Boeing Put Under Senate Scrutiny During Back-To-Back Hearings On Aircraft Maker’s Safety Culture

(Associated Press) – Boeing is in the spotlight as members of Congress examine allegations of major safety failures at the embattled aircraft manufacturer.

The Senate held back-to-back hearings on Wednesday to hear from aviation experts and people who have worked at Boeing.

The witnesses included two whistleblowers, a former Boeing manager and a current engineer at the company who has made serious safety allegations about two of Boeing’s biggest planes, the 787 Dreamliner and the 777.

No Boeing representatives attended either hearing but the company has disputed the engineer’s claims.

Boeing has been in crisis mode since a door-plug panel blew off a 737 Max jetliner during an Alaska Airlines flight in January.

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