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Six bosses in seven years: the Boeing 737 Max, a program victim of chronic management instability

2024-02-22T18:33:30.287Z

Highlights: Six bosses in seven years: the Boeing 737 Max, a program victim of chronic management instability. After repeated incidents, the group announced the dismissal of Ed Clark, vice-president and general manager of the 737 max program since March 2021. The latter left Southwest Airlines to join Boeing in 2006. Four months earlier, the American Agency… This article is reserved for subscribers. You have 84% left to discover. Flash sale -70% on digital subscription I ENJOY IT Already subscribed? Log in.


DECRYPTION - After repeated incidents, the group announced the dismissal of Ed Clark, vice-president and general manager of the 737 max program since March 2021.


Heads are starting to roll at Boeing, which plunged back into a new crisis at the start of the year.

Less than two months after the serious incident that occurred on January 5, 2024, after the takeoff of an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 (a door blocking an emergency exit came loose from the fuselage in flight), the American giant comes to announce a reorganization of its commercial aviation division.

It involves the dismissal of the general director of the 737 Max program, Ed Clark.

The latter left Southwest Airlines to join Boeing in 2006. He held several positions of responsibility in services (at Boeing Global Services) but above all as chief engineer and director of systems integration on the 737 NG. , the 3rd version of the aircraft put into service in 1968. When Ed Clark took over as vice-president and general manager of the 737 Max program in March 2021, Boeing was just beginning to see the end of the tunnel.

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