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PoliticsTrump disparages Boeing 737s in private before grounding the plane after deadly crash

03:40  14 march  2019
03:40  14 march  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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President Trump says he is grounding all U.S. flights on Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes 'effective Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land, and then the planes will be grounded until further An Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa

The second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 since October has forced global airlines to ground the latest version of one of the world’s most popular The step comes shortly after the China’s Civil Aviation Administration ordered Chinese carriers to take the planes out of service. At the same time

Trump disparages Boeing 737s in private before grounding the plane after deadly crash© Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post President Donald Trump listens during a briefing on drug trafficking at the southern border in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday, the same day he announced the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, effective immediately.

As President Trump consulted with administration officials Wednesday over whether Boeing’s 737 Max jetliners should be grounded after a crash killed more than 150 passengers in Ethiopia over the weekend, he shared his pointed opinion of the type of plane in question.

In his words, it “sucked.”

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President Trump said that the US would ban all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets from flying, following nearly every country that has ordered the airplane grounded since the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash . Pilots had reported the plane would tilt suddenly after takeoff, among other concerns.

The two foreign airlines that use the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft will be unable to fly them to or from Australia with authorities suspending flights after one of the planes went down in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max fell from the sky minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa headed for

The president said Boeing 737s paled in comparison to the Boeing 757, known as Trump Force One, which he owns as a personal jet, according to White House and transportation officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. He questioned why Boeing would keep building the model and opined that he never would have bought a 737 for the Trump Shuttle, the small airline he briefly ran three decades ago that relied on 727s before going bankrupt, the officials said.

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Later in the day, Trump agreed with his aides that the Federal Aviation Administration, as the industry regulator, should formally announce the decision to ground the 737 Max planes, according to two White House officials. But when reporters were brought into the White House for a previously scheduled immigration event, he scrapped the plan.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes are parked near Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash., Nov. Days after the Indonesian accident, Boeing notified airlines that faulty information from a sensor could cause the plane to automatically point the nose down.

The two foreign airlines that use the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft will be unable to fly them to or from Australia with authorities suspending flights after one of the planes went down in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max fell from the sky minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa headed for

“We’re going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 Max 8 and the 737 Max 9 and the planes associated with that line,” Trump announced, catching some industry officials by surprise.

The chaotic scene capped a harried three-day period in which the United States lagged almost every other major country in deciding how to respond to an Ethi­o­pian Airlines crash early Sunday, highlighting the Trump administration’s close ties to Boeing and its difficulty asserting itself as a global leader in the wake of a tragedy.

As governments in China, Australia, the European Union and elsewhere were moving to ground the 737 Max plane on Monday and Tuesday, Trump and his administration were in a holding pattern. The president held daily phone calls with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and other stakeholders, offering his self-proclaimed expertise in public and private. On Twitter, he declared that “airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly.”

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Boeing ADRs traded on Germany's Tradegate exchange in Stuttgart slumped more than 9% early Monday as Chinese and Ethiopian airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8s as experts question the plane 's safety after an unprecedented series of crashes .

Terms of Service , Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy . The crash had eerie similarities to the Lion Air crash in October, which also involved a Boeing 737 Max 8. Countries and airlines around the world are grounding their Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.

Trump added to the confusion Wednesday by suggesting that the decision to ground the plane was “psychologically” important but was neither urgent nor conclusive.

“We didn’t have to make this decision today. We could have delayed it,” he said Wednesday. “We maybe didn’t have to make it at all. But I felt it was important both psychologically and in a lot of other ways.”

The equivocation reflected an administration that was reluctant to take the step of imposing a nationwide suspension initially opposed by Boeing, the country’s second-largest federal contractor.

Trump was inclined to announce a grounding on Tuesday, but he received pushback from the FAA, which had not yet reached a decision, according to officials familiar with the deliberations. But Trump also equivocated himself, telling advisers that grounding planes would cause panic and could hurt the stock market, according to two people who spoke to him.

Federal regulators usually take the lead on making decisions related to safety, said Richard Aboulafia, an aerospace analyst with Teal Group.

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A Lion Air 737 crashed five months ago into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. Unpublished video footage obtained by the New York Times contradicts claims by the Trump Administration that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was responsible for lighting a convoy of

An Air China Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane is seen (back C) as a China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 (top) lands at Beijing Capital Airport on March 11, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines said the pilot was given clearance to turn around after indicating problems shortly before the plane disappeared from radar.

