Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg quits over twin 737 Max deadly crashes

Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg has quit amid a deepening crisis over the firm’s grounded 737 Max jets in the wake of two deadly crashes.

On Monday, the Chicago-based aircraft announced that Muilenburg had stepped down, a week after it announced plans to suspend production of the aircraft.

The company chairman David Calhoun will now take over as acting CEO, effective January 13, 2020.

Uncertainties at the aviation giant started when a Lion Air 737 Max smashed into the sea off the coast of Indonesia in October 2018, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board.

The 737 Max which first took to the skies in 2016 was later grounded worldwide in March after a second plane operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

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