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Former Air Force Pilot Speaks Out About Boeing Airplanes, Expressing Unease and Warnings

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Boeing, once a titan of American aviation, has found itself involved in a series of controversies that have cast a long shadow over the safety record of its aircraft.

This has led to an obvious shift in not just passenger concern, but within the pilot community, with some aviators entering the cockpit with a heightened sense of alertness bordering on wariness.

Pilot Unease

Dennis Tajer, a Boeing 737 captain and spokesperson for the Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines pilots, recently spoke candidly about the impact of these events.

"It definitely gives me more pause when I get on the airplane," Tajer told CNBC. "But it's not a pause of concern about actually flying it," he clarified, "it's about making sure I'm watching everything like a hawk."

This highlights the unease among pilots stemming from a string of recent incidents involving Boeing aircraft. One event which involved a 787 Dreamliner flying from Australia to New Zealand, where passengers reported a rapid descent, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people.

While the cause remains under investigation, LATAM Airlines, the carrier operating the flight, simply termed it a "technical event."


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