CHICAGO - Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing Board of Directors today reaffirmed the company's commitment to aerospace safety and the safety of its products and services. Muilenburg and the board announced the establishment of a permanent Aerospace Safety Committee of the Board of Directors. The board also delivered to Muilenburg and senior company leaders the recommendations of its specially-appointed Committee on Airplane Policies and Processes, which also were adopted by the full board.
The board formally approved the creation of the new Aerospace Safety Committee at its August 2019 meeting. The committee's primary responsibility is to oversee and ensure the safe design, development, manufacture, production, operation, maintenance and delivery of the company's aerospace products and services.
Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, Jr., (Ret.), former vice chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a career nuclear-trained submarine officer, was appointed chairman of the Aerospace Safety Committee. The board also appointed to the committee current Boeing Board members Lynn Good, chairman, president and CEO, Duke Energy Corporation, and Lawrence Kellner, president, Emerald Creek Group and former chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines. These board members each have extensive experience leading companies and organizations in regulated industries and government entities where safety is paramount.
Separately, the board amended the company's Governance Principles to include safety-related experience as one of the criteria it will consider in choosing future directors.
The board made a list of six recommendations to the company, including: create a product and services safety organization; realign the engineering function; establish a design requirements program; enhance the continued operation safety program; re-examine flight deck design and operation; and expand the role and reach of the safety promotion center. Please click here for a detailed breakdown of these recommendations.