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Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun Steps Down Amid Company’s Ongoing Challenges

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to step down following new safety concerns

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun will be stepping down from his position at the end of the year, as announced by the company. The chairman of the board, Larry Kellner, also stated that he does not plan to run for re-election during the next shareholders’ meeting. Steve Mollenkopf will take over from Kellener as independent president and lead the process of selecting the next CEO.

In January, a 737-9 (MAX) aircraft of Alaska Airlines experienced a fuselage issue during flight which led to the grounding of all Boeing 737-9 (MAX) planes by the US Government until further safety measures were put in place. This incident was just one of a series of setbacks that Boeing has faced in recent years.

Calhoun acknowledged these challenges in a letter to employees, emphasizing the importance of transparency and a commitment to safety and quality throughout the company. While he did not directly attribute his departure to any specific incident, Calhoun expressed his confidence in Boeing’s ability to recover and stabilize without him as CEO. He mentioned that discussions about a CEO transition have been ongoing for some time and believes that his tenure will come to an end once the necessary work has been completed to address these issues. Despite this scrutiny from around the world, Calhoun is optimistic about Boeing’s future and its ability to overcome this crisis.

By Samantha Johnson

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