Inside Boeing:Sadness, frustration, anger, uncertainty & focus after 737 Max crashes
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May 17, 2019 - by Jon Ostrower for theaircurrent.com
One long-time Boeing staffer likened it to being a kid in the middle of a divorce.
Your parents are trying to maintain an even keel, keeping day-to-day life as normal as possible. Your daily routine is unchanged — going to school, doing your homework in the evening — but everyone is keenly aware of the stress in the family, attending to a crisis that consumes your parents' attention.
That's life inside Boeing's commercial division right now.
In more than a dozen interviews in recent weeks, employees at varying levels and different areas of the company tell The Air Current that they are in a state of institutional limbo seven months after the crash of Lion Air flight 610 and two months since Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that triggered the global grounding of the 737 Max. The crashes claimed a total of 346 lives.
Boeing, of course, does far more than just build 737 Max aircraft...