Significant increase in safety instructions at Boeing after incident

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Boeing reported a six-fold increase in safety messages from its employees in the first two months of 2024 compared to the same period last year. The aircraft manufacturer announced this in its annual safety report. The increase in reports comes after an incident on Jan. 5 in which a cabin panel on a new Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 broke out mid-flight.

A report released in February by an expert panel that examined Boeing's safety management processes found a "decoupling" between management and employees responsible for safety culture. Boeing is responding with comprehensive measures to further improve the safety and compliance of its products and services.

“Our actions are aimed at making further improvements to ensure the safety, compliance and conformity of our products and services without compromise,” said Mike Delaney, Boeing’s chief aerospace safety officer.

The sharp increase in safety instructions shows an increased awareness and commitment of employees to the safety culture in the company. Boeing plans to optimize internal communication and management processes to prevent such incidents in the future and further increase safety standards.

Salt Lake City Boeing Office (Photo: Boeing).
Salt Lake City Boeing Office (Photo: Boeing).