Boeing representatives said Sunday the company should have been more transparent in communicating issues with the the 737 Max that lead to two fatal crashes earlier this year.
"We clearly fell short in the implementation of the AOA disagree alert and we clearly should have communicated better with our regulators and the airlines," Boeing spokesman Gordon Johndroe told NPR.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters ahead of an industry-wide show in Paris the company made a "mistake" in how it handled issues with the 737 Max jets warning systems, according to the Associated Press.
“We clearly had a mistake in the implementation of the alert,” Muilenburg said, according to the AP.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has blamed Boeing for not telling regulators for more than a year that the safety indicator did not work as intended, according to the Associated Press.
The plane has been grounded worldwide after the fatal crashes.
Muilenburg said the Boeing 737 will be cleared to fly again this year, and said "we will take the time necessary" to ensure its safety, the AP reports.