Boeing to hire 15,000 more employees this year

Boeing to hire 15,000 more employees this year

The company told the BBC that they expect fewer staffing within some corporate support functions and that they will continue to communicate transparently with their teams.

A third of the jobs will be outsourcing to Tata Consulting Services, based in Bangalore, known as Bengaluru. Boeing also said it will continue to increase its headcount with a focus on engineering and manufacturing. In addition to the 15,000 people it hired in 2022, the company said it plans to recruit another 10,000 this year.

The 737 Max passenger jet was grounded worldwide after two fatal accidents, and the aviation giant has been trying to turn itself around.

Less than five months later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, another Boeing 737 Max on its way to Kenya, crashed six minutes after leaving Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. All 157 people on board were killed.

It later emerged that both of the accidents were caused by design flaws, in particular the use of flight control software known as the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System MCAS The system was designed to assist pilots familiar with previous generations of the 737, and prevent them from needing additional training in order to fly the new model.

Sensor failures caused it to malfunction, and in both cases forced the aircraft into a catastrophic dive that the pilots were unable to prevent.

The 737 Max aircraft was cleared to fly again in most countries around the world after modifications to the aircraft and pilot training.

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