KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 – As the hunt for the missing Malaysian aircraft continues in the southern Indian Ocean, Boeing, the manufacturer of the plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, said it will continue to work with Malaysia to find out what happened to the airplane and why. In a statement here Friday, the aircraft manufacturer said it was working with all parties in hopes of bringing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to a resolution as soon as possible. It said all updates and information must come from the Malaysian authorities.
“Boeing is actively engaged as technical advisor to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, sharing our technical expertise and analysis with the Malaysian investigation team, and supporting the ongoing search,” Boeing said. Boeing added that it would participate in and support the effort to find effective and efficent ways to enhance global tracking of airplanes. “Since day one, the families and loved ones of those aboard Malaysia Airlines (flight) MH370 have been in our thoughts and prayers.
“Our goal, along with the entire global aviation community, is to find out what happened to the airplane – and why,” Boeing said. Flight MH370 with 239 people on board left the KL International Airport at 12.41am on March 8 and disappeared from radar screens about an hour later whileover the South China Sea. Among the passengers were three Americans. A multinational search for the plane in waters off Perth, Australia, involves the use of a US Navy’s sonar-equipped autonomous underwater vehicle called Bluefin-21.