After the deadly crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Boeing 737 aircrafts, Boeing’s president and CEO is formally accepting responsibility in a new statement and video posted to Twitter.
“We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 accidents,” Dennis Muilenburg said. “[We] are relentlessly focused on safety to ensure tragedies like this never happen again.”
The accidents have resulted in the worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX aircrafts as a software update is expected in the coming weeks.
“As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high workload environment. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk,” Muilenburg said. “We own it and we know how to do it.”
“I cannot remember a more heart-wrenching time in my career, we’re deeply saddened by and are sorry for the pain these accidents have caused.”
Boeing says they’ve been “taking the time to get the software update right.” They anticipate certification to come ahead of the aircrafts going back into service.