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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon departure from the White Home in Washington, April 10, 2019.
President Donald Trump on Monday mentioned Boeing ought to “repair” and “rebrand” its widespread 737 Max after the jet’s anti-stall software program was implicated in two deadly crashes that killed 346 individuals since October.
“What do I learn about branding, possibly nothing (however I did change into President!), but when I have been Boeing, I might FIX the Boeing 737 MAX, add some further nice options, & REBRAND the aircraft with a brand new identify. No product has suffered like this one. However once more, what the hell do I do know?” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s tweet stands in distinction together with his earlier assertion that the principle downside with air journey was that flying had merely change into “far too complicated.”
“Pilots are now not wanted, however slightly pc scientists from MIT,” he wrote in March after one of many Max jets crashed in Ethiopia. “I see it on a regular basis in lots of merchandise. All the time searching for to go one pointless step additional, when usually previous and less complicated is much better.”
Boeing has slowed manufacturing of the Max jet and plans to submit a software program repair to Federal Aviation Administration regulators throughout the subsequent couple weeks. Main airways have prolonged Max cancellations via the summer season.