into redesigning the software, a step needed to lift a global grounding of the single-aisle workhorse favored by budget carriers. But he wouldn’t agree that the original design of the best-selling jet was flawed, when grilled by reporters at a 15-minute briefing following the shareholder gathering in Chicago.

The system, which was activated by a single sensor reading in both crashes,

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 11:51 PM IST

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