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Boeing to Cut Inspector Jobs for Technology as it Deals with Fallout from 737 Max Crashes

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Published on May 6, 2019 - Duration: 01:08s

Boeing to Cut Inspector Jobs for Technology as it Deals with Fallout from 737 Max Crashes

While still dealing with the aftermath of crashes involving its 737 Max jet, Boeing has decided to cut inspector jobs.

Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.

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Boeing to Cut Inspector Jobs for Technology as it Deals with Fallout from 737 Max Crashes

Despite dealing with investigations and a public relations disaster surrounding its 737 MAX jet, Boeing has decided to cut inspector jobs.????The aviation giant plans to get rid of roughly 900 inspectors from its Seattle factories…????...replacing them with what they call, technology improvements instead.????In a newsletter, the inspectors’ union said eliminating a “second set of eyes on thousands of work packages” was a “bad decision”.????The union informed its members that 451 inspectors are expected to be transferred this year…????...while the second half will be doing the same next year.????The move comes at a tumultuous time for Boeing as The Wall Street Journal reports the company was aware of problems with its cockpit safety alert system…????...roughly a year before two of its 737 MAX models crashed within a five month span, killing 346 people.????While it isn’t clear if the software would have prevented either crash…??...according to industry and government officials who spoke to the Journal…????...Boeing withheld information about the error from the public and the FAA’s acting chief for a further six weeks after the Ethiopian Airways crash in March.

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