Boeing Statement on Federal Aviation Administration 787 Action

        Boeing Statement on Federal Aviation Administration 787 Action

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim
McNerney issued the following statement today after the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive that requires
U.S. 787 operators to temporarily cease operations and recommends other
regulatory agencies to follow suit:

"The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is
our highest priority.

"Boeing is committed to supporting the FAA and finding answers as quickly as
possible. The company is working around the clock with its customers and the
various regulatory and investigative authorities. We will make available the
entire resources of The Boeing Company to assist.

"We are confident the 787 is safe and we stand behind its overall integrity.
We will be taking every necessary step in the coming days to assure our
customers and the traveling public of the 787's safety and to return the
airplanes to service.

"Boeing deeply regrets the impact that recent events have had on the operating
schedules of our customers and the inconvenience to them and their

John Dern
Boeing Corporate Offices

Marc Birtel
Boeing Commercial Airplanes


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