For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Australia has given clearance for Singapore Airlines’ SilkAir to store its six Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the country, as the global grounding of the jet continues following two deadly crashes within the past 12 months.
Boeing’s 737 Max is about to join the list of brands trying to come back from ignominy.
Everyone onboard survived when chartered jet carrying 143 people from the US military base in Cuba tried to land in a thunderstorm in north Florida and ended up in the river next to Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
In the days after a Boeing's 737 Max 8 jet plunged into Indonesia’s Java Sea last October, company officials said they were moving quickly to update plane software suspected in the crash. Six months and a second Max 8 disaster later, Boeing has yet to submit its fix to regulators.
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes.
Boeing shares have fallen after Barclays Capital downgraded the stock, writing that Wall Street was still underestimating the fallout that would occur as a result of the deadly 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
Six months to the day since the first of two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max airliner, chairperson and CEO Dennis Muilenburg declined to take more than partial blame for the accidents.
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