Safety Equipment… An Option On Boeing 737’s

Most people in America fly on a fairly regular basis and given our options its hard to avoid flying on a Boeing jet of some sort. Southwest Airlines has Boeing 737’s exclusively and much of their fleet is grounded as a result of the questions involving the 373 Max 8 and Max 9. Planes of this configuration were involved in crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. In each of these aviation disasters everyone on these doomed flights perished.

The Oct. 29 Lion Air crash in Indonesia that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta leaving 189 people on board dead and the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian airline jetliner, also a Boeing 737 Max jet, that crashed shortly after taking off killing all 157 on board had one major thing in common. Much like cars we buy in America planes have options the company may opt to buy or not buy. Sometimes the option that makes the manufacturer a great deal of profit isn’t anything fancy like upgraded seating or even lighting. Some of the options come down to things like communication, navigation or even safety systems such as those involved in each of these crashes. Many so called budget airlines like Indonesia’s Lion Air have opt to not buy certain safety systems. Sadly not all regulators mandate these features which allows budget airlines to avoid purchasing them.

Finally, after two aviation disasters where 349 lives were lost, Boeing has decided to make a critical safety features standard in order to get their planes in the air again. This previously “optional” safety feature experts agree could have helped the pilots of the doomed airliners detect erroneous software readings and avoid the crash. These software errors are just one of issue investigators are looking into. Aviation experts say these features should be standard in all jets moving forward and no airline should be charged extra for them.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have almost 60 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!

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