APRIL 15, 2019
On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 headed to Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off near the Addis Ababa airport, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. By March 13, aviation authorities worldwide decided to ground the aircraft model involved in the crash, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, as well as the MAX 9 variant. Consequently, Boeing Co. suspended its entire global fleet of 371 aircraft of this model currently in operation.
This article examines the issues surrounding the recent Boeing controversy through the lens of the ISS ESG Corporate Ratings methodology and the ISS-ethix Norm-Based Research Controversies and Global Norms methodology.
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