Author Archives: Mary Schiavo

New Boeing Lawsuit Alleges Company Hid Design Flaws in 737 MAX Planes | Democracy Now!

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Another lawsuit has been filed against Boeing, alleging the company concealed known design flaws in its 737 MAX aircraft from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department, filed the suit on behalf of a passenger who was killed in the March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed all 157… Read more »

737 Max Lawsuit Suggests Parallels to 1990s Crashes – CNNPolitics

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Washington (CNN) – A lawsuit filed by the former inspector general of the Department of Transportation accuses Boeing in a new lawsuit of repeatedly concealing design flaws in its aircraft and blaming pilots in the aftermath of crashes. The suit, filed in federal court by former DOT inspector general Mary Schiavo on behalf of the estate of one of the… Read more »

Lawsuit Alleges Boeing Knowingly Built Dangerous 737 Max | postandcourier.com

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The former inspector general for the U.S. Transportation Department has filed a lawsuit against Boeing Co. alleging the aerospace giant knew its 737 Max jet was unsafe but concealed the plane’s dangerous design flaws from airlines and the public. Mary Schiavo, the U.S. DOT’s inspector general from 1990 to 1996, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Charleston on behalf… Read more »

Boeing SC lets mechanics inspect their own work, leading to repeated mistakes, workers say | postandcourier.com

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A Boeing Co. program that speeds production by letting mechanics inspect their own work is leading to repeated mistakes on the 787 Dreamliner production line in North Charleston, workers say, at a time when the airplane maker is facing worldwide scrutiny over its safety record. Some of the mistakes are serious safety hazards, like debris being left in the sensors… Read more »

Mary Schiavo offers insight on deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crash in Ethiopia

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One hundred and forty-nine passengers and eight crew members were killed March 10, 2019 when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed within minutes of takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The plane, a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, and carrying passengers of 35 different nationalities, including 22 UN staff members and eight Americans. The crash was… Read more »

Want to avoid flying on the Boeing 737 MAX 8? You’re not alone.

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  Following Sunday’s crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, passengers all over the world are concerned that the Boeing 737 MAX-8 may not be safe. The reasons behind the Ethiopian Airlines crash of the new Boeing jet are still unknown, but the crash left no survivors, and this tragedy is the second loss… Read more »