US senator urges FAA to ensure accountability in Boeing quality plan

By Thomson Reuters Jun 3, 2024 | 8:29 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator overseeing aviation issues on Monday urged the head of the Federal Aviation Administration to require transparency and accountability in Boeing’s quality turnaround effort.

Senator Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat who chairs a subcommittee on aviation, said “Boeing’s safety and quality assurances will be meaningless without appropriate transparency and accountability.” Boeing on Thursday submitted a comprehensive quality improvement plan after FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker in late February gave Boeing 90 days to develop a comprehensive plan to address “systemic quality-control issues.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)