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Boeing in dark over cost of jet groundings

Boeing does not know how the crisis over safety of its 737 Max jets will affect profits.

Boeing does not know how the crisis over safety of its 737 Max jets will affect profits. Aviation analyst Sally Gethin discusses the plane maker's latest financial figures. We find out how significant Boeing is to the local economy in Seattle, Washington, where the firm is based, from professor Leon Grunberg of the University of Puget Sound in Washington, and professor Amy Edmondson of Harvard University assesses whether the pressure of orders for 737 Max planes led to an oversight in their production. Also in the programme, the UK government is thought to have approved the inclusion of equipment by Chinese telecoms firm Huawei in the rollout of the country's 5G mobile phone network. Our technology reporter Dan Simmons explains the background. Plus on the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, we have a report from there asking whether stringent safety measures implemented in factories since the disaster may now be watered down.

(Picture: A Boeing 737 Max plane. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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