Boeing expecting heavy scrutiny folowing second fatal airplane crash in 5 months
- 1 week ago
The Boeing 737 Max may have been the company’s gem as it generated 60% of its sales and bringing a record profit margin of over $10 billion, however, following the latest disaster involving the aircraft in Ethiopia, it is likely it will come under immense scrutiny.
It is the second crash in 5 months and it is almost unheard of according to senior crash investigators, which is causing alarm, the Chinese Aviation Authority already halting further flights involving the aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off in a remote area outside capital Addis Ababa, echoing similar circumstances as the Lion Air flight which crashed in Indonesia in October, with no significant weather obstructions, only difference being the Lion aircraft had already reported malfunctions with the aircraft.
All 149 passengers on board of the flight did not survive the crash, victims included citizens of other countries such as Kenya, China, Italy, Canada U.S. and the United Kingdom.
The Boeing 737 MAX has been flying for less than two years and is a best-seller for the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer.
Boeing has delivered 350 MAX jets to airlines around the world since May 2017 and had 4,661 on order as of January, according to the company.
Source: Smart Trend Team