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737 Max Controversy Costs Boeing CEO His Job

Dennis Muilenburg resigns effective immediately
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2019 8:39 AM CST
Boeing CEO Is Out Amid 737 Max Mess
Outgoing Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – Boeing will have to recover from its escalating trouble with the 737 Max under the leadership of a new CEO. Dennis Muilenburg is resigning effective immediately, reports the AP. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Muilenburg has taken much criticism for his handling of the aftermath of two fatal crashes involving the jet that took nearly 350 lives. He defended the plane as safe even after the second crash, though he eventually apologized to victims' families and conceded that Boeing made mistakes with the plane. Earlier this month, the company suspended production of the 737 Max. Muilenburg will be replaced as CEO by David Calhoun, the company's current chairman. (Read more Boeing stories.)

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