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New Boeing CEO David Calhoun to Prioritize 737 MAX’s Return to the Skies

by Megan Hill

Feb 21, 2020

Boeing 737-8 Max. Photo: Wirestock | Dreamstime.com

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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.”

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