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Boeing CEO Ousted Following Tumultuous Year

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Boeing has announced significant leadership changes for the second time in less than three months amid ongoing delays in returning its troubled 737 MAX aircraft to service.

As of Monday, Dennis Muilenburg is out as CEO and President following a brutal year for the aircraft manufacturer.

The company’s Board of Directors has named current chairman, David Calhoun, CEO and President, effective January 13, 2020. Calhoun will remain a member of the board and fellow board member Lawrence Kellner will become non-executive chairman effective immediately, Boeing announced.

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Meanwhile, Dennis Muilenburg, who was stripped of his chairman role in October, has resigned as CEO and board director effective immediately, the company confirmed. Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith will serve as interim CEO for the next few weeks while Calhoun exits his non-Boeing commitments.

The board said that it believed a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company, which “will operate with a renewed commitment to full transparency, including effective and proactive communication with the FAA, other global regulators and its customers” under the new leadership.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I am pleased that Dave has agreed to lead Boeing at this critical juncture,” Kellner said in a statement. “Dave has deep industry experience and a proven track record of strong leadership, and he recognizes the challenges we must confront. The Board and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the Boeing team to ensure that today marks a new way forward for our company.”

“I strongly believe in the future of Boeing and the 737 MAX. I am honored to lead this great company and the 150,000 dedicated employees who are working hard to create the future of aviation,” added Calhoun, in a statement.

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Strange Odor at Oakland Airport Sends Travelers to the Hospital

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We have seen more issues with strange odors on airplanes in the last year or so than at any time, some so severe they required a diverted landing.

Now comes word that another incident has taken place, only this time it was actually inside the airport.

Four people were taken to local hospitals by the Oakland (Calif.) Fire Department on Tuesday after an unknown substance began giving off a strange odor at Oakland International Airport.

According to Fox News, the odor came from a small box at one of the ticketing counters that is used to discard items that cannot be brought on a plane via carry-on bag – water bottles, bottles of cologne or mouthwash larger than three ounces, etc.

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The airport played it safe and called the fire department, which sent a Hazmat crew according to the NBC TV affiliate in the Bay Area. There was no disruption to airport services, though four people were taken to the hospital to be checked out for precautionary reasons.

This is the latest in a series of numerous reports of odors emanating from a plane or airport just in the last year or so alone, much less beyond that time frame.

Some have been fumes that have forced flights to land.

Some have forced flights to divert to other airports.

Some have been so overwhelming that passengers and crew were hospitalized.

And some have even been visible – if you like your airplane cabin filling with an unknown fog.

The Oakland Fire Dept. is still investigating the cause of the odor.

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