Boeing CEO Issues Safety & Quality Briefing

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Last week, Boeing’s President and CEO issued a briefing to the companies employees around safety and quality.

This article will cover the details of the briefing to Boeing’s employees and what this means for the U.S. aircraft manufacturer.

Boeing’s President & CEO Briefing

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On the same day as posting their first quarter (Q1) financial standings, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Calhoun issued a briefing to their employees. The briefing covered details surrounding the company taking action to strengthen its safety and quality.

This briefing comes as the U.S. aircraft manufacturer is under a lot of pressure following the Alaska Airlines Flight AS1282 door plug separation in-flight.

Since January 5, 2024, more than 70,000 of Boeing’s employees participated in Quality Stand Downs. Which followed the receival of over 30,000 ideas on how the company can make improvements. As well as this, they have also seen a 500% increase in employee Speak Up submissions compared to 2023.

The company is taking all of these ideas, making a large list and prioritising them. This will allow Boeing to enhance its factory disciplines and improve overall quality standards.

Some of the areas they are working on include, training, tooling, factory equipment, work instructions, inspection procedures, compliance checks, travelled work controls, incentive structures, employee listening, and culture improvement. This is just the start for the manufacturer.

Alongside this, the manufacturer is deliberately slowing down its processes, to stabilise its supply chain, and fortify their factory operations. All to help deliver the safety and quality its customers need and deserve.

Despite announcing a few weeks ago the he will step down from his post at the end of 2024, Dave Calhoun has committed the following; ensuring their regulators, customers, employees, and the flying public are all 100% confident in Boeing.


The U.S. aircraft manufacturer certainly still has a large and long mountain to climb, but early signs are showing that they will get it right.

Dave Calhoun finishes the briefing, saying, “So, despite the recent challenges, let’s not lose sight of the progress we have made; of what we are capable of achieving together; and the important role we play in our world. A Boeing airplane safely takes off or lands just about every second of every day.”

“Our men and women in uniform rely on Boeing when it matters most, and they depend on our products to help them come home safely every day. Next month, we’ll be sending astronauts to the space station and returning them safely back to earth in our Starliner space capsule.”

“The work we do matters; it makes a difference. Over the last several months, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of our frontline team members.”

“I continue to be impressed by the pride you take in your work; your commitment to getting things done the right way; and your willingness to raise your hands and offer ideas for how to do things better.”

“You are why I’m so confident in our future. Together we will ensure that Boeing is the company the world needs, and the one that we are all proud to work for every day.”

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