Boeing chief engineer at center of 737 MAX crisis retires
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December 4, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief engineer John Hamilton, who was appointed in March to lead its response to the deadly 737 MAX crashes and testified before Congress alongside CEO Dennis Muilenburg, is retiring, the company informed employees Wednesday.
The news was conveyed in an internal memo from the new head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal, and Boeing's chief engineer, Greg Hyslop.
"John had planned to retire last year, but we asked him to stay on to help us with the 737 MAX investigations and return to service efforts," they wrote. "We are immensely grateful to John for lending his expertise and leadership during a very challenging time."
Hamilton took center stage alongside Muilenburg at two contentious Congressional hearings last month. In the second of those,...
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