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Ronald Stone

Ronald Stone

Managing Partner and Aviation Consultant at 2020 AviationAdvisors
  • Boeing failed to go back to the drawing board when they discovered that it had huge design problems. Alternatively, they came up with a quick and flawed fix with the lame MCAS system. In the Boeing Exec Suite and Board Room, profit trumped basic safety and customer considerations. What a TOTAL disaster

    Boeing failed to go back to the drawing board when they discovered that it had huge design problems. Alternatively, they came up with a quick and flawed fix with the lame MCAS system. In the Boeing Exec Suite and Board Room, profit trumped basic safety and customer considerations. What a TOTAL disaster on all fronts. It is embarrassing! It may be criminal! This will drag on and on. The FAA has egg on their face too and they will respond with a scorched earth system for re-certification for the MAX. And now, AND NOW, Boeing is planning to pay stock "dividends" to shareholders even while they are having to borrow an initial $10 billion to bolster the stock price and stay afloat. Greedy bastards!

  • This is a total disaster for Boeing and all of its customers, and the problems are not just going away. The golden rule in aviation is to follow these priorities in all decisions (ALWAYS) - as follows:

    1. Safety

    2. Regulatory Compliance

    3. Passenger/customer comfort and accommodation

    4. Cost.

    And

    This is a total disaster for Boeing and all of its customers, and the problems are not just going away. The golden rule in aviation is to follow these priorities in all decisions (ALWAYS) - as follows:

    1. Safety

    2. Regulatory Compliance

    3. Passenger/customer comfort and accommodation

    4. Cost.

    And, never, ever get these out of order!

    Boeing's executive management team, including the board, got this all wrong and ended up with (cost/profits) above all else!

    I'm a 50 year veteran airline captain, corporate pilot and aviation executive for for over 50 years, and Boeing's incompetence and misguided actions are extremely embarrassing and infuriating.

    I feel sorry for their airline and corporate jet customers and all of those innocent people who were lost if the 2 Max crashes. Not to mention all the people who have or will, lose their jobs and businesses in the fall out.