UPDATED 8:03 AM PT — Friday, April 5, 2019
Boeing’s CEO recently issued a statement apologizing for the 737 MAX airplane crashes. CEO Dennis Muilenburg posted a video on Twitter Thursday, apologizing for the software bug in the company’s newest commercial airliners. The issue led to two deadly plane crashes in the span of five-months.
This comes after reports suggested pilots in both incidents followed Boeing’s safety procedures before they crashed.
In the video Muilenburg vowed Boeing’ would fix the software issue.
“It’s apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information,” he stated. “It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk — we own it, and we know how to do it.”
Reports indicate it may take months before the 737 MAX will be permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly again.
We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 accidents and are relentlessly focused on safety to ensure tragedies like this never happen again.
Watch the full video here: https://t.co/kZawq35YnZ pic.twitter.com/G9uIHjxsWi
— Dennis A. Muilenburg (@BoeingCEO) April 4, 2019