Southwest Airlines Pilots Sue Boeing for Lost Income
Southwest Airlines pilots have filed a lawsuit against Boeing claiming the aircraft manufacturer misled the labor union about the plane, which has been grounded for nearly seven months after two fatal crashes.
The pilots union said it agreed to fly the Max because Boeing said “it was airworthy and essentially the same as the time-tested 737 aircraft that its pilots have flown for years,” the union said in a release. “These representations were false.”
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said the planes’ grounding cost its pilots more than $100 million in lost income, which it wants Boeing to pay, CNBC writes. That’s because the ban forced the Dallas-based airline to cut back on flights.
“We believe this lawsuit is meritless and will vigorously defend against it,” Boeing said in a statement.