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May 18, 2024
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Boeing will have to demonstrate that our aircraft are safe to fly and that accidents like that with Alaska Airlines AS1282 on Friday will not happen again. That’s the main task President and CEO David Calhoun has set out, he said during a speech for employees in Renton on Tuesday afternoon.

“We have a communications task with all of our customers. Moments like this shake them to the bone, just like it shook me. They have confidence in all of us. They do, and they will again. But we will have to demonstrate it, by our actions, by our willingness to work. We will see our way through that. But we need to know we are starting from a very anxious moment with our customers. We simply have to deal with that reality,” Calhoun said about the MAX 9 fallout.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.