Boeing CEO says 'must take an expanded leadership role' with focus on safety
"At this defining moment, Boeing must take an expanded leadership role with a heightened focus on safety - and reach even higher," said President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "In addition to our focus on a common safety management system, we're creating new leadership positions with the authority, accountability and transparency needed to make measurable progress; addressing the growing need for talent, pilot and maintenance technician training, and STEM education; as well as investing in areas such as product design, future flight decks, infrastructure, regulation and new technologies. We will have more to share on these additional efforts soon. Ensuring the safety of the flying public, pilots and crew is our top priority as we work to return the 737 MAX to service. We'll keep learning from the recent accidents, share what we learn with the broader aviation community, and emerge better and stronger as a company and industry."