Boeing

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Added Jun 15, 2020

Boeing is a U.S. based, corporation that designs and manufactures airplanes, satellites, rockets, missiles, rotorcraft, and telecommunications equipment worldwide. Boeing is best known for their aerospace technologies and is one of the largest global aerospace manufacturers. Boeing was founded in Seattle, WA in 1916 and currently has its headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Company Behavior Summary

  • After 346 people lost their lives from two separate Boeing 737 Max crashes only months apart, investigations into the new 737 Max aircraft began. Multiple reports came out detailing how the crashes were caused by a new flight control system that was faulty. Due to the faulty systems, the pilots of both planes were unable to override the controls before they crashed. Further, when Boeing debuted these new 737 Max planes, they touted that the planes could be put into service without needing to put pilots through costly simulator programs.
  • After further investigations, damaging internal messages were found between employees from 2015 to 2018. The messages showed a coordinated effort to conceal information about flaws in the 737 aircraft. Peter DeFazio, the House transport committee chairman, who investigated the Max 737 scandal said the messages ‚Äúpaint a deeply disturbing picture of the lengths Boeing was apparently willing to go to in order to evade scrutiny from regulators, flight crews, and the flying public, even as its own employees were sounding alarms internally.

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