Aviation737 wrote:seahawk wrote:XRAYretired wrote:One or two posters likely would call his words hyperbole, click-bait or BS if they were not pro. And, of course any interpretation you make is not allowed unless its on the pro side. You could say they implies MAX was not previously safe (wash my mouth out).
Anyway, the words are easy and hollow since it will 20 or 30 years before they can be confirmed or challenged and the guy is not likely to be around 20 months from now.
For me it is just another form of the "making a safe planes safer" line.
When did he ever say in that statement that the current iteration of the 737 MAX is a safe plane? Didnt they already admit that the MAX had a flaw? I really cant see how that statement that he made was arrogant? To me that statement means that Boeing is working hard on a solution and that they will ensure that the aircraft is safe.
This is exactly why I said the title of the article was BS: people read the title and it left the impression rather than what Boeing's CEO actually said.
People these days live in a state of partial attention, sucking up information from their phones pretty much everywhere they go.
Click bait titles are designed to raise your level of attention and make an impression.
Media get paid by the click and there's no penalty when they make stuff up, so they sex up the title of the story just to get people to click.
Noshow wrote:Besides the technical and legal ways to get things going again a lot of trust of the airlines, pilots and flying public needs to be regained or should I say redeserved. Keeping quiet will not gain any new positive image for the MAX or whatever it will be called. I'd suggest it's time to come up with more open communications again. This is something the companies top can be blamed for.
The only way to regain confidence is to fix the problems, work with regulators to the point they are confident the problems are fixed, and get the planes flying again.
No "come to Jesus" moment is going to change things, in fact as this thread shows it'll be viewed as a cynical act to pander to customer's sensibilities.
People just aren't in the mood to accept anything Boeing says, the way forward is through actions not words.