Boeing sued by more than 400 pilots in class action over 737 MAX's 'unprecedented cover-up'.
More than 400 pilots have joined a class action against American plane manufacturer Boeing, seeking damages in the millions over what they allege was the company's "unprecedented cover-up" of the "known design flaws" of the latest edition of its top-selling jet, the 737 MAX.
The claim hinges on a piece of software pilots say they weren't told about.
The first crash involving the 737 MAX jet happened off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, killing 189 people.
The class action will be heard in a Chicago court, with a hearing date set for October 21, 2019.
"Boeing decided not to provide MAX pilots with information or knowledge that the MCAS was incorporated into the airplane.".
Presently, the Boeing 737 MAX fleet remains grounded around the world as the company proceeds with a software update. »