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Boeing says it will reduce production of its 737 Max aircraft, and a temporary slowdown will begin in mid-April.
Director General Dennis Muilenburg says the company will build 42 aircraft a month, compared with the current 52, keeping the same number of employees. Boeing still has a huge number of orders – about 4600 – for the planes Max.
Muilenburg says that now he knows that two fatal accidents over a period of ninety months with each other, with Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines, were in common with the faulty flying flight management software, which was called MCAS
He said he asked Boeing's board of directors to set up a committee to review the company's policy on aircraft development and recommend improvements.
Ethiopian Airlines has issued a preliminary report on Thursday about the crash of its aircraft on March 10. provided by Boeing, but could not stop re-immersion of the aircraft. All 157 people aboard died in an accident right after the take-off from Addis Ababa.
The 737 Max flying aircraft crashed like this on October 9, when the pilots fiercely tried to stop their nose. The plane descended near the Java coast, killing 189 people.
737 Max Airplanes were grounded around the world for almost a month since Boeing is working on software.