“Now we have determined to briefly transfer from a manufacturing price of 52 airplanes monthly to 42 airplanes monthly beginning in mid-April,” CEO Dennis Muilenburg mentioned in an announcement Friday.
Muilenburg was speaking concerning the firm’s total 737 manufacturing system, which incorporates extra than simply the Max line of jets. However most are Max planes.
All of Boeing’s 737 Max planes have been grounded after the crash in Ethiopia final month.
In a brand new assertion Friday, Muilenburg additionally mentioned he has requested the corporate’s board to determine a committee that may evaluation the insurance policies and processes Boeing makes use of to design and develop its airplanes.
That committee will take a look at how efficient the corporate is ready to guarantee the “highest degree of security” for the Max planes, in addition to Boeing’s different planes.
The newest choice comes the day after a preliminary report on the Ethiopian Airways tragedy confirmed that the pilots of that airplane carried out the entire plane producer’s procedures, however have been unable to regulate the jet earlier than it crashed.
On Thursday, Boeing acknowledged the similarities between the 2 crashes, and acknowledged the function of its anti-stall system. The Ethiopian report doesn’t particularly title that system, however its findings appear to point that the system pushed the airplane right into a dive fueled by misguided angle of assault sensor readings.
Boeing is working to develop a software program repair that may get the 371 grounded 737 Max jets again within the air.
Muilenburg additionally mentioned Thursday that the corporate was “sorry for the lives misplaced” within the 737 Max crashes.
“The historical past of our business exhibits most accidents are attributable to a series of occasions,” he wrote in his apology. “This once more is the case right here, and we all know we will break a type of chain hyperlinks in these two accidents.”