The head of Emirates criticized Boeing for a sharp decline in the quality of aircraft

The head of one of the world's largest airlines, Emirates, Tim Clark, said said said in an interview with the Financial Times (FT) that he had witnessed a “progressive” decline in Boeing standards, attributing the situation to long-standing management errors and the priority of financial performance over engineering excellence.

According to Clark, Boeing now has “one last chance” to correct the errors. He also said that for the first time he would send his engineers to observe the aircraft manufacturer's production lines. “The fact that we have to do this is a testament to what happened. In previous times, this would not have been sanctioned,” said the head of Emirates.

Emirates is one of Boeing's largest customers and in November alone the company placed an order for 95 wide-body Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft worth $52 billion.

Martin (United Kingdom)