On 21 June the first action by an airline pilot for grievances arising from the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet was filed by IALPG and PMJ in Cook County, Illinois, representing a class of over 400 pilots from Pilot X’s international airline. Read the press release here: 192206 MAX Pilots sue Boeing and FAA_IALPG_PMJ.
This form of action, first announced here by IALPG in May, seeks compensatory and punitive damages from Boeing for losses stemming from design issues and failures to warn pilots leading to the crashes in October and March of JT610 and ET302, and subsequent removal of the fleet from operation worldwide.
Joseph Wheeler, Principal and Legal Practice Director of IALPG said:
When regulators worldwide faced doubts about the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX design, they acted decisively to ground the aircraft. Boeing’s failures effectively grounded a legion of pilots too – pilots who were not aware that the equipment they had to fly was defective and dangerously designed.
Many pilots worldwide have either been laid off, made to relocate bases, or at least suffered significant diminishment to flight opportunities and pay. We applaud the courage of Pilot X to hold Boeing responsible for the losses these pilots face, due to Boeing’s part in the preventable grounding of the MAX.
A copy of the Boeing Complaint as filed in Chicago on 21 June can be seen here: Boeing COMPLAINT – filed
Joining the action
The claims have generated significant media interest from CNN AINOnline, Yahoo Finance, Australian Aviation, Business Insider, and others and in doing so is hoped to reach more aggrieved pilots worldwide from all operators of the MAX. if you wish to join the action or learn more, n the first instance please contact:
Joseph Wheeler: email@example.com; +61 410 192 090
Patrick Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 312 404 3225
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