Boeing. Muilenburg: "Safety is our focus"
"Success" during yesterday's shareholders' meeting
At the end of the Boeing shareholders' meeting that was held yesterday in Chicago, CEO Dennis Muilenburg told the press that he will continue to lead the aerospace company in this crisis phase and will succeed in regaining the trust of investors, companies airplanes and people as soon as possible. However, Muilenburg's first success was obtained when the motion that provided for the separation of the roles of CEO and president (see AVIONEWS) was rejected by the shareholders. "I am focused on safety and my intention is to improve it along with the quality of the products", stressed Muilenburg, who also said he knew "how much work we have to do to gain people's trust again".
Getting back to a peaceful atmosphere would also allow Boeing to resume signing orders for civilian aircraft, as well as seeing the value of the stock on the stock market rise again, which has lost almost 10% since the B-737 MAX accident of Ethiopian Airlines last March 10. The short-term goal for the US company is to re-commission the B-737 MAXs for which the re-certification process will soon be initiated by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and other international regulatory bodies, brought together in a team of experts called to verify whether the software update made to the aircraft has solved the incorrect entry of the automatic anti-stall system.
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