|In Dec 2019, Boeing fired CEO Dennis Muilenburg. He didn’t receive a severance payment. Dave Calhoun, the former chairman, has taken the CEO job starting this week.
Flash forward 2020, while Boeing continues to fix its teething problems and obtain regulatory clearances there have been some significant revelations in the media this week.
Striking internal messages released this week by Boeing Co. have undercut many of the plane maker’s defenses of its design and marketing decisions for the beleaguered 737 MAX jet.
Contrary to the company’s public stance, the messages show significant gaps in training required by MAX pilots, cutting operational costs and attempts to avoid regulatory scrutiny of the plane’s automated flight-control system.
The newly released messages contain a rather provocative language. One message from a Boeing employee reads:
“Would you put your family on a Max simulator trained aircraft? I wouldn’t.”
Another message from a Boeing employee reads:
“The airplane is designed by clowns who are supervised by monkeys.”
Boeing is under scrutiny on various fronts and faces a deluge of lawsuits from the victims’ families. It has suspended production of the MAX and hurting companies and their employees across the aerospace industry.