Boeing Scrambles To Restore Faith In Its 737 Max Airplane After Crashes

The company is still producing about 50 737 Max planes per month. This week, it unveiled software fixes and other improvements for the fleet as it tried to reassure the public that they are safe.
Boeing continues making the planes at its 737 Max assembly plant in suburban Renton, Wash. Source: Jenny Riffle for NPR

In the wake of two crashes of its 737 Max jet in recent months that killed 346 people and grounded those planes worldwide, Boeing continues to produce the planes while campaigning to reassure airlines, pilots, regulators and the flying public that they are safe.

The company publicly unveiled software fixes and other improvements for the 737 Max fleet in the greatest detail yet this week. At the same time, company officials defend the original design of the 737 Max, which is a new variant of a plane known as a workhorse of the industry. It was developed to include as few changes as possible to make it easier for airlines to integrate them into

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