Trump recruits Boeing: add new features to 737 MAX and change its name

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 Trump recruits Boeing: add new features to 737 MAX and change its name


After two crashes on Boeing 737MAX, US President Trump suggested that Boeing change its name.

On April 15, American Eastern Time, according to CNBC, President Trump called Boeing on Twitter, suggesting that Boeing solve the problem of 737MAX airliner and change its name.

Trump wrote, What do I know about brands? I probably dont know anything about them (but I became president!). If I were a Boeing company, I would solve the Boeing 737MAX problem, add some new performance, and then give the model a new name. No product has ever suffered losses like 737MAX. But then again, what do I know?

The comments contradict Trumps previous attitude that Boeings biggest problem is that flights become too complex. But some aviation experts say that changing the name is not Boeings best solution. It requires a new certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration, which will keep the aircraft grounded and create new complications.

Airplanes are not laundry detergents, gum or aspirin. You cant simply rename them, said Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research Group. Aircraft models need to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and have different pilot training. Passengers and crew could see it at a glance. Its not just about changing the look of the plane. People will know its 737.

In response to Trumps Twitter, Boeing spokesman Chaz Bickers said, Boeing will focus on testing and software updates, implement pilot training processes and materials, and rebuild trust between the company and passengers and the public. We know that the company is responsible for every passenger on board, and we will make sure that the MAX series is one of the safest aircraft, Bickers said. Boeing 737MAX airliner crashed in less than five months, killing 346 people, and the aircraft was banned worldwide. Over the past few days, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have announced an extension of the grounding period of 737 MAX: Southwest Airlines plans to extend to August 5, American Airlines to August 19, and United Airlines to early July. Source: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541

In response to Trumps Twitter, Boeing spokesman Chaz Bickers said, Boeing will focus on testing and software updates, implement pilot training processes and materials, and rebuild trust between the company and passengers and the public.

We know that the company is responsible for every passenger on board, and we will make sure that the MAX series is one of the safest aircraft, Bickers said.

Boeing 737MAX airliner crashed in less than five months, killing 346 people, and the aircraft was banned worldwide. Over the past few days, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have announced an extension of the grounding period of 737 MAX: Southwest Airlines plans to extend to August 5, American Airlines to August 19, and United Airlines to early July.