Ongoing hearing by Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing CEO
"These two incidents occurred under my supervision"
The first hearing in the Senate of the CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg (see AVIONEWS) is taking place at this time, as announced. A first question asked by journalists refused to answer directly if he resigned following the two fatal accidents of the B-737 Max and added: "They occurred under my supervision. I have a keen sense of responsibility and I recognize this". Muilenburg told reporters that he was very busy working on aircraft safety and he also sent condolences to the families of the 346 victims who lost their lives.
Investigators are examining how Boeing designed the aircraft. Other interventions include those of US senators Tammy Duckworth, Ted Cruz, Raymond Jon Tester, Jacky Rosen, the lawyer Amy Jean Klobuchar.
The two disasters have caused the grounding of planes of the same model all over the world and numerous investigations that have also involved the justice department (see AVIONEWS).
Boeing shares increased by 0.12% already during these first negotiations.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency