Next Boeing CEO needs to be ‘1,000%’ on top of safety and culture: Buttigieg

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg admitted there were “a lot of concerns” over what is happening inside Boeing, following the announcement that the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, will step down at the end of the year.

The aircraft manufacturing company underwent a major leadership shake-up on Monday when Calhoun and two other senior executives announced their resignations. Calhoun’s departure comes as Boeing is under scrutiny over recent airline accidents, including the blowout of a door plug on an Alaska Airlines jet in January.

“The FAA administrator talked about concerns that arose when he visited their manufacturing facility,” Buttigieg said on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom. “Not just day-to-day operations, but really a question about culture: Are they prioritizing safety? And what we saw was a lot of focus on production. Of course,
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