Boeing CEO Resigns Amid FAA Report on Safety Procedures and Culture of Rushing Production

Boeing CEO Urges for Caution Following Alaska Airlines Incident

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun recently announced that he would be stepping down from the company by the end of the year. This decision came after a critical report from the FAA on Boeing’s safety procedures, which highlighted issues with quality control and a culture of rushing production.

In his letter to staff, Calhoun emphasized the importance of prioritizing safety over speed within the company. He discussed an incident in January where a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 midair, highlighting the need for a change in approach. Calhoun stressed the importance of slowing down production processes to focus on accuracy and quality, acknowledging that Boeing’s tendency to prioritize production speed over product quality needed to change.

Calhoun pointed out the need for necessary changes in the manufacturing process and ensuring alignment between speed, safety, and quality control. He emphasized that getting Boeing back on track towards stability and recovery was crucial in light of heightened scrutiny and the FAA report. In his statement on CNBC, Calhoun reiterated his commitment to safety and emphasized that it was essential for the company to prioritize it over speed.

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