Boeing Cuts 737 MAX Output After Software-Linked Crashes

By Dave Simpson (April 5, 2019, 11:09 PM EDT) -- Boeing announced Friday that it will slow down production of its 737 MAX planes while it works on a software update to correct an error that it says is linked to a pair of recent fatal crashes.

The plane-maker will drop its monthly production of 737 Max planes from 52 per month to 42 per month starting in mid-April, it said in an announcement. It also plans to establish a committee focused reviewing policy and processes for ensuring safety.

"Safety is our responsibility, and we own it," Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in the release. "When the MAX returns to the...

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