More than 400 pilots of 737 MAX are suing Boeing for ‘cover up’
Accusing the company of putting corporate profit above aviation safety with an "unprecedented cover-up" of "known design flaws" with the plane
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July 1, 2019 - by RŪTA BURBAITĖ for aerotime.aero
More than 400 pilots who flew the Boeing 737 MAX are suing the manufacturer, accusing the company of putting corporate profit above aviation safety with an "unprecedented cover-up" of "known design flaws" with the plane. The lawsuit claims that the pilots' income and career certainty have been badly affected as a result of the grounding of the plane.
An anonymous plaintiff, known as "Pilot X", filed a class-action lawsuit against Boeing on behalf of more than 400 pilots who work for the same airline and have flown the 737 MAX. In the lawsuit, the pilots claim they have suffered "financial and other losses" and have faced career uncertainty due to the worldwide grounding of the MAX planes.
They are seeking compensation from the manufacturer for these losses, which, although not yet calculated, are "expected to be in the millions of dollars".
Many pilots worldwide have either been laid off, made to relocate bases, or at least suffered significant diminishment to flight opportunities and pay," he added.
According to Wheeler, these pilots were not aware that the planes they had to fly had "defective equipment" and that the aircraft itself was "dangerously designed"...
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