“It’s not the president’s decision and it should never be the president’s decision,” he said, adding that he did not know whether Trump broke any protocols.

On Tuesday, as a growing number of countries were grounding the planes, Trump spoke to Muilenburg, who argued in favor of keeping the planes in the sky, according to a senior administration official. Boeing was facing increasing global pressure after reports showed that pilots had complained about the plane’s automation system.

On Tuesday night, officials said, Trump was given satellite data that indicated the same 737 Max automation system believed to be responsible for a crash in Indonesia last year that killed more than 180 people may have played a role in Sunday’s accident.

By Wednesday morning, officials said, Trump had also seen information about the crash from the Canadian government, which then announced it was grounding the model, leaving the U.S. as the only major country where the aircraft was being allowed to operate.

“We were coordinating with Canada,” Trump said Wednesday. “We were giving them information, they were giving us information.”

Throughout the process, Trump played the role of aviation expert, despite having no formal training in aeronautics. Trump told advisers about the dynamics and equipment of various airplanes, comparing them to his 757.

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Europe has barred the 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace, joining a whole slew of countries, but the US says there is "no basis" to ground the aircrafts. The United States said Tuesday there is "no basis" to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes , after a second deadly crash involving the model in

The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed six minutes after takeoff on Sunday from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The plane was headed to Nairobi, Kenya when The head of Ethiopia Airlines said there were no known problems with its aircraft before Sunday’s flight. It had received the plane in November and

“He was very much engaged in this,” one official said.

Trump, who claims to have personally renegotiated Boeing’s contract to build Air Force One, relinquished his failed Trump Shuttle between Boston, New York and Washington in 1991 after never making a profit. His criticism of the 737 — the best-selling jetliner model in history — came just weeks after he attended an event in Hanoi celebrating Vietnam’s purchase of 100 of the Boeing jets.

Trump expressed condolences Wednesday for the victims of the Ethi­o­pia crash.

“Our hearts go out to all of those who lost loved ones, to their friends, to their families, in both the Ethiopian and Lion Airlines that involved the 737 Max aircraft,” Trump said Wednesday. “It’s a terrible, terrible thing.”

In deciding to ground the Boeing model, Trump said that Muilenburg, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell were “all in agreement.”

Daniel Wells, who sits on the board of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations, said Trump should not have been the person making the announcement.

“The president isn’t the right person to do it. Elwell or Chao should have made the announcement,” said Wells, whose 30,000-member group did not call for the planes to be grounded. “But it was Trump who said it. That tells you everything you need to know.”

Boeing, which as late as Tuesday said publicly it saw no reason to ground the planes, announced soon after Trump made his move that it had recommended the grounding.

“We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,” Muilenburg said in a statement. “We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again.”

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President Trump grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes . President Trump said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will announce later Wednesday the grounding of two Boeing 737 Max jets, one model of which was involved in the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157

Safety doubts over Boeing 's best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 Ethiopian Airlines said the pilot was given clearance to turn around after indicating problems shortly before the plane disappeared from radar.

Boeing has a long history of developing close relationships with U.S. presidents. In 2015, President Obama told Seattle TV station KING-TV that he was probably the second-biggest global salesman for Boeing, which he called “an iconic company.”

The company donated $1 million each to the inaugural funds of Trump and Obama.

Boeing has an especially close relationship with the Trump administration, which has recruited several company executives for senior posts, including acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

Muilenburg has courted Trump at the White House, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and at Trump Tower in New York. Trump has twice visited Boeing facilities and praised the company’s aircraft.

“God bless Boeing,” Trump said after touring a company facility in Charleston, S.C., in February 2017.

“Great planes,” he told reporters while visiting a St. Louis facility in March 2018. “Incredible. Great company.”

He has also personally pitched the company’s planes in meetings with world leaders from Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

“Greatest commercial aircraft in the world,” he said in November 2017 while meeting with Japanese business leaders. He noted that after the United States, Japan is the largest owner of Boeing aircraft.

Trump also offered a dose of praise for the company as he made his announcement grounding its plane.

“Boeing is an incredible company,” he said. “They are working very, very hard right now. And hopefully they will very quickly come up with the answer. But until they do, the planes are grounded.”

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