Boeing’s new CEO will prioritize bringing the company’s troubled 737 MAX to service for 2020.
David Calhoun sent an email last month to all Boeing employees, and it was later posted on the company website, stating Boeing must “foster an inclusive environment that embraces oversight and accountability and puts safety, quality and integrity above all else.”
The new executive will receive a $7 million bonus if he is able to get the MAX safely flying again.
“This is a crucial time for Boeing,” Calhoun adds in the email. “We have work to do to uphold our values and to build on our strengths. I see greatness in this company, but I also see opportunities to be better. Much better.”
Interim CEO Greg Smith was at the helm since Boeing fired Dennis Muilenburg from the position last month over his handling of the MAX crisis.
“With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave [Calhoun] is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Board of Directors, Boeing. “We’re confident Dave will take Boeing forward with intense focus on our values, including safety, quality and integrity.”
Marketing research company MMGY Travel Intelligence and nonprofit organization Destinations International Foundation recently released findings of a survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on North American destination organizations. The survey was conducted in two parts: March 4–8 and March 16–22. Employees of city, region and state destination organizations in North America completed the survey.
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Earlier this week, TripScout, a travel entertainment platform for the traveler that dreams every day about their next trip, announced it surveyed 3,000 app users to understand the perceptions and expectations of travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will then assist the industry in making informed strategic decisions as the virus continues to impact the world.
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James Beard Foundation Offers Suggestions on How to Help the Restaurant Industry During the COVID-19 Crisis
As all of us know, the travel industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, we’re not the only industry feeling the devastating effects of the virus — the restaurant industry is also suffering, with upwards of 7 million people laid off and chefs and restaurant owners pivoting dine-in restaurants to handle take-out and delivery or completely closing doors to wait out the spread.
In times of crisis, innovative companies step up, adapt and find ways to assist and contribute to those in need.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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