After 2 deadly crashes involving the loss of 346 lives, Boeing’s 737 Max 8 faced extreme criticism leading to the worldwide grounding of the American manufacturer’s best-selling aircraft. Erratic behavior of an automated system known as MCAS and Boeing’s insufficient pilot training is said to have caused these tragic events. With several lawsuits filed by the families of the lost passengers, the Chicago-based firm has been under tight scrutiny ever since.
Amongst the burning turmoil from angered relatives and airlines around the globe, flight attendants of American Airlines have raised concern over getting on a 737 Max. Lori Bassani, the head of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, has recently claimed that none of their 28,000 cabin crew is ready to fly on a 737 Max in a letter to Dennis Muilenburg, the CEO of Boeing.
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While 1000s of 737 Max, Boeing’s most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft, remains grounded, the FAA hasn’t made announcements on the flight’s return to the skies. Its safety parameters and pilot training manuals are far from approval and Australia is one country that has strictly prohibited 737 Max from flying in its airbase even if it returns back to service.
Not just the flight attendants, several pilots, and safety experts have been raising concerns over the plane flying again. The bottom line is that the world doesn’t really want this deadly aircraft, or flying coffins-as quoted by the Congressmen, up and flying no matter how many changes they make to the flight’s computer software.