Boeing Employees’ Safety Concerns Surge

Boeing 737 | Image by Tommy Olsson/Pixabay

As Boeing readies a report for federal regulators, employees are increasingly reporting safety concerns, according to Fox Business:

“Boeing released its annual safety report on Friday which showed a dramatic increase in submissions by employees about safety and product quality concerns as the aerospace giant readies a report for regulators to increase its production.

“The company’s third annual safety report found that in early 2024 there was a 500% increase in the use of Boeing’s Speak Up tool for employees to submit reports about their concerns in the wake of a Jan. 5 incident in which a Boeing 737 Max 9 door plug panel blew off in mid-flight, forcing the airliner to return to Oregon’s Portland International Airport for an emergency landing. Several other incidents involving Boeing aircraft also intensified the public scrutiny of the company.

“The news comes as Boeing prepares to release a plan aimed at assuring regulators that the company has adequately addressed safety concerns in manufacturing processes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February ordered Boeing to compile a comprehensive plan aimed at correcting quality-control issues.

“The report is due on May 30 and will be used by the FAA in determining whether it will allow Boeing to increase production of the 737 Max, including the Max 9 variant.”

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