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April 17, 2024
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Today’s stories about Boeing still focus on the management shake-up, quality improvement, and the emergence of COMAC for Asian customers in future aircraft procurements.

Links to today’s key stories are below:

  • Boeing’s issues are prompting Hong Kong’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, to consider an ‘ABC’ future: Airbus, Boeing…and China’s COMAC – Fortune
  • Boeing Board Must look in the mirror for next shake-up – Beth Kowitt – Bloomberg Law
  • Ryanair boss says Boeing’s Pope needed in production, not CEO role – Nasdaq
  • ‘Shortcuts Everywhere’: How Boeing Favored Speed over Quality – Yahoo
  • 4 Takeaways About Boeing’s Quality Problems – NY Times
  • How Boeing’s leadership was fired by its own customers – Japan Times
  • Boeing’s new fixer is no engineer – and the industry is worried- The Telegraph

The Bottom Line

Speculation about Boeing and its leadership continues, with increased media focus on quality and how it will be solved.  Calls for the Board to resign, not only the Chairman, will grow, as we called for editorially earlier this year.

With Ryanair criticizing the role of Stephanie Pope on day one, she needs to quickly and transparently establish her agenda with airline customers, who are her responsibility.  But how much freedom has the Board given her in re-establishing quality?  With Calhoun remaining as corporate CEO until year-end, will things change, or will the lip service Boeing has shown in recent years continue without real improvement?  Pope is under scrutiny.  We wish her well.

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