“We are very sorry”—Boeing division CEO apologizes for 737 Max deaths

“We are very sorry”—Boeing division CEO apologizes for 737 Max deaths

Enlarge / The 10,000th Boeing 737, a MAX 8, was delivered to Southwest Airlines in March 2018. Southwest is a major customer for the 737 MAX 8. (credit: Stephen Brashear|Getty Images)

On Monday, Boeing’s head of commercial aircraft, Kevin McAllister, apologized for the deaths of 346 people in a pair of recent airplane crashes. Speaking at the Paris Air Show, McAllister told a press conference that “we are very sorry for the loss of lives as a result of the tragic accidents,” referring to the October 2018 crash of a Lion Air 737 Max into the Java Sea and the March 2019 crash of an Ethiopian Air 737 Max. “Our priority is doing everything to get this plane safely returned to service. It is a pivotal moment for all of us,” he said.

Additionally, McAllister apologized to his airline customers. “I’m sorry for the disruption,” he said. Air travel authorities

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