In an interview with CNBC, President Calhoun gave "winged" words to his subordinates, affirming that Muilenburg CEO did everything in the right way. Boeing President emphasized that he fully believes in Mr. Muilenburg's ability and hopes that Boeing's CEO will continue to stand side by side with efforts to bring 737 MAX planes back to the sky after a long time of flight ban.
According to Calhoun, Muilenburg CEO offered not to receive bonuses in 2019 after he had a hearing at the US Senate Trade Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Infrastructure Committee over the weekend, in Muilenburg was then criticized by US lawmakers regarding the autonomous flight system, which was thought to be incomplete and the cause of two aviation disasters. According to the securities declaration, Muilenburg's total income in 2018 amounted to 23.4 million USD. The chairman said the airline had no plans to reduce Muilenburg's salary since last year because he had made no mistake.
Last month, the Boeing board dismissed Muilenburg as chairman, but left him as the CEO of Boeing and named Calhoun as Boeing's chairman.
737 MAX aircraft, Boeing's most expensive aircraft, were banned worldwide after two aircraft crashes related to Lion Air (Indonesia) in October and Ethiopian. Airlines (Ethiopia) in March 2019 killed 346 people in total. Over the past several months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has evaluated software upgrade solutions with automatic flight safety systems on the Boeing 737 MAX as well as changes in training and systems with this model. to ensure safety. However, FAA said it was not until December until 737 MAX that it could fly back.