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Boeing’s CEO Announces Resignation Amid Largest Safety Crisis and Death of Whistleblower

Boeing’s CEO has announced plans to resign in the wake of a “sweeping overhaul of the company’s management as it fights to repair its reputation following a terrifying cabin panel blowout.”

According to reports, CEO Dave Calhoun will step down at the end of this year. Larry Kellner, chair of Boeing’s board of directors, will resign as well. 

The resignation announcement comes shortly after the death of John Bernett, who was named as the “Boeing Whistleblower,” for exposing the giant plane maker’s discrepancies in a lawsuit.

Calhoun also seeks to “complete the critical work under way to stabilize and position the company for the future” over the coming months according to the report.

Boeing is currently struggling to reassure its regulators, airlines and passengers following the 737 Max 9 incident which was forced into an emergency landing earlier this month.

This occurred during an Alaska Airlines flight, which led to 171 Max 9 jets to be grounded for weeks on end, and resulted in the largest safety crises for Boeing since the crash of two of its Max 8 jets in 2018 and 2019, which resulted in the death of 346 people.

Stan Deal, the man who leads Boeing’s commercial airplanes’ business, has also quit with immediate effect.

According to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the cabin panel that blew off Alaska’s new Max 9 jet in January was missing four key bolts, with the agency publicly criticizing Boeing this month for failing to reveal the details of the investigation.

In a series of allegations against the manufacturing giant, Boeing has also come under fire for supporting the Israeli regime in its ongoing war on Gaza, by supplying almost 1000 bombs, including Small Diameter Bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munitions. This sparked global outrage with many calling for mass boycotts of Boeing’s aircrafts.

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