United States (US) Boeing Co., (NYSE: BA) said will addressing the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) decision on Lion Air Flight 610 crashed - Photo by Antara

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – United States (US) Boeing Co., (NYSE: BA) said will addressing the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) decision on Lion Air Flight 610 crashed. Over the past several months the manufacturer claimed has been making changes to the 737 MAX.

 “We are addressing the KNKT’ safety recommendations, and taking actions to enhance the safety of the 737 MAX to prevent the flight control conditions that occurred in this accident from ever happening again,” said the company last weekend.

As reported, Indonesian investigators found sweeping problems and missteps in connection with last year’ fatal Lion Air crash, including design flaws in Boeing 737 Max airplane, certification failures by the US’ regulator and a raft of errors at the airline by pilots and mechanics.

KNKT listed its findings and recommended fixes to Boeing, Lion Air and aviation authorities in the US and Indonesia. It also painted a damning picture of Lion Air, where numerous actions also helped lead to the tragedy.

Minutes after taking off from Jakarta for Pangkal Pinang in Riau on Oct. 29, Lion Air JT 610 nosedived into the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board. It was the second-deadliest airline disaster in the country’ aviation history, following a 1997 crash near Medan that killed 234 people.

The investigators also highlighted some problems in the certification process of the 737 Max, saying the aircraft manufacturer didn’t submit required documentation and the US’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) didn’t adequately oversee the overall design.

The 737 Max was grounded March 13, 2019, three days after the crash in Ethiopia, costing Boeing US$9.2 billion and counting. While Boeing says it has made significant progress in returning the 737 Max to service.

In response to the findings, Boeing’ CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, who was stripped of his role as chairman earlier this month,said the company is addressing the KNKT’ recommendations. He adds, their engineers have been working with the FAA and other regulators to make software updates and other changes.

“We commend Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee for its extensive efforts to determine the facts of this accident, the contributing factors to its cause and recommendations aimed toward our common goal that this never happens again,” said the CEO.

While, the FAA said it welcomed the recommendations from Indonesia and would carefully consider them in its review of the 737 Max. In an official statement released on Friday, Lion Air stated, its “essential to determine the root cause and contributing factors to the accident and take immediate corrective actions to ensure that an accident like this one never happens again.”

by Linda Silaen, Email: linda.silaen@theinsiderstories.com