In the end the pressure got too big. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg (55) took the hat on Monday. But now it is known that he will be able to get over his finish. At least financially. Because Boeing could even reward him for his horror year with a “golden parachute” of $ 39 million. This reports ABC News,
After the debacle about the new 737-Max machine, criticism of the manager had grown ever greater. The aircraft manufacturer is suspected of rushing to launch the aircraft. A total of 346 people had died in two crashes of the accident machine.
270 times more than families of victims
According to sources from the company, the relinquished boss gets the coal in cash and shares. Meanwhile, the families of the crash victims have to settle for $ 144,500. Muilenburg creams almost 270 times more than the families of the victims. After all: A second $ 50 million fund should also “address the needs of families and the community of those affected by the tragedies”.
Meanwhile, other explosive details came to light in the investigation of the 737-Max bankruptcy. A committee of the House of Representatives takes care of the investigation. According to a spokeswoman, new documents give a “very disturbing picture” of Boeing. For example, several Boeing employees have raised safety concerns about the 737-Max. But nobody noticed them.
Security deficiencies caused problems
Above all, the former technical chief pilot Mark Forkner. Already in October, he was at the center of an email affair that severely strained the relationship between the United States Federal Aviation Authority and Boeing. According to simulator tests, he was already skeptical in 2016 whether safety was actually guaranteed.
At the center of the crisis is the MCAS control program developed for the 737 Max, which according to research reports played a decisive role in the crashes. Boeing had already promised to fix the MCAS problems with a software update after the accident in Indonesia. A little later there was a crash in Ethiopia. The problems have not yet been resolved. (Bro)