One unnamed employee wrote in an exchange of instant messages in April 2017: "This airplane is designed by clowns who in turn are supervised by monkeys".
Boeing employees raised doubts among themselves about the safety of the 737 Max, hid problems from federal regulators and ridiculed those responsible for designing and overseeing the jetliner, according to a damning batch of emails and texts released almost a year after the aircraft was grounded over two catastrophic crashes. The faulty MCAS automatically put the planes into nosedives, causing the two deadly crashes.
"No", the other employee replied.
"The disaster involving a Boeing plane will once more draw unwanted attention to the firm, which was widely criticized for its response to earlier crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia".
In December, Boeing proactively brought these communications to the FAA's attention in furtherance of the company's commitment to transparency with our regulator and strong safety oversight of our industry.
Boeing also said that it regrets the content of the communications and apologizes to all its stakeholders for the content of these messages.
The FAA said that the flight simulator described as flawed by employees in the documents has since been revised as passed inspection as Boeing continues to remodel the MAX.
In another exchange, an employee told a colleague he would not let his family fly on a 737 Max.
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Air Canada received the first airline-operated 737 Max full-flight simulator in 2017 and has trained 400 pilots to fly its 24 Max 8 aircraft.
"Boeing will not allow that to happen". "While the tone and content of some of the language contained in the documents is disappointing, the FAA remains focused on following a thorough process for returning the Boeing 737 MAX to passenger service".
Boeing says it will not lay off or furlough any workers as a result of the production halt. Boeing went to great lengths to prevent such a requirement, in part because it would be costly for its customers, company documents show.
"I still haven't been forgiven by God for the covering up I did previous year", another employee said in 2018, according to The New York Times.
The Boeing 737, including the Max, represents more than half of Spirit's revenue. Two weeks ago, the remaining Cox employees were cut back to a four-day work week, and this week the company began furloughing workers, Cox said.
Majority of these employees will be reassigned to work on Boeing other two aircrafts 767 and 777/777X aircrafts, which are made in its Evert facility in Washington. Without referring to what was covered, the employee added: "I can't do it one more time".
"Any potential safety deficiencies identified in the documents have been addressed", he said in a statement. Through the aircraft's grounding, the airline has maintained the pilot's currency with simulator training every six months.