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Boeing Under Fire: Buttigieg Demands Full Cooperation in Investigations

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Urges Boeing to Revamp Safety Measures

Amid ongoing government investigations, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg emphasized the need for Boeing to undergo a significant transformation in its approach to safety and manufacturing quality. In the wake of a panel detachment incident on a Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the company is under intense scrutiny by federal agencies.

The Department of Justice recently initiated a criminal probe into the panel detachment incident on an Alaska Airlines jet, which was exacerbated by Boeing’s inability to produce requested records. The Federal Aviation Administration, a part of Buttigieg’s department, is also conducting its own investigation into the matter.

Buttigieg stressed the importance of Boeing’s cooperation with all investigative entities, including the NTSB and DOJ. Emphasizing the need for a “serious transformation” within Boeing, Buttigieg highlighted the necessity for improved responsiveness, cultural changes, and resolution of quality concerns within the company.

In response to these developments, Boeing affirmed its commitment to full cooperation with government investigations while taking comprehensive steps to enhance safety and quality standards. Alaska Airlines, the airline involved in the incident, reassured its cooperation with the Justice Department investigation.

Boeing’s actions have faced sharp criticism from NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy, who raised concerns about missing work records related to the Alaska jet incident. The FAA has imposed restrictions on Boeing’s production of Max jets and issued a 90-day deadline for the company to address quality control issues.

As pressure mounts on Boeing to address these issues, the company’s collaboration with investigative authorities and commitment to improving safety measures will be critical in rebuilding trust and ensuring the integrity of its operations.

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