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With Boeing’s Integrity in Doubt, New CEO Vows to Rebuild Trust

Jan. 13, 2020, 3:44 PM

The opening gambits by Boeing Co.’s new boss show the risks he is willing to take to reset the deeply troubled planemaker.

Dave Calhoun, who officially took charge Monday, pushed to release humiliating internal messages last week even though they may darken public perception for years to come -- with Boeing’s own employees suggesting rot in a once-vaunted safety culture, and mocking designers and regulators on the ill-fated 737 Max. He also was heavily involved in the decision to drop Boeing’s long-held opposition to simulator training for Max pilots, said people close to the company.

Dave Calhoun
Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

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