Boeing lawyers have publicly disclosed the strategy to transfer the cases out of the U.S., which could save the company millions.
David GellesNEW: Boeing is working to move Lion Air cases out of the US, a move that would likely save the company millions. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he was unaware of the strategy, a statement lawyers and members of Congress find implausible.
A system that doomed two flights was expected to engage only rarely and originally used two sensors. Critical decisions were based on those factors even when they no longer applied, employees said.
David Gelles@Nataliekitro News: Sen. Klobuchar says Forkner asked for MCAS to come out of the pilot's manual two months AFTER he sent the IMs describing problems with MCAS in the sim. Here's the story where we first identified Forkner and his role in the process.
A pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system, known as MCAS, was causing trouble in flight simulators.
David GellesHUGE NEWS: A Boeing pilot working on the 737 Max said in messages from 2016 that a new automated system was making the plane difficult to control in flight simulators, more than two years before it was grounded following two deadly crashes. w @Nataliekitro
The decision to strip Dennis Muilenburg of his chairman title culminated months of internal debate over whether to hold top executives accountable after the 737 Max crashes.
David GellesNEW: Backstory behind Boeing stripping CEO Muilenburg if the chairman role. Came after months of mounting pressure and growing questions about BCA head Kevin McAllister. w/ @Nataliekitro as ever.
Their message was inspired. Their returns, not so much.
David GellesOne wanted to “elevate the world’s consciousness.”
Another aspired to “make a bigger difference around the world.”
A third said, “We owe it to our children to find the right answers.”
Ultimately, their idealism counted for little.