Pilots to train after crash
– Aviation authorities in Indonesia and India on Thursday pushed for more simulator training for Boeing Co 737 MAX pilots following the deadly Lion Air crash, while the world’s largest planemaker reiterated that its top-selling jetliner was safe.
Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg told a CNBC interviewer on Thursday he was “very confident” in the safety of the 737 MAX, the newest version of a jet that has been a fixture of passenger travel for decades.
“We know our airplanes are safe,” he said. “We have not changed our design philosophy.”
Muilenburg’s comments came the same day that India’s aviation regulator said 737 MAX pilots should be trained on a simulator that replicates the scenario that led to the crash, while Indonesia’s transport ministry said it would immediately impose new requirements for simulator training.
Other MAX customers, including large US carriers, have reiterated they are confident in the plane. – Reuters