President Of Southwest Airlines Pilots Union Blasts Boeing In New Memo

Chris Sommer
November 14, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The president of the pilots union for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is ratcheting up his rhetoric against Boeing.

In a memo to members of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, Jon Weaks expressed concerns that Boeing may be rushing the grounded 737 MAX back into service.  Weaks also suggested Southwest should consider buying planes from another company.

In the message, Weaks said Boeing has exhibited "arrogance and greed that will haunt the company forever."

The 737 MAX was grounded in March after a pair of deadly accidents. 

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association is suing Boeing over lost wages stemming from the related flight cancellations.