Boeing announced that it would be slowing production of its 737 Max planes after two of the aircraft were involved in fatal crashes in the past five months, The New York Times reports. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg announced the company would start producing 42 727 planes per month, rather than 52. In his statement, Muilenburg also stated that Boeing would start a “new committee” on its board to review how it constructs and develops planes. “The committee will confirm the effectiveness of our policies and processes for assuring the highest level of safety on the 737 Max program, as well as our other airplane programs, and recommend improvements to our policies and procedures,” he said. The 737 Max planes are still grounded worldwide after a crash in Indonesia late last year killed 189 and another in Ethiopia last month killed 157. The crashes have prompted growing scrutiny into the company and lawsuits from victims’ families.
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