The memos raise questions over Boeing's reluctance to train 737 MAX crews in pilot simulators--which are more expensive and time-consuming--as opposed to using computer-based methods.
Boeing admitted that the messages, which included characterizations of the 737 MAX being "designed by clowns" who were "supervised by monkeys", contained "provocative" language, but insisted that they were part of its commitment to transparency as it works with U.S lawmakers to return the grounded aircraft back into circulation following two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people.
Two days prior to the memos being made public, Boeing said it would recommend additional simulator training for pilots when regulators clear the MAX to fly again, which was a reversal of its earlier position. Previously, Boeing had insisted that pilots who trained on older 737 simulators only needed additional computer-based instruction in order to operate the newer MAX models.
Jim Cramer, when asked about the memos, said that it's time for someone "outside of Boeing to step in."
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