Today, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued another update on the 787 incident in Boston. As we continue to assist in the investigation, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the specific things we’re doing to meet this challenge.
At Boeing we all have the same goal: develop the world’s safest, most advanced airplanes. When we need to focus on an issue like the one surrounding the 787, we do it with passion, diligence and precision.
When the events occurred, the 787 engineering team immediately got to work analyzing data sent from the airplanes to the company’s 24-hour monitoring system in Everett. As details emerged, experts from around the company convened to review relevant systems.
In the earliest hours, program teams mobilized to provide support on a number of fronts. Crews were dispatched to the site of the events in the U.S. and Japan to support the investigations as requested by authorities.
Boeing engineers examine a 787 battery.
We now have hundreds of people at Boeing, some of our best and brightest, dedicated exclusively to solving this issue. In addition, we’ve tapped into the pool of Technical Fellows at Boeing, which offers deep knowledge across diverse technical areas. These individuals achieve this coveted designation after demonstrating expertise recognized by leaders in Boeing, as well as across the industry.
We’ve also reached out to a handful of retired experts. Seven retired executives and technology leaders make up our Senior Advisory Group, which provides valuable experience-based perspective and counsel to teams designing and manufacturing. Together they have more than 230 years of collective Boeing experience and have been awarded a total of 46 industry awards and accolades.
So while you don’t see what’s happening behind closed doors and we can’t always share every detail, I can assure you that we’re actively working around the clock with federal regulators to get the 787s back in the air. We owe it to our customers—and I thank everyone involved for their tireless efforts.