Southwest Airlines pilots union sues Boeing

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Southwest Airlines pilots union sues Boeing

Postby Greg on Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:58 am

Pilots with Southwest Airlines sued Boeing Monday for more than $100 million in losses due to the grounding of the 737 Max aircraft following two catastrophic crashes in under six months.

In the complaint filed with the District Court of Dallas, Texas, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association accused Boeing of "deliberately misleading" the carrier and its pilots concerning the airworthiness of its 737 Max aircraft, which was involved in two crashes that killed 346 people.

The resulting fallout from the crashes saw the aircraft grounded worldwide, eliminating some 30,000 scheduled Southwest Airlines flights by the end of 2019, which equals to more than $100 million in losses for the carrier's pilots as the company is the largest operator of the embattled plane, the union said in a statement.

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