2019 Wasn’t Boeing’s Worst Year. Not Even Close.
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January 2, 2020 - by Loren Thompson for forbes.com
Last year's crisis surrounding the crash of two 737 Max jetliners was the biggest challenge Boeing management has faced in many years. But it wasn't Boeing's "darkest hour," as one Christmas Eve commentary asserted.
In fact, it wasn't even the first time that 737s have crashed due to a design flaw.
Boeing has faced bigger challenges to its survival in the past.
Nobody should minimize the human costs of losing two 737s to avoidable accidents. Lives have been tragically cut short, families have been irreparably torn apart.
But the evidence from past crises suggests Boeing will survive and thrive again, probably sooner than many are expecting—thanks in part to the hard lessons the company has learned from its latest challenge.
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