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Boeing Sued by Southwest Pilots on ‘Rush’ to Sell Unsafe Max (1)

Oct. 7, 2019, 8:30 PMUpdated: Oct. 7, 2019, 9:44 PM

The union for Southwest Airlines Co. pilots sued Boeing Co., saying the manufacturer rushed output of the 737 Max jet to stay competitive, withholding key information about a feature that contributed to two fatal crashes within five months.

“Boeing made a calculated decision to rush a re-engined aircraft to market to secure its single-aisle market share and prioritize its bottom line,” said the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association suit. The union said it’s seeking at least $115 million for damages sustained through the end of this year, primarily for lost pay and legal expenses.

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