Boeing slashes 737 MAX production

Investigators have determined that an anti-stall system automatically activated before the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plunged into the ground

Boeing said late on Friday it planned to cut its monthly 737 aircraft production by almost 20 per cent after two deadly crashes, signalling it does not expect aviation authorities to allow the plane back in the air any time soon.

In response to two recent fatal crashes of B737 Max passenger jets, Boeing is working to correct problems with the jet's MCAS system, which appears to have erroneously forced the nose of the plane down in both incidents.

It has also been decided that the manufacturer will temporarily lower its production rate of 52 airplanes per month to 42 starting middle of April to prioritise additional resources aimed at software certification and returning the grounded fleet to flight.

The airline had originally canceled Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights through to April 24th.

"After a relatively slow reaction by Boeing management to the Ethiopian Air accident, we believe Boeing is feeling much more regulatory and political pressure on the MAX than it anticipated", said the Canaccord Genuity note.

In all, 346 people died in the crashes.

According to a publication in the Wall Street Journal, the flight control system on a Boeing airlines got automatically activated even before the flight could touch the ground.

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Families of 11 Lion Air sufferers said at a news conference arranged Ponto by Jakarta law company Kailimang & that they're joining dozens of Indonesian households in filing lawsuits against Boeing.

Canacccord Genuity cut its price target on Boeing shares to $380 from $391.93 and said it now saw July 2019 as the date the MAX grounding could be lifted "in a best-case scenario".

On Thursday, an initial report by the Ethiopia Transport Ministry found the crew of the doomed plane repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, confirming concerns about the flight control system on the plane, especially its anti-stall system suspected of being a factor in the crashes. Before all this, Boeing had planned to ramp up production of the Max to 57 a month, an aggressive goal that suppliers had been preparing for by hiring more employees and expanding capacity.

CEO Dennis Muilenburg added that Boeing was creating a committee to review how it designs and develops jets in order to ensure the "highest level of safety". Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft taxis to the maintenance area after landing at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., March 13, 2019.

"The history of our industry shows most accidents are caused by a chain of events", he wrote in his apology.

"Safety is our responsibility, and we own it", Muilenburg said in the statement.

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