Issued the following announcement on Dec. 23.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:
“At a House Transportation Committee hearing in October, I grilled Dennis Muilenburg about whether the mistakes that Boeing made on the 737 Max that resulted in the deaths of 346 people in two crashes were the result of too much of a focus on the bottom line and whether anyone was being held accountable at Boeing. Today, someone was finally held accountable when Dennis Muilenburg was forced out as CEO. Boeing has long been a great company, but the legacy of the 737 Max is tragic. Not only were the lives of 346 people lost and their families forever impacted, but the livelihood of workers at Boeing have been put at risk. Dennis Muilenburg was not solely responsible for what happened at Boeing, but I am hopeful that this move reflects an understanding at the company that things must change. Safety must always be the top priority for Boeing. As a member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Transportation Committee, I will continue to do all I can to make sure that the flying public is kept safe.”