Boeing board will reportedly call for structural changes after 737 MAX crashes
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September 16, 2019 - by Spencer Kimball for cnbc.com
- The recommendations include changing corporate reporting structures, creating a new safety group, and changing the cockpits of future planes to accommodate new pilots with less training, according to The New York Times.
- Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg established the committee in April to review company processes for the design and development of airplanes.
- The committee did not investigate the two fatal 737 MAX crashes, but its findings are Boeing's first attempt to reform the company's internal structures since then.
The recommendations include changing corporate reporting structures, creating a new safety group, and changing the cockpits of future planes to accommodate new pilots with less training, three people briefed on the matter told the Times.
Engineers currently report mostly to Boeing's business leaders. The committee will recommend that they report first and foremost to the company's chief engineer in the future.
There's concern that engineers who identify safety issues might face pushback from business leaders who don't want production to slow down.
The committee will also...
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